Dining for Art Goes South
February 5 @ 6 p.m.
Hosts: Laura and Tom McGrath
Drive 12 minutes south of Historic Kenwood to partake in Southern comfort food – recipes from Laura’s grandmother. Enjoy smothered chicken, rice and white gravy, green beans with bacon, and biscuits (of course), along with delicious appetizers and desserts – and adult beverages.
Ticket Price: $40 per person
Number of Guests: 6 – MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED
(Hosts are fully vaccinated)
Burgers, Brats and Booze
February 10 @ 6 p.m.
Hosted by Brenda and Darrel Gordon
Featured artist: YaeL Kelley
Join Brenda and Darrel for their popular annual offering of Burgers, Brats and Booze. As always, get ready for a fun, festive evening.
Number of guests: 12 1 ticket still available
FULLY VACCINATED ONLY
Cost per person: $40
February 18 @ 6:30 p.m.
Hosts: David McCauley & Liliana Beltran
Featured artist: David McCauley
Come feast on Caribbean cuisine of meat and veggies and explore the fascinating art by your host David.
Number of guests: 10
$50 per person
MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED TO ATTEND
Wander the Mediterranean
February 19 @ 5 p.m.
Featured artist: Luci Westphal
Progressive Dinner: Experience three date nights in one evening, as you travel the Mediterranean – and our neighborhood – for a unique dining experience.
Stop one will be Middle Eastern-inspired appetizers and drinks with a cocktail party vibe at the home of Steve Gould and Sharon Zimmerman. You will nosh on savory tidbits while enjoying music by Steve as he plays the African Djembe.
Stop two will be an Italian bistro at the home of Lewis and Michelle Ribner. Multiple entrees – including gluten free and vegetarian options – will be available for your dining pleasure.
Stop three will be the “sweet shop” at the home of Bryan and Katie Klopfenstein. Your choice of dessert from Italy (tiramisu) or France (macaroons) while Bryan entertains on the violin.
All three homes are within walking distance of each other in the southeast quadrant of the neighborhood. All hosts are fully vaccinated and boosted – and guests must be as well. Gatherings will be outside if weather permits; all homes can comfortably accommodate our maximum of 16 total participants (including the hosts).
$65 per person
Number of guests: 10 SOLD OUT
MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED
Art + Brunch + Vinyl
Sunday, February 20 from 11:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m.
Hosts: Kelly and Chris Arnold
Featured artist: Dwayne Shepherd
Feast on hor d’oeuvres and enjoy boozy brunch drinks while checking out local art and listening to music with neighbors at Chris and Kelly Arnold’s loft in the old Nolen’s Grocery building at the corner of 23rd St and 1st Ave N.
Feel free to bring a favorite record! (not required)
Event will be indoors. Hosts are vaccinated and prefer guests to be as well.
12 tickets available 2 tickets still available
$45 per person
Tropical Brunch with Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s
February 27 @ 11:00 am
Hosted by Catherine Vogel and Terry Wood
Featured artist: Richard Pollin
Join Catherine and Terry as they host their annual Dining for the Arts Brunch. Enjoy bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s amid a tropical paradise in their backyard. You will enjoy a variety of frittatas (meat and veggie), bagels with fixings, pastries and a variety of other goodies. Good food, good friends and good libations all for the ticket price of $50, all of which goes to support art in our neighborhood.
Number of guests: 10 3 tickets still available
$50 per person
MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED
Fat Tuesday in Style!
March 1 from 7- 9 p.m.
Hosts: Julie & Jim Longstreth and Bobbie Talley
Featured artist: Paul Barrera
Celebrate Fat Tuesday in Style! Featuring lively music, incredible authentic New Orleans cuisine and the fascinating artwork of Paul Barrera who lived in Louisiana for many years. Paul is an abstract artist, musician and painter. He is from Bogota Columbia and moved to Louisiana at the age of 4. Paul became a resident of St Pete in 1978. His love of music and art has fueled his desire to learn and experiment with various techniques and styles. In painting his abstract expression strive to be fun, colorful and intriguing.
Number of guests: 16 SOLD OUT
$65 per person
ALL ATTENDEES MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED AND HAVE NO SYMPTOMS TO ATTEND in addition to a negative test one day prior to the event.
ALTERNATIVE FUND RAISING DFA OPTIONS:
We understand that the pandemic has taken a toll for everyone. Some people are worried about gathering outside of their bubble, some people are just tired of being tired. As an alternative to “dining together for art”, here are some additional ways to participate in this community event. Your fee for the following is considered a donation to the Public Art Fund and you get some delicious treats in return.
Sweeten Your Morning with Homemade Granola
By Katie Klopfenstein
Enjoy some crunchy, cinnamoney goodness with your yogurt or oatmeal. (Or put it on top of ice cream, we won’t tell!) Homemade granola featuring oats, coconut, and pecans, sweetened with maple syrup and honey.
$10 for a 3-cup resealable bag made just for you and delivered to your door.
Total limit of orders: 25 24 still available
Homemade Southern Biscuits and Jam
Biscuits by Chad Bratschi and jam by Alexis Baum
1 dozen full of butter Southern style biscuits with homemade jam.
Homemade biscuits made with buttermilk, butter, aluminum free baking powder all from the Tennessee Mennonites. Chad learned his technique from his Mom (of course!) and also from Scott Peacock, the biscuit maker of all time.
Can be easily frozen and then just pop in the oven.
Available for drop off or pick up. Get them while they are hot!
$15 per dozen with jam
Total limit of orders: 15 for the month of February 11 still available
Surprise your HK neighbor with a date for Valentines Day … a sticky date pudding!
by Alexis Baum
Sugar, butter, flour, and cream.
This Aussie treat is a dessert lover’s dream.
Order a serve for a neighbo(u)r – or you!
Each comes with a valentine that reads “From: & To:”
Homemade and handwritten, the gift will appear,
On the doorstep of the Kenwoodian you wish to endear.
So send in a fiver, a name, and address.
Then keep it secret, and I’ll do the rest.
Deliveries are made on Valentine’s Day
Each in a jar, if in fridge will sure stay
For a full week at least, if you can wait that long.
Indulgence on V-Day can never be wrong!
Alexis, the baker, is boosted and she,
Can deliver to any door COVID safely.
The best part about this is there is no max,
To the artful donation of sweet loving acts.
So don’t waste a moment – order those dates!
There’s nothing more fun than surprising your mates.
(Aussie mates or soulmates alike)
Delivery all day on 2/14
$5 per mason jar
Eggplant Meatballs with Zucchini Zoodles
By Paula Yoke
Enjoy a full meal with Paula’s delicious eggplant meatballs made with eggplant, almond flour and egg atop a pile of zucchini “zoodles” with marinara sauce (gluten free and vegetarian). Each individual dinner will be in a microwavable container and available for pickup between 4 & 6 pm on February 12.
This can easily be frozen to enjoy on another day.
$20 per container
Limit of 30 to be sold 22 still available
Must order by 2/10 for 2/12 pickup date.