cleveland magazine 2011 silver spoon awards party ticket giveaway - take 2

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Thanks for NOTHING blogger.com.

You were down this past Thursday/Friday causing me not to be able to post and my readers not to be able to comment. THEN to add insult to injury you removed thousands of posts and comments (including my Silver Spoon Awards Party post below and over 50 reader comments/entries) promising you would restore them.

I waited patiently all weekend hoping you'd do as you said in regard to restoring the posts to no avail.

So it's Sunday evening and I'm having to re-post my content from Thursday and have to ask all my readers to
re-comment in order to enter to win, and all the inbound links created for this post are now dead.

Thanks a lot, jerks.


End Rant.


So sorry guys, if you entered to win two tickets to the Cleveland Magazine Silver Spoon Awards Party last week you're going to have to comment again to be eligible to win.


If you twittered, don't worry about doing that again I can still see those, but please leave a second comment again telling me you did so.


Sorry for the inconvenience, you can blame blogger.com for this one....
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I enjoy Cleveland Magazine.

They recently featured me in their City List issue, I've been named best blog by their readers in '09 and '10 and their managing editor Jim Vickers is a pretty cool dude.

{Sidenote: If you
still think I write a pretty cool blog please vote for me in that category in that category in the online Cleveland Magazine Best of Cleveland readers poll.}

So yeah, you could say I'm a fan - particularly because the foodie in me looks forward to the Cleveland Magazine Silver Spoon Awards Party every year.


This year is the 17th annual Silver Spoon Awards Party honoring Cleveland's best eateries is being held Thursday, May, 26th from 6 to 9pm at the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center.

The strolling food and wine event helps raise awareness and funds for the Arthritis Foundation Northeastern Ohio Chapter via a live and silent auction. There's also a Hot in Cleveland VIP lounge and over 30 Silver Spoon Award winning restaurants showcase their wares.

The 2011 restaurant participants are: Aladdin's Eatery, AMP 150, Angelo's Pizza, Bac Asian American Bistro & Bar, B Spot Burgers (VIP lounge only), Bubba's BBQ, Buckeye Beer Engine, Chocolate Bar, Chinato, DANTE Restaurant, Deagan's Kitchen & Bar, Dim & Dem Sum (VIP lounge only), First Watch, Geraci's Restaurant, Great Lakes Brewing Company, Hot Sauce Williams, India Garden, L'Albatros, Mama Roberto's, Pacific East, Paladar, Pearl of the Orient, Pier W, San Souci, Sushi Rock, Sweet Melissa, The Greenhouse Tavern (VIP lounge only), Tucky's, Ty Fun and Whole Foods Market.

a.k.a. a lot of awesome places

You can purchase general admission or VIP tickets, $85 and $135 respectively, online here.

OR

Win a pair of general admission tickets here on the plum!

To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me which of the participating restaurants you're more excited to try.

For an extra entry tweet about the contest including a link to this post (http://bit.ly/l2zE0N) and my twitter handle (@clevelandsaplum) then leave a second comment telling me you did so.

Don't forget to leave your contact information in your comment if I don't already have a way to get a hold of you. I'll announce the winner on 5/19.

Good luck to all who enter!

98 comments:

  1. My husband and I are new to Cleveland and we have been so excited to learn how much of a foodie city Cleveland is. I would be excited to try any of the restaurants on the list because they're all new to me! Thanks! (love your blog!)

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  2. I really want to try Deagans! WHEN I win ;) you can tweet me at @kimikay

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  3. chinato! i am dying to go to this event!!

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  4. If I win I'd love to try L'Albatros, Deagans and AMP 150...I've heard so many good reviews, but haven't had the opportunity to try them out for myself.

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  5. Just tweeted: http://twitter.com/Managed_Chaos/status/68658591875346432

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  6. nom...too many to choose but i'll go with AMP150 b/c i'm a loser for not making it out there yet!

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  7. Sushi Rock and L'albatros of course

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  8. Greenhouse Tavern and Dim and Den Sum. I haven't had something from either of them that wasn't superb! Gahh I love food.




    my verification word is "fatti."
    I don't know how I should feel about that... meh.

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  9. I'm really excited about trying the chocolate bar. I'm actually going there for the first time on Monday for the Martini's and Manicures which I just found out about! Thanks for the contest!

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  10. Oh, PS, I also tweeted at twitter.com/lissyloobugaboo

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  11. I want to try B-Spot burger, because I love burgers and I like to roll VIP when possible. Because VIP means people will be popping champagne and shaking it around like we just made it to the world series.

    Which, is exactly what I'll do if I win these tickets.

    www.twitter.com/ramonrivasii

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  12. Mmmm tough choices. I would say pier w bc I haven't been yet!

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  13. I twitterated it too. I suck, so I don't know how to post a linky to my tweet.

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  14. Would love to try Dante...I love the Tremont area and have heard great things about this place!

    cpcmp@hotmail.com

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  15. oh, and I just tweeted too. BONUS

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  16. I am going to say Sweet Melissa since it is one of the few on the list I have yet to try.

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  17. I am dying to try Deagan's Kitchen! My husband and I have really enjoyed learning more and more about the Cleveland Food scene. This would be great for us :-)

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  18. Really want to try Dim and Dem Sum. Been hearing about it forever. Follow me @Burris40

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  19. I'm a BBQ snob! So I want to try out Bubbas. And yes, you can be a BBQ snob. Bolsitabebe@gmail.com, @Bolsitabebe

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  20. I've heard such great things about L'Albatros. Can't wait to try it!

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  21. I'm most excited for Dante! I've never been - and it's on my list of must try's for 2011!

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  22. Man, I still haven't been to L'Albatros. I'm dying to go there so this would be AWESOME. I seriously might die if I don't get to try it soon so pick me, k? Thx.

