Exit 2 Bar & Grille plans SPCA benefit, Paint Night and more

A Chili/Chowder/Soup Cook-off to benefit the SPCA and a fun-filled Paint Night are just two of the exciting things happening at Exit 2 Bar & Grille, located at 3191 Eggert Road in Tonawanda.

The second annual cook-off, from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 13, hopes to build on the success of last year’s event which raised more than $3,000 for the SPCA. Joining the fun this year will be WNY Heroes, Inc., a local organization that helps soldiers through innovative programs such as Pawsitive For Heroes, an initiative that matches service or therapy dogs with local veterans.

The cook-off will feature live music by SoundProof, a basket auction, silent auction, 50/50 raffle and more. Participating sponsors include Southern Wine & Spirits, Empire Liquors, KTB Bucking Pig BBQ and WNY Heroes. To register as a participant in the cook-off, please visit www.exit2bar.com or visit the restaurant. Prizes will be awarded in each category.

Donations for the basket and silent auctions are still being accepted, and pickup can be arranged by calling 837-2523. Tickets for the cook-off are just $25 and include product sampling, an open well bar and draft beer. Tickets are $20 for those participating in the cook-off or donating to the auction.

Paint Night takes place at 6 p.m. Monday, March 14, at Exit 2. Tickets for this fun-filled evening of food, drink, music, laughter and paint are just $35 per person and must be purchased in advance due to limited seating. Tickets may be purchased online at www.paintandpourwny.com. When buying four or more tickets, use code BUY4DEAL to save $8 per ticket! More information can also be found at www.exit2bar.com.

Exit 2 is also pleased to announce that several new menu items will be introduced by Chef Christopher Schork and his creative culinary team on March 4, along with exciting new daily specials. Exit 2 also offers nightly drink specials, drop-off catering services, a daily Lenten fish fry prepared five different ways and 50-cent wings every Monday.

Exit 2 Bar & Grille is just off Exit 2 of the I-290, in the Colvin Eggert Plaza. For more information, please visit www.exit2bar.com or call 837-2523. You can also follow Exit 2 Bar & Grille on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Exit2grille for frequent updates.