Hungry for the weekend? Hit up the Taste of Tremont and spend Sunday afternoon tasting a variety of delicious dishes in this artsy neighborhood created by some of the city’s best Chefs.
There’s no need to make reservations for this event, but make sure to bring your appetite for a day filled with spectacular food and drinks at the 10th annual Taste of Tremont. The street festival showcases the best of what Tremont restaurants and local businesses have to offer, in the casual laid-back summer atmosphere perfect for locals and visitors alike.
The Taste of Tremont is free to attend; attendees only need pay for food and drink at the various vendors! While you walk around, eat and browse, listen to musical entertainment throughout the neighborhood. Performances by SLAP and the Big Ship in the Beer Garden, various performers on the Tremont Farmers Market Stage and restaurants such as DANTE and Fahrenheit host special guests on their patios. More than 20 food vendors (including Lolita, the Istanbul Grill and the famous Solowski’s University Inn) in addition to various galleries, artists and other Tremont businesses will participate in the event.
All the walking around may make you thirsty, if so, stop by the beer garden. Here, attendees can cool off with a brew for $5 (or, hydrate with water for $2.) But, despite the name, food and drinks aren’t the only items that can be purchased at the Taste of Tremont. This year, vendors range from Cleveland Browns, CLE Clothing, Inc., the Banyan Tree and more.
The Taste of Tremont is held on Professor Avenue, between Starkweather and Fairfield. Plenty of Street parking is available in Tremont or find a spot at a neighborhood church. Annunciation Greek Church and St. John Cantius will have additional parking for guests of the Taste of Tremont.
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Nature at Night, North Chagrin Reservation – July 14
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7th Annual Luau on the Lake, Whiskey Island – July 14
Art in the Park, Medina Court House Square – July 15
– MaryKate McHugh
Hit the Taste of Tremont around 5pm. From Lolita to Flying Monkey, the neighborhood street was lined with food vendors. Colorful gelato, butter sauteed pierogi, spicy Thai noodles, saucy ribs, vegetarian lasagna, fresh peach cobbler . . . you name it, it was there to be sampled. White tented displays for civic groups, art galleries, musical acts and streetside displays from boutiques also dotted the urban landscape. Luckily the burst of rain that splattered onto Cleveland‘s sidewalks around noon cleared and made for a sunny, but slightly humid, summer afternoon.
The 1-7pm culinary celebration was so popular that street parking was at a premium. My Corolla and I ended up curbside by the Lava Lounge–a few blocks away from the action. Highlights of the outing? Chef Rocco Whalen’s lifesize photo cutouts in a special youth “sports” section next to Fahrenheit, the huge retro mural I somehow never noticed before painted on the 806 Bistro building and the completely packed outside patio at Lago (which I heard from one festivalgoer had ”awesome sangria”). –AK