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Ride & Dine

In this section we will feature area points of interest, and gourmet food native to the rich and diverse culture of Cleveland, and Florida. We will be adding more Ride & Dine® destinations as time goes on. All prices listed are inclusive. Feel free to call us with your questions. We are always open to destination suggestions – please contact us with any locations you would like to see added.


Ride & Dine®: Ohio

Thriller Car & Rocket Ship Car 06You will climb aboard one of our themed cars and travel in style as your driver takes a path back in time to unique destinations in and around Northeastern Ohio. What child, or adult, wouldn’t want to ride in a real rocket ship, or an old fashion wooden roller coaster!

Package Ohio #1: Campbell’s Sweets Factory Tour

This Ride & Dine® excursion is one that will definitely fulfill your need for Popcorn, candy and much more…

Come and see how it was done back then Campbell 12a Located on W. 25th. St. & in Lakewood and how the tradition has continued for over the years. Made from only the finest ingredients these taste treats will delight your taste buds!

Let us take you back in time to the great smells of fresh popcorn Campbell 11a Enjoy the smell of fresh popped popcorn! and candy being made. Oh, and let’s not forget about the “Sweet’s”! Campbell 5a So much to choose from! Campbell 6a and more “Sweet’s” ….and more!! We will take you via the original roller coaster car – “The Thriller”® (now motorized), or one of the original Rocket Ships (motorized) Thriller Car & Rocket Ship Car 06 both from the world famous Euclid Beach Park®, to the Campbell’s Sweets Factory for a tour and back again. Your ticket entitles you up to $5.00 worth of their famous popcorn Campbell 2a Many different choices of popcorn! and candy Campbell 9a products! Visit their website at: www.campbellssweets.com for a behind the scene’s look on how popcorn, candy and their other Campbell 1a Campbell’s Sweets factory! products are made with this Ride & Dine® from “The Euclid Beach Boys®”!

Fee: $30.00 per person and includes $5.00 voucher to be used toward the purchase of any popcorn product of your choice. (Travel Fee and or a Fuel Surcharge Fee of 8% may apply: Please call for details).

Tour Days: M-W-F

Tour Times: 3:00 pm & 3:45 pm

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Gladly accepted for all event registrations!
(3% convenience fee applies)
Note: Maximum 10 person capacity for this Ride & Dine® event. Additional costs may be incurred depending on the location of pickup, its distance from the point of destination, and the exact number of people attending.

Package Ohio #2: Ice Cream Run

This Ride & Dine® excursion is one that will definitely fulfill your need for homemade ice cream! Made from only the finest ingredients MenuRight menu in a huge variety of flavors, Mitchell’s Ice Cream is second to none! These are some of the delectable flavors that you will have to choose from….Peanut Butter Chip, Butter Pecan, Double Chocolate Chunk, Rocky Road, Caramel Fudge Brownie, Cookie Dough, Chocolate, Strawberry, Cookies & Cream, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup, Vanilla, Blue Cosmo™, No Added Sugar Fat-Free Vanilla, along with to many more to list! They also serve fat and dairy free fruit sorbets, and low-fat frozen yogurts in a variety of flavors!

Mitchell’s has a flavor that will sure tempt even the hard to please palate! After satisfying your sweet tooth for homemade creamy smooth ice cream, you will re-board your vehicle and be returned to your point of origin. Visit their website at www.mitchellshomemade.com for a first hand look at this new Ride & Dine® from “The Euclid Beach Boys®”!

Fee: $30.00 per person and includes $5.00 in free homemade ice cream, and your choice of toppings too!(Travel Fee and or a Fuel Surcharge Fee of 8% may apply: Please call for details).

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Gladly accepted for all event registrations!
(3% convenience fee applies)
Note: Maximum 10 person capacity for this Ride & Dine® event. Additional costs may be incurred depending on the location of pickup, its distance from the point of destination, and the exact number of people attending.

Package Ohio #3: “A Christmas Story” House Tour

This Ride & Dine® tour will take you back in time to the memorable Christmas Story house that Ralphie made famous. HPIM2293a Filmed right here in Cleveland in the historical Tremont area. You will see the infamous “Leg Lamp” that Ralphie’s Dad just had to have lighting up the front window. Inside the house you will see the HPIM2298a furnished living room, kitchen, upstairs bedrooms, and all of the amenities of that historical Christmas season. Best of all, a free gift will be waiting for you at the end of your 20 minute guided tour. www.achristmasstoryhouse.com

After your tour you will re-board your themed vehicle and enjoy a scenic ride through Cleveland’s historic Tremont area, the Flats, and HPIM2317a on to Sainato’s Restaurant Pizza & Catering. At this truly unique little sainatos logo 2 restaurant you will enjoy some of the best tasting pizza, calzone’s, and pasta that Cleveland’s Italian heritage HPIM2324a has to offer. After dining you will re-board your themed vehicle and be returned to your point of origin. Visit their website at www.sainatos.com for a first hand look at this new, behind the scenes, Ride & Dine® from “The Euclid Beach Boys®”!

