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Euclid Beach Park Concessions

On Wednesday May 22, 2019 the Cleveland Metroparks had a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the grand opening of the Euclid Beach Pier.

The new pier is 315-feet long and 16 to 24 feet wide, extending 150 feet over Lake Erie. The newest park amenity was designed to improve accessibility and offers guests clear views of the downtown skyline and historic Euclid Beach shoreline. The pier features three custom archways that pay homage to the historic park and former Euclid Beach Amusement Park.

Euclid Beach Pier

Of course every Park has to have some food!  Here is the Concession Stand menu at the Euclid Beach Park.  The ice cream was delicious!

See more from the new Euclid Beach Pier

Ball Ball Waffle from Hong Kong at 2018 Cleveland Asian Festival

One of the most popular street food stands at the 2018 Cleveland Asian Festival was Ball Ball Waffle from Hong Kong.  They made regular and chocolate chip and other flavor waffles in a waffle maker that produces little balls to eat.  The authentic Hong Kong style Egg Waffle is also called a Bubble Waffle.

2018 James Beard Blended Burger Project™

The James Beard Foundation Blended Burger Project™ challenges chefs to create their best burgers blending 75 percent ground meat (beef, venison, bison, turkey, etc.) with 25 percent cultivated, chopped mushrooms. According to the Mushroom Council, these sustainable burgers are healthier, lower in calorie and cholesterol and juicier than traditional burgers.

More (including photos and videos) pn the Blended Burger Project and the participating Cleveland chefs.

Shitake Happens - Steve Solomon from The Mushroom Council
Shitake Happens – Steve Solomon from The Mushroom Council

Featured Video

Zeleke Belete, owner of the Ethiopian Restaurant Zoma in Cleveland Heights Ohio, told the ClevelandPeople.Com Food Adventurers that they had entered a Fork Free Zone and explained that Ethiopian food is eaten with the spongy injera bread instead of silverware.

Featured Recipe

Cucumber Raita (Cucumber in Yogurt)

Anjan Ghose, assisted by his wife Kathy, prepared a Cucumber Raita (Cucumber in Yogurt) at an Asian cooking demonstration at the 8th annual Cleveland Asian Festival.  The side dish is made with cucumbers, yogurt and spices.


  • 2 medium sized cucumbers, peeled and cut into 1/4″ cubes
  • 32 oz plain nonfat yogurt
  • 1/2 tablespoon table salt
  • 1/t tablespoon red chile powder
  • 1/4 tablespoon ground roasted cumin

Add all the ingredients in a bowl, mix well and refrigerate until served.