THE FEED: Bartenders to Battle for Big Kahuna Title at Side Pockets to Support Community Living

2012-07-06T10:25:00Z 2014-09-16T13:32:56Z THE FEED: Bartenders to Battle for Big Kahuna Title at Side Pockets to Support Community LivingKristin Brashares, Feast Magazine | Inspired Local Food Culture/Midwest
July 06, 2012 10:25 am  • 

For the 10th year in a row, volunteer bartenders from St. Charles County will go head-to-head in a battle to raise the most money for Community Living, Inc., and secure the Big Kahuna title.

Area residents are invited to cheer on their favorite teams at the event, which will take place on Thu., July 26, from 4:30 to 9:30pm at Side Pockets in St. Charles.

This year’s Big Kahuna Bartender Challenge will kick off with a special VIP event from 4:30 to 5:30pm. For $20, VIPs will receive a beverage, appetizers, reserved seating, the opportunity to mix and mingle with a local celebrity, and a raffle ticket to enter into a drawing for the chance to win a special prize.

Following the VIP event, volunteer bartenders will work for one hour to raise the most money, with all proceeds, including tips and the $5 cover charge, benefiting Community Living’s programs and services for people with disabilities in St. Charles County. The team that raises the most money will win the 2012 Big Kahuna title.

“The popularity of the Big Kahuna Bartender Challenge has skyrocketed and is one of St. Charles’ most anticipated summer events,” says Barbara James, annual giving coordinator for Community Living. “The evening gives individuals the chance to party with friends, while supporting a great cause.”

Those interested in learning more about the Big Kahuna Bartender Challenge, joining one of the volunteer bartending teams, purchasing a VIP ticket or making a donation to Community Living can call 636.970.2800, or visit

Side Pockets, 1439 Bass Pro Drive, St. Charles, 636.724.9300,

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