Delray Beach, Florida – The Fourth Annual Taste of recovery will take place on Saturday, November 5 from 6-9 p.m. at the Old School Square Pavilion, 51 North Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach. Guests will enjoy savory and sweet bites from a variety of great restaurants in the area, as well as live performances by Damon Fowler.

The taste of recovery will benefit The Crossroads Club, a Delray Beach nonprofit that has served the community for over 40 years. The organization, free of charge, provides a safe haven for anyone whose life has been affected by or by the use of addictive substances.

Participating restaurants so far are Louie Bossi’s Ristorante, Bar & Pizzeria, Elisabetta’s Ristorante, Bar & Pizzeria, City Oyster & Sushi Bar, Rocco’s Tacos, Josie’s Ristorante, J & J Seafood, Driftwood, Space of Mind Community Classroom Kitchen, Mike’s Chili , Eat Thai, Tim Finnegans, Rogie Pierogies, New Orleans Pralines, Windy City Pizza, Sexz Chef, Nature’s Corner Café, Catering CC, Subculture, Proper Ice Cream and many more.

Sponsors include Buyers Edge, Second Chance Initiative, The Harcourt M. & Virginia W. Sylvester Foundation, Southeast Toyota, Peter DeGeorge Family Foundation, Slainte/Jewels in Time, Mike Munger, Caron Renaissance, Ed and Sandy Sheehy, Law Offices of Finley Stetson, Joan Finley, Realtor, The Corcoran Group, Snellman Construction, The Buzz Agency, Sail Away Media, Menin, John and Tracee Hynes, Hanley Foundation, Brilliant Supply, Guardian Recovery Network, Ryan Soave of Ryan Soave Consulting, Inc., Terry Woods and Electric Razorback.

Bob Higginbotham will serve as Honorary Event Chair with Christopher and Joan Finley serving as Event Co-Chairs.

“I love participating in this event which benefits the Crossroads Club which is a place where meeting space is provided weekly for Alcoholics Anonymous groups, Narcotics Anonymous groups and other 12 step groups. So many important people in my life are in recovery and we need to get people to understand that recovery is so different from addiction,” said Joan Finley, co-chair.

The event was founded by Chef Louie Bossi, chef/partner of Louie Bossi’s Ristorante and Pizzeria. Big Time Restaurant Group has supported the event since its inception.

A “People’s Choice” prize will be awarded for the best bite with a prize of $1,500. A Critic’s Choice competition will include first and second prizes of $2,500 and $1,000. Boca Magazine editor Christie Galeano-DeMott, along with Sun Sentinel Facebook Let’s East South Florida host Mike Mayo and Coastal Star Food writer Jan Norris, will decide the Critics’ Choice Awards.

“At $50 a ticket, this food festival is affordable for an evening where you can sample the dishes of our top restaurants in the area,” said Tony Allerton of the Crossroads Club.

Event sponsors are Buyers Edge, Harcourt M. & Virginia W. Sylvester Foundation on behalf of the Second Chance Initiative, Slainte, Southeast Toyota, Peter DeGeorge Foundation, Mike Munger, Caron Renaissance, Ed and Sandy Sheehy, Finley Stetson, Snellman Construction, Joan Finley, Realtor, Menin Development, Hanley Foundation, Brilliant Supply, Terry Woods, Razorback Electric, Giles & Christine Therien, The Buzz Agency and Sail Away Media.

Tickets are $50 before the event or $60 at the door. Blocks of ten tickets are available for $40 each. Raffle tickets for the Golden Table are available for $10 each. The Golden Table raffle prize winner and nine of their guests are treated to a beautifully decorated private table in the center of all the action with a private server and loot for all. For tickets, visit

For more information, please visit or call 561-278-8004.

About Club Crossroads
The Crossroads Club is not a sober house or a treatment center. Instead, Crossroads is a 12-step-based nonprofit meeting center that supports an average of 600 people a day who are seeking recovery from various forms of addiction. Since 1982, Crossroads has been an essential part of the recovery of countless residents, snowbirds and other visitors from around the world. By providing the space for recovery meetings to take place, Crossroads has helped to empower these people to re-emerge as positive contributors to the community and would greatly benefit from your support. Crossroads’ mission is simply to provide a wonderful, safe harbor for individuals to meet in order to become true to themselves and be freed from the bonds of addiction.