Friday, August 07, 2009

August 15, 2009 Fill your plate for two good causes: The 3rd Annual Taste of Beacon & The Clearwater Wine & Chocolate Sail

Beacon will be hosting two separate tasteful events benefitting two worthwhile organizations in town next Saturday.
I've mentioned in the past that I'm a board member of the Beacon Community Center, and the BCC is the beneficiary for proceeds from the 3rd Annual Taste of Beacon which will be taking place on the 15th fromm 1 to 4 pm in the parking lot of the Piggy Bank at 446 Main St.  The Taste of Beacon will bring together several of Beacon's eateries and resident chefs in one place for your sampling pleasure.  
Taste of Beacon Partner restaurants include:  Beacon Bagel, The Piggy Bank, Homespun, Max's on Main, Cheesecake Annie's, Ambrosia (Jamaican Spice), Cup and Saucer Tea Room, Mr. Diaz's Kebabs, Home Cooking New York - Jennifer Clair, Poppy's, Common Ground Farm, Pleasant Ridge II, Sukothai, Zora Dora's, Zuzu's
Tickets for Taste of Beacon :  $25 for individuals, $40 for admission for two. 
Children under 12 are free.
For information on the event and how to buy tickets, email or call 845-831-6180.  Updated information can also be found at the T.O.B. facebook event page
(While you're there, consider becoming a fan of BCC to stay apprised of upcoming events and programs.)
Now the kicker:  I'll be giving away one admission-for-two ticket (a $40 value, mind you.) 
Here's how it works:  Just send me an email at with TOB Ticket Giveaway in the subject line before 8pm on Wednesday, August 12.  The winner's name will be picked at random from my Stepmom's Grandfather Herb's hat and announced on that same evening.  
So get those emails in....It should go without saying, but I'm saying it anyway, only enter if you know that you can and will attend Taste of Beacon.  And, if you don't win, we'd still love to see you there.  It's for a good cause, ya know.  Finally, if you want to buy tickets, you can also email me and I'll hook you up.
Please note:  Taste of Beacon is taking place from 1-4pm, not 1-6 as previously advertised.

As if that wasn't enough indulgement for a good cause, The Sloop Clearwater will be hosting a Wine and Chocolate Tasting Sail from 6-9pm on, also on Aug 15.  All proceeds from the sail will benefit Clearwater's envronmental education and advocacy work.
The Clearwater will sail out of the Beacon Ferry Dock, Red Flynn Drive.
Tickets:  $75 for adults, $25 for children under 12 (I think that because consume less wine) Just kidding. JUST KIDDING! I can assure you children aboard will not be served wine. But, they will be treated to the traditional jazz stylings of the Perry Beekman Trio.
Partition Street Wine Shop and Lucky Chocolates, both of Saugerties will be serving up the evening's fare.
Call Catherine at Clearwater - 845.454.7673 x107 to make reservations.  
Sounds to me like you could live one heck of a gourmand's fantasy by taking in both of these great events.

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