After a three-month fundraising effort, Taste of the NFL has announced the top four winners of its “Flavors of the Valley” restaurant competition and fundraising campaign as part of TNFL’s annual Kick Hunger Challenge. Litchfield’s at the Wigwam, Dos Gringos, Four Peaks and Bourbon Jack’s were the top four fundraisers among 16 restaurants that participated in campaign. (Participating restaurants also included Blanco Tacos & Tequila, Citizen Public House, Culinary Dropout, The Gladly, EVO, Foosia – Asia Fresh, Half Moon Windy City Sports Grill, O.H.S.O., Phoenix City Grille, Scramble – a Breakfast Joint, Sol Mexican Cocina, and Zinburger.) Proceeds from the fundraiser that took place from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31 will be distributed to two Valley food banks: St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance and Vista del Camino.
“We are deeply appreciative of the efforts of all 16 local restaurants who participated in our Kick Hunger Challenge,” said TNFL founder and executive director, Wayne Kostroski. “They’re all winners to us. It’s because of their dedication to our cause that we are closer to reaching our fundraising goal of one million dollars raised as part of Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona.”
As the top fundraisers, Litchfield’s at The Wigwam, Dos Gringos, Four Peaks and Bourbon Jack’s will join Chef Eddie Matney and his Eddie’s House in the “Flavors of the Valley” showcase, hosted by Valley GMC Dealers, at TNFL’s Party with a Purpose held on the eve of Super Bowl XLIX on Saturday, Jan. 31 at WestWorld of Scottsdale. Chef Eddie Matney, a 15-year veteran of Taste of the NFL, will serve as the Culinary Host of the Flavors of the Valley restaurants that evening.
Nearly $60,000 was raised during the three month campaign as each participating Valley-based restaurant featured a special dining promotion with 100 percent of promotion proceeds benefiting the two local food banks. Tickets for Party with a Purpose are on sale now and can be purchased at tasteofthenfl.com.