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Artist Spotlight…

Mar 30 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

Edgar Degas: The…

Mar 30 - May 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

EN MAS’: Carnival and…

Mar 30 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

George Porter Jr. Trio

Mar 30 - 30, 2015
Join us for live entertainment  at the Maple Leaf Bar featuring George… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

Mar 30 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

M.S. Rau Antiques…

Mar 30 - May 4, 2015
Long established and leading art, antiques and jewelry specialist M.S. Rau… more

Preservation Jazz…

Mar 30 - 30, 2015
Live New Orleans Jazz Nightly! more

Tennessee Williams:…

Mar 30 - May 31, 2015
Tennessee Williams was one of the most admired playwrights of the 20th century.… more

The New Orleans…

Mar 30 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… more

Voices Not Forgotten…

Mar 30 - 31, 2015
Many of us have heard our elders talking about the great music and fancy dances… more

Kikuo Saito at…

Mar 31 - Apr 4, 2015
Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present a selection of works from New York… more

Lydia's Purple Cloth…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
Quilting continues! We're excited to have more time to work on creations… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Purchased Lives: New…

Mar 31 - Jul 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Apr 1 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

Opera on Tap

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Now in its 8th season, Opera on Tap - New Orleans is attracting people from… more

Smoker's World…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Join us at the Maple Leaf Bar for Smoker's World featuring Eric… more

The Victory Belles…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

YLC Wednesday at the…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
The 12-week concert series takes place in downtown New Orleans at Lafayette… more

Exhibition Opening -…

Apr 2 - 2, 2015
Self-Taught, Outsider and Visionary Art will showcase works from the Ogden… more

Artist Spotlight…

Mar 30 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… 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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