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Gladly accepted for all event registrations!
(3% convenience fee applies)
Fee: $45.00 includes admission to the Christmas Story house, and a $10.00 food voucher for Sainato’s Pizza & Catering Restaurant! (Travel Fee and a fuel surcharge of 8% may apply: Please call for details).

Note: Maximum 10 person capacity for this Ride & Dine® event. Additional costs may be incurred depending on the location of pickup, its distance from the point of destination, and the exact number of people attending.

Package Ohio #4: Brandt’s Chocolate Factory Tours!!!

I can’t begin to describe how delicious this tour is! Especially if you are a confirmed “Chocoholic”!

Brandt’s Candies 100_1954a Home of Brandt’s Candies in Willoughby Ohio since 1948. was started by George and Agnes Brandt in Willoughby, Ohio, and has been in business since 1948. 100_1936a Customers are able to watch the delectable confections being made 100_1950a in an open kitchen behind the showroom, just as it has been for the past 61 years. 100_1938a Brandt’s is known throughout northeastern Ohio for the highest quality chocolates around, 100_1939a produced on site.

Still doing business the same way today-as a family owned, family run store. This generation of the Brandt’s family is proud to carry on 100_1941a the tradition at the very same location their ancestor’s started years before, in order to provide you 100_1942a with the same timeless treats you remember from your childhood.

Their candy is homemade, following original recipes, using only the finest and purest ingredients. This gives their products 100_1937a the fresh and delicious taste that makes their chocolates so unique. They hand-dip their creams, jellies, gooey caramels, and marshmallows in fine milk & dark chocolate along 100_1940a with hand-dipped coconut, nuts, dried fruit, and of course mouth-watering cherry cordials! How can you forget the cherry cordials! The candy is then 100_1951a displayed in the original showcases ready for you to take home and enjoy!

Brandt’s will also custom make chocolate creations for any occasions, and also 100_1945a have a wide selection of sugar free chocolates too! Take a look at some 100_1944a of them here.

After satisfying your sweet tooth you will re-board your vehicle and be returned to your point of origin. Visit their website at www.brandtscandies.com for a first hand look at this new and delicious Ride & Dine® from “The Euclid Beach Boys®”!

Tour Days: Fridays & Saturdays only.

Tour Times: 12:00 pm (noon) thru 4:30 pm only.

Fee: $30.00 per person and includes a $5.00 candy voucher, a very memorable, and sweet, Ride & Dine® ride!

(Travel Fee and a fuel surcharge of 8% may apply: Please call for details).

mastercard_logo_4 & visa_logo_8
Gladly accepted for all event registrations!
(3% convenience fee applies)
Note: Maximum 10 person capacity for this Ride & Dine® event. Additional costs may be incurred depending on the location of pickup, its distance from the point of destination, and the exact number of people attending.

Package Ohio #5:Winery tasting Tours (for the over 21 crowd)!

Well here is the Ride & Dine® anxiously waiting for! Right now we have the following wineries on board: 100_2012aDeBonn’e, 100_1984a Old Firehouse, and 100_2018a Grand River Cellar’s. Would your group be interested in lunch or dinner at either Old Firehouse 100_1989a or Grand River, 100_2018a, or just do some wine tastings? If anyone reserves through our Ride & Dine packages they receive an added extras! At Old Firehouse Winery 100_1997a you receive 7- one ounce tasting’s, a short tour/talk, crackers, a ride on their Ferris Wheel that overlooks the lake, 100_1987a and a free souvenir! Lunch and dinner is also available at Old Firehouse Winery along with a great sunset over the lake, 100_1991a if you plan it right, and because you reserved through us the fine staff at the Old firehouse will even include an appetizer! 100_1985a Visit their website at www.oldfirehousewinery.com for a complete overview of their winery.

Debonn’e Vineyards 100_2012a offers tasting’s only which include 1 100_2004a flight (8, 1- oz. wines) enough for 2 people to share, and an assortment platter of cheese and crackers enough for up to 4 to share. 100_1998a Visit their website at www.debonne.com to see what they are all about.

Grand River Cellars 100_2018a offers a tasting that includes three – 1 ounce glasses of wine 100_2017a along with cheese and crackers for ten. Their wine tasting’s are available 7 days a IMG_0108[1] week from noon to 5:00 pm only. Depending on the time of your Ride & Dine® event, at Grand River Cellar’s you may do a lunch or dinner, and includes your choice of wine (1 glass). 100_2122a Because you reserve through us you will receive a free dessert with either lunch or dinner! If you wanted to start there with a lunch, you have that option, IMG_0132[1] or you can finish there with a dinner. Visit their website at www.grandrivercellars.com to view their lunch and dinner menus.

