| November 5, 2009 | 1:00pm
Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.
Nosh on some of the Valley's best food offerings while helping out kiddies at the Noche de Gourmet 2009 event, sponsored by the Active 20-30 Club of Phoenix.
The annual shindig is a fundraiser sponsored by the "young professional men"'s club, which does community service in the Valley. As you eat goodies from restaurants such as Chelsea's Kitchen, Barrio Cantina & Grill and Il Terrazzo, you'll be helping the Children in Need Foundation, a nonprofit benefitting local children's charities.
In addition to gorging, attendees can also enjoy live music by dance band STATIC!, a silent auction and a raffle. Dress is cocktail attire, so you'll look all fancy while helping the community.
Noche de Gourmet goes down Saturday, November 14 at the Tempe Center for the Arts. Tickets are $75 and include wine and beer. VIP tickets, for $150, include premium bar drinks and access to additional entertainment areas. For more info, log on to http://www.phoenix2030.com/events/noche/.
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