Chad and I have had the honor of attending one of Akron’s most anticipated events, Red and White on Thursday Night, for the last 4 years in a row. And even though Baby Girl is expected to arrive just a week before this years event, I plan on my first post-baby outing to be the 19th Annual Red & White On Thursday Night, Thursday, January 28th, 2016!

The event will be taking place at Quaker Station in beautiful Downtown Akron, presented by the Cleveland Clinic Akron General, from 5:30PM to 9:00PM, and benefits the Arthritis Foundation of Northeastern Ohio.

The event, voted one of the best in Akron by AkronLife Magazine, is expected to raise more than $82,000. All proceeds support critical local Arthritis Foundation initiatives including advocacy and access, help and support, and research.

Arthritis is the nation’s leading cause of disability and affects more than 50 million Americans and nearly 300,000 children. In Northeastern Ohio, nearly 1.3 million people of all ages have been diagnosed with arthritis. More than 108,000 of those are Summit County residents, according to 2013 figures.

Nearly 750 guests are expected to attend and enjoy delicious dishes from Akron’s top chefs and a variety of both domestic and international wines, while checking out offerings from the available silent auction. VIP ticket holders will have access to both general admission areas as well as exclusive access to special fare from Chef Dante Boccuzzi of DBA, specialty desserts and high-end wine pairings.

Participating restaurants include: Chef Dante Boccuzzi of DBA, Barmacy Bar & Grill, Bistro on Main, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, Cilantro Thai & Sushi Restaurant, Chocolates by Erin, Chowder House Café, Hudson’s Restaurant & Catering, Melt Bar and Grilled – Akron, Nuevo Modern Mexican & Tequila Bar, Panera Bread, Saffron Patch in the Valley, Silver Lake Country Club, The Galaxy Restaurant & Banquet Center, The Pierogi Lady, The Taverne of Richfield, Thorpe’s Market Avenue Grill & Pub, and West Side Bakery! I’m getting hungry just thinking about it now!

Honestly, speaking from experience, this is one of the most anticipated date nights we have all year. Chad loves it, I love it, and we are always fed well and surrounded by so many fun people!

And one lucky reader will get a chance to win TWO General Admission tickets (valued at $85 each) to the event. I just ask that those who enter be local to Northeastern Ohio and willing to attend this amazing event on January 28th!

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General admission tickets are $85 presale and $95 at the door. VIP Lounge tickets are $125 presale, and $135 at the door. Purchase tickets online at or call 216-285-2822!

** Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, but did receive two complimentary tickets to the event. All opinions herein are my own. I just really really love this event and believe in this cause! **

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Joanne January 7, 2016 at 12:00 pm

I am most excited to try Bistro On Main!


Dale January 7, 2016 at 12:03 pm

Thorpe’s Market Avenue Grill & Pub for me!


Cristin January 7, 2016 at 12:46 pm

So many faves! Been wanting to try dba.


Kate @ January 7, 2016 at 1:09 pm

Uhhh, how am I supposed to pick a favorite from that list? I’ve long wanted to try DBA (& Dante in Tremont), & I’m also interested in trying out Nuevo (I have a gift card!) & Saffron Patch. But I also already LOVE Bistro on Main, Cilantro, Chowder House, & Melt – oh, & I had my bat mitzvah at Silver Lake Country Club! Ha.


Stephanie Mora January 7, 2016 at 11:11 pm

Cilantro Thai and Sushi sounds like something I would love!


tammigirl January 16, 2016 at 8:48 pm

Nuevo is so-so-so-so-SO amazing! I’m excited to try their offerings.


Rebekah January 19, 2016 at 11:59 am

I’m excited for all the food! Akron isn’t somewhere I visit often, but would love to go more frequently!


Deborah Berry January 19, 2016 at 1:20 pm

Bistro on Main for sure!


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