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Fans say the Taste of the Browns event is a winner

Browns fans were treated to some of the best food Cleveland has to offer at the Taste of the Browns. 

There were samples from more than 30 of the area's finest restaurants.  The money raised goes to benefit the Cleveland Foodbank and at least for a little while, the food took their minds off of their team's performance in Sunday's 23-10 loss to the Dolphins.

"Unbelievable.  It's so good, said Amanda Knaus.  "I'm so full, but I'm going to push through it.  I'm just going to try everything I can."

April Heart agreed.  "All of it is splendid.  There are so many varieties and so many choices."

Everything here is a lot more appetizing than what the Browns served up on Sunday.

"It was awful.  It was awful.  It really was awful," said Rebecca Nelson. "It was not the team that I expected to show up.  It was disappointing."

 Asked what grade he's give the Browns for their game one performance, Phanawn Bailey said: "a C-minus."

As he prepared to sample the food, Dave Tabor said "I want to see them play more crisp and I want to see the offense score more points."

Another Browns fan tried to remain optimistic.

"It could have been better. But I'm a die-hard, so I'm going to root for them all year," said Dan Needles.

In fact, many die-hard fans at the Taste of the Browns said they are not ready to toss in the towel on their team.

"It's game one. Game one.  We got a new regime.  New players.  I've been watching football a lot of years.  The season isn't over after the first game," Tabor said.

Added Rebecca Nelson: "it can only go up from here.  That's all I've got to say."

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