Category Archives: Food & Ice Cream

for outings that focus more on dining and dessert than on touring and traveling.
includes upcoming Around-the-World-Dinners (AWD), banquets, picnics, and parties.
also includes Sundaes-On-Monday outings.

Think Spring Wine Tasting Party – March 30, 2019

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Doug and Carol Leavens will host another great party to kick off the driving season.  The party will start at 6:00 PM Saturday, March 30 at their home:  4327 Dogwood Trail, North Olmsted, Ohio, phone 440.734.5632

Note: there is no parking on the opposite (hydrant) side of the street.  

Please bring a bottle of your favorite wine to share plus an appetizer or dessert.   Meat balls and mini hot dogs will be available.
If wine is not your thing, please come anyway as there will be plenty of pop, tea and coffee. The Keurig coffee maker will be on for all. If you have a favorite K cup of coffee bring it a long to share.

Please RSVP via email by March 14th . No limit unless the whole club plans on coming. Last year there were 48 of your best Miata friends.  Looking forward to another great party !!!

AWD Mavis Winkle’s Irish Pub, Tuesday Apr 9, 2019

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Host: John & Jeanne Embree,

6:00 pm Social followed by 7:00 pm Dinner

The April AWD will be held in a private dining room at Mavis Winkle’s Irish Pub.  The Pub is in a strip mall at the intersection of Ohio Route 91 and I-480 in Twinsburg 330-405-3663. Click for website or directions.
Mavis Winkle offers traditional Irish pub dishes like boxty, corned beef and cabbage, bangers and mash, scotch eggs, and shepherd’s pie, as well as traditional comfort foods like meatloaf and pot roast.
The stacked stone fireplace in the Pub has an Irish toast in Gaelic that welcomes us. “Cheers! God grant health to all who gather here.” Please join us for dinner.

RSVP by to John and Jeanne Embree via email or 216-644-6710

AWD Santo’s Tue Apr 23, 2019

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Hosts:  Tom & Cathy Walden

Drinks 6:30 PM with Dinner at 7:00 PM.

Santo’s is a casual Italian restaurant that has been family owned and operated for over 35 years.  It is located in the Briarcliff Plaza at 7565 Pearl Road, Middleburg Heights, OH, phone: 440.234.6480.  Click for website or directions

We have been able to increase the limit to 30 people, so if you did not sign up at the meeting because it was full, please sign up now.  There will be a sign-up sheet at the March meeting or you may signup via email.

Sip & Zip NEO Wine Tour May 23 – 24, 2019

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Tour Leader: Dave & Karen Baker

This will be an overnight trip on Thur 5/23 – Fri 5/24,  to the Northeast Ohio wine region with lodging at the Geneva-On-the-Lake State Lodge (click for website)  There will be a raffle selection for spots to participate.

Who:  If you enjoy wines created in a California/Oregon style, yes.   If you prefer wines from the Niagara grape, probably not.

What: We will be visiting three wineries after our backroads cruise to the northeast Ohio wine region.   Lunch is planned, an afternoon happy hour is arranged, and dinner will be at Ferrante on Thursday evening.   Friday morning there are two activity options.  One is zip lining at Erie Canopy Tours adjacent to the property where we are staying OR doing a self-guided tour to see barn quilts in the area.   Lunch is arranged at Debonne Vineyard.

Participation:  There are spaces for 8 cars   To allow for as many members as possible to have a chance to participate, there will be a lottery.  The drawing will be held at the February 21st regular club meeting.   Members were able to enter the lottery at the January planning meeting and at the regular January meeting.  Members may also enter the lottery at the regular February meeting prior to the drawing.

For additional information contact Karen or Dave Baker at via email   or 330.760.6196