Serving Up Success 2016: Eat. Drink. Help. Local.

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On Thursday, September 22, 2016, the Independent Health Foundation will host its 5th annual Serving Up Success tasting event at Buffalo RiverWorks. Serving Up Success is a great opportunity for young professionals and business leaders to come together and support a positive cause while sampling the great flavors of our tasty, award-winning Healthy Options® dishes from local restaurants. This fun-filled event will feature an evening of entertainment from Buffalo’s UltraViolet Band, samplings from local wineries and breweries, a silent auction, and giveaways.

Tickets are on sale now – purchase them before September 12th to be entered in a drawing for a $100 gift card from Renew Bath & Body.  VIP tickets are also available and include an open bar, commemorative glass, giftbag, and more.

Remember, this is all for a good cause! Proceeds from this event benefit the Foundation’s initiatives to combat childhood obesity including Fitness for Kids ChallengeSoccer for Success, and Kids Run. Here are the participating local businesses you’ll get to sample from at Serving Up Success 2016



  • Joe’s Deli
  • Curly’s Grille
  • Ashker’s Juice Bar & Café
  • Firefly Cupcakes
  • D’Avolio
  • Anderson’s
  • Sweet Melody’s
  • The Lodge Bar & Grill
  • Sun Cuisines
  • Salvatore’s Italian Gardens
  • Fat Bob’s Smokehouse
  • The Como Restaurant
  • Thai Me Up Food Truck




  • Long Cliff Vineyard & Winery
  • Midgard winery
  • Vetter Vineyards Winery
  • Johnson Estate Winery



  • Southern Tier Brewing Co.
  • Ellicottville Brewing Co.
  • CB Craft Brewers
  • Gordon Biersch Brewing Co.
  • Flying Bison Brewing Co.
  • Hamburg Brewing Co.

Other Beverages

  • Tuk Tea Company
  • Buffalo Distilling Co.


Serving Up Success Details

Thursday, September, 22nd

5:30-8:30 PM

Buffalo Riverworks, 359 Ganson St, Buffalo

Must be 21+ to enter.


  • $30 for Independent Health members
  • $35 for non-Independent Health members
  • $50 VIP area – limited tickets on sale


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What is Healthy Options Buffalo? healthy options logo3

The aforementioned restaurants are members of the Independent Health Foundation’s Healthy Options Buffalo program for the Erie County Fair in 2016. The Healthy Options program was designed to help our community make informed decisions about healthy eating, and as a result, help address the high rates of stroke and heart disease prevalent in Western New York. Through this program, the Foundation works with area restaurants to offer heart-healthy food options that are considered lower in fat, saturated fat cholesterol, and sodium. To learn more about the Healthy Options program and to check out more great participating Healthy Options restaurants visit


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