Leshner Del Rosario, who with his wife Sarah operates the award-winning Filipino food cart Orange Crunch (two-time winner of the CDBF Culinary Contest's top honors), has been busy for over a month, planning and recruiting partners for Breweries & Foodies, a fundraiser for Typhoon Haiyan relief in the Philippines. The deadly storm ravaged the country in September, but now, months later, the need for support is just as critical for regions that are rebuilding from scratch.
Breweries & Foodies takes place Sunday Feb. 23 from 4-9 pm at 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver, 80230.
It's a beer tasting event with great food (including Orange Crunch's awesome empanadas) and live music as well as a hip-hop dance performance by Hype 303, a favorite of the CDBF Cultural Unity and Main Performing Arts Stages.
Here's what you get for the admission cost ($45 in advance, $50 at the door):
*Custom event taster glass
*25 of Colorado's BEST and New Breweries (unlimited 2-3 oz taster pours as supply permits)
*6 AWESOME Food Trucks (tickets to sample from each food truck plus a surprise from one of the food trucks)
*Take pictures inside the cockpits of amazing aircraft from 6pm-8pm
*Giveaways throughout the night of amazing prizes
*Chance to bid in silent auction of donated items from artwork, UFC training, lift tickets to beer and gear from local breweries and some not available in CO
*Live music from renowned band HeyLady! and performance by Hype 303 Dance Crew
*Celebrity emcees from our local news
*Knowledge that the cost of your ticket goes directly to Philippine typhoon relief.
More details are on the event's Facebook Page.