Taste of Las Cruces 2013

Taste of Las Cruces is an annual event conducted by the Rotary Club of Las Cruces and the other two Las Cruces Rotary Clubs to raise funds to meet community needs. Taste of Las Cruces offers attendees a chance to sample the wares of a number of local restauranteurs in one location, while contributing to local causes. 

Four-hundred people attended the 2013 event at the Las Cruces Convention Center on Thursday, June 6, 2013.  Beneficiary of this year's event was the Roadrunner Food Bank, who received $15,000, which in turn will allow them to provide 75,000 meals.  The restaurants listed below participated by donating food to be sampled by attendees; this was a great way for participating restaurants to showcase their wares and to aid the community in supporting a worthy cause. 

Andele Milagro Coffee y Espresso
Aqua Reef Mix Pacific Rim Cuisine
Chili's Grill and Bar Olive Garden
De La Vega Pecan Grill & Brewery Paisano Cafe
Dublin Street Pub Picacho Hills Country Club
Garduño's at Hotel Encanto Sabor (Ramada Palms)
La Nueva Casita Cafe Santorini
La Posta de Mesilla Savoy
La Waffle SI Italian Bistro
Las Cruces Convention Center St. Clair Winery & Bistro
Let Them Eat Cake Sunset Grill

Roadrunner Food Bank accepted donations of non-perishable food at the event; and donors received an extra ticket for door prize drawings. Vic Villalobos and Ken Binkley served as the masters of ceremonies for live and silent auctions. 

On July 18, a check was presented to Anne Woodling, Anne Turrie, Martha Mitchell, Joyce Campbell-Layman and Valerie Torrez representing the Roadrunner Food Bank by representatives of Rotary. 

(from left, Richelle Ponder, Jodie Brdecko, Anne Woodling, Ana Mangino, Martha Mitchell, Elaine McKinney, Valerie Torrez, Hiram David, Joyce Campbell-Layman, Jim McKinney, Anne Turrie)

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A good time was had by all...


Many thanks to our restaurant partners...