Become a Sponsor

The Lakewood Chamber of Commerce invites you to join us in celebrating Lakewood’s thriving food and restaurant scene – be a part of the 14th Annual Taste of Lakewood, to be held on Sunday, June 11th 2017. Your generous support funds our scholarship program, which awards deserving students at...

Volunteer at the Taste of Lakewood Dec22

Volunteer at the Tas...

This year’s Taste of Lakewood will attract 10-15,000 people from the region who know of Lakewood’s reputation as a great food destination. To put our best foot forward, we need a small army of volunteers to help set-up, sell tickets, pour beer, keep the event clean, keep our vendors happy,...

2016 Photos

Great photos are surfacing from this year’s Taste of Lakewood! Photos by Dave Robar Taste of Lakewood on Instagram Taste of Lakewood on Facebook Taste of Lakewood on Twitter Ohio Festivals (cover photo by Dave...

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...

Getting to the Taste...

The Taste of Lakewood will be at the south end of Madison Park across from the Lake Erie Building. Athens Avenue which will be closed between Halstead and Clarence Avenues during the event. Take the RTA Red Line Exit at 117th Street, walk 1/2 mile west on Madison Avenue to Madison Park. Take...

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...

Beer Cup Sponsor

Melt Bar & Grilled: Taste of Lakewood Beer Cup Sponsor

Thank you to Melt Bar & Grilled for providing beer cups for the 2016 Taste of Lakewood.

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...

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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...

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GOOD MUSIC from Lost State of Franklin.

Genre: Americana

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 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...

Barroco Grill

Taste of Lakewood 2016 Participant

GOOD FOOD from Barroco

Cuisine: Colombian, Pan-Latin

The Detroiter

Taste of Lakewood 2016 Participant

GOOD FOOD from The Detroiter

Cuisine: American

Thai Thai

Taste of Lakewood 2016 Participant


Cuisine: Bangkok Street Food

Roxu Fusion

Taste of Lakewood 2016 Participant

GOOD FOOD from Roxu Fusion

Cuisine: Asian Fusion

Burgers 2 Beer

Taste of Lakewood 2016 Participant

GOOD FOOD from Burgers 2 Beer

Cuisine: American, Burgers

The Proper Pig Smoke...

Taste of Lakewood 2016 Participant

GOOD FOOD from The Proper Pig Smokehouse

Cuisine: BBQ


Taste of Lakewood 2016 Participant

GOOD FOOD from Georgetown

Cuisine: Upscale American

Chow Chow Kitchen

Taste of Lakewood 2016 Participant

GOOD FOOD from Chow Chow Kitchen

Cuisine: Southern Street Snacks


Taste of Lakewood 2016 Participant

GOOD FOOD from Salt

Cuisine: American

Woodstock BBQ

Taste of Lakewood 2016 Participant

GOOD FOOD from Woodstock BBQ

Cuisine: American, BBQ

Robin Suttell :: 2016 Taste of Lakewood Blogger Mar01

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Meet Robin Suttell, our 2016 Taste of Lakewood Blogger.

2015 Photos

2015 Taste of Lakewood Photos

El Carnicero

Taste of Lakewood 2016 & 2015 Participant

GOOD FOOD from El Carnicero

Cuisine: ModMex

Donatos Lakewood

Taste of Lakewood 2016, 2015 Participant

GOOD FOOD from Donatos Lakewood.

Cuisine: Pizza

Forage Public House

Taste of Lakewood 2016 & 2015 Participant

Forage Public House.

Cuisine: American