This Thursday at the Coconut Grove, forget what Miss Manners says. Go ahead and slurp your soup, because you’ll want to taste as many of the delicious soups as possible that will be lined up for the Homeless Services Center’s 12th Annual Soup Line Supper.
Santa Cruz County’s best restaurants and bakeries are all pitching in for this tasty fundraiser, including , , , , and .
Here are just a few examples of what they’ll be ladling up on Thursday:
As they do every year, will serve Chef Sam Yanez’s minestrone. Owner Bob Cornell said, “The soup is really popular. People tell us they love it, so there’s no reason to change.”
Two other soups you won’t want to miss are the Corn & Clam Chowder and the Tomato Bisque prepared by Chef Ruben Partida of .
Stagnaro Bros. chefs also know how to whip up a mean clam chowder, and they’ll be serving theirs New England style. Rob McPherson said the seafood market and restaurant will donate five gallons of the award-winning soup.
Boy, I’m getting my soup bowl and spoon ready. How about you?
Baked Goodies, too!
Wouldn’t some bread go great with your soup? And some dessert would top everything off just right.
will provide its scrumptious francese rolls. And your sweet tooth will be thrilled with the ’s 432 cookies, which feature six mouth-watering flavors: chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, peanut butter, lemon drop, snicker doodle and Dr. Midnight—the chocoholic’s dream, an all-chocolate cookie with chocolate chips. Ashley Elliot of the Pacific Cookie Co. said, “We’ve been doing this fundraiser for many, many years, and we’ll continue to support it.”
That’s Not All
The event will also feature auction items donated by local businesses and include trips to Kauai and Tahoe, private plane rides, fun stuff from and EcoGoods, and tickets to the San Francisco Opera.
The entire event will be rounded out by live music from Sweet Jam, described as “spirit heart rock.”
All this—your fill of delicious soups and baked goods, live music and an auction (which is as much fun to watch as participate in) —for $25 per person or $50 per family.
Support a Worthy Cause
We’ve all witnessed the rise of homelessness the past several years, and the Homeless Services Center provides a home to those who would otherwise be sleeping on the streets. Without the worry of shelter and food, and with the counseling, job referrals and other services provided by the center, many once-homeless people have seen their lives turned around.
To read more about the center, and to purchase your tickets online, visit the Homeless Services Center’s website. For tickets, click on the “Donate Now” button and choose “Soupline” from the program designations. You can also call 831-458-6020 x2101.
The event will take place at the Coconut Grove, at the , Thursday from 5-7 p.m.