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'A Taste of Troy' fundraiser draws 15 food purveyors

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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
  • Francesca’s
  • Jack’s Drive-In
  • Muddaddyflats
  • 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."

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