4th Annual Empty Bowls
On Saturday, January 25th, the 4rd Annual Empty Bowls lunch event was held at ULM’s Bayou Pointe Event Center in Monroe to benefit the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana. A sampling of signature dishes from mulitple area chefs were served, accompanied by live music, activities for kids and adults and a silent auction. 19 food vendors participated this year, and there was also face painting, a pottery demo, art, and a photobooth. The food vendors included: Parish Restaurant, Taste of India, The Good Earth Juice & Salad Bar, Health with Hope, The Fat Pelican, For His Temple Foods, Char 19, Thurman’s Food Factory, JAC’s Tailgaters, Dreux Coffee, The Spice & Tea Exchange, Grown & Grazed, Copeland’s of New Orleans, Newk’s Eatery, CC’s Coffee House, Braiz’n American Bar & Grill, Wing Stop, Little India, and Bayou Brew House. Guests left the event with their choice of a beautiful, hand-crafted bowl by a local artist as a reminder of all of the empty bowls in our community.