Sloup's 23rd event comes perfectly timed at the end of National Soup Month. Read on for details as Gut Check catches up with co-founder Maggie Ginestra to see what Sloup's been up lately and to get an idea of what to expect for Sloup 23's festivities.
Sloup, a local monthly soup dinner that helps to raise funds for artistic projects, has garnered honors such as Best Arts Organization in the RFT's Best Of awards in 2010 as well as the 2010 RFT MasterMinds Award, and it's still going as strong as ever. Haven't heard of Sloup before? If you're behind on the times, it's not too late to get involved.
|A snapshot from Sloup's holiday party in December 2011.|
After a brief holiday recess, Sloup is back, and it's bigger and better than ever. Rather than having a soup dinner and project proposals presented at a single remote location in typical fashion, multiple hosts across the city simultaneously volunteer their soup cookery skills for the cause. The process, designed in collaboration with Francesca Wilmott of Los Caminos, involves vote tallying the next day and later reflection of the overall experiences.
To participate in Sloup 23: The Science of Sloup, simply RSVP (or in some instances, just show up) to one of several Sloup dinner locations during the evening of Sunday, January 29. Each meal costs $10 a person, with proceeds to benefit the chosen proposal. For information on available locations, ranging everywhere from Los Caminos on Cherokee Street to Wiegand Studios in Chesterfield, visit Sloup's Web site.More »