“Two Paws Up” for this Dog-Friendly Food & Wine Event”
Get ready for the 5th Annual Fine Wines & Canines. This unique, dog-friendly food & wine event takes place Wednesday, April 10, at Royal Palm Place (at the Monument Piazza) in downtown Boca Raton, from 6:00 – 8:30pm
Sponsored by PROPEL this year’s festival features spectacular samplings from over two dozen local restaurants, including (so far): BierGarten, Blue Martini, Boca Breakfast Club, Chocolate Fountain, Deli on Rye, Dubliner, El Jefe Luchador, Estia, Fran's Chicken, Gimme A Burger, Italio, Juiceateria, La Stella's, Moonshine Molly's, Mississippi Sweets, Pasta Fever, Piattini Red Zone Pizza, Saquella Caffé, Spadini's Pizza, The Funky Biscuit, Twenty Twenty Grille, The Wishing Well, Vino, Zona Fresca, and more! To accompany all this fine fare, you can sip and savor unlimited wine tastings, thanks to the American Fine Wine Competition and Gala. The evening also features a Silent Auction, plus live entertainment from our very own backyard talents, the FAU Jazz Quartet, and songstress. Kendra Fulmer. And your four-legged friends will have fun too, with plenty of goodies and gifts to satisfy those canine cravings. You can even enter your pup in the Best Dressed contest.
Proceeds benefit a worthy cause, PROPEL (People Reaching Out to Provide Education and Leadership). PROPEL’s Executive Director Nhu Nguyen proudly notes, “Since the inception of Fine Wines & Canines, PROPEL has awarded over $100,000 in scholarships for local students to enroll in college, trade schools, and GED courses. It’s an incredible experience when we can guide a student to graduate high school and actually award them a scholarship to attend college.”
Tickets are $30 in advance, and $40 at the event. To purchase tickets or for more information, call (561) 955-8553, or visit www.propelyourfuture.org.
PROPEL (People Reaching Out to Provide Education and Leadership) is a dynamic, non-profit grassroots organization that helps at-risk youth in our community who need positive role models and support. PROPEL works with low-income students in our community to identify and reach a successful future outside of the at-risk environment in which they live. Its three-pronged approach connects children and teens with volunteer mentors/coaches/teachers, by focusing on academic advancement, sports and leadership achievement, and artistic growth.