Episodes

Episode 41: Serial Killer Documentaries, Clemson’s Fast Food Feast, and Crust (Tremont)

For the 42nd episode, we debut a new segment — “What’s Happening” — where we chit chat on any random thing that one of us comes up with. This week, Jimmy started the topic of serial killer/murder documentaries, which brought up some rowdy conversations. True crime documentaries seem to be at an all-time high, with Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu seemingly posting a new series each week.

The episode started off with a discussion around our poll question: was it appropriate for The White House to serve the Clemson Football Team fast food? We try our best to keep it non-political, and just discuss the nitty gritty details to see if it was appropriate.

For sports, we focus on Freddie Kitchens, the latest head coach of the Browns. RJ — Richard Jefferson — recently posted an article through the Player’s Tribune where he describes a very intimate look at the toll the 2016 NBA Finals took on him. It’s a fascinating article that gives fans a glimpse of the ups, downs, and emotions the NBA players and coaches felt. We also preview the NFL Divisional championships.

For reviews, we cover Crust in Tremont and Platform Brewing Co.’s plans to expand to Pittsburgh in 2019.

We wrap it up with reviews of several awesome winter events in the CLE, including Cleveland Beerfest.

As always, thank you for listening and follow us on social media at @thelotlpodcast (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).

EVENTS THIS WEEKEND:

  • Cleveland Winter Beerfest: Jan. 25-26 (Huntington Convention Center, Downtown)
    • Two-day beer fest featuring 120+ breweries from across the country
    • 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
    • Tickets start at $45 ($55 if by Jan. 17; $60 if by Jan. 26; $65 if by day of)
      • Includes 25 5-oz. samples + you take home souvenir glass
      • DD ticket options + $90 VIP options, too
    • Food trucks inside venue
    • More information and tickets at http://www.clevelandbeerfest.com/winter/buy-tickets/
  • North Coast Harbor Ice Festival: Jan. 21 (North Coast Harbor, Downtown)
    • Family-friendly free festival on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    • Monsters hockey zone
    • Character meet and greets
    • Carving demos
    • Ice slide
  • Winterfest 2019: Feb. 9 (Tremont Taphouse, Tremont)
    • Free admission, but you pay for outdoor competitions
      • Turkey Bowling: bowl a frozen turkey. #3 Strike “Turkey” Bonus
      • Puck Shot: shoot a hockey puck past the Taphouse goalie
      • Shuffle Board: use your tang to propel your biscuit down the ice
      • Beer Luge: each contestant will down a brew from the Taphouse Ice Luge
    • Prizes include:
      • 1st A Night Downtown: 2 Indians Tickets & Dinner at Butcher & the Brewer ($75)
      • 2nd $50 Gift Card: (Butcher & the Brewer or Taphouse)
      • 3rd $25 Gift Card: (Butcher & the Brewer or Taphouse)
      • (One Prize Per Person Limit)
    • Other than that, the event is a winter hangout with featured winter beers and foods
    • For more information at https://www.facebook.com/events/325265814976766/

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