Nov 2009

Eat My Blog: A Charity Bake Sale

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Angelenos with a penchant for gourmet sweets are invited to attend the first ever “Eat My Blog” bake sale on Saturday, December 5th from 10 AM to 4 PM at Zeke’s Smokehouse in West Hollywood.

“Eat My Blog” will feature over 800 baked goods, including classic whoopie pies, pumpkin swirl brownies, bacon apple pie, and black sesame cupcakes with matcha frosting. [See full menu here.] All proceeds from this tasty event will be donated to the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank.

See below for the official press release, which includes a list of participating bloggers. For more information, contact me at cathy37 [at] gmail [dot] com. I hope to see you there!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LOS ANGELES FOOD BLOGGERS TO GIVE BACK TO THOSE IN NEED WITH A CHARITY BAKE SALE ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5TH
Bloggers to donate 100% of sales to the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank

LOS ANGELES (November 11, 2009) – Angelenos with a penchant for gourmet sweets are invited to attend the first ever Eat My Blog bake sale on Saturday, December 5th. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Zeke’s Smokehouse in West Hollywood (7100 Santa Monica Boulevard) will generously host this event on their outdoor patio where Eat My Blog will feature over 800 baked goods including classic whoopie pies, pumpkin swirl brownies, handmade macarons, and black sesame cupcakes with matcha frosting. Challenge Dairy is the official butter sponsor of the event.

In addition, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® will be featuring a selection of hot beverages to help wash down all of those scrumptious sweet treats! All proceeds from this tasty event will be donated to the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank and help raise a greater awareness for those looking to give back to the Los Angeles community.

“Eat My Blog is an opportunity for the blogging community to give back to those in need,” said Cathy Danh, author of Gastronomy Blog and founder of Eat My Blog. “If this event goes well, we plan to make it a biannual occurrence.”

“It’s a way to connect with our readers in an intimate and real way,” said Diana Hossfeld, author of Diana Takes a Bite and a member of the Eat My Blog organizing committee. “It’s Tastespotting come to life – for a cause that is near and dear to our hearts.”

About the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank

The Los Angeles Regional Foodbank is a nonprofit charitable organization that has been mobilizing resources to fight hunger in the community since 1973. The organization is at the heart of a charitable food distribution network that includes nearly 900 agency sites in Los Angeles County. For more information, visit //www.lafightshunger.org/

About Zeke’s Smokehouse BBQ

Zeke’s Smokehouse opened its doors in Montrose, CA in November 2002 and branched out to a second location in West Hollywood in June 2004. Zeke’s delivers the kind of authentic barbecue dishes one would find in Kansas City, Memphis, or Greensboro, North Carolina. For more information, visit //www.zekessmokehouse.com/

About Challenge Dairy Products, Inc.

Challenge Dairy Products is a family-owned cooperative association responsible for the marketing and distribution of dairy products that have maintained a tradition for natural, quality dairy products since 1911. Challenge is the largest selling brand of butter in the Western United States. It is real butter at its very best. For more information, visit //www.challengedairy.com/.

Participating Bloggers:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THIS WEEKEND LOS ANGELES FOOD BLOGGERS RAISED OVER $3,000 FOR THE LOS ANGELES FOODBANK AT ZEKE’S SMOKEHOUSE

LOS ANGELES (December 7, 2009) – Doing good never tasted so good! On Saturday, December 5th, Eat My Blog hosted the first ever blogger bake sale at Zeke’s Smokehouse in West Hollywood.  Eat My Blog featured over 600 baked goods including classic whoopie pies, pumpkin swirl brownies, handmade macarons, and black sesame cupcakes with matcha frosting.   After selling over 1,500 sweet treats to local Angelenos and featuring The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s® holiday blend brewed coffee and hot cocoa, Eat My Blog raised over $3,000 to donate to the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank.

“Eat My Blog was very excited to reach our fundraising goal and we hope to top it the next time around,” said Cathy Danh, author of Gastronomy Blog and founder of Eat My Blog. “Since this event was such a success we plan to do another one in Summer 2010.”

“This event was a great opportunity to connect with our readers in an intimate way,” said Diana Hossfeld, author of Diana Takes a Bite and a member of the Eat My Blog organizing committee. “It was incredible to see this thing come together and watch so many tasty treats and people come together.”

About the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank

The Los Angeles Regional Foodbank is a nonprofit charitable organization that has been mobilizing resources to fight hunger in the community since 1973. The organization is at the heart of a charitable food distribution network that includes nearly 900 agency sites in Los Angeles County. For more information, visit //www.lafightshunger.org/

About Zeke’s Smokehouse BBQ

Zeke’s Smokehouse opened its doors in Montrose, CA in November 2002 and branched out to a second location in West Hollywood in June 2004. Zeke’s delivers the kind of authentic barbecue dishes one would find in Kansas City, Memphis, or Greensboro, North Carolina. For more information, visit //www.zekessmokehouse.com/

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13 thoughts on “Eat My Blog: A Charity Bake Sale

  1. Foodhoe – The goods will not be made available online. However, I encourage SF bloggers to hold their own EAT MY BLOG! Let’s take this little bake sale global!

  2. Thanks for the opportunity to bring goodies to share. I can think of no combo plate that’s better than food, fun and a good cause.

    Cheers!

    Carol

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