Saturday, September 23, 2017

'Empty Bowls' fundraiser back in Troy for 12th year

One of the more artistic food-centric fundraisers in the Greater Capital Region is the Empty Bowls project. The 12th annual such event is set for Sunday, October 1.

The venue is, as usual, the Italian Community Center, located at 1450 5th Avenue in Troy's Little Italy neighborhood.

Local ceramic artists will create the one-of-a-kind bowls that participants will purchase, and they will be filled with food from 21 local food establishments. Advance admission is $15, and at-the-door admission is $20. Tickets are available at Northeast Ceramic Supply, 10 Monroe Street, Troy; 3rd Street Potters, 3 Third Street, Troy; Albany Art Room, 350 New Scotland Avenue, Albany; and Dragonfly Pottery, 1849 VanVraken Avenue, Schenectady.

The process is simple. Each person selects a bowl, then has it filled with their choice of soup. Bread, drinks, and dessert are included in the admission fee. There is ample room at the Italian Community Center to sit, eat, and enjoy the music. At the end of the meal, the bowls will be washed and returned to attendees to take home as a reminder that every day there is hunger in our world. All proceeds go to area food programs.

The food providers include:
  • The Ale House
  • The Brown's Taproom
  • Carmen's Cafe
  • Carol's Place and The Eatery
  • Chester's Smokehouse
  • Italian Community Center
  • Koni Broadway Kafe
  • Lo Porto Ristorante Caffe
  • Muddaddy Flats Quesadillary
  • Muza Restaurant
  • Park Pub Restaurant
  • Patricelli's Deli
  • Plum Blossom
  • Spillin' the Beans
  • The Ruck
  • The Cookie Factory
  • Placid Baker
  • Culligan Water
  • Price Chopper
  • Hannaford
  • Shop Rite

• Go here to visit the Capital Region Brew Trail
• Go here to visit Dowd's New York Wines Notebook

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