The second annual Taste of Recovery (tasteofrecovery.com) is fast approaching.
The event, hosted by Louie Bossi, Executive Chef/Partner at Big Time Restaurant Group’s Louie Bossi’s Ristorante, Bar & Pizzeria, is scheduled for June 2 from 6-9 p.m. at the Old School Square Pavilion,51 North Swinton Avenue, in Delray Beach. Guests will receive bites from a variety of area restaurants, along with live entertainment by Dave Scott and the Reckless Shots. The cost is $40 per ticket and they can be purchased at tasteofrecovery.eventbrite.com.
The night will be hosted by Gary Kimble, a renowned recovery educator, ambassador for the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and author of the new best-selling book, “Walk the Talk with Step 12: Staying Sober through Service.”
State Attorney for Palm Beach County Dave Aronberg, Chief of Police Jeffrey Goldman, Fire Chief Neal de Jesus and special populations advocate Ariana Ciancio are expected to be recognized at the event.
Taste of Recovery is made possible by sponsors that include: Caron Renaissance, Mike Munger, RCC Associates, Seacrest Recovery, The Law Office of Christopher Finley, GEO Group, Merrill Lynch and Health Extensions.
The event will benefit The Crossroads Club, a non-profit organization in Delray Beach that provides meeting space for 12-Step recovery groups. Thousands of people in recovery in the South Florida and throughout the nation achieved their sobriety at The Crossroads Club, which was founded 36 years ago.
Featured restaurants will include Basque, City Oyster, Dada, Farmer’s Table, Fries to Caviar, Hickory Sticks BBQ, Josie’s Ristorante, Louie Bossi’s, Max’s Harvest, MIA, My Organic Juice, Rebel House, Rocco’s Tacos, Season’s 52, Tucker Duke’s, Venu, Zire Sushi & Thai, and Vero Water.
“The addiction epidemic is one of the greatest tragedies facing our nation,” said Tony Allerton, a co-founder of The Crossroads Club, who will celebrate his 36th year of recovery. “The Crossroads Club offers a solution to the cycle of addiction free of charge, and the Club has literally saved the lives of thousands of individuals and continues to do so each day.”
The Crossroads Club provides meeting space for Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Nicotine Anonymous, Eating Disorders Anonymous, Food Addicts Anonymous and Mayhem to Miracles for hoarders. Crossroads is open every day of the year to the more than 900 people that visit each day. Since opening, Crossroads Club has helped millions of people.