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Last year I was lucky enough to attend Cooking for a Cause, an evening of amazing food and drinks from the best Boston restaurants to raise money for the East End House. And this year I’m excited to attend the event again next Friday, March 30th.

The East End House is a non-profit organization that works to help families and individuals who are in need. They have child care programs, community programs, school programs, afterschool programs, an emergency food program, programs for seniors, and more.

Overall, a great organization, right?

The Cooking for a Cause event is held once a year (this year is its 9th), and it’s packed with — how do I put this — amazingness.

First, great things are being auctioned off in both the live and silent auctions. This year, the big ticket items are Five nights for two in Bermuda and Four nights in Italy. (And if I had a few big ones kicking around, I certainly would bid on those!)

But for those of us with smaller wallets, the silent auction is also a good way to give (and get). There are gift certificates to restaurants, gift baskets, a trip to the zoo, a signed Red Sox baseball, and much more.

AND SECOND.

The.

Food.

Like I said above, some seriously good faces from some of the best Boston restaurants will be at the event, including: Jody Adams from Rialto, Tony Maws from Craigie on Main, Jeremy Sewall from Island Creek Oyster Bar, Michael Leviton from Area Four, and more.

Some of the food whipped up last year included Octopus Crostini, Mango and Crab Salsa, Mojito Cupcakes, and more. To get you salivating, check out my post on the event from last year.

So naturally I’m excited to attend the event again this year, and I hope I’ll see some of you there! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the event page on East End House’s website.

Note: I will be attending Cooking for a Cause this year free of charge, courtesy of the East End House. This post is one of two about the event. All of the opinions on these two posts are my own.

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