Giveaway // 17th Annual Red & White On Thursday Night — 2014 !!

January 9, 2014 in Akron,events,explore locally,food,giveaway,Ohio,review,sponsor,wine

The 17th Annual Red & White On Thursday Night is coming up on January 23rd and Chad + I cannot wait!!

We went to the event at Quaker Station for the food & wine tasting event, presented by Akron General and benefiting The Arthritis Foundation, Great Lakes Region, Northeastern Ohio and we enjoyed every. single. bite. and sip. and second of that night!

It was our first real night out after Ari was born.

And I am SO happy to be going to the 17th Annual event in just a couple of weeks!!

Plus I’ll be giving away TWO tickets for a lucky reader and their guest!


Here are the details on the event:

Sip and Sample at the 17th Annual Red & White On Thursday Night event: Akron’s premier wine and food tasting event. Presented by Akron General, this strolling wine and food affair benefits the Arthritis Foundation, Great Lakes Region, Northeastern Ohio and will take place on Thursday January 23, 2014at Quaker Station at The University of Akron from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.

More than 750 guests will enjoy food from the area’s finest restaurants and tastings from international wineries. In addition, highlights of the event include a wine bottle raffle, silent and live auctions and much more.

  • General Admission (pre-sale): $85
  • General Admission at the door: $95
  • VIP Lounge (pre-sale):  $125 (includes general admission to event)
  • VIP Lounge (at the door):  $135 (includes general admission to event)

Join us in the exclusive VIP Lounge where the University Catering chef will be on hand pairing delicious food and wine tastings. Specialty cocktails courtesy of Brown-Forman and more await you in the VIP Lounge!

General Admission includes a hearty sampling of award-winning restaurants cuisine, plus a selection of delicious wine from international vintners.

Event proceeds will support local programs and services for the nearly 1.3 million Northeast Ohioans with arthritis and fund critical arthritis research conducted at local institutions in Northeastern Ohio.

Purchase tickets at or by calling Courtney Winnen at 216-285-2829.



And here’s what *I* can tell you from my experience last year:

The wine is a-plenty! I expected it to be a small amount of wine vendors serving teeny sips of wine, but there were hundreds of wines to taste!

And it looks like some of our favorite restaurants will be returning to the event this year, plus some new ones!

Nuevo Modern Mexican & Tequila Bar is set to open this winter in Downtown Akron and I’m SO excited to see what flavors they have in store! It will be great to check them out.

And of course, Saffron Patch in the Valley (yummmm! Kashmiri Naan + tandoori chicken!), The Lockview (grilled cheesus I love me some cheese!), Sushi on the Roll (sushi burrito please?? :), & Chad’s personal fave — Chocolates By Erin.


OK, enough with the babbling about food + wine (which I could do all day!).

Enter the giveaway via the Rafflecopter widget below! And see you there!

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** Winner will be announced within 24-hours of giveaway close. I was not compensated for this post, but did receive two complimentary tickets to the event. All opinions herein are my own. **

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Heather Shaw January 10, 2014 at 2:40 pm

My favorite Akron restaurant is Luigi’s


Crystal @EatDrinkClev January 11, 2014 at 2:36 pm

My favorite Akron restaurant is Luigi’s


Franklin Mayse January 12, 2014 at 9:36 am

In Canton, close enough, I love the Desert Inn!


Lisa Sands January 13, 2014 at 11:50 am

My favorite Akron area restaurant is Ken Stewart’s Grille.


Sarah @ Cooker Girl
Twitter: sarahberridge
January 13, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Hmm, I don’t know if I’ve ever eaten in Akron. But I do love food trucks from that area: The Orange Truk and Sushi on the Roll.


Katie Risner January 13, 2014 at 10:41 pm

My favorite restaurant in akron is luigis


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