MEDINA, Ohio — Main Street Medina invites community members and visitors to brave the chilly weather for the first ever Winter Foodie Fest.
George Sam, Executive Director of Main Street Medina said:
“The idea was to have people look for comfort food places and make that part a game.”
Participants can pick up playing cards at any of the participating locations and visit at least 10 of the 15 locations from January 10-22. Players can select meals, desserts, drinks, snacks, and other foodie items and have their game cards verified by a waiter or salesperson.
Once players reach 10 objectives, they can put the cards back on and win prizes like gift cards, gift baskets, staycation grand prizes and more.
“Join restaurants, cafes, pubs, bakeries and grocers for the chance to win prizes.In addition, we are excited to help businesses during a time when some businesses are struggling due to reduced numbers. I can,” said Sam. .
Locations include Swine BBQ, 17 Public Square Restaurant and Bar, Circles on the Square, Dominic’s and JoJo’s, Miss Molly’s Tea Room and Gift Shop, Ohio Valley Pizza Company, Sully’s Irish Pub, Blue Heron Brewery and Event Center, The Gardner’s Cottage , Cool Beans Café, The Bookshelf by Project: LEARN, Little Fox Café and Bakery, Sweets and Geeks, Candy Apple and Co., Root Candles.
Cool owner Laura Cavey said: beans cafe.
“We all thought it would be a great idea to let people in during the colder months.”
She said the process of preparing for an event like this is a lot of fun.Restaurant owners see trending foods and things like that and try to devise ways for their customers to enjoy themselves.
“I think it’s always good for companies to come up with different ideas,” says Cavey. “Here in the Medina, there are still many people who do not know the businesses and restaurants of the square and what we have to offer.
“So anything that gives everyone a little bit of exposure that we offer is a little bit of a positive.”
Roslyn Smith, Marketing and Events Coordinator for Ohio Valley Pizza, just south of the square, added: town area. ”
Ohio Valley Pizza uses the event to highlight non-pie menu items such as sandwich rolls and soups. They change rolls weekly and offer other items to pair with.
“I don’t think many people in the area know that. They think Ohio Valley Pizza and they think only pizza,” says Smith.
Plus, the event is a great way to bring people to the edge of the historic center and enjoy a hot snack.
“We at OVP are excited to partner with MSM to bring more visibility to the Southtown area. That’s why I’m so excited to be part of the Medina Foodie Fest,” she said.
For more information on the event and participating locations, please visit https://www.mainstreetmedina.com/winter-foodie-fest.html.
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