CORVALLIS, Ore. - University Housing and Dining Services at Oregon State University will host the third annual "Soul Food Café: A Journey through Culture and Cuisine," in celebration of Black History Month, on Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. at McNary Central Dining Center.

The celebration is part of the Journey through Culture and Cuisine Series and is being held in conjunction with OSU's Black History Month. The Soul Food Café will honor African-American cultures and foods and will feature live blues by the Ty Curtis Band.

Tickets cost $8 and will be available at the door, or in advance from any of the University Housing and Dining Services dining centers.

The menu will feature beef brisket, pork ribs, tofu creole and collard greens from Cooper's Creek BBQ, the newest on-campus restaurant scheduled to open in April 2010. Other menu items include southern fried chicken, Cajun catfish, red beans and rice, bananas foster and other regional culinary favorites. 

The event is sponsored by University Housing and Dining in collaboration with the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center, the Black Student Union, and the Ujima Education Office.

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Megan Full, 541-737-8837