Episode 25: Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Top CLE Concert Venues, and Goodbye Hard Knocks

Our quarter-century episode was a fun one. For one, Jimmy was back (via Skype again) and Teresa made her second appearance. Two, everyone was in a giddy mood, because we kept spinning down rabbit trails and saying weird stuff. It was fun!

The episode was fueled by a brand-new Cleveland beer, the 73 Kolsch by Great Lakes Brewing Company. This beer was brewed specifically in honor of the Cleveland Brown’s icon Joe Thomas and is only available at Great Lakes’ brewpub and some select stores. Quick review: it was delicious.

The LOTL crew jumped right into the Poll of the Week, which was about pumpkin spice lattes: yes or no? Most of our listeners voted in favor of the classic fall beverage, and Teresa gave some insight on pumpkin spice Oreo cookies.

After our poll, we did our reviews, which included Troubadour Coffee Roasters (Fairview Park), Labor Day at Edgewater Park, the Cleveland Oktoberfest, and the Needtobreathe concert at Jacob’s Pavilion. Speaking of concerts, our Top Five was about our favorite concert venues in the CLE.

We previewed the best places to tailgate for the Browns, the Cleveland Taco Fest, a beer festival that’s held in nature, the latest Cleveland Flea dates, and a cool local music festival held in Cleveland Heights.

We wrapped up with a review of the fifth and final episode of HBO’s Hard Knocks, which was a sad one, as several loveable “bubble” players were cut. Dan also discusses his theory on why he thinks this upcoming Browns game vs. The Steelers might be the most important game of the season.

Don’t forget to check out the latest Picture of the Week, which was submitted by listener Jacob Ockunzzi!


Browns tailgate events: Sept. 9 (various locations)

*92.3 the fan tailgate next to Barley House
*Muni Lot
*Willard Park (ESPN Cleveland)
*Parking Lot under the bridge by Lakeside & W. 3rd
*Alfred Lerner Way/Dawg Pound Drive – Browns Tailgate
*North Coast Harbor Parking Lot – you can see the players arrive at stadium

Cleveland Taco Fest: Sept. 8 (Jack Thistledown Racino)

*25 taco vendors
*30 different tequilas to taste; margaritas
*Live music
*For more information click here

Nature’s Brew Beer Tasting: Sept. 15 (Holden Arboretum)

*Beer and food event set in nature
*More than 30 local and national brews
*Tickets include 20 3-oz pours, take-home tasting glass, three raffle tickets, free parking, free non-alcoholic beverages and hot pretzel
*$60/ticket; $50 for members of Holden Arboretum.
*For more information click here.

The Cleveland Flea: Sept. 8 & Oct. 13 (Westside; 3615 Superior Ave., Cleveland); Sept. 16 & Oct. 21 (Eastside; 20065 Chagrin Boulevard, Shaker Heights)

*WESTSIDE: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; $2 entry. Dozens of vendors + food/drink
*EASTSIDE: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Free. Dozens of vendors + food/drink
*Memberships available which offer discounts, exclusive items, exclusive events and more.
*More information at www.clevelandflea.com

6th Annual Heights Music Hop: Sept. 13 – 15 (various venues in Cleveland Heights)

*65 regional musicians will be performing at 30 different venues and bars
*Free admission to shows
*5:30 – 11 p.m. (Thurs.); 6 – 11 p.m. (Fri.); 5 p.m. – 1 a.m. (Sat.)
*More information at www.heightsmusichop.com

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