February 18
SALT CITYDISHES
Dine In. Support Happenings. Enliven Syracuse!
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SALT CITY DISHES
Dine In. Support Happenings. Enliven Syracuse!

Enjoy food from some of Syracuse's best chefs.

Listen to 5 presentations on how to enliven Syracuse.

Vote on which idea you think is best for our community.

DISHES is an annual event that brings together the Syracuse community to share a delicious locally-sourced meal, listen to one another’s suggestions for community-based innovative projects, and vote on the idea that has the most potential. A micro-grant of $2,000 and a second $500 prize is then awarded to the audience favorite. The winning team returns to the next DISHES to present their newly-realized projects.

This year’s meal will be provided by the With Love Restaurant’s current “restauranteur-inresidence,” Venus Likulumbi, inspired by Savannah, with hints of her family roots in Congo and the Philippines. Live music will be provided by Taryn Surprenant, an upstate New York singer/songwriter.

By bringing together fresh ideas, food and community, DISHES forges relationships among diverse stakeholders: cultural organizations, community and urban revitalization groups, local businesses, academic institutions, and regional farmers and producers.

ABOUT DISHES
Our Story

The DISHES concept was conceived by Rachel Somerstein, after she was inspired by a similar dinner she had attended in Brooklyn, NY, called F.E.A.S.T.  A team of three, including Briana Kohlbrenner and Stasya Erickson, was formed in October 2010, and thus, Salt City DISHES was born! Full of magic and celebration, the first DISHES dinner debuted on January 23, 2011. The event was an instant success with a sold-out crowd of 175 attendees and nine exciting presentations.

DISHES has helped fund thirteen projects to date, and all dinners have had max attendance. Each fall, ideas are solicited through a Request for Proposals and dinners are held each winter.

PRESENTERS
This round, five projects will be presented to compete.
Nottingham High School Cooking Club An initiative to expand the club’s current offerings to students and the community, extending daily programming over two years and and facilitating two community dinners.
The Neighbors’ Table at Brady Farm A project to provide a gathering place for a season to host visitors to the farm for a variety of events, promoting health, wellness, connection and local leadership. 
Operation Dropbox initiative to equip the Rise Above Poverty Project — which collects and distributes toiletries and apparel to Danforth Middle School students — with collection boxes, office space, a laptop and software and volunteer shirts. 
Backyard Wild A project aiming to highlight the secret lives of our local native wildlife through a series of short videos intended for the web, encouraging audiences to become better informed stewards of the land.
Navigating Syracuse A program designed to give New Americans and citizens unbrokered access to power through an interactive, experiential curriculum that will provide opportunities to engage with the civic and social structures of Syracuse. 
BISHOP HARRISON CENTER
At All Saints Parish.
BUY TICKETS
Advanced sale tickets are $20 or $40 each. This event does sell out each year, so get your tickets early!
DISHES TEAM
Our Hosts for the Evening.
Contact
Questions? Feel free to reach out.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

COOP
Lacis
commonspace
moresound
mc
STAYFRESH
With-Love
lovewell
Huna
good-nature
Critz
zimmerbakes
sweetpraxis
WagnerVines
wagnervalley
recess