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A Taste That Matters to Benefit Northern Illinois Food Bank

Hundreds will gather together this Thursday to experience and support Northern Illinois Food Bank’s inaugural culinary event, A Taste That Matters presented by Jewel-Osco.

The event will be held at 6:00 p.m., at Drury Lane Oakbrook and will feature 20 of the top Chicago-area restaurants, a silent auction, and entertainment. Proceeds benefit Northern Illinois Food Bank in its mission of providing food for hungry neighbors across 13 Illinois counties.

Among the restaurants offering tastings of their favorite dishes are: Antico Posto, Black Steer Charhouse, Buca di Beppo, Constellation Brands, Cuddle Cupcakes, Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace, E&J Gallo, Emilio’s Tapas, Eyrie Restaurant (Robert Morris University), Glen Prairie, Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse, Heaven on Seven, jimmy’s Charhouse, Jo Snow Syrups, Meson Sabika, Miss Dottie’s Pound Cake, Mon Ami Gabi, RA Sushi Bar, Redstone American Grill, Reel Club, Starfruit Café, Steve Buresh’s Cheesecake Store, SugarToad at the Hotel Arista, The Capital Grille, The Grotto, The Winery Exchange, Weber Grill and Wildfire.

Guests may bid on amazing Silent Auction items, which include a six night African photographic safari package for two at Zulu Nyala Game Lodge; a round of golf for three at Rich Harvest with Jim Oberweis, Sr.; three flat screen TVs; your choice of seven Kindle fire packages; four tickets to see the Broadway hit “The Book of Mormon;” several vacation packages to Michigan and Florida; a two-hour flying trapeze class at the Trapeze School of New York; Kane County Cougar’s Party Suite for 20; and a private dinner with TV Celebrity Chef, Shannon Kinsella.

Tickets are $200 each, and are available by calling Northern Illinois Food Bank at 630-443-6910, or online at

A member of Feeding America, Northern Illinois Food Bank is a non-profit organization that engages the community in a commitment to feed our hungry neighbors. Across 13 counties, food manufacturers, local groceries, corporations, foundations, and individuals come together to donate food and funds, and evaluate and repack food for distribution to Northern Illinois Food Bank’s 600 network partners – the food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and youth and senior feeding programs that serve more than 60,000 different people each week. That commitment provided 29 million meals last year to those in need. Find out how you can Volunteer – Donate – Get Involved at

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