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  • George and Sarah Naxera of Kildeer enjoy tastings from one of 20 local restaurants at Clearbrook's Around the World Food Tasting.

    George and Sarah Naxera of Kildeer enjoy tastings from one of 20 local restaurants at Clearbrook's Around the World Food Tasting.
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ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (September 30, 2013) -- On Tuesday, October 22, 2013 Arlington Toyota--Scion in Palatine will be transformed into a culinary wonderland as Clearbrook hosts its 5th Annual Around The World Food Tasting presented by Meijer. Guests will mix and mingle while savoring samples of house specialties from 20 of the area's best restaurants. This year, ten new restaurants will be joining the event, and bringing a selection of brand new flavors and tastings. Proceeds from this exciting evening will benefit over 6,000 children and adults with disabilities supported by Clearbrook.

Local restaurants include: Allgauer's On The Riverfront, Bonefish Grill, Brazil Express Churrasco, Cookies By Joey, d'Vine Wine and Gifts, Eggshells, Joe's Crab Shack, Lou Malnati's, Mago Grill and Cantina, Pear Tree Catering & Events, Philly G's, Pinstripes, Pure Juice Café, Cookie Cards, Rack House Kitchen & Tavern, RAM Restaurant & Brewery, Seasons 52, Something's Cooking Catering, and Vittorio De Roma.

Additional event highlights include a chance to win a 5 day/4 night vacation to Cancun, Mexico; an opportunity to beat the clock at the Minute To Win It game; a chance to win exciting prizes from the "Pick A Card" game; a cash bar, and a silent auction.

The event sold out last year, so register today! Tickets are $35 per person in advance ($25 per person for groups of four or more) and $40 per person at the door. Purchase tickets online at or by contacting Sarah Shaw at 847.385.5009 or


Based in Northern Illinois, Clearbrook was founded in 1955 and has since evolved into a recognized leader in the field of developmental disabilities. Today, Clearbrook creates innovative opportunities for over 6,000 children and adults with developmental disabilities including autism, Down syndrome, and cerebral palsy - as well as their families. Clearbrook provides personalized children's, day training, employment, residential and clinical services at more than 45 locations throughout the Chicagoland-area. In addition, Clearbrook is the largest provider of in-home services in the state of Illinois. Clearbrook employs more than 800 people and proudly reports that 85 percent of every dollar raised goes directly into programs and services. For more information, please visit