Few restaurants on the East Cobb dining scene can tout the level of culinary savvy that the iconic Chicago’s Steaks, Seafood and Pasta can. Diners have been enjoying signature dishes such as the prime rib, steak tips and legendary honey butter croissants for over 27 years. Now East Cobbers can nibble on the best chef Oscar Galan can whip up and learn a few of his cooking secrets while helping some very special medically fragile children across Georgia at a unique spin on happy hour.

On Saturday evening, November 3, Chicago’s and Atlanta Communities Go2Team are joining forces as the presenting sponsors of the first annual “Cocktails for Camp” to benefit Camp Trach Me Away, a unique program supporting children living with tracheotomies and ventilators experience what most of our able bodied kids take for granted—overnight camp with kids just like them in a safe environment.

An avid advocate and volunteer for the camp, long time East Cobbers Lee Ann Sherry and Lynne Davis with The Go2Team Atlanta Communities Real Estate Brockerage, wanted to do something special for an organization close to their hearts. The hope is to assure even more children could participate in the future. Generous homeowners a stone’s throw from Post Oak Tritt Road nesting on a private lake graciously opened up their fabulous home with a sprawling kitchen designed for a party to host this fun and tasty gathering.

Guests will experience an interactive cooking demonstration and tasting, filling up on a range of dishes, sip unique wines and enjoy a fine art exhibit highlighting local artists including Erin Elizabeth Durham and Susy RossLagrassa of the East Cobb Arts Alliance and art will be available for sale with a portion benefiting Camp Trach Me Away. Silent Auction and raffle winning opportunities will be plentiful. No need to fret if desert will be served—Event chair Lee Ann and her volunteers have that covered.

1st Annual Cocktails for Camp Benefiting Camp Trach Me Away, Saturday, November 3, 7-10pm. Tickets are $50 and 100% benefits the charity. To RSVP and for more information, contact [email protected].

This article originally appeared in the October issue of the EAST COBBER magazine, on page 54. Click here to view the digital edition.