We don't need to be reminded as to what continues to develop as a result of the storm that hit the New Orleans area earlier this week. It has been a tragic event, and each of us is anxious to help in any way we can.
As many of you know, I am one of the founders of "The Museum of the American Cocktail", which is located in the French Quarter of New Orleans. We chose New Orleans because of its rich history that is intertwined with the origins of the cocktail in wonderful and exciting ways. There is also a deep culinary tradition that permeates through the area, and much of that can also be seen reflected within a properly made cocktail.
In some small way, all of us involved with the Museum want to see what we might be able to do in order to help out the workers of the Food & Beverage industry in New Orleans and their families. So we are organizing a nationwide benefit in the form of "Save New Orleans Cocktail Hour".
This event is scheduled to take place on Monday, September 12th, from 5pm to 7pm. Participating restaurants and bars across the nation will serve popular New Orleans classics like the Sazerac and French 75 for $10 per drink. Receipts from those purchases will be donated to a special tax-deductible relief fund established by the Museum of the American Cocktail, and 100% of all monies received will be distributed directly to the workers and their families who apply for aid.
We will be listing the participating restaurants and bars across the nation here: http://www.MuseumOfTheAmericanCocktail.org/Cocktail200
If your favorite local establishment is not on this list, we recommend that you tell them about this benefit and ask them to contact us if they are interested. They can send e-mail to Katrinafund[at]MuseumOfTheAmericanCocktail.org for more information about the event.
For some more details, you can read our press release here: http://www.museumoftheamericancocktail.org/news/pr/KatrinaFund.html
Thanks for your support!
I have been currently displaced from my home due to the huricane (which is thankfully still there). I will continue to post once things settle down. Thanks for reading... Brad