I love this time of year in Nashville. It seems like there’s a continuous stream of food events and most of them benefit a local charity. Generous Helpings is an annual event featuring tastings of appetizers, entrees, and desserts from local restaurants, as well as fine wines and specialty beers from local distributors. This year, it’s on Thursday, May 17th at 5:30 p.m. at the Nashville Farmers’ Market. The best part about Generous Helpings is that all proceeds benefit Middle Tennessee’s Table, Second Harvest Food Bank‘s grocery rescue program. This program rescues and redistributes nearly 5 million pounds of food from more than 200 grocery stores annually. That’s an impressive amount of food saved each year!
Tickets for Generous Helpings are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Quite a bargain when you see the list of restaurants that are participating:
Amerigo Italian Restaurant
Chappyâ€™s on Church
Fish & Co.
F. Scottâ€™s Restaurant and Jazz Bar
Jeniâ€™s Splendid Ice Creams
Kickinâ€™ Coffee and Tea
Kohana Japanese Restaurant
Kroger Chef Shoppes
Marche Artisan Foods
Margot CafÃ© & Bar
Nashville State Community College Culinary Arts
Porta Via Italian Kitchen
Porter Road Butcher
Provence Breads and CafÃ©
Riffâ€™s Fine Street Food
Second Harvest Food Bank Culinary Arts Center
Sol on Main
Sweet 16th Bakery
The Bloomy Rind
The Local Taco
The Mad Platter
The Turnip Truck
The Wild Hare
Are you drooling yet? It’s a great opportunity to sample food from your favorite restaurants or restaurants you’ve never tried, and you’re helping a fantastic local charity!
For one lucky reader, I’ve got two tickets to this year’s Generous Helpings!
1. Mandatory Entry: Join Second Harvest’s email list at secondharvestmidtn.org and leave a comment on this post saying you did so.
Optional entries: For up to three additional entries, do any of the following and leave a separate comment for each optional entry you do.
2. Like Second Harvest on Facebook.
3. Follow Second Harvest on Twitter.
4. Follow So, How’s It Taste on Twitter and tweet the following: “Win tickets to Generous Helpings benefitting @2HarvestMidTN from @SoHowsItTaste! http://bit.ly/helpings”
Contest ends on Friday, May 11th at 5 p.m. central. Please make sure you enter a valid email address as an alternate winner will be chosen if I donâ€™t hear from you within 48 hours. Good luck!
Congratulations to comment #6 from Heather!
I know you’re going to enjoy the event!
Winner chosen using Random.org