Monday, November 17, 2014

The Fabulous Food Show, Cleveland Ohio

Thanks to Justin over at In A Cents I won tickets to the Fabulous Food Show in Cleveland last weekend. Thanks, Justin! We were not sure exactly what to expect, but we did know it would be a fun day full of one of our very favorite things - food! As we first walked in we saw this: 

One of the things that is so great about Micheal Symon, besides his fantastic food, is that he is a local boy who goes all out with his love of Cleveland. Everybody loves him. Good job, Michael, not getting too big for your britches.  I heard they rejected him being at the Fabulous Food Show last year because he was local and they were trying to prove they were not just a Cleveland show. I'm glad they got smart and brought him in. It would be like telling Lebron not to come to your basketball show.  

These kids were hanging out close to the beer. Ahem. 

On the left we have a Marine Corp chef and on the right we have a Navy Chef who worked in the White House. They were nice and more than willing to pose for a photo. 

One thing I noticed Saturday is that all the chefs walked around with a sense of pride. It was fun to see so many of them all in one place. 

There were booths selling products, like Vitamix.  The Vitamix crew definitely had one of the more energetic demonstrations. They seemed happy to be showing us how to use their mixers. 

I know this isn't the best photo, but I had to add it because the lobster ball was AMAZING! 
(From the Orange Truk)

Wholly Frijoles did not disappoint with their delicious chicken tacos. The Tequila lime chicken tacos with the mild sauce (it was still spicy enough) were delicious.

Yes, another taco truck. But let me explain:
'nuff said.

Also, I had it on good authority that this guy makes the best tacos:
Hello, Damon, you are a taco genius!

 And he was even working both of the windows. Whatta guy! 
You can find Barrio Tacos in two locations; Tremont and Lakewood. 

I give their pork taco two thumbs up. I give their cilantro lime chicken taco an engagement ring.
Will you marry me, cilantro lime chicken taco from Barrio?

There were chefs doing demonstrations. Say hello to Brian Doyle of Sow Food.
He is a local chef down with the farm to table food. Yum! 

These kids stole the show for me. 
They are students from a local university using their project to help the homeless and the hungry.
 It was very touching to meet them.

There were copious amounts of samples. We were given the opportunity to taste everything from apples and pears to sausages and cakes. 

I would like to personally invite all the food trucks to come and park in my driveway and the driveways of my neighbors. No, I don't need to ask the neighbors. We've all got to eat, right?

Yet another reason we are lucky to live in Northeast Ohio. Thank you, Fabulous Food Show.


  1. What a great treat to get to sample all those great foods! (Jealous!)

    1. We even got a couple of samples of baklava in the media bag. (I ate both of them)

  2. I love Michael Symon! I always have.
    I don't love cilantro, though. I still approve of your marriage.

    1. I used to hate cilantro - then one day I just love it. Isn't that strange? Now I can't get enough of it. I even had an ear of corn at the FFS which had mini cilantro and lime - it was so delicious!

  3. Oh my WORD, this post made me SO hungry! And I used to hate cilantro, thought it tasted like soap, until I made Cream of Cilantro soup. Then I had the Chicken with Cilantro Crema at Bahama Breeze and I was hooked!

  4. Wow! What a show, and my kind of show too! It looks like you had a great time and some great food too! Wish I had been with you.

  5. I would love to go to a show like this . I like to cook and I like to see what others are making the most. I like how there was a food truck there and a variety of types of food.

  6. Loved living vicariously thru this post...1st year I haven't gone in ages. I'm worth you, more tacos are always good!

  7. The Omnivore's Dilemma) has, no doubt, less fans than Adam Richman, the host of "Man Versus Food." Not much is very sensitive with regards to food shows.