Nutritionists are always trying to take all the fun out of life. We were once told to drink milk for our bones, but dairy (forget ice cream) is now a no-no to many health advocates for its alleged inflammatory properties. To many, sugar is the devil incarnate. Heck, even kale is said to have negative effects due to its high level of goitrogens, which are said to negatively impact the thyroid. And then there’s gluten. The once-integral part of humanity’s diet for centuries has been lambasted for causing all sorts of health issues. Maybe you care. Maybe you don’t. Either way, if you’re looking to justify fulfilling that carb-craving by helping out a good cause, consider Andy’s 13th Annual Pasta Dinner at the Signature Grand on Sunday.
Benefiting LifeNet4Families, the event offers the chance to sit in on an old-fashioned, family-style Sunday supper. It includes a silent auction for the adults and kid-friendly activities including a game room and raffles. Former Miami Dolphin Joe Rose is hosting as master of ceremonies. Over the past 12 years, the dinner has raised more than $500,000 for the charity and has provided more than 500,000 meals for those in need — see, it’s carb-loading for charity. It takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. Adult tickets cost $50, which includes one kid under 13. Additional children cost $20 each. The Signature Grand is located at 69000 W. State Road 84 in Davie. Visit andyspastadinner.com.
Sun., Feb. 8, 2015