Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Benefit for Crisis Center North

Niki Campbell

Cocktails and Cuisine Benefit to Hold First Annual Caesar Salad Taste Off

Pittsburgh, PA – April, 2008 – Crisis Center North, a North Hills non-profit organization dedicated to stopping domestic violence, will be holding it’s first Annual Cocktails & Cuisine for Women in Crisis fundraiser, sponsored in part by UPMC Passavant. It is scheduled for May 8, 2008 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. at The Woodlands in Bradford Woods, Allegheny County.
The event will feature food samplings from local restaurants, wine and ale tastings, and the sounds of jazz singer Antoinette. Along with all the food and libations will be the Caesar Salad Taste Off where the Peoples Choice will be awarded. Representatives from the Pittsburgh Passion will be on hand as well as a silent auction for those last Mothers Day purchases!
Food purveyors, wineries and breweries include: Bravo!, Murials, Key Impact, Fresco’s, China Palace, Sweethouse Bake Shop, The Camelot, Erin’s Fine Foods, Ugandan Gold Coffee, Passport CafĂ©, Atrias, Kaleido Kone Creamery, Bella Frutteta, Stone Mansion, John Marshall Catering, Sweet Jane’s Shortbreads, Frank B. Fuhrer Wholesale, Yuengling, Great Lakes, Magic Hat & Harpoon, D’Andrea Wines, and Barefoot Wines.

Funds raised at the event will benefit Crisis Center North’s mission to end domestic violence and the critical programs and services they provide to victims. Those services include a 24-hour hotline, medical and legal advocacy for victims, and prevention education programs for schools and the community.

Tickets are on sale now and cost: $75 for VIP tickets and $50 for general admission. VIP tickets include a signature wine glass or beer stein and an entry into the grand prize drawing. To purchase, or for more information, call Crisis Center North at 412-364-6728 ex.16 or visit www.CrisisCenterNorth.org.

Editor’s Note: Crisis Center North covers a region that spans all of northern Allegheny County as well as areas west such as Moon, Coraopolis and Sewickley and east to Fox Chapel, Aspinwall and Millvale.

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