Downtown Cuyahoga Falls Partnership launches Downtown at Home to bring the best of local restaurants into your kitchen
Matthew J. Albright
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio: For many Cuyahoga Falls area families, the best meal they had in Downtown last Wednesday was the one they made at home. Over 60 local households participated in the first week of “Downtown at Home – A Take and Make Experience” sponsored by the Downtown Cuyahoga Falls Partnership. This unique event allows anyone to enjoy the culinary delights of downtown restaurants in the comfort and safety of their own home while supporting our community during this difficult time.
The first take and make experience was a pizza kit from HiHO Brewing Company – fresh dough made by the awesome HiHO staff, San Marzano tomato sauce, parmesan cheese, pepperoni, and even the semolina flour to keep the dough from sticking to your counter or pizza pan. Beer was optional but HiHO’s brews are not to be missed! (Yours truly enjoys the Camp Pranks Hefeweizen.) Northeast Ohio kitchens were infused with the spirit of old Napoli. With the sounds of Dean Martin singing “That’s Amore” or perhaps a tarantella playing in their heads, expert pizza twirlers and novices alike stretched their dough, arranged their toppings, and baked their pizzas. And so it was that the inaugural “Downtown at Home” experience took flight.
The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted everyone and many folks are still not comfortable venturing out to public spaces, like restaurants and bars. We all want to be together and enjoy the company of friends and family in our favorite hangouts. “Downtown at Home” offers the chance to enjoy the amazing choices our downtown restaurants have to offer in a way that brings the places we love into our own homes and allows the whole family to join in and put their own spin on putting the meal together.
Downtown at Home will continue on Wednesdays, with one exception, through March. The schedule for the remaining weeks is: January 27th - Pavs Creamery - 2021 new flavors sample kit; February 3rd - Asterisk Coffee Bar - cocktail kit with soft pretzels; February 10th - The Workz - 3 course Valentine's day inspired dinner; February 17th - Ohio Brewing Co. - steak dinner with accompaniments; February 24th - Craft Social - bourbon & wine tasting; March 3rd - Cashmere Cricket & Kitchen on Front Street - Mac N' Cheese bar with drinks; March 11th - Gourmet Popper - Pepperoni Rolls with drink and dessert; March 17th - Butcher & Sprout - grilled PB&J; March 24th - Metropolis Popcorn - make your own popcorn and flavoring.
Downtown at Home has just been extended to include: March 30th - Leo's Italian Social – Menu TBA; April 7th - Burntwood Tavern – Menu TBA; and April 14th - Clean Eatz - Build Your Own Bowl (Chicken, Beef, & Veggie)
Sign up now as there is often a limit on orders. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity! For more information and to pre-order your Downtown at Home take and make kit, visit www.downtowncf.com/events and select “Downtown at Home.”
Once you have made your meal kit – but before you enjoy it! – be sure to snap a selfie with your food, follow @downtowncfpartnership on Instagram and Facebook, and post pictures of your experience.
The DTCF Partnership, under the leadership of Executive Director Kaylee Piper, is the leading voice for business development and community engagement in downtown Cuyahoga Falls. Following the re-opening of Front Street in 2017, the Partnership has collaborated with the City, the Chamber of Commerce, local business leaders, and community volunteers to transform downtown into an exciting local hub and an enticing regional destination. For more on our work and to volunteer, visit www.downtowncf.com.