June 11, 2017 – 1:00-7:00pm Dec22

June 11, 2017 – 1:00-7:00pm

OUTDOOR FOOD FESTIVAL!!! The 14th annual Taste of Lakewood will be held at Madison Park on June 11th, 2017.

The Taste of Lakewood is sponsored by the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce and Cleveland Magazine.

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The event provides tremendous exposure for our sponsors.

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Merchant Market

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Featuring Lakewood-based retailers, artists, and makers.

Beer Cup Sponsor

Thank you to Melt Bar & Grilled, our 2017 Beer Cup Sponsor.

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Robin Suttell :: 2017 Taste of Lakewood Blogger Feb15

Robin Suttell :: 201...

Meet Robin Suttell, our 2017 Taste of Lakewood Blogger.

VIP Tickets Jan31

VIP Tickets

Lots of benefits to being a VIP at the Taste of Lakewood. Get your ticket before they are gone!

Volunteer at the Taste of Lakewood Dec22

Volunteer at the Tas...

Grab your friends and grab a shift to set up, pour beer, more!

2016 Photos

Great photos of last year’s event by Dave Robar, AIA.

Getting to the Taste...

Bike. Walk. RTA. West Side Shuffle. Ride services.

Aladdin’s Eate...

Taste of Lakewood 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 Participant

GOOD FOOD from Aladdin’s.

Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Mahall’s 20 La...

Taste of Lakewood 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 Participant

GOOD FOOD from
Mahall’s 20 Lanes.

Cuisine: American

Yuzu

Taste of Lakewood 2017 Participant

GOOD FOOD from Yuzu

Cuisine: Izakaya Inspired

The Taste Food Tour :: Fear’s Confections & Ice Cream Joy Jun02

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As the 2016 Taste Food Tour comes to a close, and the Taste of Lakewood is only a few sleeps away, what better way to end this gastronomic journey than with dessert? Two separate, but adjacent, storefronts on Madison Avenue — Ice Cream Joy and Fear’s Confections — can satisfy your...

Taste of Lakewood T-...

Purchase your own Taste of Lakewood t-shirt at our online store – many colors and styles available! Thanks to co-promoting sponsor Convey360 for creating the store which will help raise funds for the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce scholarship...

The Taste Food Tour :: Sarita [a restaurant] Jun01

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For years, one of my favorite happy hours was at Players, especially the all-evening Sunday happy hour.  It always was a great option for a light supper and getting together with friends, while eating local. When I first heard the Madison Avenue restaurant was closing after 30 years, I...

The Taste Food Tour :: TJ’s Butcher Block May31

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It’s only fitting to write about TJ’s Butcher Block & Deli as summer grilling and picnic season kicks off. This Lakewood staple has been offering west siders choice cuts of meat, sides and, my favorite: huge, Dagwood-style sandwiches since 1981. To me, TJ’s always means summer...

The Taste Food Tour :: Roxu Fusion May26

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The first time I went to Roxu Fusion, I ordered the sesame chicken pierogis as my main course. And, while I enjoyed them, I have to confess I suffered from extreme bowl envy before the meal ended. Nearly all of my dining companions, a group of friends on a girls night out, ordered one of the...

The Taste Food Tour :: Burgers 2 Beer May24

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I previously have mentioned that I love burgers. Good burgers. Fresh ones, not greasy, sitting-for-hours-under-heat-lamps, fast-food burgers. I dig burgers so much that I keep a mental tally of which local restaurants have “burger nights” and which and where my favorite burgers are in greater...

The Taste Food Tour :: Chow Chow Kitchen May19

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It seems we have been on a weekend carryout binge lately. Not that I’m complaining, especially with such great to-go eats here in Lakewood. After a busy Saturday, we didn’t want to cook but also didn’t feel like getting cleaned up to go eat out somewhere. So, we figured it was time to try...

The Taste Food Tour :: The Proper Pig Smokehouse May16

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Even before it started selling BBQ from its new brick-and-mortar shop, The Proper Pig already had a loyal following. Owners Ted Dupaski and Shane Vidovic launched the mobile version of the restaurant in 2014, introducing Northeast Ohio food truck fans to their take on Texas barbecue. They...

The Taste Food Tour ...

Peas and carrots. Peanut butter and jelly. Pasta and meatballs. Some things just go together. So, when Chef Megan Manning decided to launch a cooking competition at her business, the Little Lakewood Pasta Company, she didn’t have to think much further than that third pairing. She knew it...

The Taste Food Tour :: El Carnicero Apr19

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You won’t see traditional platters of enchiladas, chimichangas or burritos served with rice and refried beans on the tables at El Carnicero. But don’t let that stop you from experiencing Mexican dining from Chef Eric Williams’ point of view. You’ll be glad you took the diversion from the...

