Lakewood OH

Summer dining sets the backdrop for some unique events

By Cynthia Schuster-Eakin

Barbecue great Al “Bubba” Baker and Chef Ron Larson of Strip Steak House will be among the featured food providers at “Grapes and Ale” at Progressive Field on July 15.

Slated to be one of the hottest barbecues of the summer, the festival of fine wine, blues, brew and barbecue is a benefit for Our Lady of the Wayside homes. Other participating restaurants include Beckham’s B&M Barbecue, Famous Dave’s, Harry Buffalo, Hot Sauce Williams and Progressive Field. New this year is the “Really Big Show” lineup of craft beers.

General admission of $50 includes a wine glass and samplings, beer tasting, food and entertainment by Colin Dussault’s Accoustic Side Project featuring Jim Tigue and Eroc Sosinsky.

MVP tickets for $125 also include a Premiere Grand Tasting party from 6 to 7 p.m., valet parking and a lower box ticket to Our Lady of the Wayside’s Aug. 31 Cleveland Indians versus Oakland A’s “Fill the House” game.

Phone 440-934-6054 to order tickets, or visit

A luxury pop-up restaurant and ultra hip lounge will exist for one day only on the historic East Ninth Street Pier, as Emerging Chefs recreates the “Summer White Party,” from 6 to 10 p.m. July 16.

Emerging Chefs is a Cleveland-based firm that creates distinctive events around young chefs, culinary trends and destination dining experiences. Visit, or call 216-212-4067 for details.

Wear your summer white attire to the party in the former Cleveland Skate Park and taste a lakeside seafood menu prepared by Chef Regan Reik of Pier W restaurant. Tickets are $75 at the Chef’s Table, or $65 for general admission.

Join more than 15,000 visitors to near West Side Cleveland as they hit the streets for a “Taste of Tremont,” one of the “must attend” events of the summer.

Tremont restaurants will set up booths along Professor Street between Starkweather and Fairfield, where they will sell samples of their cuisine at a nominal cost from noon to 8 p.m. on July 17. Admission to the event is free. You pay for food as you go. Beer and water are available in the Beer Garden. There will be live music, and arts and crafts for sale.



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