Eat Out For Nashville
Update: Check it out http://www.eatoutfornashville.org/ for more info. Here is the current restaurant list with more to be added as the week goes on. Eat Out May 17th:
Garden Brunch Cafe (breakfast and lunch only)
Holland House Bar and Refuge,
Nana Rosa's Italian Food,
9 Fruits Smoothies,
Pied Piper Creamery,
Qdoba in MidTN,
Rumours 12th South Ave,
Sparkle Cupcake Company Lenox Village,
Stoney River Legendary Steaks in MidTN,
These wonderful establishments are delicious and generous. These restaurants are pledging 50% of May 17th's earnings, or 50% of a special menu for this event (call ahead and find out) to be given to the Community Foundation for Middle Tennessee CFMT.org. Thank you food businesses, I so appreciate you offering up your generosity again!
Help Nashville after the flood. You know you want to, your heart went out to the flooded folks, and this is a delicious and easy way to make a difference on Monday May 17th. Work those tastebuds and give to flood relief through the Community Foundation of Middle TN CFMT.org! To start, keep checking the Nashville Scene Food and Bites Blog, The Nashville City Paper, and The Tennessean for updates on participating restaurants. Also you can email Chris Chamberlain at EatOutForNashville@gmail.com or give a call to him at 615-852-7675. Also, follow on Twitter @EatOutForNash, and follow along on facebook at www.facebook.com/EatOutForNashville
Here is the background and more details:
“When I realized that we had been lucky to receive little damage in the flooding, I knew that I could feed individuals and small groups,” said Hogrefe. “Many other restaurants in the area were also mobilizing quickly to offer assistance to the thousands of people in need. By combining our efforts for one night on May 17, the Nashville area dining community can multiply their impact and draw even more attention to the plight of our customers and friends who need our help.”
Since this event is coming together so quickly as a grassroots effort, restaurants are being approached by local food writers and bloggers as well as their fellow restaurateurs to encourage them to participate. All sorts of establishments are invited to join the effort, from fine dining restaurants to fast casual chains. As more locations sign on, a list of participants will be maintained and publicized through local media outlets, including The Tennessean, The Nashville City Paper and The Nashville Scene. Alternative media such as www.Nashvillest.com, Twitter, FaceBook and Nashville food blogs will also share up-to-the-minute information on “Eat Out for Nashville” with their many followers. Chris Chamberlain from The Nashville Scene’s “Bites” food blog is working to coordinate the media efforts.
Proceeds from the evening will be collected by the Tennessee Emergency Response Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee responds in times of disaster to connect generosity with need and has activated the Tennessee Emergency Response Fund to support relief efforts throughout Middle Tennessee necessitated by the May 1, 2010 floods. Donations of any size are welcome. Grants from the fund will support relief and restoration in areas of Middle Tennessee affected by the floods.
Hogrefe concludes, “In difficult times like these, all sectors of the community must pull together. Many of our fellow restaurants and thousands of our customers are hurting right now. The food service industry is an important part of this city as an employer and as a source of nourishment. We are confident that this group will come together as it always does when people are in need.”
For more information, email EatOutForNashville@gmail.com or call Chris Chamberlain at
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