Epic Tempeh Taco Challenge
EPIC TEMPEH TACO CHALLENGE
Local food company and chefs come together to support local efforts to end hunger
Tofu usually gets the spotlight, but to be truly epic, vegetarian connoisseurs look to tempeh. That's what organizers of last year's Epic Tempeh Reuben Challenge found out when more than 250 folks showed up for an afternoon of entertainment, refreshment, and, of course, delicious food. Based on the enthusiasm for that event, the same crew has come together to produce this year's EPIC TEMPEH TACO CHALLENGE on October 13 from 2:00 to 6:00 at the Asheville Music Hall. Each $15 ticket includes the chance to sample tacos from 10 different restaurants as well as drinks charitably contributed by Highland Ales and Buchi Kombucha.
Neo Burrito, Rosetta's Kitchen, Westville Pub, One Stop Deli, Trailhead, Local Taco, Over Easy Cafe, Thirsty Monk, Native Kitchen, and Green Sage will all be offering contest entries using tempeh charitably contributed by Smiling Hara Tempeh. All of the proceeds from the event will benefit MANNA FoodBank. "As a local food company, we have received incredible support from this community," said Sarah Yancey of Smiling Hara. "This is our opportunity to give back in a way that speaks to our greatest passion: feeding people."
According to recent studies, almost 15% of people in Western North Carolina don't get enough food on a regular basis to live a healthy life. "It's ridiculous that, in the United States, we have so many people who are struggling to put food on the plate," said J. Clarkson, an event organizer. "Not to mention that 27% of children in our community are growing up in homes where there is not enough to eat." Every dollar raised at the Epic Tempeh Taco Challenge will allow MANNA to provide enough food for three meals. "We could not pass up the opportunity to be a part of such an exciting event that also makes a terrific impact," said Katherine Powell of the Asheville Music Hall.
The Epic Tempeh Taco Challenge brings local food producers and local restaurants together to support local efforts to end hunger. June Thomas, an event organizer and partner in the Nine Mile restaurants, said her involvement is personal, "Of course, we don't want anyone to leave our restaurant hungry, and we don't want kids in our community to go to bed hungry either. This event gives us the chance to try new, delicious foods while working to make sure that everyone eats."
Asheville Music Hall (View)
31 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
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