The Dockside Restaurant to Help Homeless Families, Cooking Side-by-Side with Celebrity Chefs at A Family Affair Gala
MALDEN – Housing Families Inc. (HFI) is proud to feature six of Boston’s most prominent chefs and seven local restaurants, including Malden’s own Dockside Restaurant, at Housing Families’ 25th Anniversary Celebration, “A Family Affair Gala”. This delicious tasting event will take place on Saturday, November 10th at the Seaport Boston Hotel in Boston’s vibrant Seaport District, and will highlight the local flavors that have made the Boston area a sought after destination for foodies. The gala represents 25 years of Housing Families’ work to end family homelessness in Massachusetts.
The Dockside Restaurant on Centre Street was opened in 1992 by the Urbaczewski family. Managed and operated by Jack and his daughter Lisa, the Urbaczewskis really understand the importance of family. The family has worked together through numerous other concepts and a variety of locations. Some of these locations include City Hall Pub, Jimmy’s Café, Mallside Restaurant, Chelsea’s Restaurant & Bar, International Pub, Rockefellers Nightclub, TJ’s Roadhouse, Dockside Nahant, and Dockside Wakefield. The Dockside serves American cuisine and typical plates consist of large portions of high-quality foods at affordable prices. The wide array of options on the menu satisfies all palates and can be paired with imported beer, wine and liquor. Sporting events are featured on TVs daily and full lottery service is offered as well. Each of their four locations hosts private functions, fundraisers, and events throughout the year. All of this underlies what the Urbaczewskis are known for: their warmth, compassion and willingness to help their community.
When asked to participate in the Housing Families event to benefit struggling families, the Urbaczewski’s jumped at the opportunity. Lisa said, “We are so fortunate to have such an amazing organization as Housing Families in our community helping many people in need. The management team and programs at Housing Families are true assets to the people of Malden and surrounding communities. We are particularly impressed with the quality of the after school program for children.” Lisa went on to explain what sets Housing Families apart from other agencies: “We just love Housing Families, all the hard work that everyone there does during such a difficult time for many people. The gala is a wonderful way to raise money for this fantastic organization.”
Housing Families 25th Anniversary Gala celebration will include celebrity chefs:
Tiffani Faison, Sweet Cheeks Q; Andy Husbands, Tremont 647; Marc Orfaly, Pigalle; Jason Santos, Blue Inc.; Michael Schlow, Radius, Via Matta, Tico, Happy’s bar+kitchen, and Alta Strada; Jeremy Sewall, Lineage and Island Creek Oyster Bar. Local eateries participating in the event include Angelo’s Ristorante & Pizzeria; Billy Tse Restaurant; Bohemian Coffeehouse and Bakery; Coffee Tea and Me with Las Uvas Catering; Dockside Restaurants; Luna Rossa Ristorante; and Shojo Boston.
About A Family Affair:
The gala will celebrate the 25th Anniversary honoring former Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey for her lifetime advocacy work with homeless families, and Housing Families Alumna, Marlain DeJesus. Maria Stephanos, of FOX 25 News will emcee this wine and food event at the beautiful Seaport Hotel in Boston. Seven celebrity chefs and seven local chefs will present various ethnic dishes for attendees as a reminder of the importance of family togetherness. The night’s entertainment will feature Massachusetts’ native and “American Idol” star, Siobhan Magnus, who will perform two sets at the gala. Proceeds raised from gala ticket sales will benefit Housing Families’ efforts to provide shelter, affordable housing and support to homeless families in the state. For more information or to purchase tickets for the Housing Families 25th Anniversary Gala, please visit: www.housingfamilies.org/gala/.
Thank you to our generous sponsors:
Paul and Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation, The Berylson Family Trust, Demos, Peter & Carly Kouvaris, Affinity Solutions, John Hancock, NICKERSONPR, Robert Krause Realty, The Theodore H. Cutler Family Charitable Trust, Goulston and Storrs, Bostonian Group, Jim and Kris Blue, Jay and Christy Cashman, Malden Taxi & Malden Trans Inc., Littler, Vanguard, Eli and Jan Lipcon, CVS, UBS, PriceWaterhouseCooper, The Goebelbecker Girls, RCM Services, Alexander Aronson Finning, SBLI, Bartlett Hackett Feinberg P.C., Deirdre and Elizabeth Campbell-Tompkins, Feeley & Driscoll, P.C. Charitable Foundation, D’Angelo Plumbing and Heating, MA Lawyers Weekly, Intelligent Office, Eastern Bank, Double Cross Vodka, Progressive Gourmet, inSegment.