For several years I have noticed a sign up at The Art Place in late November, early December advertising the Empty Bowl Brunch. Every year I would say to myself that I wanted to go but time would get away from me and I didn’t make it until this year. In November, the sign went up and I called Lynda to see if she would like to go. Of course she said yes so I stopped by and bought tickets. The tickets are only $10. Debbie decided to join us and she was able to pay at the door.
We got there at the starting time of 11:00 on Sunday and there was already quite a line. The way it works is that you go into a room filled with handmade bowls and select one. Here is the one I finally decided on.
You then go over to the corner of the room and nice people wash your bowl for you. At the end of the hall, there is a room full of crockpots of soup and chili. You hand them your bowl and they fill it up. They also had bottles of water and soda. Taking your bowl, you find a place to sit and eat. They had tables set up everywhere and on the tables were big plates of bread from Panera. I had chili and it was very good.
After eating (forgot to mention that there were brownies, cookies, etc. set out by a girl scout troop also available), there was another dishwashing station and we left with clean bowls and full tummies. It is definitely on my calendar for next year.