If you’ve ever talked to us about dining in Cleveland, you’ll know that we’re big fans of the The Greenhouse Tavern. Our enthusiasm goes beyond their fantastic food and innovative menu, and extends to an appreciation of their Slow Food-friendly philosophy towards sourcing. We’ve had the pleasure of showing their Chef, Jonathan Sawyer, around Columbus and have enjoyed sampling the fruits of his collaborations with Columbus chefs and food businesses.
We’re thrilled to be able to offer you the chance to win two free tickets for a special event dinner at The Greenhouse Tavern on Tuesday June 18th, in which The Greenhouse Tavern will collaborate with Daniel Vaughn, the author of “The Prophets of Smoked Meat: A Journey Through Texas Barbecue”. The full menu has not been announced, but it promises to include not only The Greenhouse Tavern’s renown BBQ half pig face but also a Whole Roasted Ohio Certified Angus cow’s head.
Daniel Vaughn started as a blogger chronicling his love of BBQ on his website “Full Custom Gospel BBQ,” He’s now the barbecue editor for Texas Monthly, a position created especially for him, and is Anthony Bourdain’s go-to guy for barbecue expertise (you may have seen him on the Austin episode of “No Reservations” that aired last fall). Vaughn’s book “The Prophets of Smoked Meat: A Journey Through Texas Barbecue” ($29.99, Anthony Bourdain/Ecco), chronicles his 10,000-mile journey with photographer Nicholas McWhirter across Texas searching for the best brisket, sausage and ribs. This man has eaten a lot of barbecue, his blog has reviewed over 600 BBQ joints and the book includes reviews of more than 200 restaurants in Texas as well as recipes from the best pit masters.
To enter the competition for two free tickets, just let us know what your favorite smoked meat is in the comments below. We’ll pick a winner on Tuesday June 11th at 5pm. You must be free on Tuesday evening June 18th and able to be in Cleveland at 6pm.
Please not that, although The Greenhouse makes fantastic vegetarian food, this particular event is (fairly self-evidently) not suitable for vegetarians.
6pm Cocktail Hour
7pm Dinner with The Prophets of Smoked Meat author Daniel Vaughn and Chef Brian Goodman
Menu will feature The Greenhouse Tavern’s BBQ Half Pig face, Whole Roasted Ohio CAB’s Head, and More!
Cost ($85) includes signed copy of book, tax, and gratuity
You can purchase tickets here.
If you like the sound of this dinner, you might also enjoy our Meat Lover’s tour. The next date is July 11th and includes a behind the scenes tour of Thurn’s Smokehouse.