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Alexander's Craft Cocktails & Kitchen, Salado, TX

Alexander's Craft Cocktails & Kitchen

4.8
4.8
853 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Alexander's Craft Cocktails and Kitchen was named after the distillery located on the grounds from 1861-1865, which washed away in a flood (historic marker located between the restaurant & The Manor).

The newly renovated main bar is located on 1st floor, and opens onto expansive wrap-around, creekside porches. Just a few steps down from the porches is an open deck situated beneath gracious Live Oak canopies.

The warm aubergine & copper walls of the third floor lounge contrast the amazing art representation from local galleries. The stunning view of Salado Creek as well as the grounds of the neighboring estate provide the perfect spot to enjoy your favorite beverage. Patrons choose from a variety of entree selections, appetizers, and adult beverages.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Dining Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Thu, Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (254) 947-3828
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Pedro Cuellar
  • Catering
    The Range Full Service Catering is available for all of your catering needs. We can assist with you with the smallest pick up order to full scale “wow” and everything in between. We can create the perfect Team building event for your team, corporate retreat or even large scale fundraising events.
  • Private party facilities
    Alexander's Craft Cocktails and Kitchen hosts private events on site for up to 45 guests. Featured seasonal packages are available. In addition-The Range Full Service Catering is available for all of your catering needs. We can assist with you with the smallest pick up order to full scale “wow” and everything in between. We can create the perfect Team building event for your team, corporate retreat or even large scale fundraising events.
  • Neighborhood
    Salado
  • Parking details
    Parking available in either of two private parking lots on either side of center circle.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 853 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Texas

    Best Overall

  • Central Texas

    Best Food

  • Central Texas

    Best Service

  • Central Texas

    Best Ambiance

  • Central Texas

    Best Value

  • Central Texas

    Great for brunch

  • Central Texas

    Healthy

  • Central Texas

    Neighborhood gem

  • Central Texas

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Central Texas

    Romantic

853 Reviews
  1. JMWH

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Still great value, even with the price increase ($22.95)for the Tuesday evening Prix Fixe menu. However, on our last 2 visits the food has not been up to the standard of prior visits: last time our food was cold and this time it was overdone.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Kitchen was extremely slow in getting the food out, but our server was very friendly and attentive.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great venue and restaurant! The setting was phenomenal and the food was great! We were sat upstairs near the the patio. The food was great but the service could have been a bit better! The server seemed overwhelmed as she was also the bartender and rushing from upstairs to downstairs getting food. I will definitely be back!!!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely ladies lunch on the patio overlooking the river. The food is consistently good here. A little on the pricey side, but it’s where we go to celebrate.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cheryl is amazing. Great service and drinks. Food is excellent. Steak could use a harder sear but still good.

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  6. ranchmemaw

    Houston

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are never disappointed in this neighborhood gem. The location right on Salado Creek is lovely and the food and service are always top notch. The appetizers are creative and tasty, and the portions are HUGE. Chef Pedro is a genius!

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  7. KimB

    Naples

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very charming! Cheryl the waitress/bartender on the 3rd floor is great, personable and attentive! Very pleasurable dinning! Oh and the food is great too!

