How many rubber chickens have you choked down for a good cause? That’s too many, my friend. Here’s an excellent cause to support and the food is guaranteed to be amazing. On Saturday, February 5, Project Transitions will host a series of eighteen dinners in private homes throughout Austin to raise money for people and families living with HIV/AIDS in Central Texas. It’s $100 a person—that’s a deal, people—and not only will you be incredibly well fed, you will get the see the inside of a really interesting Austin home (how could you pass that up?). A few months back I went to a preview dinner for the press with the theme “Going Quackers” and we feasted on deviled duck eggs, smoked duck breast on bruschetta with a fig and walnut tapenade, and sweet corn “shots” with duck cracklings—and that was just the hors d’oeuvres! Best of all: No rubber chicken! (No rubber duckie, either.) Just to give you an idea, the real dinners include “Charleston: Down Home—Hot and Haute,” “All Good Veggies Go to Heaven,” “Night of the Piranha” (let’s hope there’s not an associated James Bond theme), and “Krewe of Afrodite: Our Own Funky Mardi Gras.” And the list goes on. It’s very easy to sign up—just call (512) 454-8646 or go to projecttransitions.org/events/guess-who.html. You can find out where the funds go and pick out your dinner (seats are limited and they do tend to sell out, so don’t put this off).
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