Heirloom Hospitality Group has organized an effort among the Asheville food and beverage community to raise money for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
The fundraiser, called “Benevolent Spirits: Houston” and starting today, September 1 through September 7, will donate all proceeds from select drinks served at participating Asheville bars, restaurants and coffee shops to the Harvey relief fund at The Greater Houston Community Foundation, The Center for Disaster Philanthropy and the Houston Food Bank.
Cúrate will have one drink special and Nightbell will have two (exact names TBD) that guests can order to help support the cause. Donation envelopes will also be available for direct contributions.
Owners have pledged to donate proceeds from drink specials to three charities:
- Harvey relief fund at The Greater Houston Community Foundation
- The Center for Disaster Philanthropy
- Houston Food Bank
Particpating venues (list will be updated):
- Blue Dream Curry
- Bone and Broth
- Buxton Hall
- The Cantina
- Carmel’s Kitchen & Bar
- Chai Pani
- The Chocolate Fetish
- High Five Coffee
- Karen Donatelli Cafe and Bakery
- Ole Shakey’s
- Sovereign Remedies
- Sunny Point Café
The Chocolate Fetish doesn’t sell drinks, so they’re donating proceeds from sales of their chocolate cowboy boots this week, as well as matching employee donations.
In addition to this program, Asheville restaurants are helping in other ways. Vinnie’s is donating 15% of proceeds from a select night. The Cantina owner Anthony Coggiola is heading to the Houston area to work with his past colleagues in Texas law enforcement to set up refuge for families of the responders.
Visit one of these participating venues, and raise a glass to help Houston and surrounding areas!