When: Mon., Sept. 12 2011
You don't need to dig football to dig into the 13th annual Taste of the Browns tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. at Browns Stadium. A fund-raiser for the Cleveland Foodbank, the self-styled "party with a purpose" is a bountiful buffet of food and drink, garnished with appearances by assorted Browns players and alumni, including co-chairs Joe Thomas and Al "Bubba" Baker. More than two dozen of the region's best independent restaurants will be dishing out the grub, including Lago, Melange, Deagan's, and Bar Cento. To drink, there will be beer, wine, and java from Caruso's Coffee. Auctions — both silent and noisy — offer chances to snag everything from free custom tooth whitening to two tix to see the Foo Fighters at the Q. Tickets are $150 — which seems like a bundle until you consider how much good that does for Cleveland's hungriest residents. — Cicora 100 Alfred Lerner Way, 216-738-2046, clevelandfoodbank.org.