Family Fun: Bean Soup Social

September 12 2008, 10:37 AM

Head to the Orchard Town Center in Westminster tomorrow for the Bean Soup Social. The event, which benefits the Women's Bean Project, a nonprofit dedicated to teaching job and life skills to women in need, features three soups made by local chefs using the Women's Bean Project soup mixes. Each chef--Bronson Brieske from Woodlands Grill, Michael Dodge from Rock Bottom Brewery, and Liane Whelpdale from Mexico Cantina y Cocina--finessed the mixes, creating dishes like smoked bacon and organic six-bean soup, steak chili, and spicy black bean. Taste your way through all three (while I judge the winner), listen to live music, and peruse the live auction of soup bowls decorated by Denver influentials. The ticket price ($20 for adults, $5 for kids) includes food, refreshment, and a complimentary cookbook. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to the Women's Bean Project. 11 a.m.–1 p.m., with the live auction beginning at 1 p.m. The Orchard Town Center, northwest corner of Interstate 25 and 144th Avenue, www.theorchardtowncenter.com --AMF

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