27 February, 2020, 23:57

Westin La Paloma To Host Third Annual “Bite Nite” ALS Benefit August 27

Bite Nite for ALS
6 p.m. – 10 p.m., Sat., Aug. 27
Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa
3800 E. Sunrise Drive
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Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa is welcoming back the third annual Bite Nite, a charity event benefitting the Arizona chapter of the ALS Association, Saturday, August 27.

Last year, over 400 guests attended the sold out event which raised over $65,000.

While raising awareness and funding for ALS, Bite Nite also highlights food and drink from Tucson restaurants and chefs. In addition to food and drink tastings, the event will feature a live and silent auction with gift cards to restaurants and future wine dinners.

The following vendors will be featured at Bite Nite:

  • Agustin Kitchen
  • AZul Restaurant & Lounge
  • Beyond Bread
  • BOCA Tacos y Tequila
  • Commoner & Co.
  • Contigo Latin Kitchen
  • The Coronet
  • Gourmet Girls
  • Hub Restaurant & Creamery
  • Reilly Craft Pizza & Drink
  • Seis Kitchen
  • Three Wells Distilling Company
  • Trattoria Pina

While the menu in its entirety is not available at this time, we reached out to a couple restaurants to find out what they had planned for the event. Gourmet Girls will offer Greek Nachos and Dacquoise Mocha Bites, which is an almond meringue with mocha filling. And Seis Kitchen is offering Tacos Cochinita Pibil, a traditional pork dish from the Yucatan Peninsula.

The event will also feature live music, and special guest speaker and ALS patient Josh Hourscht.

“Funds raised at Bite Nite help provide services and resources for approximately 75 patients in Tucson and Southern Arizona,” ALS Arizona Chapter Executive Director Taryn Norley said.

“The patients and families living with ALS need your help to put an end to this devastating disease,” she said. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease is fatal and has no known cause or treatment. Expenses for an ALS patient are estimated at $200,000 annually.

Tickets for the event are priced at $100 per person. This is a 21+ event.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit bitenite.org/tucson.

Gloria Knott was Tucson Foodie's 2016 journalism and social media intern.