New York City’s Beverage & Food Communities To Raise Funds For Hurricane Relief With “NYC LOVES TX & FL” Event

On Sunday, September 24 at Pier A Harbor House New York City’s food and beverage communities will unite on behalf of those hurt most by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The fundraising event, “NYC LOVES TX & FL,” has been organized by Journalist Jenny Adams, Speed Rack Co-Founder and Bartender Lynnette Marrero, and Alba Huerta, Owner/Operator of Julep in Houston, TX.

This ticketed, multi-room tasting event will feature pop-up-styled experiences of the city’s most illustrious bartenders and leading chefs serving their signature cocktails and small bites. In addition, there will be a silent auction of items ranging from rare spirit collections, kayak trips, cocktail crawls, helicopter excursions and even four-day vacations, with all proceeds also benefitting the foundation. The event will be held at Pier A Harbor House, which is generously providing their space.

John Besh serving food on behalf of his John Besh Foundation
John Besh serving food on behalf of his John Besh Foundation

Every cent raised at this event will be given to The John Besh Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization established in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to provide crisis relief after storms, as well as scholarships and financial aid. The John Besh Foundation is already on the ground in Texas and Florida, working tirelessly to clear debris, salvage and rebuild homes, while providing chef-worthy meals to those in dire need.

Right now, the foundation’s teams are on the ground in Houston and surrounding areas, rolling up their sleeves to feed delicious meals, while simultaneously helping to tear down and then rebuild homes and businesses. To date, The John Besh Foundation has served more than 20,000 meals in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, and is now setting up additional operations in the hardest hit communities of Florida.

The Raines Law Room cocktail
The Raines Law Room cocktail

Participating bars and restaurants include: Basík, BlackTail, Boulton and Watt, Daddy-O, Drexler’s, Llama Inn, Loverboy, Nitecap, Porchlight, Pouring Ribbons, Suffolk Arms, The Dead Rabbit, and The Raines Law Room, with more to come.

Tickets ($125 for VIP Hour of Vodka & Oysters, $75 for General Admission) may be purchased in advance and at the door.

WHEN: Sunday, September 24, 2017; 3pm-4pm – VIP Admission; 4pm-8pm – General Admission

WHERE: Pier A Harbor House, 22 Battery Place, Lower Manhattan