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Aug 19, 2013 03:50 PM


There was discussion earlier about cost of tickets to the September 28 Alex's Lemonade Stand event. One poster said she could not justify spending $175.00 per ticket for each child. Today I had lunch at AOC (delicious lunch, BTW) and saw Caroline Styne. I asked her specifically about the cost for children and she said children under 12 are admitted "FREE." I told her that that info was not indicated on the website. She was very concerned that the information was not out there. Having seen the activities for children at this event, I know that kids have a great time. Lots of great kid-friendly food and a fun play area.

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  1. Thanks very much for the update.

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    1. re: JudiAU

      You are most welcome. Children have a great time and are well supervised. FYI, Suzanne Goin has 3 kids under the age of 7.
      Caroline Styne also has young kids. They really do their best to make it fun for kids.
      Among the reasons I love this event: Money has made a difference in pediatric cancer research.
      -The chefs are VERY generous with their "samples." For example: You will find a seafood bar with as many oysters as you can eat from one of the great seafood restaurants.
      -You will find a full slice of pizza from one of the premier restaurants in the Southwest. Feel free to grab another slice or two.
      -How about some Sweet Rose ice cream? No little plastic cup. Prepare yourself for a big scoop or more on a cone, cup with all of the fixings.
      -Like Connie and Teds?--Michael also loves Alex Loves Lemonade and always has incredible and generous portions of his favorite seafood. Last year, it as lots of clam chowder.
      Feel free to look at the website and see the participating chefs. My point is that these are not cheezy little samples being offered. The portions are always very generous. Everyone has a good time. Kids have a blast! No need for babysitters. Eat, drink, enjoy knowing your kids are well cared for. Lots of security (FYI)

      1. re: maudies5

        Agree with everything maudie5 sez.

        Alex's is a great event, full of great comeraderie, food, a sense of contribution to a worthy cause, an auction that is really fun to watch - especially for chowhounds I think, and heart warming (and rending) speeches.

        Don't forget contributions are tax deductible (and may not be for much longer).

        1. re: Ciao Bob

          Side note:

          - Contributions may be tax deductible

          - The full value of your ticket is probably not.

        2. re: maudies5

          but the event is till out of my price range for now.

          what' is the premier restaurant in the Southwest, Pizzeria Bianco ????


          1. re: kevin

            Kevin, eschew sushi for a couple of weeks and you will have more than enough $$ for this event :)

              1. re: JAB

                Yes. That place too.


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        1. A great event for a great cause... With an impressive lineup of food luminaries this year!

          Yummy philanthropy - My favorite type.

          1. Finally and officially up on the website:

            "Please note: Children under 12 receive complimentary admission with an accompanying adult."

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            1. re: maudies5

              Dope. Thanks for the update.

              Btw, what's the great restaurant from the Southwest serving up slices of pizza that will make its debut vis a vis the other plethora of food booths ?????


              1. re: kevin

                Chris Bianco (Phoenix, AZ ) - Pizzeria Bianco, Pane Bianco, Bar Bianco, Union Jacks