A wide variety of Troy area restaurants has been lined up for the 4th annual "A Taste of Troy," a fundraiser for, the Hope 7 Community Center’s food pantry and youth program.
The event is set for 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at the Franklin Terrace Ballroom, 126 Campbell Avenue.
- B-rad’s Bistro & Catering
- Brunswick BBQ & Brew
- The Congress Cafe
- The Cookie Factory
- The Eatery at Carol’s Place
- Jack’s Drive-In
- Red Front Restaurant
- Slidin’ Dirty
- Spill’n the Beans Coffeehouse & Bistro
- Sweet Sues
- Villa Valenti Pub
- Wandering Dago Food Truck & Catering
- X’s to O’s Vegan Bakery
In addition to fare from the restaurants, specialty vendors, beverages, raffles and live music will be included. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Tickets are available at Carol's Place, Aurora's Boutique, DeMeo's Discount Wine & Liquor, and at Hope 7, located at 596 Pawling Avenue on Troy's East Side.
Hope 7 is named for its building, the onetime Hope 7 Firehouse. The organization began in 1968 as the East Side Neighborhood Recreation Center Inc. When the firehouse was closed by the city, Hope 7 shared the premises with a branch of the city library. It now is the sole occupant. Hope 7 states its mission "is to provide life essential and enhancing services in a nurturing and non-preferential manner, to promote self-sufficiency, personal growth, and commitment to serving one's community."