Sarita [a restaurant...

Taste of Lakewood 2017, 2016 Participant

GOOD FOOD from Sarita

Cuisine: Contemporary New American

The Taste Food Tour :: Forage Public House Apr11

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I have many reasons why I love Forage Public House — local food, creative cocktails and the simple fact it’s less than a 5-minute walk from our house. Opening in December 2014, Forage has brought a new level of dining to the Lakewood Center North space that formerly housed longtime...

Thai Thai

Taste of Lakewood 2017, 2016 Participant

GOOD FOOD from THAI THAI

Cuisine: Bangkok Street Food

Burgers 2 Beer

Taste of Lakewood 2017, 2016 Participant

GOOD FOOD from Burgers 2 Beer

Cuisine: American, Burgers

Georgetown

Taste of Lakewood 2017, 2016 Participant

GOOD FOOD from Georgetown

Cuisine: Upscale American

Buckeye Beer Engine

Taste of Lakewood 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 Participant

GOOD FOOD from
Buckeye Beer Engine.

Cuisine: Pubs, Burgers

Ice Cream Joy

Taste of Lakewood 2017, 2016, Participant

GOOD FOOD from
Ice Cream Joy.

Cuisine: Desserts, Ice Cream, Vegan Ice Cream, Sorbet

2015 Photos

2015 Taste of Lakewood Photos

El Carnicero

Taste of Lakewood 2017, 2016, 2015 Participant

GOOD FOOD from El Carnicero

Cuisine: ModMex

Forage Public House

Taste of Lakewood 2017, 2016, 2015 Participant

GOOD FOOD from
Forage Public House.

Cuisine: American

Blog :: Home and Road May10

Blog :: Home and Roa...

Deagan’s Kitchen & Bar after a long trip. There’s no place like home.

By Matt LaWell
Taste of Lakewood 2015 Blog Writer

Angelo’s Pizza

Taste of Lakewood 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 Participant

GOOD FOOD from
Angelo’s Pizza.

Cuisine: Italian

KB Confections

Taste of Lakewood 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 Participant

GOOD FOOD from
KB Confections.

Cuisine: Bakeries

The Sweet Spot

Taste of Lakewood 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 Participant

GOOD FOOD from
The Sweet Spot.

Cuisine: Desserts, Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt

Pepper’s

Taste of Lakewood 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 Participant

GOOD FOOD from Pepper’s Italian Restaurant

Cuisine: Italian

Humble Wine Bar

Taste of Lakewood 2017, 2016, 2015 Participant

GOOD FOOD from
Humble Wine Bar.

Cuisine: Wine Bar, Gourmet Pizza, Desserts

Barrio

Taste of Lakewood 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 Participant

GOOD FOOD from
Barrio.

Cuisine: Mexican

Melt Bar & Gril...

Taste of Lakewood 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 Participant

GOOD FOOD from
Melt Bar & Grilled.

Cuisine: American

Deagan’s Kitch...

Taste of Lakewood 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 Participant

GOOD FOOD from
Deagan’s Kitchen + Bar

Cuisine: Gastropubs

Dewey’s Pizza

Taste of Lakewood 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 Participant

GOOD FOOD from
Dewey’s Pizza.

Cuisine: Italian

The Taste Food Tour :: Angelo’s Pizza May30

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It’s a treat to have Angelo’s. They are masters of their craft and take care to make sure you’re getting the best service and quality food around.

The Taste Food Tour :: Around The Corner May30

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Stopping by Around The Corner patio to grab dinner and drinks with friends was a no-brainer this week.

The Taste Food Tour :: Aladdin’s Eatery May29

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Aladdin’s has become a favorite lunch break for those who work in the area, and those looking to add a little Mediterranean flavor into their day.

The Taste Food Tour :: India Garden May29

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Tucked away on west Detroit sits India Garden, a true diamond in the rough.

The Taste Food Tour :: Pepper’s Italian Restaurant May28

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Nestled on the corner of Detroit and Ridgewood Avenue, this family owned restaurant has the cozy feel that’s perfect for a date or a night out with friends.

The Taste Food Tour :: Jammy Buggars May26

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Stop by Jammy Buggars to chow down on some American fare while checking out our Taste of Lakewood t-shirt quilt with participating TOL restaurants.

The Taste Food Tour :: Melt Bar and Grilled May26

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Known for their piles of fries, huge grilled cheese sandwiches, and perfectly paired beers, it’s a no-brainer to check out Melt Bar and Grilled in Lakewood.