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Dillard University to…

Sep 17 - 17, 2014
MC Lyte will spend an evening discussing her new release "Dear John"… more

Funk Monkey featuring…

Sep 17 - 24, 2014
Join us for Funk Monkey featuring members of Bonerama. more

Grammy Award-winning…

Sep 17 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 17 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Lakefront Arena…

Sep 17 - 17, 2014
Demi Lovato's World Tour makes a stop at the Lakefront Arena - this will be one… more

Mark of the Feminine

Sep 17 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

New Orleans Fringe…

Sep 17 - Oct 15, 2014
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Pat O'Brien's Halfway…

Sep 17 - 17, 2014
The Leprechauns will make a mid-year appearance this year when Pat O'Brien's… more

The Victory Belles…

Sep 17 - 17, 2014
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

The Victory Belles…

Sep 17 - Nov 19, 2014
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The Victory Belles…

Sep 17, 2014 - Jun 24, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

Tom Gibbs presents…

Sep 17 - 17, 2014
Historian Tom Gibbs will examine the Battle of Peleliu and the toll it took on… more

True Colors Exhibition

Sep 17 - 18, 2014
This exhibition aims to represent people of all sexualities, genders, races and… more

White Glove Wednesdays

Sep 17 - 17, 2014
It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack in World… more

American Theater…

Sep 18 - 21, 2014
American Theatre Project of New Orleans (ATPNO) returns to Dillard University's… more

Dillard’s 2014 Brain…

Sep 18 - 18, 2014
Dillard University's 2014 Brain Food Lecture Series promises to serve up a… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 18 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 18 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Jazz in the Park

Sep 18 - Oct 30, 2014
Jazz in the Park returns for nine straight weeks this fall,  with a… more

Le Petit Theatre…

Sep 18 - 20, 2014
Just a week later, the popular Broadway comedy "Vanya and Sonia and Masha… more

Dillard University to…

Sep 17 - 17, 2014
MC Lyte will spend an evening discussing her new release "Dear John"… more

Hungry in the South: The 2011 SoFAB Gala

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:

Kelsey Parris
(504) 569-0405
kelsey@southernfood.org

Hungry in the South: The 2011 SoFAB Gala

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum’s fourth annual gala will be held on Friday, September 16 in New Orleans. Featuring great food from trendy and renowned Southern restaurants, delicious cocktails, and classic New Orleans music, the gala will welcome the public as well as distinguished panelists and speakers participating in the Hungry in the South Symposium to the museum.

The theme of the 2011 Symposium is Hungry in the South. This title is inspired by the USDA’s 2009 Food Insecurity Report which found that hunger is most prevalent in the southern United States. For more information about the symposium, please visit our website.

This year, the museum will hold a silent and live auction of one-of-a-kind culinary items, such as a pair of Mario Batali’s classic orange clogs, or personal dinners cooked by local chefs. Benefits from the auction will support the museum. SoFAB will also award a national leader for their public service and hunger relief efforts with The Humanitarian Award for Public Service. Christian Le Blanc, the Emmy-award winning actor, professional artist, and New Orleans resident, will preside as the Honorary Chairperson of the gala.

From 7 to 8 PM we will have a VIP reception for patron ticket holders. From 8 to 10 PM the general public will be welcomed into the museum to enjoy the food from restaurants such as Galatoire’s Restaurant, Broussard’s, the Dickie Brennan Restaurant Group ( The Palace Cafe, Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse, and Bourbon House), Cake Cafe and Bakery, Hubig’s Pies, SnoWizard Snoballs, The Carriage House and Twin Oaks Plantation, both from Natchez, Mississippi. Drinks will be available from the city’s best bars, as well as absinthe cocktails provided by Lucid Absinthe and beer from Lazy Magnolia Brewery in Mississippi. Stay tuned as we keep adding more fabulous places to our list.

We can’t talk about being hungry without doing something about it, so we will be collecting cans of food for the hungry during all of our events and during the week at the museum. All food collected will be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank.

Registration and cost information are available on the Southern Food and Beverage Museum website, www.southernfood.org. Interested in going to both the symposium and the gala? We have packaged tickets too!

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum was founded in 2004 and is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in New Orleans and dedicated to the discovery, understanding and celebration of the food, drink and related culture of the South. Its goal is to be a national resource focusing on the history of Southern food and beverages.

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