Taste of the Browns

The bar has been raised for the stadium, ball park and arena fan food experience, especially in Cleveland.  Local sports fans are also big foodies.  They are coming to the game expecting a win, and a belly full of top notch local food.  Taste of the Browns gives them a generous helping of what they’re after, with a side of social good.

For nearly 20 years, Taste of the Browns has been helping to tackle hunger in Northeast Ohio.  The event is the major annual fundraiser for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.  The region’s biggest hunger buster was able to serve up 896,000 meals in six counties with the funds raised at last year’s event, which was nearly a quarter of a million dollars.

The event returns to First Energy Stadium on Sept 19th, where the Browns are bringing some big players to the table.  The team and the region’s most notable chefs have got a culinary play book you’ll want to be eating from.

Michael Symon (B Spot Burgers, Lola Bistro, Lolita, Mabel’s BBQ)

Jim Blevins (Butcher and the Brewer)

Dan Deagan (Deagan’s Kitchen and Bar and Humble Wine Bar)

Michael Thompson and Odell Boone (Pickwick & Frolic)

Eric Williams (Momocho and El Carnicero); and more

In all, more than 25 local restaurants and purveyors will participate.  Want a full list of who’s going to be there? Click here.
Honorary event co-chairs are Cleveland Browns Tight End Gary Barnidge, former Browns Linebacker and current Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge, Dick Ambrose, and Chef Rocco Whalen of Fahrenheit, and Rosie and Rocco’s.

Taste of the Browns guests will get to mingle with current and former players and bid on a variety of auction items, which include dinner with a player, and special autographed items.  And you know, I love a good wine pull!!


The event will be held in the Club Lounge at FirstEnergy Stadium. Tickets are still available for $175 ($75.00 of which is tax-deductible) or you can also get VIP tickets are available for $250 ($150 of which is tax-deductible).  That will get you access to the VIP Lounge and include exclusive tastings, as well as access to Cleveland Browns celebrities.

Every dollar raised for the Food Bank helps them provide FOUR MEALS to those in need.  I’ll see you there!  For more information or to order tickets, call (216) 738-2046 or visit

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