Friday, April 27, 2012

Forks & Corks: A Benefit for Harvesters

Last night, a record-setting 2,700 guests sampled delicacies from nearly 60 local restaurants and beverage purveyors who joined Harvesters to fight hunger at their annual fundraiser, Forks & Corks.  We were among the 2,700!

There are a lot of great organizations right here in Kansas City, and Harvesters is one of them.  Since 1979, they've been providing food to the hungry, as the areas only food bank.   I have volunteered with them in the past, sorting donated food or stuffing backpacks for school kids, and thought the Forks & Corks event would be a great way to support them...and try some new food at the same time!

The event started at 6:30pm.  We got our tickets from will-call at about 6:28, and rushed the line to be one of the first 20 or so people in the door.  We were hungry!


Not knowing what exactly we were getting ourselves in to, we started grabbing food as quickly as possible.  Bad move.  We kind of looked over the map of vendors and had a semi-game plan before hand, but that all went out the window with all the amazing looking foods right under our noses.

Some of our favorites (in no particular order):
The Drum Room

Gram & Dun

Best Regards Bakery

Zebra Room



Andres.  Best desserts ever.
The last thing we tried was a lemon meringue pie from Argosy casino.  It was SO awful that we both rushed to the nearest wine vendor.  Thank goodness for Ed Hardy Sangria.  I was honestly about to gag from the aftertaste of that...  And it was really about one of the only things I had all night that I didn't like.

We didn't take pictures of alot of the foods that we really enjoyed.  But I bet we tried probably 80% of the food vendors there...before we felt like this...

We ate just a little too much...

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