Taste of Lakewood 2015

"The Taste of Lakewood is a no-admission fee, outdoor day-long food & music festival that celebrates what Lakewood is known for: tremendously Good Food. The event features Lakewood’s eclectic mix of regionally known restaurants and food purveyors along with live music onstage, a beer & wine garden, dining tents, a VIP Experience, and more. A portion of the event’s proceeds funds the Chamber’s annual scholarship program that rewards and assists college-bound high school seniors from St. Edward and Lakewood High Schools."  There were so many more participants than are photographed below, and all of them served their delicious food to a large enthusiastic crowd!

Photos: Kevin Fraley


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  • The party is just beginning!

  • Before long the crowds arrive...

  • Julie and Shawn Warren of Erie Design, who provided the signage, enjoying refreshments in the VIP tent.

  • Vicki Morford Smigelski, always friendly and working hard as chair.

  • Wine...and delicious food!

  • Beer...and delicious food!

  • Valerie Mechenbier, Director of Marketing and Public Realtions for the Lakewood Chamber talking with Jim Ryan.

  • Greeters at the VIP tent...

  • Patty Ryan, CEO and president of the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce.

  • Cindy Lowrey, owner of Convey360 (a visual communication design firm who created all the marketing materials for Taste of Lakewood) and her husband, Eric Lowrey.


  • Heidi Finniff, from First Federal of Lakewood (a major sponsors of the event) and Maggie Fraley, from the Lakewood Observer.

  • Great food is over there!

  • 1st Band on the agenda- our own local "FireSide"!

  • Taking a break from eating?  The Market Place offered many local Vendors...

  • Including Steve Meka, from aromatic STEM soaps...

  • Artist, Gina DeSantis with her unique and beautiful ceramics...

  • And so many more, that you might have to rest...

  • Award winning "Melt" was only one of many restaurants sharing their 'tastes'. 

  • "The Gorilla"s mascot- a gorilla, of course, tells Maggie Fraley about their seasonal goodies.

  • Finger licking good at Bobo's smokin' Texas BBQ!

  • Cookies in the shape of Ohio and many other goodies at KB Confections.

  • "Sweet Spot Gelato" serving some cool refreshment on a perfect summer day..

  • Great sandwiches and of course, pickles, at Cleveland Pickle.

  • Beer Engine serving great food and great beer!

  • Mickey Krivosh, of Vosh, Georgetown and Around the Corner bringing more wings!

  • A great day, and a great event hosted by The Lakewood Chamber of Commerce- supported by the Lakewood Community!

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