On September 15, more than 30 restaurants and food-driven businesses will descend upon Mall B downtown for the second annual Cleveland Eats
festival, which is organized by the Hospitality Management Center of Excellence at Tri-C. The stated intent of the event is to showcase the hospitality industry’s impact on the Northeast Ohio economy and Tri-C’s role in training the skilled workers needed to power it.
The festival’s Culinary Village tents will be filled with chefs, restaurants and food-related businesses offering small plates for $5 or less. Admission to the festival is another $5. The event, which runs from noon to 10 p.m., also features live music and entertainment.
“Deciding what to eat may be the toughest decision people make all day,” said Michael Huff, the College’s dean of hospitality management. “I recommend coming hungry, because you’re going to find some of the tastiest food available in Northeast Ohio.”
Live cooking demos will be taking place all day and a marketplace will feature foods and products from local vendors.
The list of participating restaurants includes:
Edwin's Leadership and Restaurant Institute
fire food and drink
Hard Rock Rocksino
Irie Jamaican Kitchen
Luna Bakery & Café
Melt Bar and Grilled
Pierre's Ice Cream
Pura Vida/Blue Canyon
Red, the Steakhouse/Moxie
Skye LaRae's Culinary Services
The Burnham Restaurant
The Burntwood Tavern
The Campus Grille
The Pierogi Lady
Xinji Noodle Bar
Wild Thymez Personal Chef Service
Zack Bruell Restaurant Group