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  23. ive actually ate at a couple of those places, they arent too fancy schmancy for me! i feel like i did this year when the oscars were on, since id seen all nominated movies!

    it makes you feel accomplished in a non accomplished way!

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  24. B-Spot and Sweet Melissa's for sure!

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  25. sweet melissa!! I've heard so many good things!!
    (p.s. my email is peacelovebagels@gmail.com!)

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  26. I've already tried a lot of the restaurants on that list, but in all my time living in Cleveland, I think it's a shame that I have never been to Hot Sauce Williams! cphillis07@jcu.edu

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  27. I am currently in love with Dante so I pick them!

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  28. A lot of these are my favorites but I still haven't tried AMP 150 so I am looking forward to that most.

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  29. Dante and Amp 150!
    (alikat316 at yahoo dot com)

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  30. Chocolate Bar! and B-Spot on course!

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  31. I want to win, and I want to try almost all of them!

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  32. Once again, I would like to attend this food orgy in order to taste B-Spot burgers, because they're in the VIP section and that means there will be people popping champagne bottles on women with low self esteem.

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  33. OH, and I tweeted it! bonus points!

    www.twitter.com/ramonrivasii

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  34. PICK ME! I really want to try Deagans. Just tweet me when I win! ;)

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  35. I commented, I tweeted, and you work with my hubs... all fabulous reasons you should vote for me!!!

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  36. probably hot sauce williams. One of the few places on the list i haven't tried

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  37. I really want to try Deagan's and Chinato!

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  38. I want to try Deagans and Ty Fun! :) Oh, and B Spot & AMP 150 ! Basically, I want to try everything.

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  39. and i tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Itsahero/status/69887563774701569

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  40. Pier W, I've always wanted to go.

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  41. Its ALWAYS exciting to see what Ellis Cooley has to offer from Amp 150 :)

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  42. chinato all the way. -sushidoctor(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. Hot Sauce Williams! cphillis07@jcu.edu

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  44. Also tweeted this! Blogger is never down. That was really annoying.

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  45. Booo hisss blogger!! But I will reenter : pier w!!

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  46. I'd really like to try L'Albatros because I still haven't been there! Quel dommage! You can tweet me if I win....

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  47. and I tweeted it too.... http://twitter.com/#!/KaseyCrabtree/statuses/69936170129297408

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  48. I love Aladdin's, DANTE, Pacific East (all of them, really!)

    Sounds like a great event!

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  49. I don't know if there is only one restaurant I want to try! There are so many listed that I like. I guess if I have to choose I pick Hot Sauce Williams because I have never been there but only heard great things!
    rachael.caldwell@gmail.com

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  50. I also tweeted at you for this contest! @ktilenni

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  51. L'Albatros is the one I am most excited about! Meeting this now, too! HGaynor @ gmail

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  52. Lots of good choices, but most interested in trying Amp 150 and Paladar!

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  53. Deagan's! Everytime my friends go there i'm busy and i'm sick of hearing how good it is without being able to try it!

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  54. I've tried the majority of the restaurants on the list and I'm happy to see one of my Lake County faves, Mama Roberto's, on the list. I guess I'm most interested in trying Dante since I haven't been there yet.

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  55. Deagan's and Dante!
    alikat316 at yahoo dot com

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  56. Love me some greenhouse tavern... but then there is Paladar, and Dante... and oh my how to choose. Greenhouse for sure.

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  57. I tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/tfacey/status/70114746506027008

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  58. I really want to try Deagan's and Amp 150! Would looooove to go!

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  59. My husband and I are new to Cleveland so I would love to try any of the restaurants! We're so excited to hear that Cleveland is a foodie town and we'd love to taste what the city has to offer!

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  60. So many favorites on the list, but I will go with one I have not tried...Sweet Melissa!

    P.S. Not happy with Blogger either :(

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  61. I'd try Hot Sauce Williams - This event sounds fantastic!

    erikboiler (gmail)

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  62. hot sauce williams because events have conspired against me whenever we plan to go there!

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  63. I'm dying to try L'Albatros. So please pick me, k? Thx.

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  64. ooh, Geraci's -- I haven't been there since college. YUM!

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  65. I want to win! I had so much fun at this event last year.

    I want to try them all, yum. :)

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  66. Chinato tops my list at the moment!
    Pretty please, pick me :)
    susan.base@gmail.com

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  67. I would LOVE to go! Already have a friend that is lined up to go with me! :D

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  68. Ohhhh, this is a tough to pick just one! I have enjoyed many great meals at some of these restaurants...have yet to try AMP 150 though...I guess that would be my pick! ;-)

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  69. Q, I reallly want to win tickets to this! I have yet to try several of the participating restaurants so it would be great to get to have them all in one venue! Chocolate Bar is next on my list of visits! Thanks for the contest!

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  70. I also tweeted last week!

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  71. You know this is an event your MOTHER would like to go to too. If it wasn't for Toronto I would have been trying to pull some connections...ha!

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  72. I want to try dim and den sum and chinato!!! :)

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  73. I'll be home for this! WOOOOO! I'd love to try Dim & Den Sum & B-Spot, & I realllllly miss Aladdin's.

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  74. I've been to most of those places, but have been dieing to try L'albatros and just have never made it over there. And I've been scared off from Dante by the loads of bad press on the staff so I wouldn't be mad about trying that! And you know I'll be tweeting.

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  75. I want to win so I can hang out with all the cool kids....

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  76. Still need to try Paladar! So that would be my pick!

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  77. This event sounds like so much fun!! I can't believe that I have never been. It just goes to show you that there is always something new and exciting to discover in Cleveland!

    ~Kellie

    geekgirlwonder@gmail.com

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  78. I don't get to L'Albatros often enough. Hook me up!

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