Browns vs Seahawks Brunch: Cleveland's Food Scene On The Rise

The Cleveland Browns entered this season with more hype than any losing organization has possibly ever had. The Baker Mayfield to Odell Beckham Jr. connection was being hailed as the next best thing since Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison. The football world has seemingly already crowned them the AFC North champions before the preseason was even over. Now it’s October and the Browns are, well, the Browns. After being routed by an upstart 49’ers team 31-3 in front of the entire nation on Monday Night Football, the team is once again a sore spot for Cleveland’s faithful Dawg Pound. Luckily the city’s food scene is trending in the opposite direction as their beloved football team.

Cleveland is heralded as one of the best food cities in the country. Restauranteurs like Jonathan Sawyer and Michael Symon have helped put the city on the map with restaurants like the Green Tavern and jobs like Food Network’s Iron Chef, respectively. As one of the most coveted culinary destinations in the rust belt, Cleveland is quickly becoming known for more than just being the city with one of the most disappointing franchises in recent memory. (At least they still have Jim Brown.) The city’s deep Eastern European roots are evident when you look at the amount of Polish options available at places like Sokolowski’s University Inn and Slyman’s Deli. Hot Sauce Williams combines the magic of fried chicken with a Polish Boy sausage, Cleveland’s signature dog. You can also find an upswing in Asain options from Superior Pho to Szechuan Gourmet’s spicy Chinese inspired gauntlet.

Chef Eric Rivera will experiment with any and all types of food. While Puerto Rican food could be considered his specialty, hot dogs, Polish food, and Szechuan styles are all up his alley. This brunch will feature food from Seattle and Cleveland’s culinary library. Anything from seafood to deli-style pastrami sandwiches could be on the menu, I guess you have to show up and see for yourself. Chef Eric doesn’t like spoiling the surprise.

addo’s Browns versus Seahawks brunch goes down Sunday, October 13 at 10 AM. You can buy tickets here (click).

Written by Jonathan Olsen-Koziol