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Sweet-tooth alert: Sweet Charity to charm Asbury Hall

blog by Ben Tsujimoto  • 

You’ve said “no” to that cupcake long enough.

Even if you’ve remained disciplined with your diet this winter, embracing a cheat day is smart—in fact, you may drive yourself crazy by choosing to abstain from all the unhealthy foods you crave.

Plus, think how much brighter the bleak early days of February would be if a platter of cupcakes and mounds of rich chocolate—complemented by local wine—were offered to you in a beautifully-renovated venue oozing with Buffalo history.

The eighth annual Sweet Charity event runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday at Asbury Hall (Babeville), 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo.

Tickets run for $60 and can be purchased here.

Proceeds from the intimate gathering of dessert lovers benefit the Food Bank of Western New York, while the presenting sponsor is James Desiderio, Inc.

Here’s a partial list of the vendors—many of which are suburban spots making the trip into the city—expected to appear at Babeville:

Anderson’s Frozen Custard
Choco-Logo Confectionery Design
Danny’s South
Dessert Deli
Fairy Cakes Cupcakery
Ilio Di Paolo’s
Sweet Jenny’s
New Day Coffee Roasters
Oh Pour L’Amour Du Chocolat
Orazio’s Restaurant
The Roycroft Inn
Tops Markets, LLC

Update at 3:20 p.m. 2/4: The Food Bank of Western New York’s Mike Billoni passed along the names of the participating wineries:   

Arrowhead Spring Vineyards
Barefoot Wine
Dr. Konstantin Frank Wine
Glenora Wine Cellars
Knapp Winery
Merritt Winery
Niagara Landing Wine Cellars
Passport Wine & Spirits
Southern Wine & Spirits

The chocolate, desserts and beverages—wine, beer and coffee—will be accompanied by a silent auction boasting sports, entertainment and spa packages. 

And yes, there’s a widespread belief that calories consumed at Sweet Charity do not count toward your daily intake. So, boom. Cheat.

(Header photo is courtesy of Oh Pour l’Amour’s Facebook page here. Interior photos are from Nate Benson’s gallery at the 2011 Sweet Charity event.)

TAGGED: asbury hall, babeville, desserts, downtown, food bank of wny, sweet charity

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