The New Orleans-based Museum of the American Cocktail has established a relief fund for survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Proceeds from the fund will go directly to assisting New Orleans food & beverage industry workers whose lives and livelihoods have been disrupted by the catastrophe, and their families.
Go to the museum’s website to make your tax-deductible donation.
In addition, on Monday, September 12, a number of New York-area bars (including Pegu Club, Dylan Prime, Flatiron Lounge, Havana Central and Metropol) will participate in the “Save New Orleans Cocktail Hour.” These establishments will serve New Orleans-based cocktails such as Sazeracs and Ramos Fizzes for $10 each, and will donate 100% of their proceeds from between 5:00 and 7:00 PM to the relief fund. (Painter’s, in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY, will hold the event on September 7, starting at 7:30 PM.)
As I hear of more bars and restaurants that join the relief effort (hopefully a few from here in Seattle will come through), I’ll post details here.
UPDATE: Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., are getting in on the benefit. See an updated list of participating establishments here.