Here is how the Winery Tour “Ride & Dine” package works:
We will pick everyone up at a predetermined location (i.e. your house), with the car Thriller Car & Rocket Ship Car 06 of your choice (Thriller Car, or the Rocket Ship Car). Each vehicle will hold up to 10 adults. We will take a leisurely ride out to each of the wineries, then return you safely back to a pre-determined drop-off point. Each car is licensed and insured as limousines, so you are able to enjoy your favorite wine choice during the ride through this unforgettable adventure into Ohio’s wine country!

(Lunches and dinners available at Old Firehouse Winery and Grand River Cellars only. Gratuity is extra).

The cost per person for all three wineries is $81.00 and includes tastings only.

Your per person costs are as follows: (costs are calculated on 10 people/car additional charges may apply if the number of people participating is below 8 per car.)

Tasting only: $57.00 (add a 2nd winery tasting for $12.00, or a 3rd for $24.00)

Tasting & lunch: $72.00 (add a 2nd winery tasting for $12.00, or a 3rd for $24.00)

Lunch only: $65.00 (add a 2nd winery tasting for $12.00, or a 3rd for $24.00)

Tasting & dinner: $82.00 (add a 2nd winery tasting for $12.00, or a 3rd for $24.00)

Dinner only: $75.00 (add a 2nd winery tasting for $12.00, or a 3rd for $24.00)

Each person will receive “Wine Tasting Voucher’s” for up to $7.00 per winery to use as they choose, a $15.00 “Lunch Voucher” if you decide to start off with lunch, or a $25.00 “Dinner Voucher” if you decide to start or end with dinner. Gratuity is extra. (Travel Fee and a fuel surcharge of 8% may apply: Please call for details).

If inclement weather threatens we do have a backup plan. Feel free to ask us about your options.

mastercard_logo_4 & visa_logo_8
Gladly accepted for all event registrations!
(3% convenience fee applies)
Note: Maximum 10 person capacity for this Ride & Dine® event. Additional costs may be incurred depending on the location of pickup, its distance from the point of destination, and the exact number of people attending.

Package Ohio #6: “Death by Dessert”!

Well it has finally arrived, and it is our sweetest and deadliest Ride & Dine yet! Titled as “Death by Dessert” this Ride & Dine will definitely send shivers down your spine, and tantalize your taste buds! As usual one of our themed vehicles will pick you up at a predetermined location and escort your party to Cleveland’s hidden treasure of a cemetery, and tourist destination, Lakeview Cemetery.

Founded in 1869, Lake View Cemetery sits on 285 acres of land and was modeled after the great garden cemeteries of Victorian England and France. There are over 102,000 people buried at Lake View, with more than 700 burials each year. There are 70 acres remaining for future development. Anyone can be buried at Lake View, without regard to race, creed, religion or walk of life. Offering the beauty, serenity, selection, history, horticulture and architecture rarely found in other cemeteries.

Your tour will include the Garfield Monument, Garfield Monument built in memory of the 20th President of the United States, James A. Garfield. In the crypt directly below the Memorial Hall are the bronze caskets of President Garfield (draped with an American Flag) and his wife Lucretia.

Dedicated in 1901, Wade Memorial Chapel was built in honor of Jeptha Wade, founder of The Western Union Telegraph Company, by his grandson. The exterior was designed by W. Dominick Benes and Benjamin S. Hubbell. 100_2382a The interior was designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany.
The awe-inspiring window “The Flight of Souls” is the focal point in the Chapel’s interior. The window is done in the Favrile technique developed by Tiffany, giving the glass an opalescence and iridescent quality by exposing it to chemicals and fumes of molten metals during the glass-blowing process.

The mosaic on the chapel’s west wall symbolizes the prophecy and law of the Old Testament.

The mosaic on the east wall symbolizes the fulfillment of the law of the Prophets through the birth of Christianity.

Along with these two stops you will also visit the resting places of John D. Rockefeller organized the Standard Oil Company, Law enforcement agent, Eliot Ness is probably most famous for helping to bring down gangster Al Capone, in Chicago, the Lakeview Damn, built in 1978 by the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District at a cost of $7 million. The dam is 500 feet across, 100_2384a 60 feet above grade and 30 feet below grade, and at the time of dedication, was the largest concrete filled dam east of the Rocky Mountains. The dam can hold back 80 million gallons of water, and more!

