Saturday, February 20, 2010

Empty Bowl Coming Up!

The Empty Bowl is a fundraiser for Beans Cafe, an Anchorage institution and a wonderful cause.  Follow the link to find out more about Beans Cafe and the Empty Bowl in general.  Tickets are $18, for which you get a handmade ceramic bowl and some soup and extremely good cornbread. 
A few things to be aware of:
  •  Bring cash for your tickets. I bought mine at Borders, and they wanted cash. 
  •  People line up early to get in, because the first thing you do is pick out your bowl.  If you do not care what kind of bowl you get, or if you don't want a bowl, save yourself some stress and go late. 
  • When you get in, you will find tables laden with ceramic bowls of varying styles.  Choosing one can be pretty daunting, but you'll find one you like.  They move pretty quick, so if you see one you love, don't hesitate! 
  • Also, when you go (and you really, really should), bring bunches of extra cash with you.  In addition to the meal, there are plenty of shopping opportunities at the event itself.  Last year there were bean soup mix bags and really nice T-shirts for sale. 
  • Also, you will have the opportunity to bid on some extremely nice pottery pieces made by local potters.  
 All these purchases also go to support Beans, which is well worth supporting.  Be a foodie with a heart - check out the Empty Bowl.  You'll be glad you did!

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