The Q Foods: coming home to Cleveland for #CavsEats

I don’t always use the hashtag #BlessedAndGrateful, but when the Cavs said I could come swing by the Q (I’m a pretty big fan) for #CavsMavs to cover Quicken Loans Arena’s abundant food options aka The Q Foods, the next thing you know I was valet parking downtown on the up-and-coming East 4th Street in Cleveland for a night with fellow food blogger CLEfoodies who I had the pleasure of meeting to share some Cle food love.

And you know it’s going to be a good night when you get to enjoy two of your favorite things together, sports *and* food:

Pre-gaming with Rocco’s nachos (also featured in main pic):

Pretzel Shoppe:

Former Cavalier Elmore Smith’s BBQ joint nachos (that sauce though!):

Even more Elmore Smith….IRL!

Fabio Salerno’s Meatball Sub at LAUNCH Test Kitchen, a new digital pop-up restaurant concept at select stadiums and venues:

Matt Mytro’s Risotto Balls at LAUNCH:

Karen Small’s Loaded Potatoes at LAUNCH:

B Spot “Championship Ring” Burger in honor of the 2015-2016 wine and gold champions:

Great chat with the CAVS CHEF, David Katz who’s doing some exciting culinary ventures in Cleveland such as his restaurant FIRE known for their brunch and a hand-crafted spice mix company:

Nerding it out post-game outside the Cavs locker room:

If you ever have the pleasure of visiting my hometown for a Cavs game, you already know you’ll be needing some nachos, and burgers, and meatball subs, and risotto balls, and—well, you get the point—to go with a wine and gold win in #TheLand:

I am honored to have been given the opportunity to cover #CavsEats, and I hope to see the guys make a repeat this season and reign as the NBA champs! Go Cleveland!

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Kaitlin Duffy is a writer from Cleveland. When she's not blogging or pondering the great complexities of the world and outer space, she is finding rare vinyl steals, visiting new places, laughing often, Instagramming everything in sight, watching movies, or working on her first feature Port de Cleve.