Sunday, February 21, 2016

Syracuse Plays Chess wins $2,000 grand prize

We're pleased to announce that the 7th DISHES winner is Syracuse Plays Chess and our second place winner is Paint the Town! Stay tuned for more details once our team gets some well deserved rest.


It's official.... the 7th DISHES is SOLD OUT! We'll see all you ticket holders at 5 p.m. at 1342 Lancaster Ave.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Online registration has closed!

We've still got a limited number of tickets available, so if you want them get in touch with us via email ( and we'll add you to the list!

DISHES is here!

Remember, this year's DISHES is in a new location. We'll be at 1342 Lancaster Ave, at the Bishop Harrison Center, next to All Saints Parish.  

See you at 5pm on Sunday!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Tickets on sale now!

The event is almost here and that means it's time to buy your tickets! You can do so HERE.

On the registration page you'll see two options, one for $20 and another for $40. If you want to help
us sustain our increased prized amounts select the $40 option when purchasing your ticket. No special perks but you'll have our (and Syracuse's) eternal gratitude.

Don't forget, this year's event will take place in a different location: February 21, 5 p.m. at the Bishop Harrison Community Center at All Saints Parish (1342 Lancaster Ave).

We're also still looking for a few more volunteers for the weekend. If you're interested in helping out in exchange for a free ticket, please contact Annalena Davis at and include “Volunteer Inquiry” in the subject line.

Thank You to our sponsors for all of your support!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Welcome to our new Decorator!

Welcome to Lydia Mumford, of Lydia's Daily Thread, who will be decorating the space for DISHES 2016! We're excited to have her join the team and can't wait to see what she comes up with. Lydia spent half of the 80's and all of the 90's cozied up in a $1 house in Syracuse's Southside, wrapped in fairy-tale daydreams, hand-knit sweaters, and the rich love of her dear parents and two sisters. She spent years styling her dolls and later herself from her mother's attic textile trove, and working with her craftsman father in the basement woodshop. She has always been fascinated by transforming raw materials into finished objects.

Lydia still lives in Syracuse, in a little city bungalow with her husband and three kids. They always have a project (or a hundred!) to keep them entertained and now she's added DISHES to the list! Lydia works from home designing and creating finely-crafted textile items for Lydia's Daily Thread. She is inspired by theater, picture books, materials, the natural world, and the imaginations of children. Check out some of the amazing costumes she's created, or the many other textile designs on her facebook page. We know it's going to be a lot of fun working with her on the upcoming dinner!

Photography by Erika Brunner