Lee Road merchants offer food and drink specials for Heights Music Hop

Lee Road merchants are gearing up for the 3rd Annual Heights Music Hop, Saturday, Sept. 19, by offering food and drink specials for music lovers who populate neighborhood restaurants, bars and shops. Organizers expect the street to be flush with attendees for this year's free music festival. More than 2,000 hop-goers attended last year's event.

Below is a list of some of the establishments participating in the Hop and a sampling of the specials offered that evening:

The Colony: In addition to regular nightly specials, The Colony will offer Pulled Pork Sliders, (braised pork smothered in BBQ sauce and topped with house made cole slaw at $4.50 each or three for $10.) Leinenkugal Summer Shandy Draft beer at $4.00 per pint.

Marotta's: Streetside eats will be served beginning at 6 p.m. They will offer Porchetta Sandwiches and Grilled Eggplant Sandwiches, as well as Italian Sodas in blood orange and lemon flavors. Inside, they'll offer a Chianti Riserva wine and cheese tasting offered at $12.

Parnell’s: $5 Thirsty Dog beer with complimentary glass, while supplies last.

Rib Cage: In addition to serving as the Heights Music Hop headquarters, Rib Cage will host an outdoor BBQ with its first-annual pig roast to coincide with this year's Heights Music Hop. Free samples of pulled pork will be available during the Hop.

The Tavern Company: Buy any draft beer and keep the glass, while supplies last.

The Wine Spot: The Wine Spot will feature an exclusive selection of craft beers on tap specially for the Heights Music Hop. Thirteen taps, including highly-limited and one-time kegs, will be available for $5 per glass. Some of the night's selections include: 3 Floyds Gumballhead, Thunderlips Small Batch IPA, AleSmith IPA, Fat Head's Hop Fro, Jackie O's Ohio Pale Ale, and Epic Imperial Pumpkin Porter.

Heights Music Hop goers are welcome to the BottleHouse after-party at 11 p.m. for a $5 cover charge where the headliner band, The Admirables, will play. However, minors are not permitted. The BottleHouse policy admits only those who are age 18 and over after 9 p.m.

Andrea C. Turner

Andrea C. Turner is the Heights Observer E-news editor.

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 1:05 PM, 09.17.2015