HRN 15th Anniversary Fundraiser

HRN's 15th Anniversary Tour
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In celebration of HRN's 15th anniversary on the airwaves, we're bringing outstanding food and music experiences to HRN Members across the U.S. while empowering the next generation of food systems storytellers through our 15th Anniversary Tour.

When you donate at least $75 to HRN by March 31, you'll be entered to win dinner and concert tickets for two in a city of your choice from a curated list of exciting destinations. Cities like Los Angeles and Asheville include incredible extras for winners, like more delicious meals and overnight stays.

All donations help to fund our educational mission. We’re working to create new possibilities for unheard and underestimated voices through our education initiatives—transforming lives, diversifying industries, and growing the scope of food stories broadcast to the world. High school students, college students, and professionals early in their careers participate in our Research & Radio Program, HRN Radio Scholars, and The Julia Child Foundation Food Writing Fellowship.

Participants in all programs receive invaluable hands-on radio and podcast production experience, access to food industry leaders, and mentorship from experts in their fields. Hear the work from our Research & Radio Program and The Julia Child Foundation Food Writing Fellowship on Meat + Three and follow along with our HRN Radio Scholars here.

Make a donation today to help fund HRN, financially support our emerging storytellers, and power the food podcasts that keep you entertained and informed. HRN is a nonprofit organization and all donations are tax-deductible. 

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Win in Ardmore

Ardmore, Pennsylvania

Ripplewood is a throwback to a classic whiskey bar, offering innovative cocktails, thoughtful service, and refined comfort food from Executive Chef Biff Gottehrer. 

Ardmore Music Hall is one of the premier independent music venues in the Northeast for nationally touring concerts, and our location at 23 East has a storied history of 40+ years of shows as a rock club. Located just 3 miles outside Philadelphia PA on the Main Line, AMH serves fans of the western suburbs and Philly proper alike, and hosts programming ranging from rock & roll to funk, jam, roots, adult contemporary, hip hop, Americana and everything in between.

Win in Asheville

Asheville, North Carolina

In 2009, Chef Meherwan Irani (who grew up in Ahmednagar, in the midwestern state of Maharashtra in India) opened Chai Pani with his wife and business partner, Molly. It was the bottom of the great recession, but they had a crystal clear vision of what Chai Pani could be: They’d serve street food and home-cooked meals — the most underrepresented Indian foods in Western culture — by way of the unparalleled hospitality modeled to Meherwan as a child in his parents’ bed & breakfast. 

Botiwalla is chef Meherwan Irani’s homage to the lively Irani Cafes of India – tea and kabab houses run by Parsis who immigrated to India in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 

Spotlighting Asheville’s diverse music and arts scene, AVLFest will once again fill area concert halls, clubs, and outdoor venues alike with an exceptional lineup of local, regional, and national talent featuring a multitude of artists and performers! Performance showcases are set to take place Thursday, August 1 through Sunday, August 4. (Thanks goes to Asheville Independent Arts + Music (iamavl) for their donation of two tickets to this years AVLFest).

Win in Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina

Once a humble corner bistro, FIG has blossomed into one of the Southeast’s top culinary destinations. The staff is passionate and polite. The room is simple and modern. The menu is creative and seasonal.

From May 24 to June 9, Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston, South Carolina’s historic theaters, churches, and outdoor spaces with performances by renowned artists as well as emerging performers in opera; theater; dance; and chamber, symphonic, choral, and jazz music.

Win in Las Vegas

Los Angeles, California

Built on the foundation of a family, Gjelina Group creates hospitality experiences delivered from a place of purpose, with simplicity. Named for founder Fran Camaj’s mother, Gjelina opened on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in 2008, serving locally-sourced, produce-forward food and becoming a staple in the Venice community.

Rolling Stone contributor Frank Schruers ranked The Wiltern among the top five music venues in Los Angeles. “It reminds me of the old days, being on the road for Rolling Stone and going to some classic Deco theater,” says Schruers. As soon as you step into The Wiltern, you’re welcomed by an architectural masterpiece designed by Anthony B. Heinsbergen. Murals adorn the walls, guiding you toward a zig-zag style molding, inspired by the sun.

BONUS! Overnight stay: Vitorrja is a hotel, guest house, and event space from the Gjelina Group, located one block from the Boardwalk and Beach in Venice, CA. Their rooms are uniquely designed with an appreciation for the handmade and personalized—with custom furnishings, vintage finds, and design-driven details layered throughout the guest rooms, outdoor courtyard, and shared spaces.

Win in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada

Mercato Della Pescheria is an authentic Italian & Seafood Restaurant in St. Mark’s Square, market-style with a great variety of fresh seafood and shellfish at the Crudo Raw station and where you will enjoy the choicest meats at the Macelleria station.  Our chef creates authentic Italian Restaurant cuisine, with the freshest all-natural ingredients in our open kitchen, where mouthwatering seafood, succulent meats, and homemade pastas at the Pasta Station are then served, if you wish, with a perfectly-paired wine from The Wine Cellar.

Catch a rockin' show at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas. They've got a little something for everyone.

Win in NYC

New York City, New York

Greywind, by award-winning Chef Dan Kluger, offers an elevated dining experience in Hudson Yards that creatively highlights seasonal, local ingredients. To complement Chef Kluger’s menu, the beverage program has a special focus on small and up-and-coming producers, distillers, and brewers in New York. Adjacent to the restaurant is The Bakery at Greywind, featuring daily fresh baked breads and pastries, sandwiches, and salads, which transitions into The Chef’s Counter at Greywind in the evening.

Brooklyn Bowl is the perfect place to see the best live music in the city.

Win in Philly

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia at the bustling corner of 18th & Walnut Streets in AKA Rittenhouse Square. is an American restaurant with a focus on seasonally inspired ingredients and award-winning wine program. is an innovative cocktail bar with a constantly evolving menu.

Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia is the perfect place to see the best live music in Philly.