November Foodie Jaunts

St. John Greek Orthodox Church will hold its renowned Hellenic Night at 6:00 PM on 6th November at the University of Charleston’s Geary Ballroom. The evening features Greek food and music, with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres served from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Dinner starts at 7:00 PM and dancing from 8:00 PM until midnight. Tickets are available for $130 per couple. Please call 304-855-6916 for reservations.

Bridge Road Bistro on 915 Bridge Road will host a vodka and gin tasting event on 4th November 2010, featuring West Virginia-made Smooth Ambler Spirits. The event will start at 5:30 PM and wrap up at 7:00 PM. Admission to athe event is pegged at $29 per person (sales tax and service charge not included).

Vodkas will be paired with American sturgeon caviar on toasted brioche, blue point oysters on the half shell, and smoked salmon and cucumber crostini. Gins will be served with asiago stuffed new potatoes, smoked trout and apple relish crostini, and juniper berry glazed duck spring roll. Please call 304-720-3500 to reserve yuor slots; reservations are strictly required.

A Thanksgiving Benefit Dinner to Aid the Homeless will be held from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM on 14th November 2010 at the Saint George Orthodox Cathedral in Charleston. Proceeds from the event will go to the YWCA Sojourner Shelter for Homeless Women and Families. The dinner will feature a traditional Thanksgiving feast as well as dancing and live music.

Tickets are sold at $30 per person (children under ten eat for free) with a 60% tax deductible; call 304-340-3553 or visit for reservations. Checks can be made payable to the Thanksgiving Benefit Dinner and sent to the Thanksgiving Benefit Dinner, YWCA of Charleston, 1114 Quarrier St, Charleston, WV, 25301 before 14th November 2010. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.