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  8. Mary

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had hoped for a special dinner with husband for his birthday. Alexander’s was supposed to be the fine dining experience in Salado. We had a nice table at window in the bit over crowded enclosed front porch. Surprisingly, we were greeted by an 8 1/2x11 computer printed paper menu on the table - remnants of Covid fears, I was told. Sort of like eating at a diner- not an auspicious start to meal. Waitress was friendly and brought us glasses of water. The Tap water had a funny metallic taste even though I was told they had a filter (???) so I asked for bottled still or bubbly water instead. We also ordered a nice Malbec wine. Husband ordered rib eye and I ordered braised lamb shanks. Ribeye was cooked perfectly but came topped with a huge 3” diameter slab of garlic butter (a bit much) and mediocre sides of mashed potatoes and green beans. With just a bit of this butter, the steak was very tasty and tender. The majority of butter was left scraped on the side. Observed 3 other folks at tables next to us do the same thing with massive slab of butter. My braised lamb was mediocre. The meat was dry and the vegetables were burnt as if it was left in broiler/salamander too long. Sweet potato was served hassle back style with skin on. It was tough and hard to eat. Not their best dish. I left most uneaten. Lastly we shared a yummy bread pudding dessert served in a mini cast iron skillet topped with a scoop of ice cream. Wish we had ordered two as this was delicious but not really big enough to share. Overall, an ok meal but nothing special and a bit overpriced. Had expected a bit more upscale dining experience for those prices.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Saltiest beef I have ever tried. Very disappointing.

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  10. JoyceP

    Central Texas

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I can always count on excellent service, delicious food, and a charming setting both in the main dining or on the wrap around porch overlooking Salado Creek❣️

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  11. JoshuaT

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not our first time at the restaurant, but it was our first time in the lounge. For us it was perfect. Intimate setting, comfortable seats, quiet and great service. The drinks were good. The bar has a great selection. Food was fantastic, as usual.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Main dishes were very good! Nice presentation. Lots of sauce on the Brussels and cauliflower…could have done less or served with something to sop it up. Very cool setting. Would definitely return.

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  13. AA3300

    San Antonio

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Cocktails are always the best and the desserts are delicious. Alexander’s never disappoints.

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  14. MikeL

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I have frequented Alexanders for many years and have enjoyed the food and atmosphere tremendously! The tenderloin is consistently our favorite and has allowed me to have the best meal of my long life! You will enjoy the unique environment and fantastic food.

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  15. Lauren

    Central Texas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Chairs were uncomfortable to eat a meal; low and cramped

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  16. LaurieK

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a jewel this place is! The food was cooked to perfection and quite possibly the best meal I’ve ever eaten. The way the rooms are arranged with only a few tables in each is perfect for a quiet, private dining experience. I can’t remember the last time I enjoyed a dining experience and meal this much. I will come back again and again!

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  17. Ruby

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fabulous! So fresh and tasty. I recommend the mussels for appetizer and the salmon was cooked perfect. Service was great and brunch is a must!

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  18. DAKOTATX

    Central Texas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Scottish salmon and tenderloin meals were very good. The tenderloin was ordered as medium rare and was presented as medium. No real problem as everything else was excellent. Service was great.

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  19. ChrisD

    Central Texas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great service and the food is outstanding!!

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  20. RandyS

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service, and atmosphere! Highly recommend!

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  21. Dean

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner and service (especiallY) was excellent. However, it is not acceptable to wait for 1 hr and 30 minutes for our entree. We understand it was a holiday dinner, but the kitchen should have been more prepared. Not happy!

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  22. JenniferS

    Central Texas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is so good as are the drinks! The service was amazing this time as well. The only downside is how dirty and dusty the bathrooms always are. All the light fixtures and walls are covered in dust (I was shocked when I glanced up and saw all the cobwebs and dust). We love it here but really expect those details to match the the upscale food and service.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as always! Peanut butter old fashioned delicious!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    What an amazing meal!! The food was fantastic. We shared the salmon and pork chop. Both were cooked to perfection. Service was cheerful and great. Ambience was mediocre for me… but I think it’s because of where we’re sitting. It didn’t ruin my experience since everything else was so great, but certainly was distracting. We sat next to the bar and main entrance so there was a LOT of traffic of servers walking to the bar and back - and since it’s an old building I felt every step vibrate my chair. It you’re looking for a romantic atmosphere, just ask not to be seated in the bar area and it should be fine. In my personal opinion, that particular table we sat at should be removed.

