Eat for a Cause at the Haitian Empty Bowl Fundraiser in Lake Worth April 9

A food event where guests walk the streets of downtown Lake Worth with ceramic bowl in hand requesting tastings? Sounds like a scene from Oliver Twist, but it's the second-annual Haitian Empty Bowl fundraiser hosted by Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery and the Downtown Cultural Alliance of Lake Worth.

The festival featuring tasting samples from 15 Lake Worth eateries will take place April 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Created to benefit Haitian children impacted by the devastating

earthquake, last year's event raised more than $5,000. This year, all proceeds

will go to a nonprofit arts-based organization -- the Art Creation

Foundation for Children -- benefiting children in need in Jacmel, Haiti.

Participating eateries include La Bonne Bouche, the Cottage, Java Juice

Bar, Taco Lady, TooJay's, Rita's Italian Ice, Havana Hideout, Kilwin's,

Nature's Way, Paws on the Avenue (doggy treats), Rum Shack, Downtown

Pizza, Dolce Vita, Dave's Last Resort and Raw Bar, Brogue's, Rotelli's,

and Fiorentina.

Pick your favorite handcrafted ceramic bowl from more than 500 donated by Palm Beach artists for $25 ($35 each day of event, or four bowls for $80) and take it to participating vendors for a sample of culinary delights.

Those with a hankering for wine can stop by Dolce Vitata for tastings.

Don't have a dog sitter?

No worries; even pets will be fed a treat if you take a bowl to Paws on

the Avenue.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, 605 Lake Ave. in downtown Lake Worth. Call 561-588-8344.

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