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Taste for Giving Satisfies All Tastes

Gale Curcio
By Gale Curcio
Posted on Oct 19,2011
Filed Under Restaurants , Local Tastes,
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Photo by Gale Curcio<br /> <br />Stephanie Pace Brown, John and Joan Renner and Jeff Byron at Taste for Giving.
Photo by Gale Curcio
Stephanie Pace Brown, John and Joan Renner and Jeff Byron at Taste for Giving.

ALEXANDRIA, VA. - This year’s Taste for Giving at Old Town's Torpedo Factory had something for everyone.
 

Photo by Gale Curcio<br /> <br />Andrew Palmieri, Mayor Bill Euille and Mike Anderson
Photo by Gale Curcio
Andrew Palmieri, Mayor Bill Euille and Mike
Anderson

Guests who wanted to satisfy their urge for something spicy could check out La Tasca or Pork Barrel BBQ, while guests who wanted something hearty could grab a steak sandwich from Old Hickory Steakhouse or a meatball slider from one of the other vendors.

Alexandria Pastry Shop, Bittersweet and Ben & Jerry’s had plenty to satisfy the sweet tooth, and there was plenty more of everything else.

A silent auction gave guests plenty of opportunities to bid on gift certificates, jewelry, gift baskets and more, while the live auction had trips and wine packages.
 
Held at the Torpedo Factory and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Alexandria, the event attracted about 300 partygoers. Proceeds from the evening will be used to help local charities supported by the Alexandria Rotary.

Guests sampled food from 18 restaurants, among them Chadwicks, Chart House, Columbia Firehouse; Finn & Porter, Firehook, Hard Times Cafe, La Tasca; Laporta’s Restaurant; The Majestic; Old Hickory Steakhouse; Overwood; Pork Barrel BBQ; RedRocks Pizzeria; Tempo Restaurant; and Union Street Public House.

Photo by Gale Curcio<br /> <br />Gant Redmon led the live auction.
Photo by Gale Curcio
Gant Redmon led the live auction.

DelFosse Vineyards and Winery was the wine sponsor and music was provided by Dale Cinski, guitarist.
 
The Alexandria Rotary's Past President Gant Redmon, served as the auctioneer for the live auction.
 
And it was lively.  

For more information on the Rotary Club of Alexandria, visit http://www.alexandriarotary.org.


Photo by Gale Curcio<br /> <br />Dottie and Earl Reed from Doctors Express Mount Vernon.
Photo by Gale Curcio
Dottie and Earl Reed from Doctors Express
Mount Vernon.

Photo by Gale Curcio<br /> <br />Angel Mendoza, James O'Brien, Doug Baj and J.B. Knapp represented RedRocks Pizzeria.
Photo by Gale Curcio
Angel Mendoza, James O'Brien, Doug Baj and
J.B. Knapp represented RedRocks Pizzeria.


Photo by Gale Curcio<br /> <br />RedRocks Chef Angel Mendoza prepares crostinis with various spreads.
Photo by Gale Curcio
RedRocks Chef Angel Mendoza prepares
crostinis with various spreads.


Photo by Gale Curcio<br /> <br />Bittersweet offered a variety of sweets.
Photo by Gale Curcio
Bittersweet offered a variety of sweets.


Photo by Gale Curcio<br /> <br />Tempo Restaurant served up a tasty risotto.
Photo by Gale Curcio
Tempo Restaurant served up a tasty risotto.





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