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  25. Riggitt

    Houston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Here you go. Cost too much for the quality and value. Waitress was not professional. Shrimp and Grits were not hot, Beet salad had only two small slices of beets. Bree was very good but only served with 4 small pieces of toasted bruschetta asked for a few more pieces, charged us $3.50. Coffee was weak and one cup $3.95. Bread pudding was over cooked.

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  26. WilliamL

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable evening, great atmosphere. I had the ribeye and my date had the Scottish Salmon. Both were delicious. We will be coming back soon

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  27. RonaldW

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was by far the best restaurant we have visited in Texas and we have been here for weekly vacations on 3 separate occasions. The food was the best we have ever had and the service was incredible. Our waitress was attentive, friendly and made many menu suggestions that were spectacular! Tops on the list was the peanut butter old fashion, grilled brussel sprouts, pork chop with blueberry toppings, and the bread pudding! I also recommend reservations to ensure a worry free visit!

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  28. DFlores

    Central Texas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent food and exceptional service! I highly recommend it, especially for special occasions.

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  29. PeterK

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I truly enjoy going to Alexander’s. The food, the room, the staff are all wonderful. I intend to go back many more times. Alexander is a wonderful place to have a meal and spend time with people you care about.

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  30. RandyK

    Houston

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service is always fantastic. We really enjoy the Tuesday rotating special.

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  31. DonnaW

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome dining experience. The atmosphere is great. The food is delicious. Great staff was well!

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  32. KellyS

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and delicious food! Five stars! Loved the atmosphere too!

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  33. Happy

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The flank steak, was absolutely delicious! Looking forward to our next visit

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  34. DamaryG

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Like always, food was fantastic. Service was superb. The lounge was very nice. Great ambiance. One of my favorite spots in Salado.

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  35. DanielleF

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were given the gift of dinner at Alexander's for our 12th anniversary by one of the guests at my work. And what a gift it was... From the second we walked in we absolutely loved our time there. Our server was absolutely incredible, I wish I could remember her name. We were seated in the lounge and loved the intimate atmosphere. The ribeye was a 10/10, absolute perfection!!! My husband loved the tenderloin as well. This is the perfect place for a date night or special occasion and we will definitely be back! Thank you Dave and staff for making our anniversary dinner so wonderful.

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  36. LaurieK

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my mom to Alexander’s for an afternoon lunch. It was wonderful! Great food, great service, wonderful atmosphere, tasteful and beautiful surroundings. It was such a treat. We will certainly go back.

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  37. DesireeG

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were sat right away. Our server was amazing. The food was so delicious. I would love to go back.

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  38. JuanitaW

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Get there early for the Tuesday special - they ran out by the time of our 6:30 reservation; however, the food, the drinks, and service were excellent as always. Highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

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  39. SheilaB

    Austin

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Has the best NYEve dinner! The food and beverages were amazing, and our wait professional, Cheryl, was AWESOME!

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  40. KathleenD

    Central Texas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an outstanding dining experience. There is no place better!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Alexander's Craft Cocktails & Kitchen using the Order Online button. Alexander's Craft Cocktails & Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (254) 947-3828.

Alexander's Craft Cocktails & Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 853 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Alexander's Craft Cocktails & Kitchen

602 Center Cir, Salado, TX 76571

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Salado
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Thu, Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Dining Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Parking available in either of two private parking lots on either side of center circle.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Pedro Cuellar
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (254) 947-3828
  • Catering
    The Range Full Service Catering is available for all of your catering needs. We can assist with you with the smallest pick up order to full scale “wow” and everything in between. We can create the perfect Team building event for your team, corporate retreat or even large scale fundraising events.
  • Private party facilities
    Alexander's Craft Cocktails and Kitchen hosts private events on site for up to 45 guests. Featured seasonal packages are available. In addition-The Range Full Service Catering is available for all of your catering needs. We can assist with you with the smallest pick up order to full scale “wow” and everything in between. We can create the perfect Team building event for your team, corporate retreat or even large scale fundraising events.
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