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October 20, 2013
 

Marie Callender’s Grill at Taste for Los Al 2013

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The Marie Callender's Grill crew was giving out samples of slow-cooked tri tip at the 2013 Taste for Los Al. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Callender’s Grill extended its winning record of participation at this year’s Taste for Los Al. The landmark local restaurant has provided food at all thirteen Taste for Los Al events!

Forty-two local restaurants offered their fare at the event, which was held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the back parking lot at The Shops at Rossmoor. Food sampling took place in the first two hours.

Parent-run Taste has become one of the community’s largest fund-raisers, consistently drawing crowds of around 3,000 people and raising over $200,000 annually. Over its twelve-year history, the event has generated nearly two million dollars to support Los Alamitos High School activities and facilities. The majority of those funds go directly to the twenty-three participating Los Al High booster clubs via ticket sales, raffles, gear sales, and one of the area’s largest silent auctions.

This year for the first time, the silent auction featured a premium section where booster clubs showcased their top offerings.

A new participant this year was the Friends of the Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library, raising funds for their Front Porch library improvement campaign. Because so many high school students use the library, the event organizers felt it appropriate to let the Friends group participate.

Bonus! Marie Callender’s Grill will host a fundraiser for the Front Porch Project on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Visit the Friends website to print out a coupon to take with you!

Ask Erik Computer Services in Seal Beach provided large flat screen televisions that allowed those attending the Taste to watch the Dodgers, UCLA Bruins and USC Trojans get whupped. (Transparency note: Erik Dreyer-Goldman is a regular columnist for the print edition of Orange County Breeze.)

At least the food was great!

More information on the event is available online at www.tasteforlosal.com.

Say thank you to Marie Callender’s Grill

Marie Callender's Grill at 12489 Seal Beach Blvd Seal Beach, CA 90740 (562) 596-2797. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Marie Callender’s Grill at 12489 Seal Beach Blvd. 562-596-2797. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

The unwavering support by Marie Callender’s Grill for Taste for Los Al deserves more than high fives and atta-boys… so Orange County Breeze plans to take advantage of their Holiday Feasts this coming Thanksgiving. (Our turn to host!)

Instead of sweating over a hot oven for days, we’ll order an Ultimate Whole Turkey and Ham Feast to feed the ravening hordes!

Hm… it serves only six to eight. We better order two!

If you couldn’t attend the 2013 Taste for Los Al, contribute to the cause by giving your business to Marie Callender’s Grill – either as a family, by catering for business meetings, or by scheduling group fund-raising nights. This makes it easier for Callender’s to continue to donate food year after year.

When you do so, tell them you’re supporting them for their support of Taste for Los Al — and say that Orange County Breeze sent you!

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The crew from Marie Callender’s Grill was handing out samples of slow-cooked tri-tip at Taste for Los Al 2013. Sooo-o-o good!

Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

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Shelley Henderson is a reformed computer and networking geek turned freelance writer. Now she only fixes her own networks and computers. That leaves time for writing, and writing and more writing. And editing the Orange County Breeze. Shelley most enjoys visiting and finding out about local businesses to write business profiles that allow our communities to learn more about their local businesses and the people who own and run them. If you own or manage a business in our coverage area and would like to invite Shelley to write a business profile, let us know.



 
 

 
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