Cleveland Food Memories: The Best Food We Miss – Gail Bellamy


Cleveland Stories Dinner Parties

  • Venue:Supper Club
  • Showtime:07:00 pm
  • Doors open:05:00 pm
  • All Ages, Free Admission, Dining Reservations Required




Doors open at 5:00pm, with the storytelling beginning promptly at 7:00pm

  • Weekly series combining great food with great stories about Cleveland’s past
  • Pre Fixe 3-course dinner option just $20
  • This week’s menu:
    • Chicken Paprikash Soup
    • Fresh Kielbasa
    • Napoleon


Story topic this week…

Cleveland Food Memories Remember when food was local? Gail Bellamy is a culinary expert and well renowned culinary editor. She’ll be sharing the fondest memories of treats from the past. Hough Bakery. Frostees in the Higbee’s basement. Popcorn balls at Euclid Beach. Burgers at Manner’s or Mawby’s. Entertainment-filled nights at Alpine Village. Mustard at old Municipal Stadium. And much more.

Gail Bellamy Bio

Gail Bellamy, Ph.D., is an award-winning journalist, poet, and the author of seven books, including three Cleveland nostalgia books published by Gray & Co.—Cleveland Food Memories, Cleveland Christmas Memories and Cleveland Summertime Memories.

For more than 20 years, Gail was executive food editor of Restaurant Hospitality, a national magazine for the restaurant industry, where she wrote about food and alcoholic beverages. She is past-president of the International Foodservice Editorial Council. Gail is also co-author of The Vegetable Storybook that won a “Best in the U.S.” Gourmand World Cookbook Award. She was appointed Cleveland Heights Poet Laureate in 2009 and 2010, and received a 2010 Creative Workforce Fellowship in Poetry, funded by Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. She is the former board president of the Poets’ and Writers’ League of Greater Cleveland/The Literary Center and co-edited Ohio Writer magazine. Her poetry has appeared in more than 100 publications around the country.
The goal of the Cleveland Stories Dinner Party is to bring to life some of the fun, interesting stories about Cleveland’s past – from sports, to rock ‘n roll, to Millionaire’s Row, — the series will focus on tidbits from Cleveland’s past that will really thrill the audience. The Music Box is presenting this series in partnership with the Western Reserve Historical Society’s new Cleveland History Center. We think the Cleveland History Center is one of the most important museums in Cleveland. An unknown gem that Clevelanders should know more about, and support. It is the only museum in Cleveland dedicated to preserving and documenting the history of Cleveland. The Cleveland History Center includes two mansions, the Crawford Auto Aviation Museum, Chisholm Halle Costume Wing, Research Library, Kidzibits Hands-On Gallery, rotating exhibitions, and the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel.

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