Sunday, August 28, 2011

Food Now: Pre dinner

Chalk it up for yet another amazing food event in Kansas City!

Food Now

On Saturday evening, Erik and I attended the 2nd Annual foodNow.  Held in the West Bottoms under the 12th Street Bridge, Food Now is an all-volunteer gala that focuses on raising awareness and funding for local, healthier eating in Greater Kansas City. 

Uhm, yeah, that’s more than right up our alley!

From about 6:30 to 8 there was cocktails and a silent auction.  We had a nice time walking around checking everything out:

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At one point as we were walking around, I had stopped to take a picture and all of a sudden Erik and I hear “there’s The Purple Carrot!” We turned around, and it turns out Loretta (from Prairie Garden Farm) had recognized us, or should I say Erik’s bald head, ha, from the blog. It was funny! And once again, great to meet you, Loretta and friends!

Along with tables full of silent auction items, there were booths from foodNow’s beneficiaries that include:

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Recognize the “Get Growing” on the below black chalkboard from anything else? {Hint, hint: you should!}  From Farm Aid, of course! At Farm Aid the chalkboard asked “How do you get your grown on?” and at foodNow it was asking “How do you eat with the locals?” Love it!

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The West Bottoms is the perfect place to have such a neat event, and the 12th Street bridge is awesome.Food Now 22

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There were also hors d’oeuvres being served, all from local restaurant booths, during the silent auction and cocktails.Food Now 29Food Now 25Food Now 35Food Now 33Food Now 36Food Now 34Food Now 24

Participating Chefs

The participating local restaurants and chefs were:

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Stay tuned for Part II which will include our delicious dinner, beautiful seating, wonderful people & more!


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