GRASS VALLEY, CA (August 4, 2022) – Local artists and restaurants have come together to present the 16.Th The annual Empty Bowl fundraiser for Hospitality House – this year as a double benefit – runs from September 9 – 24. The main purpose of the event is to raise awareness and support for individuals and families struggling with homelessness. Every dollar raised from the Empty Bowl goes to Hospitality House’s emergency operations, and every dollar makes a difference in someone’s livelihood.
This year, the event will be divided into two parts. First, ticket holders will dine at one or more featured restaurants from September 9-23; There you will receive a beautifully donated artisan bowl filled with food donated by each restaurant. Second, on September 24, patrons will be invited to the Empty Bowl Art Extravaganza, a unique opportunity for ticket holders to purchase bowls, participate in an auction, listen to and enjoy live music by Marc Vieaux. – Peace Lutheran Church will host happy hour from 4-6pm.
“Prior to the pandemic, the Empty Bowl was always treated as a large one-day gathering,” explained Ashley Quadros, director of development for Hospitality House. Last year we moved to restaurants due to covid-19 and feedback from ticket holders last year pointed to a direction for this year, which will include not only delicious dining experiences but also a fun art night, auction and additional bowls and one night only. An opportunity to enjoy a multi-course meal at Alexander Station.
In total, eight restaurants stepped forward to host Hollow Bowl this year.
Eating heart wood
Sopa Thai food
Friar Tak restaurant and bar
Golden Gate Saloon @ The Holbrooke
Lola @ National Exchange Hotel
Three Forks Baking & Brewing Co.
Tofanelli’s Gold Country Bistro
Alexander Station Steakhouse (price adjustment: 1 night, September 23)
- Heartwood dining room; Rainbow salad with greens and veggies, half an avocado, sesame tamari dressing.
- Sopa Thai food Dish will be announced soon!
- Friar Tuck Restaurant and Bar: Grilled avocado and shrimp salad with mixed greens, roasted corn, cherry tomatoes, chipotle cilantro lime buttermilk dressing.
- Golden Gate Lounge @ The Holbrooke Hotel: Brisket Bowl made with achiote rice, kimchi, smoked brisket, avocado, cream, cilantro.
- Lola @ National Exchange Hotel: French onion soup with caramelized onions, beef gravy, sour croutons, Gruyere cheese.
- Three Forks Bakery and Brewing Company Amazing food! Menu varies weekly.
- Tofanelli’s Gold Country Bistro: Crab cakes on a bed of mixed greens with mango salsa and red pepper aioli.
- Alexander Station Steakhouse and Event Center: A sparkling wine reception to start the evening, followed by a multi-course dining experience with several wine pairings, featuring: house smoked sturgeon with tender green bean salad with purple dressing and caviar; wild mushroom schnitzel served over truffle risotto; Rancho Llano pulled pork wrapped in applewood and served over chard with smoked bacon and blueberry port sauce; and baked apple tart with pecan cream and caramel sauce.
All restaurants except Alexander’s will be hosting Empty Bowls on Friday, September 9 and Thursday, September 22 at various times and dates. As restaurants are donating their signature dishes and staff time to host Empty Bowl, ticket holders are encouraged to support these restaurants by purchasing delicious extras such as food, drinks and desserts.
Last year, Hospitality House received some requests to offer an all-inclusive dining experience for one night at Alexander Station on September 23. Ticket sales revenue for Alexander only will be split equally between the restaurant and the hospitality house. To make such an experience.
“The Empty Bowl has felt a little different in recent years due to Covid-19, but it has and will always be an event to help people get the food and support they need to move forward and regain their independence. Hotel director. “A simple plate of food means a lot to a hungry and homeless person – it represents not only nutrition, but hope and opportunity for a better tomorrow.
Last fiscal year, Hospitality House served 718 unique local residents, a 15 percent increase over the previous year, and served nearly 78,000 meals. With the number of people in need increasing each year, the Hollow Bowl is a way to further the Hospitality House’s efforts in 2022. Additional donations are always welcome.
Tickets go on sale Friday, August 5 at 9 a.m. and start at $40 each. Tickets are available online at hhshelter.org and online at emptybowl2022.rsvpify.com. A limited number of tickets are available for each participating restaurant. Tickets must be purchased in advance to pay at participating restaurants. Each restaurant has restrictions on when tickets can be used. Each ticket includes one artisan bowl, one dessert (excluding Alexander’s prix fixe menu) and a pamphlet on the importance of the Empty Bowl, which features a local individual’s story of overcoming homelessness. 96 percent of ticket holders surveyed last year indicated they would return this year, so those interested should buy tickets early to avoid sell-outs. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Days/times/locations vary per participating restaurant. Exclusions apply. For assistance or questions about tickets, please call (530) 615-0852.
Dozens of artists including Chick Lotz, Dick Hotchkiss, Mindy Auburn, Yvonne Doctor, Penny St. Clair, Paul Stage, Bob Davis, Carlos Angulo, Carl Miller, Randy Panos, Bill Juhl, Edson Holmes, David Nelson, Carlos Angulo, Karin Paustel, Kenny Frerich, Patrick Speer, Candace Ekstrom, Liz Conley, Karen Tanaka, Alika White, George Schroeder, Renee Spratling, Pickle Pottery, Steve Danner, Amy Conley, Margaret Arroyo and many others gathered to make the event happen. Creating and offering hundreds of handmade ceramic and wooden bowls.
A big thank you to this year’s sponsors: AJA Video Systems, Pawnie’s Home Care, Chapa-De Indian Health, BriarPatch Food Co-op, Telestream, LLC, SPD Markets, Caseywood, County of Nevada (Better Together), Nevada County Association of Realtors, Whitewater. , Naturopathic Medicine, Ubanet.com and Union.
Learn more about Empty Bowl at hhshelter.org/empty-bowl.
About the guest house
Hospitality House’s mission is to bring homeless people in Nevada County into a community care circle that provides shelter, food, support, opportunity, dignity and hope as they transition from homelessness to housing. Visit for more information about the guesthouse hhshelter.org.