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Cows ‘n Cabs Returns to Winter Park on Nov. 3 for an Evening of Food and Wine for Charity

2018 event will feature more than 25 of the region’s top chefs and a live performance by acclaimed country music recording artist Angie Keilhauer

WINTER PARK, FL., Sept. 18, 2018 –Cows ‘n Cabs, one of Central Florida’s premiere culinary and philanthropic events, returns to Winter Park’s West Meadow on Saturday, Nov. 3 for its seventh annual evening of gourmet food and fine wine pairings in the name of charity. Co-hosts John Rivers, Founder/CEO of 4R Restaurant Group, and Dave Larue, Vice President of ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, will welcome more than 25 of the area’s most talented chefs, who will serve their signature dishes to raise funds for After School All-Stars Orlando and Elevate Orlando.

In addition to food from James Beard Award-nominated chefs and professionally curated beverages, guests at the western-themed soiree will enjoy live music by acclaimed country music recording artist Angie Keilhauer. Recognized in 2017 by Rolling Stone as one of “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know,” Keilhauer will her perform her signature style of “beach-friendly country and roots rock” at Cows ‘n Cabs while attendees stroll between the various food and wine stations.

“Everyone at 4R Restaurant Group is excited for this year’s edition of Cows ‘n Cabs,” said Rivers. “It’s amazing to see how much the event has grown each year with the help of the participating chefs and sponsors. We’re very proud to have donated more than $525,000 to local charities since 2012 and look forward to adding to the number this year.”

Among the participating restaurants at this year’s Cows ‘n Cabs: 4 Rivers Smokehouse, The Coop, The Sweet Shop, 4R Barbacoa Cantina, 1921 by Norman Van Aken, Dixie Dharma, Foxtail Coffee Co., K Restaurant, Pharmacy, Tamale Co., Tapa Toro, Taverna Opa, The Glass Knife, Terralina Crafted Italian, Pizza Bruno, Buttermilk Bakery and more.

Once again ABC Fine Wine & Spirits looks forward to the opportunity to work directly with some of the state’s best chefs to curate a Cows ‘n Cabs beverage program to compliment their amazing culinary offerings,” added Larue. “We have hand selected more than 200 wines, along with some of our favorite cocktails and craft beers for this year’s event, and can’t wait for another wonderful evening to help support After School All-Stars Orlando and Elevate Orlando.”

VIP entry for this year’s Cows ‘n Cabs begins at 6 p.m. General admission is from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cows ‘n Cabs tickets can be purchased here.

Sponsors for the 2018 Cows ‘n Cabs include Southern Glazier’s Wine & Spirits, Jameson, Grey Goose and Beam.

For more information about Cows n Cabs, visit:

Established in 2012 by John Rivers, Founder/CEO of 4R Restaurant Group, and Dave Larue, Vice President of ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, Cows ‘n Cabs celebrates Central Florida’s thriving culinary scene by assembling the region’s most talented chefs in the name of charity and pairing their signature creations with expertly curated beverages.

The open-air, country-western themed event occurs every autumn in Winter Park’s West Meadow and also features live music, dancing and a silent auction. Each year, numerous James Beard Award-nominated chefs, along with 25-plus popular local restaurants, join co-hosts John Rivers and Dave Larue in making Cows ‘n Cabs one of Central Florida’s most anticipated culinary events.

Cows ‘n Cabs is a non-profit organization with 100 percent of its proceeds benefitting local charities – After School All Stars and Elevate Orlando. Since the inaugural event, Cows ‘n Cabs has raised more than $525,000 for the two charities.

(Source: Bo Morris)

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