Do writers ever get away from the keyboard? Sure they do. Here's a picture of contributor Bill Peters and his wife, Janet, wandering through AKA Fotographix on E. Montecto Avenue during the .
Owner of the shop, , took pictures as folks stopped by to taste a little wine and enjoy the food samples he was serving during the event which was held Oct. 8, in downtown Sierra Madre.
The Sierra Madre residents visited all the businesses that participated in the event, sipping the various wines and sampling foods at each shop. Music filled the streets surrounding the businesses with many different styles of jazz.
Participating businesses included , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Ixora Floral Studio, , , , , , , , , , , and .
Food Sponsors were , , Robins BBQ/Trader Joe's, Matt Denny's, Green Street Tavern, , , , Nikki C's, , Raffi's Catering, Pie 'n Burger, Noir, , , , , The Spot, , ABC Catering, , Outback Steakhouse, El Portal, 38 Degree, , and .
Jazz performers included the Harry Smallenburg Jazz Ensemble, Steve Creason, Susan Krebbs, Afrotango Ensemble, Lightnin' Willie, Lisa Finnie, Riner Skivaly, The Trip and Mercy and The Merketts!, Jennifer Luna, Roots N Blues Stage, The Clyde Towles Jazz Big Cats Band, Jane Fuller Trio, and Dave Bedrosian and New York System.
The Sierra Madre Wine and Jazz Walk, presented by Riboli Family Wine Estates and San Antonio Winery, benefits the City of Hope and its efforts to provide compassionate and comprehensive cancer care. The event has provided over $300,000 to City of Hope cancer research programs. This year's proceeds have not yet been made public.