The annual Empty Bowls Dinner serves up a simple but delicious meal of soup and bread as a reminder of the roughly 1 in 8 people throughout our region who struggle to keep food on the table. All proceeds will be used to reduce hunger in our region.
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and Just Harvest will co-host the 23rd Annual Empty Bowls Dinner on Sunday, March 18, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (with two different seating times) at Rodef Shalom in Oakland.
This is a family-friendly event with something for everyone. There will be great kids activities from the Carnegie Library, the ceramic bowl every ticketholder gets to select from among thousands made by local artisans and students, and the chance to meet new dining companions – all for a great cause!
And of course, you’ll get to eat some delicious soup, served up by local celebrities and cooked up by some of the city’s great chefs.
More than three dozen Pittsburgh restaurants and caterers are donating several hundred gallons of soup, which will be served up with yummy Breadworks rolls. New to the event this year are:
A wide variety of soups will be offered at the event, including Thai Corn Chowder (from Soba), Smoked Cream of Cauliflower (from Pork and Beans), and of course the ever-favorite Chicken Noodle.
We encourage you to try many delicious options from our generous partners. You may go through the line multiple times during your seating time.
Check below for the list of soups available at each seating. Note that some soups will be available at both seating times.
More soups than you can get to? Soups marked with a * in the seating tables below will also be available for sale to-go during the entire event, with additional to-go only soups listed below. Prices are $5/16oz. and $10/32 oz. containers.
All proceeds will jointly benefit Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and Just Harvest.
Join us at the event on Sunday, March 18!
|SEATING 1 (1:00-3:30pm)|
|Bar Marco||Celeriac Puree & Apple||Veg|
|Café at the Frick||Roasted Carrot & Sage||Veg/GF|
|Casbah||Butternut Squash Purée||Contains chesnuts|
|Eat Unique||White Turkey Chili||GF|
|Eat’n Park||*Chicken Noodle|
|Eleven||*Potato & Bacon|
|Legume||*Cream of Mushroom|
|Mad Mex (Shadyside)||Chickpea Chili||Veg/V/GF|
|Piccolo Forno||*Pasta e Fagioli||Veg|
|Shady Side Academy||Cowboy Chili||GF|
|Smallman Street Deli||Mushroom & Barley|
|Soba||Thai Corn Chowder||Veg/V|
|Square Café||*Tomato Bisque||Veg/GF|
|or, the Whale||Farmers Vegetable||Veg|
|Talia||Roasted Red Pepper & Artichoke||Veg/V/GF|
|SEATING 2 (4:00-6:00pm)|
|Apteka||Lentil, Tomato & Kale||Veg/V|
|Black Radish Kitchen||Black Bean||Veg/V/GF|
|Café Raymond||Pasta e Fagioli||Veg|
|Cornerstone||Roasted Chicken, Mushroom & Farro|
|Cure||Celery Root & Potato||Veg/V/GF|
|Kaya||Jalapeño, White Cheddar & Broccoli||Veg/GF|
|Pork and Beans||*Smoked Cream of Cauliflower||Veg/GF|
|Revel + Roost||Chicken Noodle|
|Union Standard||Smoked Potato & Cheddar||Veg/GF|
Additional Soups To-Go
|Casbah||Butternut Squash Purée|
|Deena’s Dishes||Vegan Smoky Split Pea||Veg/V|
|Food Bank||Meatless Chili||Veg/V/GF|
|Metz Culinary Management||Chicken & Dumpling|
|Salvatore’s of Little Giant World of Catering||Wedding|