Writer \/\/ Janelle Morrison Photography \/\/ Theresa Skutt Artwork \/\/ Amanda Lovely, Freelance Designer Last year, we featured a story about Habitat for Humanity of Boone County (HFHBC) launching the House that Beer Built campaign in Boone County. What made this build unique from other HFHBC builds is that it involved several local restaurants and breweries in and around Boone County \u2013 toomany to name here. This year\u2019s House that Beer Built campaign includes many of those same restaurants and breweries and one especially unique event to help raise funds and awareness for HFHBC while paying homage to the 20 th anniversary of the popular American crime drama televisionseries, \u201cThe Sopranos.\u201d Do you feel old yet? A couple of local residents and Cobblestone proprietors who are loyal supporters of HFHBC, Kent and Liz Esra, have created a special event, \u201cJersey on the Bricks,\u201d that will take place at Cobblestone on Thursday, May 9 from 5-9:30 p.m. In addition to the regular menu, diners will be offered an alternate, themed menu and cocktail list that were influenced by actual meals featured in the series by various characters, including the famed \u201cChef Artie Bucco.\u201d Enjoy specialty cocktails such as \u201cThe Tony,\u201d \u201cThe Paulie\u201d and \u201cThe Habitini\u201d throughout the course of the evening. Start the night with Cobblestone's Calamari Though not required, patrons are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Sopranos characters or their best impression of \u201cJersey Style\u201d as prizes will be awarded for Best Dressed. \u201cWe believe so strongly in the organization and its mission,\u201d Liz said. \u201cThey provide an opportunity to people who otherwise would have no means to ever be a homeowner. It\u2019s a great mission and a great thing to do. The thing that I love about this event is that it is so unique and creative.\u201d A meal fit for a "Soprano": Filet with Red Wine Sauce A portion of the evening sales for the duration of the event will go to HFHBC, and there will be opportunities to make donations throughout the evening. \u201cOur guests will be helping people, and that\u2019s just awesome for HFHBC and awesome for all of us involved because it\u2019s going to be a super fun event,\u201d Liz said. \u201cOne of our own, Blake, who is a member of our staff, is going through the early stages of his application for a Habitat home, so again,this is an organization that is important to us. And in addition to making it a fun night, we hope that it goes a long way in promoting Habitat and what they do for underserved populations.\u201d While last year\u2019s campaign was inarguably successful having raised $90,000, HFHBC was interested in the idea of \u201cJersey on the Bricks\u201d to reach outside of the craft beer market and introduce or reintroduce HFHBC to more segments of the community. \u201cLast year, we had a lot of partnerships with breweries and doubled our corporate sponsorships,\u201d Liz Qua, executive director at HFHBC, explained. \u201cWe are looking at how we can build on those kinds of partnerships and really expand on that. Without those partnerships, it\u2019s really challenging to raise $90,000. We are always trying to think outside the box. We actually had an event last year at Cobblestone that was successful, and I think the brand awareness was good too for the local community.\u201d Amy Hartwig, volunteer coordinator\/development director, added, \u201cThe attendees at that event were able to go and enjoy dinner with their friends and families and enjoy the night more so than just going out and having a beer. We felt that was a much better experience for ourdonors and a better use of four to five hours for the organization.\u201d \u201cOur goal is focused on educating people about our organization,\u201d Qua said. \u201cThe House that Beer Built is really important to us, and we\u2019re really proud of that, but ultimately, it\u2019s about people learning about what we do and getting rid of the misconceptions that we give away houses for free becausewe don\u2019t.\u201d Qua explained that the selected homeowners go through a thorough application process, and once approved, in addition to the sweat equity they are required put into their build before moving in, they pay mortgages on those houses. \u201cWe are reeducating people all the time, so any place in the community where we can stand on our soapbox and explain what we really do, we will do it,\u201d she said. For reservations to Jersey on the Bricks, visit cobblestonez.com. For more information about HFHBC, its application process, how to volunteer and\/or donate, visit boonehabitat.org. Join us for Jersey on the Bricks Thursday, May 9.