Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Chicago Restos To Help Gulf Coast


Two major events coming up soon to help those affected by the Gulf Coast oil spill . . .

Donate a minimum of $50 to Greater New Orleans Foundation's Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund or The Barataria Estuary Foundation by July 25 (goal is to get 250 donations of $50 or more) to get an invite to a reception hosted by some of the hottest restaurants in Chicago.

The party, which happens 5-7pm July 25 at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, includes an open bar, silent auction and signature appetizers whipped up by some major players on the scene.

Here's the list of confirmed participants:

Big Jones

The Bristol

Death's Door Spirits

Eli's Cheesecake

The Girl and the Goat

Heaven on Seven

Hot Chocolate

Kith and Kin

Limelight Catering


Mana Food Bar


North Shore Distillery


Prairie Fire

Prairie Grass Cafe

Purple Pig

Rare Tea Cellar


The Southern


The Blasted Diplomats perform at the "Junk Shot Benefit & Dance Party" on July 1. (Photo: Andrea Bauer)

Another event, the Junk Shot Benefit & Dance Party, takes place 7:30-11:30pm July 1 at West Loop Studios (17 N. Elizabeth St.). For $30 (all proceeds go toward Gulf Coast relief), guests will get to chow down, drink and enjoy music from local hipster band, Blasted Diplomats, and Toast & Jam DJs.

Tickets must be purchased in advance here and participating restaurants, caterers and vendors include:

Artisan Cellars

City Provisions

Fig Catering

Eat Green Foods

Green Zebra

Grinderman Coffee


Magnolia House


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