Jan. 9 food briefs

Jan. 9 food briefs for Oklahoma
Modified: January 8, 2013 at 4:59 pm •  Published: January 9, 2013
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Chocolate Decadence returns to downtown

Historic Automobile Alley will host the 16th annual Chocolate Decadence from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Hudson-Essex Loft Offices, 825 N Broadway Ave.

The party showcases decadent chocolate treats from premier local restaurants and caterers while featuring smooth jazz, wine and Champagne, gourmet coffees and a Valentine auction.

Cost is $60. For more information about tickets, call 973-4746 or go online to downtownokc.com.

Get THE Taste of Oklahoma City fundraiser

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma will host its annual fundraiser, THE Taste of Oklahoma City, at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Renaissance Ballroom of the Cox Convention Center.

The event will feature samplings from 30 of Oklahoma City's finest restaurants, a live and silent auction, dancing and more.

All money raised at the event will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma's one-to-one mentoring programs.

Corporate sponsorships and group tables start at $1,500.

Individual tickets to THE Taste of Oklahoma City will be available for purchase for $150 per person (or $250 per couple).

For more information or to purchase tickets to the event, go online to www.tasteokc.com; call 943-8075, or join on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tasteofokc.

Caffeine Crawl comes to Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City will take part in the first Caffeine Crawl south of Missouri from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 16. The Caffeine Crawl will begin for ticket holders at two locations, Coffee Slingers Roasters and Elemental Coffee Roasters, the two Co-Roaster Level Sponsors for this event. Each of the six participating shops begin with an educational presentation and samples. Attendees for the Crawl receive a goody bag, program, a ticket to all six of the participating shops and a drink or chocolate sample at each one. As consumers, most of the time we visit specialty shops like the ones participating in the Crawl, but we don't get the opportunity to interact with baristas, roasters and chocolatiers producing our favorite treats. This event breaks down that barrier, and gives the coffee and chocolate enthusiast the time to engage and learn about the processes used to create these artisan and specialty products.

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