SHOWING POSTS TAGGED: Holiday parties

posted on by Jackie Bebenroth

What do Cleveland’s food bloggers want for the holidays?

For our third annual holiday wish list, we approached those most passionate about the local food scene – our beloved food bloggers. If you have a food enthusiast on your list, take note! When asked, “What local food gift is on your holiday wish list and why?” these professional opinions make for quality gifts in any quantity. Maria of Maria’s Bits and Pieces As a self-professed chocoholic, I always put Malley’s chocolates right at the top of my wish list every Christmas. This year’s no exception. And as to not make it hard on anyone who wants to indulge me, I just want to make it perfectly clear that I’d be happy with any of their sweet confections. However, if pressed or tortured or both, I will admit that my absolute favorites are–in no particular order–their Pecan BillyBobs, Chocolate-Covered Pretzels (milk chocolate, please),  Bordeaux, and last but certainly not least, Heaven. … READ MORE

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posted on by Jackie Bebenroth

Your 2012 #CLEFood Gifting Guide

Last year, we encouraged you to skip the trip to Williams Sonoma with a list of great gift ideas that support our regional culinary artisans. Of course, Spice Kitchen + Bar and Plated Landscape gift certificates are the perfect gift for everybody on your list (and now conveniently available on our website!)…but for those of you seeking some additional options, we asked our staff: Q: Which local food gifts would you want to unwrap this year? A: Liz, Office Boss I would love a gift basket from Market at the Fig. A bottle of wine, meat and cheese. Not too fancy, but that’s what I would like! A: Jess, Executive Event Planner A gift certificate to Nature’s Bin would cheer me right up!!  Oh, and some of our hot sauce or house-made Kombucha!  Does that just sound like i’m trying to sell “us?” A: Andy, Director of Operations After giving … READ MORE

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posted on by Jackie Bebenroth

The makings of a porkstrami sandwich.

Chef Ben Bebenroth has a very picky palate. As he should. He’s dined at the some of the world’s best restaurants. He rarely eats anything not made from scratch. And he’s been known to keep certain dishes in a constant state of development for weeks before they hit the menu (yeah, we’re talking to you, Andouille Burger). While this attribute is common to any successful chef/owner, it can be annoying sometimes, especially when it comes to choosing a place to eat on date night. (psst. honey, there’s more than one restaurant in town. love, your wife). So when Ben’s reviewing the St. Pat’s specials and says, (quote) “This could be one of the best f*ing sandwiches I’ve ever had, ever. Seriously. It’s damn delicious.” we all sit up and take note. Kudos to Chef Brandon Walukus for inspiring this rare response. Here’s the story behind Brandon’s Corn Beef + Porkstrami Sandwich, … READ MORE

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