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August 23, 2010

If you by chance find yourself in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania this evening you’ll want to consider taking your evening meal at Starfish Brasserie ( – 51 W. Broad Street) where they’re hosting a fundraiser for the Gulf Coast using sustainable seafood found in that region.

This more landlocked seafood restaurant helmed by Kristofor Sandholm is dedicated to promoting sustainable seafood and, after much conversation with their compassionate patrons, Sandholm and his staff felt compelled to do something for the fishermen on the Gulf Coast and to promote clean and safe fishing in the region. Beginning at 6:00 p.m. tonight the $50 four course meal will be served (including: seaweed seared yellow fin tuna, mahi mahi with lobster mushrooms, and drumfish with okra and more) with an option for adding on a wine course at just another $25 per person.

Sandholm says from the kitchen, “We are doing this because of our business being a sustainable seafood restaurant. Not only do I have strong feelings towards what happened in the Gulf but a large majority of our guests feel the same way. They started asking us questions immediately about our impact on seafood choices as soon as the tragic event took place.”

This one night special event has room for just 100 guests with all the proceeds from the dinner, and a silent auction, going to sea conservation organization, Oceana ( Also on hand will be Sean Dimin, the co-founder of Sea2Table (, local musician Dan DeChellis, and guest chef Bun Lai of Miya’s Sushi ( – New Haven, CT). Sandholm concludes, “We are hoping to bring in around 6500 to 7000 dollars for a donation to Oceana. Right now we are hoping and waiting to see what happens with the latest shrimp harvest from yesterday.”

To get more information about tonight’s dinner, the restaurant and the causes they support call (610) 332-8888, or email



May 10, 2010

Get your tickets to Taste of the Nation NYC
All photos by Karen Wise

Share Our Strength’s annual Taste of the Nation NYC( event is just days (seven to be exact) away (May 17th at the Grand Hyatt 109 East 42nd Street, NYC). It’s not too late to get your tickets to this evening of fine food, spirits and wines that celebrates the best New York City chefs and mixologists have to offer as they gather to put an end to childhood hunger across America.

With an opportunity to sample tastes from over 50 of Manhattan’s top restaurants represented (including: Aquavit, Artisanal, Asia de Cuba, Bar Jamon, Blue Hill, Brasserie Les Halles Casa, Mono, Centrico, Dirt Candy, Eleven Madison Park, Felidia, Gramercy Tavern, Hill Country, ilili, Jean-Georges, Landmarc, Matsugen, Oceana, Picholine, Porter House, Pure Food and Wine, Rickshaw Dumpling Bar, Riingo, Rouge Tomate, Scarpetta, South Gate, Telepan, The Oak Room, The Stanton Social, Tribeca Grill), mix and mingle with the hottest chefs and mixologists, and bid on luxury epicurean and travel experiences this will once again be another memorable evening.

Last year thousands were raised to end childhood hunger but sadly the problem persists; join your fellow f&b industry colleagues to put an end to kids going to bed hungry once and for all.

For more information about Share Our Strength and Taste Of the Nation, and to purchase tickets go to:

100% of ticket sales support Share Our Strength’s efforts to end childhood hunger.

VIP Admission $375 7:00-10:30
Regular Admission $275 8:00-10:30
Power Couple Admission $1000 7:00 -10:30
Virtual Tables $7,500, $5,000 $2.500

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