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Wine World & Spirits joins U-District Food Bank for Chili Cook-Off

I’m a huge proponent of the University Food Bank (well, any food bank).  And those of you who know we well know that I’m also a proponent of beer and wine. So I’m thrilled to pass along that Wine World and Spirits has teamed up with the U-District Food Bank for the second annual Chili Cook-Off.

The Cook-Off will be held on Sunday, March 3rd from 2pm to 5pm at Wine World and Spirit’s private ballroom, with proceeds benefiting the food bank.  Tickets are $10 and include your chili tastes plus 5 drink tickets to sample local beers and wines that have been selected to pair with the chili.

Men, that’s probably all you need to read – buy your ticket here or at the door.

Ladies, if you still need a little tempting, this is the part where I get to tell you that the chili will be judged by Seattle firefighters.   And yes, I know that’s a totally sexist comment and I don’t really care.  FIREFIGHTERS.

Wine World & Spirits is located at 400 NE 45th.

Tickets now Available for U-District Food Bank’s Annual Benefit Auction

With a ” Give Aloha” theme, this years annual Benefit Auction for the University District Food Bank will be held October 6th from 5:30pm to 10pm at St Demetrios Church in Montlake.

The auction, now in its 17th year, is part of the food bank’s Take a Bite Out of Hunger campaign.  A champagne preview is available from 5:30 to 6pm, with the silent auction from 6 to 7 with wine and appetizers.  Dinner is served at 7pm, and the live auction begins at 7:30.

Tickets are $70 if you purchase before September 6th ($80 afterwards), and you can buy them online here.  You can also purchase Patron tickets for $125, which gives you upgrade wine and other benefits.

Some of the items available to bid on include cello lessons and a stay at a Hawaiian condo, plus a hands-on cooking demo from Tom Douglas.

The food bank distributed 2.3 million pounds of food in 2011 and helped to feed over 55,000 families, with the same needs anticipated this year.