Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Help Local East Village and Downtown Restaurants Post-Sandy

New Yorkers have been banning together to volunteer and donate to those in need around the five boroughs, as well as with our neighbors along the New Jersey shoreline and Long Island to rebuild all that was affected during Hurricane Sandy.

Many of our local businesses were also hit with hardships, such as flooded basements and loss of electricity, damaging supplies and spoiling fresh foods. Now that most downtown New Yorkers are back in their homes, it’s time to shop, dine and imbibe at neighborhood businesses. Here are some ways you can help.

Attend a fundraiser.

Idle Hands Bar has partnered with CourseHorse and Time Out NY to launch #FoodForThought, a new campaign to help feed hungry and hurricane-impacted New Yorkers through the Food Bank For NYC, while inspiring locals to learn a new skills this season. Enjoy bourbon tastings and fall foods tomorrow Thursday, November 15 from 6:00pm-7:30pm.

Join Goat Town, Beagle and Northern Spy Food Co. and Edi and Wolf tomorrow, Thursday, November 15th from 7pm-Midnight at Pouring Ribbons, 225 Avenue B, 2nd floor. $20 buys you goodwill and entry to the event. Sip a cocktail or two in support of three causes: Governor, Arcane and Red Hook Initiative.

Donate to rebuild.

Many local favorites and new businesses lost more than a few bucks on spoiled food and goods. Help the recently opened cocktail bar Evelyn Drinkery and Kasadela, a go-to for Japanese comfort food, clean-up and rebuild their businesses.

Help pay hard working staff members.

Sarita, the owner of S’Mac, may have lost revenue being closed for a week, but she doesn’t want her staff to lose out on their paychecks too. Help her raise funds to pay these hard workers who bake and deliver you comforting mac n’ cheese. 

Dine out.

This is simple: Eat downtown. Tip generously. Share #EatDownTipUp with friends on Twitter. 

And don't forget other creative ways to help those in need xo

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