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Taste of the Browns is scheduled for 2018

July 24, 2018 GMT

Taste of the Browns is scheduled for 2018

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The 20th annual Taste of the Browns – a huge fundraiser for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank – is set for Monday, Sept. 24.

The event, which will be 6-9 p.m. at FirstEnergy Stadium – offers a chance for folks to mingle with former and current Browns players. Last year Joe Thomas, Josh Cribbs, Danny Shelton and others chatted with fans.

Admission is $177 (VIP, $252). The event includes silent and live auctions, wine and beer pulls and raffle. Current and past Browns players will speak at the benefit for the food bank, which can provide four nutritious meals to those in need for every $1 raised. Casual cocktail or business-casual attire is recommended.

Co-chairs are still being confirmed. Thomas had been actively involved in the event for several years before retiring.

Last year’s Taste of the Browns raised $240,000. (Here’s our story, photos and video from the 2017 event.)

This year’s event comes during a 10-game stretch between Browns games. The team’s third game of the season is a Thursday-night contest Sept. 20 at home against the New York Jets. Cleveland heads to Oakland for a game Sunday, Sept. 30, against the Raiders.

More than 25 of the area’s best chefs, restaurants and drink purveyors will be represented:

B Spot – multiple locations

Barrio – multiple locations

Blue Point Grille - Cleveland

Caruso’s Coffee - Brecksville

Cedar Creek Grille - Beachwood

Cleveland Browns Hospitality Group - Cleveland

Cork Tree Tavern - Amherst

Corleone’s Ristorante - Parma

Deagan’s Kitchen - Lakewood

Humble Wine Bar - Lakewood

Edwins Leadership and Restaurant Institute - Cleveland

E&J Gallo Winery - California

El Carnicero - Lakewood

Momocho - Cleveland

Fahrenheit - Cleveland

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse – two locations

Graeter’s Ice Cream – multiple locations

Heck’s Café - Cleveland

Johnny’s Downtown - Cleveland

Lago - Cleveland

Little Devil Cupcakery - Amherst

Miceli Dairy Products - Cleveland

Orlando Baking Co. - Cleveland

Pearl of the Orient – Rocky River

Private Reserve Fine Wines – Garfield Heights

Restore Cold Pressed – multiple locations

Sanson Co. - Cleveland

Sodexo

Southern Wine and Spirits

Sushi 86 - Cleveland

University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center - Beachwood

Vino Veritas Cellars – Cleveland