Now to what I consider the best, or sweetest part of this Ride & Dine! Located not far from Lakeview Cemetery in the heart of Cleveland’s “Little Italy” is the top bakery the area. Corbor’s entrance sign. Corbo’s Bakery. This 3rd generation bakery was established by John Corbo back in 1958. Today it is run by Joe and is rated a 5 star bakery! Their motto is “Leave the gun, and take the Cannoli”.

If the Godfather had a certain bakery in mind when he gave this advice, he must have been referring to Corbo’s Bakery. Corbo's store front Corbo’s is a small family-owned establishment that has won the hearts of many foodies in its home city. Reminiscent of stepping into any old-country grandmother’s dream kitchen, the pastries are displayed with a pride that only hints at their extraordinary taste. Corbo’s Bakery is a vital addition to the Little Italy area and a must visit attraction for the city of Cleveland. The pastries, Bakery case 1 bread, and other desserts are all hand made fresh by skilled Bakery case 2 bakers. Although there are many different kinds of foods from this bakery, any first-timer should try one thing- their Cannoli shells delicious cannolis. It is apparent that not only the finest ingredients, but a tangible love of baking, goes into everything Corbo’s makes.

For those who have never experienced cassata cake, it is definitely worth trying. A white cake filled with creamy vanilla pudding, and strawberries, topped with their homemade whipped cream, it is one of the best cakes you will ever taste. Corbo’s cassata cakes are a popular choice for Cleveland weddings, Wedding cake (short) celebrations, and business functions, and has been hailed by many as “the best Cassata Cake in the Midwest”…..and the closest one can get to an Italian grandmother’s cooking. Once your sweet tooth has been more than amply satisfied, we will transport you back to your starting point to complete this spectacular Ride & Dine package.

This all inclusive package is only $30.00/person, and includes an $5.00 voucher for your choice of dessert and beverage. It is available Tuesday’s through Sunday’s 9:00 am to 4:00 pm from May 1st to October 31st.

(Travel Fee and a fuel surcharge of 8% may apply: Please call for details).

If inclement weather threatens we do have a backup plan. Feel free to ask us about your options.

mastercard_logo_4 & visa_logo_8
Gladly accepted for all event registrations!
(3% convenience fee applies)
Note: Maximum 10 person capacity for this Ride & Dine® event. Additional costs may be incurred depending on the location of pickup, its distance from the point of destination, and the exact number of people attending.

Package Ohio #7: Chagrin Falls Popcorn Shop

This is the newest item added to our famous Ride & Dine® packages! Take a trip back in time to the quaint little town of Chagrin Falls to this long time favorite little parlour right on top of the famous falls! 100_3583

The building housing The Chagrin Falls Popcorn Shop was built in 1875 to be a retail showcase for The Pride of the Falls flourmill adjoining it. 100_3575 There was a water wheel driven gristmill, powered by the Chagrin Falls River. Somewhere around the middle 1940’s the building became known as ‘The Popcorn Shop’, and began serving fresh locally produced items such as Ice Cream, Popcorn, Candy, 100_3577 Coffee and Gifts and still does today.

A note from Dewey Forward, proprietor:
Almost everyone I meet from Northern Ohio has a childhood memory of the Popcorn Shop. 100_3570 They remember trips to Chagrin Falls with their Grandparents or Family, grabbing some rich Ice Cream and walking the falls and the village of Chagrin, becoming whom we affectionately refer to as “CONELICKERS”. Ummmmm….Euclid Beach Custard! People seem to just adore this place. That’s why I bought it in 2001 after the great accident. A van lost its brakes coming down the perpendicular street leading to The Popcorn Shop in November of 2000. The van slammed into the front of the Popcorn Shop dislodging it from the bridge it abuts and almost pushed the whole building into the river. After purchasing it along with the original owners family the McClennans, we restored the building from the foundation up. It’s built like Fort Knox now!

The popular 100_3593 proprietary products at the shop are: Ice cream soft serve custard, DEWEYS COFFEE 100_3578(organically grown, fairly traded, fresh roasted locally), Country Parlour 100_3596 Scooped Ice Cream, Fresh Double Cheese Popcorn, Original Butter & Salt, and Old Fashioned Candies. 100_3579 We also feature fresh Kettle Corn, Sunny Corn (low fat) and Golden Caramel Corn. The shop sells memorabilia and gifts of Chagrin Falls as souvenirs of our fine village.
Fee: $30.00 per person and includes a $5.00 candy voucher, a very memorable, and sweet, Ride & Dine® ride!

(Travel Fee and a fuel surcharge of 8% may apply: Please call for details).

If inclement weather threatens we do have a backup plan. Feel free to ask us about your options.

mastercard_logo_4 & visa_logo_8
Gladly accepted for all event registrations!
(3% convenience fee applies)
Note: Maximum 10 person capacity for this Ride & Dine® event. Additional costs may be incurred depending on the location of pickup, its distance from the point of destination, and the exact number of people attending.

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