This is a printer-friendly version of an article from Zip06.com.06/24/2021 12:00 AM
June 24, 2021: Braffle is back. After selling out in just 10 days last year, Braffle - Branford Rotary's Outrageous Restaurant Raffle – returns for 2021, and this time it's even more outrageous. The Absurd Grand Prize winner will get $100 gift cards to each of 50 – yes, 50 – Branford restaurants. The Ridiculous Second Prize wins $50 cards to all 50. And there are eight more prizes.
Tickets are on sale now at Braffle.org and just $20 apiece. The majority of the proceeds to go Branford Counseling & Community Services' Basic Needs program, which helps families in need with food, rent and utilities. In other words, every entry purchased is a win for Branford.
With only 3,000 tickets available this year, the 2nd annual Braffle will sell out again, so don't wait.
"Some people are amazed that Branford even has 50 restaurants, but we do," said Branford Rotary President Ginny Page. "Just think, if you win first or second prize, you could eat at a different Branford restaurant every week for almost a year. If that seems outrageous, it's because, hey, it is."
The raffle drawing will be held at 7 p.m. on July 27, live-streamed at Braffle.org and on the Branford Rotary's Facebook page. First Selectman Jamie Cosgrove will pull the winning numbers. In addition to the Grand and Second prizes, Braffle also has 3rd-10th prizes: $100 gift cards to use at the restaurant of your choice. And the gift cards do not expire.
"Branford Rotary is an incredible organization and I'm proud to once again take part in the Braffle drawing," said Cosgrove. "Last year, Rotary raised nearly $100,000 to help out during the pandemic, and with most of this year's Braffle proceeds going to Basic Needs, Rotary is once again showing their dedication and passion for the people of this town. Oh, and I should add, Braffle Braffle Braffle!"
The 50 incredible participating restaurants: Le Petit Café – Home – Guacamole's - Lenny's - Pasta Cosi - The Stand - Rosso Vino – Parthenon Diner - China Garden - Hornet's Nest - DarBar India - G-Zen - Tommy Sullivan's - Thimble Island Brewery – Dockside - USS Chowder Pot III - Donovans' Reef - Marco's Pizzeria - Allegra's - IlForno's - Siam Orchids - Local Kitchen & Bar – Kampai - Jalapeno Heaven - Genaro's - LoMonaco's - Pacileo's - Coal & Daisies - Yooki Yama - La Luna – Doma - Breakfast Connections - Rossitto's – Mosaico - Dragon East - Som Siam - Shoreline Café – Crostini - 9 East - Branford Town House Family Restaurant - Arturo's - Capone's Pizzeria - Eli's - GW Carson's - Pompeo's - Stony Creek Market – Thimbleberries - G Café - P&M Deli - Café Fiore.
For tickets, go to Braffle.org. For more information, email email@example.com. And to learn more about Branford Rotary, and how you can be involved, please visit BranfordRotary.org
Braffle is made possible by its generous Branford Rotary Partners: American Polyfilm, All-American Waste, Branford Dental Care, Tyco, Parthenon Diner, , Branford Building Supplies, Terry Architecture, Jiffy Lube, KMK Insulation, Branford Hills Health Care, Guilford Savings Bank, Evergreen Woods, Munger Construction, Branford Hills Homecare, Connecticut Orthopedics, Burban's Landscaping, Brown & Knapp, Anderson Krause Insurance, Jiffy Lube, Raymond James, Mobeck Guandalini, Cherry Hill Glass, Jiffy Lube, and Empire Paving.