Come Join Us – Food For Thought 2013

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The Park Slope Civic Council is thrilled to be planning our second annual “Food for Thought” fundraiser on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. to support our education scholarship program! Our first event was a huge success and we’re hoping to make this year’s fundraiser even better. There will be outstanding food from local restaurants, drinks, music, mingling and lively conversation, all to support a worthy cause. Each year, the Civic Council awards three education scholarships to outstanding high school seniors graduating from each of the Secondary Schools at John Jay High School who exhibit exceptional commitment to community service. Last year, the event raised approximately $15,000, which helped expand our scholarship program, increasing each award from $1,000 to $1,500.  Our goal is to establish an endowment for the scholarships from the surplus funds raised by the event in future years.

Tickets are $75 until Oct 6 and $100 thereafter, so don’t wait!
Sorry, we cannot accept credit cards at the door on the event night.

The following restaurants will be participating at this year’s event:

  • al di la trattoria, offering up Venetian-inspired food since 1998
  • Amorina, serving excellent, artisanal thin-crust, Roman pizza and hearty pastas
  • Backyard ,  offering new American cuisine
  • Beast, offering a non-traditional, American spin on Mediterannean Tapas
  • Benchmark, featuring a New American menu focused on pasture-raised animals and locally-grown produce
  • Dinosaur BBQ, offering Kansas City-style bar-be-que
  • Du Jour Bakery, fresh baked pastries, breads, and a cafe serving soups, salads and sandwiches for lunch and weekend brunch
  • Farmigo, dedicated to creating a healthy alternative food system that provides fresh, local, affordable and sustainable food for generations to come
  • Fort Reno BBQ, which serves cocktails, barbeque with house-smoked meats, and American comfort food;
  • Naturally Delicious, a boutique-style caterer that offers imaginative, seasonally inspired menus;
  • Palo Santo, which explores Latin market cooking and incorporates ingredients from its rooftop garden;
  • Rose Water, a seasonal American restaurant, with a commitment to working with local, regional, organic and seasonably raised foods
  • Runner and Stone, a neighborhood bakery, restaurant, and bar featuring local ingredients that are grown, produced, packaged and transported in a responsible manner
  • Scottadito Osteria Toscana, traditional Tuscan cuisine made with sustainably grown ingredients;
  • Stone Park Café, a contemporary American restaurant emphasizing seasonal ingredients;
  • Trois Pommes Patisserie, creating artisanal pastries, pies, cakes, sorbets and ice cream

Wines, spirits and soft drinks will be provided:

Our sponsors are: Assemblymember James Brennan, KQDesign, Lion in the Sun – Park Slope’s Paperie, Park Slope Day Camp, and M&T Bank.  Tickets are on sale for $75 per person and are available now.

For questions or more information, please contact the Outreach Committee at: or 718-369-4006.