Monday, September 8, 2008

Murphy's, Wired & Fired Help Project Open Hand

Virginia-Highland mainstay Murphy’s is joining the effort to raise hunger awareness by partnering with Wired & Fired for the Empty Bowl Project. Through Nov. 17, guests can visit Wired & Fired to add their artistic touch to a soup bowl at the paint-your-own-pottery studio. Then on Nov. 20, Atlantans will have the opportunity to purchase one of these bowls at a luncheon hosted by Murphy’s. Purchased bowls will be filled from a special menu prepared by Executive Chef Gregg McCarthy which will include choices of soups, pastas, salads and more. At the end of the meal, all bowls will be washed and returned to the guests as a memento.
All proceeds from the Empty Bowl Project will benefit Open Hand, an organization that helps people prevent or better manage chronic disease through comprehensive nutrition care, which combines home-delivered meals and nutrition education as a means to reinforce the connection between informed food choices and improved quality of life.
Wired & Fired will provide customers with bowls, colors, stamps and stencils for $10. The Nov. 20 luncheon at Murphys will offer the bowls for purchase for $20. Some of the bowls will be autographed by local celebrities, and these unique treasures will be featured in a silent auction. The symbolism of these bowls will serve as a visual reminder of the millions of people throughout the world who go hungry each day.
To decorate and donate a bowl for the Empty Bowl Project, visit Wired & Fired at 994 Virginia Ave., across the street from Murphy’s. Wired & Fired is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call Wired & Fired at (404) 885-1024 or visit For reservations and more information, call (404) 872-0904 or visit or

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