Cuisine for a cause
An Evening for Tibet, the third annual benefit dinner for the Tibetan Village Project, is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 24, at Tibet’s Restaurant in Louisville. A $60 donation per person covers Tibetan entertainment, a ritual blessing, a delicious Tibetan and Indian dinner, an auction and prizes. This spring and summer, the Tibetan Village Project provided earthquake relief to victims of the 7.9-magnitude earthquake that hit Yushu County, Qinghai Province, on April 14. For more information about the projects or the dinner, visit www.tibetanvillageproject.org. Drink pink In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Baker St. Pub & Grill in Boulder, located at 1729 28th St., will offer three unique pink cocktails: Jack’s Pink Bull, the Rose Rita and the French Kiss. A portion of the sales from the pink concoctions will benefit Breast Cancer Charities of America, a nonprofit dedicated to educating the public about breast cancer prevention, early detection and treatment.
If a pink cocktail isn’t your cup of tea, patrons can still support the charity by purchasing pink ribbons for $1, $5 or $25. For more information, call Baker St. Pub & Grill at 720-974-9490.
Awards from Naturally Boulder
Naturally Boulder, a local organization that aims to nurture start-up natural foods companies, honored promising members of the local natural products industry at its fall awards celebration on Sept. 30.
The Fall Awards Celebration kicked off with the Naturally Boulder Pitch Slam, in which 22 entrepreneurs presented their natural products business ideas and start-up scenarios in a two-minute business pitch before a panel of industry veterans. White Girl Salsa, a Colorado-based small-batch all-natural salsa producer, won the grand prize package, which included more than $10,000 in business services from Naturally Boulder partner companies and a New Hope 360 prize to attend and exhibit at the Natural Marketplace trade show in 2011.
The best young business award went to Bhakti Chai. Rudi’s Organic Bakery received the company of the year award, and Ramona Clark of Growing Gardens received the local hero award. The award for Lifetime Achievement in the Boulder Natural Products industry was presented to Steve Demos, founder of White Wave Foods and NextFoods.
For more about Naturally Boulder, visit www.naturallyboulderproducts.com.
Drink and donate
On Oct. 18 from 3-9 p.m., the Twisted Pine Brewery will be hosting a benefit for Gerald, one of its regular customers. Gerald is in the care of Imagine!, a nonprofit that provides support for people with developmental disabilities, and he has never had a vacation before. Twisted Pine is hoping to raise money to help Gerald get to Las Vegas. His caregiver has volunteered to pay her own way and take care of him on the trip. Twisted Pine will donate $1 from every pint to the cause. Gerald will be there as well. For more information, call 303- 786-9270.
ZisBoomBah wins national honor
Boulder business ZisBoomBah, an interactive nutrition website for children, has been awarded the Grand Prize in First Lady Michelle Obama’s Apps for Healthy Kids competition.
The competition was aimed at games and apps that encourage healthy eating and physical activity and contribute to ending childhood obesity within a generation.
ZisBoomBah has been developing software tools for family nutrition since 2008, but launched its first free online tool — and winner of the competition’s grand prize — in March.
The tool, Pick Chow!, allows children to create a healthy meal online and provides nutritional information on their chosen foods.
ZisBoomBah competed against nearly 100 technology teams from across the nation for the grand prize of $10,000. The business will invest the money in promoting nutrition awareness among children in schools, camps, communities and homes.
Visit www.zisboombah.com to experience the Pick Chow! tool.