N'awlins Night on Coventry

On the bayou, they call this a Fais Do-Do. Cleveland Independents is calling it N’awlins Night. Whatever you call it, it’s going to be one heck of an evening.

Here’s the breakdown. The B Side Lounge, 2785 Euclid Heights Blvd. (corner of Coventry and Euclid Heights) in Cleveland Heights, will host the first fundraiser for Cleveland Independents on June 1 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. After that, the audience will be ushered upstairs to the Grog Shop for some legendary music.

Who is playing? None other than the legendary Buckwheat Zydeco. Haven’t heard of them? Look what The New York Times has to say: “Buckwheat leads one of the best party bands in America; he can pump out zydeco two-beats or shift into rolling 12-bar blues, steaming all the way.”

Cleveland Independents will feature Cajun cuisine from some of its most popular restaurants. The menu will include dishes such as Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo, Buttermilk Fried Okra with Homemade Root Beer Rice, Crab cakes Remoulade, Banana Praline Bread Pudding and Bourbon Pecan Bars.

Tickets are on sale now for $50. Send check or money order made payable to Cleveland Independents to 2533 Euclid Heights Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106-2709. Tickets will be available on www.clevelandindependents.com by May 1st. Based on availability, tickets will be sold at the door for $60.

Cleveland Independents is a not-for-profit group of locally owned and operated, independent restaurants located in Northeast Ohio. Log on to www.clevelandindependents.com for more information about the organization or to sign up for e-blasts. Myra Orenstein is the executive director of the Coventry Village Special Improvement District.

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Volume 1, Issue 2, Posted 1:45 PM, 04.17.2008