Dear Mother Nature: As much as you tried, you did not dampen our fun at another fun outdoor event at one of Cleveland’s favorite attractions…
…all though you left us pretty soggy.
The Cleveland Zoo Society’s team did the best they could to prep the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo for the weather that was about to hit on at the 20th annual Twilight at the Zoo. One of the area’s biggest parties kept rolling with tasty food and plenty of drink.
No surprise here that AMP150 was my favorite food offering of the night – poor Chef Jeff Jarrett had to put up with seeing me back for seconds of his beet salad and crab salad offerings. The combo of Red the Steakhouse and Moxie provided a tasty showing with their beef tartar with charred scallion and tomato relish & a chilled corn gazpacho shooter. I’m hoping Red’s new downtown location is open in time for our anniversary! There were also plenty of beverages to choose from, our group making sure to swing by the Firefly Moonshine set up – their peach and caramel flavors were big hits.
And about the time we were ready to head down the hill to check out the rest of the Twilight happenings, the clouds opened up and we all suddenly felt like we dove in to swim with the fishes in the aquatics building. The rain made for a rough logistics night, but that’s the chance you take with planning outdoor events. That said, people kept the dancing, drinking and fun flowing even in the downpours. We still had a wonderful time chatting with our fellow Clevelanders.
Missed Twilight? Don’t worry, there’s one more event on their 2013 events calendar - Date Night at the Zoovies:
Taking place on Friday, August 23, this second annual “dinner” and a movie event will feature complimentary beer, wine and light appetizers and a showing of Back to the Future in the zoo’s amphitheater. We attended last year and LOVED it.
So the bad news is is that this event is already sold out. But the good news: I have two tickets to Night at the ZOOVies to giveaway to one lucky winner! Enter today by using the Rafflecopter widget…
You have until Monday, AUGUST 19, 2013 at 12:00AM EST to enter. The winner will be announced later that day. As this is a local event taking place in Cleveland, Ohio, I highly encourage entries by those that can attend the event – or would like to win them for someone that can go! Mandatory entry includes leaving a comment below on why you would like to win. Additional entries available via Twitter and Facebook. Please make sure to log your entry via the Rafflecopter widget!
So who’s in for some more fun at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo this summer?? Enter today!
Disclosure: The ZOOvies collage c/o the Cleveland Zoo Society’s Facebook page. In return for this coverage of Twilight at the Zoo and Date Night at the Zoovies, I received two tickets both events. My thoughts and opinions are my own.