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ALBANY, NY (03/18/2014)(readMedia)– Twelve Capital Region restaurants have been challenged to create sweet or savory recipes featuring Girl Scout Cookies as a key ingredient for Girl Scout Cookie Cuisine to be held Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from 6pm-9pm at The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center in Colonie, sponsored by Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York, B95.5, The Times Union, Godfrey Financial Associates, Inc. & Pepsi. Featured restaurants include: dp An American Brasserie, Yono’s, Yanni’s II, Zachary’s Pastry Shoppe, Cafe Congress, Grill One Six Five, The Ginger Man, Carney’s Tavern, Rare Earth Wine Bar, The Desmond, Capital District Catering, and Howe Caverns Cafe. Donna and Yono Purnomo serve as Honorary Chairs. Celebrity judges Chad O’Hara-B95.5, Charmaine Ushkow-The Times Union, and Chrissy Cavotta-FLY 92 will sample and award recognition for Most Creative Use of a Cookie and Best Overall Recipe. Guests are invited to sample all the recipes and participate in voting categories for best entrée, best appetizer and best dessert. Event will include a silent auction & live music by The T’s. Girl Scouts will participate in a separate contest for winner of best original recipe by a Girl Scout which will be juried by the celebrity judges. Tickets are $35 in advance/$40 at the door and $30 for children (ages 14 and under). All proceeds benefit Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York. For more information, contact 518.489.8110 or email

About Girl Scouts:

Girl Scouts is the largest girl-serving organization in the U.S. and is focused on leadership development for girls grades K-12. Having celebrated 100 years in 2012 of building girls of courage, confidence and character to make the world a better place, Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York serves 11,000 girls and 5,000 volunteers throughout 15 counties: Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren & Washington. Offices are located in Albany, Halfmoon, Queensbury and Plattsburgh. For more information: GSNENY.ORG or (518) 489-8110.

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