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Dine Out and Fight Child Hunger at Houston's Taste of the Nation

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For the past 27 years, national nonprofit Taste Of The Nation has raised money to help fund the organization No Kid Hungry and its partners. Houston has had its own Taste Of The Nation Event for 20 years and in 2014, it raised over $130,000. That money helped feed children in need over a million healthy meals. This year’s event is on September 29 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at a new venue, The Corinthian.

In addition to the new location, there’s an all-new line-up of culinary chairpersons who include chefs Randy Evans of H-E-B, Chris Shepherd of Underbelly, bartender-owner Alba Huerta of Julep and its first-ever barbecue chair Daniel Vaughn.

“One in four kids in Texas struggles with hunger. I think we can all agree that’s unacceptable,” said event co-chair chef Chris Shepherd via a press release. “As a co-chair of Houston's Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry, I can help ensure kids get the healthy food they need every day. It was a natural choice.”

Of course, with a barbecue chair on-board, there’s going to be a lot of smoky meat. It's coming from Back Porch BBQ, Brisket House, Pappa Charlies, Roegel’s Barbecue Company and Killen's Barbecue. Even Louie Mueller BBQ is coming all the way from Taylor, Texas for the event!

Those are only a few of the 40 total restaurants participating. Others include Weights + Measures, Southern Goods, Marks’ American Cuisine, Peli Peli, The Pass & Provisions, Quattro and many more.

National sponsors for the event include Citi, Sysco®, Food Network and OpenTable. Local sponsors include Texas Monthly, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Disaronno, Discover Ready, Goldman Sachs, JW Marriott Houston Downtown and Kroger.

Individual tickets start at $125. VIP tables that seat 10 start at $5,000 and includes mezzanine seating, logo placement on the event web site and exclusive tastes from Chocolates El Rey, Houston Dairymaids and Gruet. Visit the Houston’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry web site for more details.

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