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Local Change, One Meal at a Time: Eat for Equity Comes to Stamford, CT

6 Sep

How it all began…

Eat for Equity.  You can find them hard at work in Boston, Minneapolis, Portland, and the Ozarks…and soon you’ll find their ground-breaking, community-minded, locavore-loving, change-making meals in Stamford, Connecticut.  To understand Eat for Equity, you need to understand where it all began.  After witnessing the deadly tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, one of the founders of E4E put a New Orleans style meal together in order to raise money to help out.  Turns out, it was a huge success with 100 people attending.  As the dinners continued, the popularity grew and so did the money that was raised.  Their ideals and their approach to helping bring a fair shot and equity to the disadvantaged spread across the country and the next place on their stop:  The City that Works.

Who they’re helping

E4E helps puts meals together using local ingredients in order to raise money and awareness for groups that fight inequities in education, the environment, health, and opportunities. In addition, they will help local organizations to make short-term changes and to bring about change to the community to bring about self-sufficiency.  Check out all the non-profits that they’ve helped so far. 

The meals

From http://eatforequity.org

Here’s how it works: Continue reading

Rock the Dock Party to Help Rebuild Bridgeport Harbor, 6/30/12

14 Jun

When Kristien and I lived in Black Rock, we loved checking out the water, the beaches, and the docks.  One lucky day we got to break some waves on a friend’s boat and ride all around Long Island Sound, wind in our hair, bugs in our face.  Well, not everybody gets an opportunity like that, but Connecticut Community Boating is making it easier.  They’ll be raising money with an event of massively fun proportions on June 30, the Saturday before July 4.  With the money, they’ll help rebuild Bridgeport Harbor so that wounded warriors, people of all income levels, and people of all abilities can ride the Long Island Sound.

Tickets are super affordable, only $20 for adults, $35 for couples, and free for adults.

Check out all they have to offer:

  • all the food you can eat (included in ticket)
  • live music
  • prizes & giveaways every 20 mins
  •  a live auction featuring great deals from Fairfield County’s best artists, restaurants, attractions and hot spots
  •  family fun
  •  community info 
  • sunset boat rides along the banks of the Pequonnock and Bridgeport Harbor where we will be building the Bridgeport Boat Basin!

Tickets are limited – so get yours today- click here to purchase!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

4–11PM

305 Knowlton Street

Bridgeport, CT 

Eat up @ Fairfield County Eats! 2012 Charity Fundraiser at The Stamford Marriott

9 Apr

Fairfield County Eats! 2012 is on the way.  This year it’s taking place on 4/26, at The Stamford Marriott from 6-9 pm.  Tickets are $45 in advance (so buy them now) or $50 at the door.

So, you ask, what is this event?  Well, we went last year and were blown away by the scope of the food and drinks available to sample.  We were able to fill up pretty quickly on all the awesomeness and tried to stop at every spot.  There was so much to try that we actually had to limit ourselves…can you believe that?  Even we have limits.

We tried Bobby Q’s for the first time, met Amy Kundrat from CTbites for the first time, omnomnomed and just had a great time.  What made it better and what makes this year great, too, is that all proceeds go directly to The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County to help end hunger in our community.  Last year there were raffles and there were also crafts being sold, so we’re looking forward to this year’s offerings.  So, do yourself a favor.  Mark your calendar or tell Siri, “Put Fairfield County Eats! on my calendar on April 26 at 6 pm.”  Of course she’ll respond, “Ok, it is on your calendar…Food God.”  You know that “Rock God” is so overrated and overdone, anyway.

A Delicious Affair
Agora Spa
Andrew’s Cooking
Anheuser-Busch
BUtterfield 8 Restaurant & Lounge
Bad Louie’s Fudge
BevMax
Blue Lemon
Bobby Q’s Barbeque and Grill
Bull’s Head Market
Café D’Azur
Catering from the Hart
Cathy’s Biscotti
Chinese Mirch
Chocolations
Crazy Grapes
Dazzle Designs
DiMare Pastry Shop & Café
Dough Girl Baking Co.
Drinx Unlimited
Ducky Life Tea
Elegant Pots & Petals
Estrella Damm
Fairway Market
Fiesta Peruvian Restaurants
Galaxy Cookies
ING
Izzi B’s Allergen-Free Cupcakes
Kona Grill
La Piazza
Lisa Taubes Designs
Longford’s Own-Made Ice Cream
May-O-Sabi
Moon Doggie Coffee Roasters
Murphy’s Irish Stout
Nestlé Waters North America
Northeast Wine Brokers
Pellicci’s Ristorante
Plum Gems
Premier Designs Jewelry
Pure Dark
Restaurant Jean-Louis
Robeks
Rory’s
Shaklee
Shoprite Grade A
Silpada
Something Special, Flowers by Lisa
Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa
Stella & Dot
Suckerborne
Sweet Lisa’s Exquisite Cakes
Tabouli Grill
Tastefully Simple
Tavern on Main
Tawa Indian Cuisine
Ten Twenty Post Oyster Bar-Bistro
The Capital Grille
The Ginger Man
The Melting Pot Darien
The Olde Burnside Brewing Company
Tiger Beer
Watson’s Catering of Greenwich
Westfair Staffing LLC
ZYR Vodka

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Location:

The Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa
243 Tresser Boulevard
Stamford, CT 06901

Time:  6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Cost:  $45.00 In advance

$50.00 At the door

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