Great-Chefs-logo-10-FINAL-2015-with-tag-HR-865x1024The Great Chefs Event benefiting Alex’s Lemonade Stand and The Vetri Foundation

On Tuesday, June 9, The Great Chefs Event hosted by Chef Marc Vetri and Jeff Benjamin, co-founders of the Vetri Family restaurants and the Vetri Foundation for Children brings together more than 40 acclaimed chefs and mixologists from around the globe. Guests sample small plates prepared by each chef in the unique atmosphere of Urban Outfitters headquarters. In 2014, this event was attended by 1,200 guests and raised more than $750,000 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation & The Vetri Foundation for Children; for tickets visit: http://www.alexslemonade.org/campaign/great-chefs-event.

 

 

 

 

 

ALSFsquareAlex’s Lemonade Stands across the Nation

Alex’s Lemonade Days are held each year during the second weekend of June commemorating the time of year when Alexandra “Alex” Scott held her annual lemonade stand. Her supporters across the country carry on this tradition during Lemonade Days weekend, this year during the weekend of June 12 through June 14, holding thousands of lemonade stands and grassroots events – all dedicated to fighting childhood cancer! CBS 3 and the CW Philly will host their 14-hour televised fundraiser that kicks off Alex’s Lemonade Days. CBS television personalities lead the effort, with special segments featuring Alex Scott and other childhood cancer heroes and their families. For more information visit: http://www.alexslemonade.org/

Alex’s “Original” Lemonade Stand will also be taking place on June 13. An uplifting, fun-filled, family-friendly day of remembrance at the school Alex once attended; this event is complete with food, games, crafts and raffles, held by Alex’s family and friends to raise money for childhood cancer research.

 

BetterBurgerProject_logo-resizedThe James Beard Foundations (JBF) Better Burger Project

The Village Whiskey will be participating in The James Beard Foundations (JBF) Better Burger Project, a nationwide contest and challenge to make a “better burger” by blending ground meat with finely chopped, cultivated mushrooms to create a delicious, healthier, and more sustainable burger.

Chef de Cuisine Dave Conn has chosen to feature the Village Whiskey Woodland Jewel

Mushroom Burger, with Donko Shiitake Jus, Roasted Vidalia Onion, Shelburne Aged Farmhouse Cheddar ($21) to showcase a healthier burger, from now through July 31. Blending meat with mushrooms reduces calories, fat, and sodium while adding important nutrients like vitamin D, potassium, and B vitamins. A blended burger also brings more sustainable, plant-based items to menus allowing Americans to enjoy the taste and flavor of the burgers they love, knowing it’s a healthier and more sustainable preparation. America will vote for its favorites through an Instagram-based social media challenge. Diners can vote and support the Better Burger Project™ by visiting participating restaurants until July 31 and ordering the “better burger”; see participating restaurants at www.betterburgerproject.org.

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