Courtesy Sid Deluca
ASTORIA — The Art of Food Benefit Show takes place 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Smoked Bones BBQ.
Phil Spencer, co-owner of Smoked Bones, is known for his recent culinary philanthropy this Thanksgiving when he cooked for the community at the Astoria Armory. “Smoked Bones believes that art and food both nourish the soul. We’re pleased to offer a venue,” he said.
Spencer will be selling $2 pulled pork sliders, with 50 percent of the sales donated to Filling Empty Bellies.
Featured art includes painting, collage, mixed media and photography by local artists, including Sandy Rea, J. Wesley Willis, Blaine Verley, Michael Datoli, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Bill Atwood, Joi Smith, Amy Danger, Quinn Crain, Sid Deluca and others.
Each artist will donate between 30 and 100 percent of proceeds.
Smoked Bones is inside Pier 11. During construction, enter from 12th Street by foot or 10th Street by foot or car.