Zack Bruell is becoming a household name. the chef recently released Zack Bruell Olive Oil, 100% Extra Virgin following last year's debut of his custom coffee blends. Central Valley, Calif. olives are harvested at just the right time and are never allowed to touch the ground. "Within an hour of harvesting [the olives] are pressed, which is unheard of," says Bruell. Head to Heinen's to pick up a bottle for $9.99.
Wine enthusiasts will get their fill during Vintage Ohio Aug. 2 & 3 at Lake Metroparks Farmpark with selections from 19 wineries. Also look for cooking classes, vendors and local eateries such as Umami Asian Kitchen, Zydeco Bistro and the Orange Trük. "It's the granddaddy of wine festivals in Ohio and the model for many festivals throughout the country," says Donella Winchell, executive director of the Ohio Wine Producers Association.
Fans at Progressive Field will witness a different kind of round tripper on Aug. 3. the Cleveland Indians' "Progressive" Dinner will hit four stadium locations: Heritage Park for hors d'oeuvres, the visitors' clubhouse for salads, Collection Auto Club for entrees and the home dugout for dessert. "It's going to showcase the best of our ballpark and the best of our culinary talent," says executive chef Ed Michalski. For more information visit indians.com.