Riverside rises to challenge for local charity

May 14, 2018 by  

For local foodies who enjoy good food, brew and wine competitions, the 2nd annual Pub & Grub Challenge will be for men who cook, and for everyone who likes to eat and drink.

Teams will be vying for title of Best Brew and Best Dish. Award categories will be People’s Choice for Best Dish, a Critics’ Award for Best Dish, and awards for Best BBQ, Dessert, Booth, Best use of Citrus and Best Vegetarian Dish. Then there will be the elite category Best of the Best. Brewers will compete for two awards – Critic’s Choice and People’s Choice.

Guests will get unlimited tastings with the price of admission. Children under 12 will get in free.

The event will also have live entertainment and a Kids’ Zone. local businesses, nonprofit organizations, community associations and individuals will be donating baskets for the silent auction. Local retail, artists, craft, gourmet and specialty food vendors will be selling cash-and-carry goods. Attendees who like a special vendor’s goods or food will want to get the vendor’s business card for future transactions.

Each sponsor that opts for special sponsorship opportunities may have its business’s logo design on tasting glasses, games, volunteer, and staff T-shirts, lanyards, wristbands or at a vendor table.

The Pub & Grub will be at the Riverside Medical Clinic parking lot, 7117 Brockton Avenue from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Saturday, May 19. Proceeds will go to support programs and services for our local homeless.