Posts Tagged ‘Charity’

Huge crowd on hand for Taste of Derby Festival

Posted by chaska on May 5, 2010

Chefs of Jack Fry's

PHOTO & STORY by STEVE COOMES, freelance food  & restaurant writer

More than 1,000 hungry donors packed Slugger Field’s Hall of Fame Pavilion on April 22 for the Taste of Derby Festival. In its 23rd year, the annual fundraiser for Louisville’s Dare to Care food bank gathered more than 50 local restaurants and beverage providers who donated food and drink for the cause of feeding the area’s hungry. Read the rest of this entry »


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April Events Preview – Nibble & Sip and Supper Speakeasy

Posted by chaska on March 31, 2009

Spring has sprung in the Derby City and “the” season is upon us… you know, Derby Season? As we all know it’s an epoch all its own. The time for hats, the time to enjoy the blossoms (minus the sniffles and Ohio Valley allergies) and a time to come out from hibernation and start mingling again amongst the masses. So, socialize we will… won’t you join us?

cfalogoNIBBLE & SIP
This year’s Nibble & Sip happy hours are focused on bringing awareness to the Community Farm Alliance. The organization is statewide and strives to create opportunities both in communities and in the legislature that promote local farms and foods. It is my desire to spread the word, through social measures, for what I believe is a wonderful cause. I do hope you’ll join us and discover more about CFA for yourself.

When: Thursday, April 16, 2009  6:00-8:00pm
Where: The Roost Inn at Le Gallo Rosso Restaurant
1325 Bardstown Rd   map
What: Happy hour with food, drinks and live entertainment
Price: BVS Members – $15*; General Public – $20.00 advance/$25.00 at the door
Price includes food, 2 cocktails/mocktails, entertainment, tax AND gratuity

*BVS Members save and additional $5 for each guest they bring, though savings may not go over the cost of the event. Savings will be applied to this event only when calling to make your reservation. If you make your reservation online, you will be given a gift certificate toward use on a future event.
You can avoid service charges by calling to make your reservation at 502.287.2772

Seasonal Menu created and prepared by Sherry Hurley of Farm to Fork Catering

  • Lavender Lemon Bars (local eggs and flour)
  • Mini Chicken Caesar Salads in Wonton Cups (local chicken, cheese, and salad greens)
  • Smoked Salmon Mousse on Cucumber Rounds with Radish Garnish (locally smoked salmon)
  • Goat Cheese Crostini with Roasted Beet Tapenade (local cheese and beets)
  • Asparagus with Roasted Garlic Aioli (local asparagus)
  • Spring Peas and Mint Bruschetta

Please stay tuned for updates on entertainment and seasonal beverages to be included.

And a bit later in the month…

The Dumante Dinner
When: Monday, April 20, 2009   6:30pm
Where: As always, only those who RSVP will be in the know, however, I will let you know that is in Southern Indiana this time
Chef: Annette Saco of Le Gallo Rosso
Price: $75 per person, all inclusive – welcome cocktail, six courses paired with wines as well as tax AND gratuity  20 seats available
RSVP by calling 502.287.2772
Special Note: There are no additional savings on this event for BVS members and non-members may attend if they have not dined a Speakeasy with us before.

Chef Annette Saco is working diligently on our menu and I will be posting more details in the very near future. You can expect 6 courses, paired amazingly with wines by David Dubou of Vintner’s Select (he has a great track record with our events so far!), all enjoyed in a wonderfully unique environment. Stay tuned for more information…

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Help raise money for James Brown Cancer Center

Posted by chaska on October 31, 2008

Bring your family, friends and colleagues to O’Shea’s, Flanagan’s and
Brendan’s restaurants Monday, November 3rd to support the University of
Louisville James Graham Brown Cancer Center’s Mint Jubilee Cancer
Resource Center

Money raised from this event will provide transportation and housing
funds for disadvantaged cancer patients. The restaurants will donate
proceeds of sales from 11:00 a.m. – midnight, and JGBCC staff and
volunteers will be at the restaurants to distribute information about
the support programs provided by the Mint Jubilee Cancer Resource

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Benefit for Adam of Oak St Pizza, Th Oct 16 @ DCE

Posted by chaska on October 9, 2008

For the full article, please visit where the article originally appeared. It’s so great to see the community coming together in a  time of need.

Benefit, organized by Matt of DCE, will be held, including a silent auction on Thursday October 16. A $1 from all drinks will be donated to the cause. BVS will be donating a seat at the next Supper Speakeasy among the other items mentioned in the villevoice article.

Foodies Unite for Adam and Oak Street Pizza

October 8th, 2008 by rick 

A few years ago, my son Nick and I embarked on a project to sample independent pizza parlors around town. We called it “Pizza Club.” Every Thursday afternoon, we’d go to a different local shop and sample a pie.

I’m sure we’d have stopped at Oak Street Pizza had it been open then. It’s gotten rave reviews from local foodies, and folks in the know say that Adam, the proprietor, has a passion for his pies and is well-liked in the neighborhood. Which makes it that much sadder to learn that he was shot Sunday during a robbery attempt at the Old Louisville store. Adam (no one seems to know his last name) remains in the hospital, though, and Oak Street Pizza, pretty much a one-man operation, remains closed. More

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Yum! and Dare to Care – Let it Ride Poker Fun Charity Ride

Posted by chaska on August 16, 2008

Sounds like August 23rd is full of fun things to do, start by helping others then help yourself to some delicious brews at the Volksfest. It’s a WIN-WIN.





100% of the Proceeds to Benefit Dare to Care Food Bank


LOUISVILLE, KY, JULY 31, 2008- The Dare to Care Food Bank and the Yum! Brands Foundation are once again partnering to combat hunger in our local community. Open to the public and geared toward motorcycle enthusiasts, the “Let it Ride Poker Run” is a fun way to raise awareness and funds for those individuals who are at risk of hunger in our community. “It’s unacceptable that one in five children in our community is at risk of going to be hungry each night,” said Laura Melillo Barnum, Executive Director of the Yum! Brands Foundation. “The Yum! Brands Foundation and Dare to Care Food Bank are committed to ending hunger in the Louisville area and this is just one more way we’re asking the community to help us with the mission of feeding Louisville’s hungry.”

The “Let it Ride Poker Run” takes place on Saturday, August 23rd and begins with registration at noon at the Yum! Brands Louisville Headquarters, 1900 Colonel Sanders Lane. The Run will finish at approximately 4:00 pm at the Dare to Care Food Bank Warehouse, 5803 Fern Valley Road. Along the scenic route, riders will stop and play a hand of Poker at participating Yum! Restaurants. Each participant may purchase a 5-card poker hand for a $10 donation. There is no limit to the number of hands per participant. Each will draw a card or cards from a standard card deck out of a bag (blind draw) with the best hand, second best hand and worst hand winning prizes. The fun will conclude at the Dare to Care Warehouse with live entertainment, facility tours, door prizes and great entertainment. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Dare to Care Food Bank.

This is another step in Yum! Brands’ on-going commitment to feed people in need. Yum! and its brands have been committed to fighting hunger for more than a decade by donating $50 million of prepared food annually to the underprivileged in the United States. The company has also been the primary sponsor of the Dare to Care Food Bank in Louisville, donating $1 million annually for the past seven years to feed children at risk of hunger.

Dare to Care Food Bank is the largest food bank in Kentuckiana, delivering eight million pounds of food to over 90,000 needy people a year. Dare to Care’s food is distributed through 350 non-profit agencies in a 13 county area spanning Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Dare to Care Food Bank also operates fifteen Kids Café sites which serve over 75,000 meals a year to at-risk youth.

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