San Antonio Area Helps Flood Victims with Food, Fundraisers, Entertainment & Donations
Many San Antonio area restaurants, bars and entertainment venues are stepping up to do their part in helping flood victims along the Texas coast get back on their feet. Some are holding fundraisers, some are donating proceeds from the sell of their food and some are donating food directly to the people of communities who were hit by Hurricane Harvey. You can help also by stopping by these establishments, enjoying their food & drinks and feel good knowing that proceeds from these items go to help these people who need our help.
In addition, some San Antonio entertainment venues are also helping by giving evacuees to the San Antonio area free things to do while waiting to get home.
I have listed below some of the establishments that are doing their part to help out. I will update the list as I hear about others.
In lending a hand and supporting the Houston community, especially those affected by Hurricane Harvey, Pinch Boil House and Bia Bar will host a fundraising event with Estate Coffee, “Pinch Benefit Boil.” On Saturday, September 2, guests can visit the restaurant between 12 – 3:30 p.m. and purchase large shellfish platters for $30. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross. The benefit boil will also have donation jars for anyone wishing to contribute any amount directly to the organization.
Each large shellfish platter (enough for 2 guests) will include shrimp, mussels, local sausage, corn, potatoes, Texas toast and Pinch’s original garlic butter sauce. Estate Coffee will also be selling Vietnamese Iced Coffee.
Pinch and Estate Coffee owners; Sean, Andrew, and Brian, are all from Houston and are focused to support their friends, families, and anyone who’s lives have been affected by this devastating hurricane. For more information, please visit bit.ly/2iEmmcP. This event is BYOB.
Hearts for Texas
La Panaderia will donate 100 percent of sales from their Raspberry Heart pastries to the Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey relief. The fundraiser will start at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31, and run through the end of the day on Sunday, Sept. 3. The fundraiser will take place at La Panaderia downtown at 301 E Houston Street.
Lick Honest Ice Creams is donating 100% of proceeds from their Texas Sheet Cake pints sold at all of their shops to the American Red Cross. That’s right, every time someone buys a Texas Sheet Cake pint in any of the four scoop shops in Austin and San Antonio, 100 percent of the proceeds (not profits) will go to charity. This will be going on now through the end of September.
SNOOZE’S ANNUAL BACON DAY FOCUSES ON HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF
Three Ways to Give Back at the Breakfast Eatery
WHAT: Each year, Snooze, an A.M. Eatery celebrates its annual ode to bacon, where all locations have a special bacon-filled menu. Since its opening in 2006, Snooze has been celebrating International Bacon Day, and this year is no different.
With Hurricane Harvey and its victims in mind, this year’s initiatives include the following:
- On Bacon Day, September 2, Snooze will donate 10% of sales from all Texas locations on Saturday, September 2nd to the Houston Food Bank to assist in their efforts to provide food and shelter for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. This year, Snooze’s bacon-specific specials include: a bacon pancake (Wake Me Up Before You Oink Oink Pancake), a bacon benny (Farmhouse BLT Benny), and a bacon cocktail (Bacon Bomber). Plus, a savory giveaway ofTender Belly bacon and a Slow Food USA membership for one whole year. To enter:
- Get creative and write a bacon-inspired haiku or poem, and share in a comment on the “Bacon Day” post on the official Snooze Facebook Page at facebook.com/Snooze.Official.Page
- Four guests will be chosen for the prize of a year’s worth of free Tender Belly bacon and a free, one-year membership to Slow Food USA. Winners will be announced on Facebook on Sunday, September 3.
- From Thursday, August 31 – Friday, September 8, Snooze will host a Supply Drive at The Quarry, San Antonio location. Guests are encouraged to bring non-perishables, batteries, baby food, etc. to provide for those affected in Houston.
- On Friday, September 8, Snooze will donate 10% of sales Snooze-wide to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Established by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, the fund will provide relief services for victims that have been affected by the recent floods.
WHEN: Bacon Day 2017 Saturday, September 2
Benefitting Houston Food Bank 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Supply Drive at Snooze The Quarry August 31 – September 8
6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund Benefit Friday, September 8
6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Bacon Day 2017 All Snooze Texas locations
Supply Drive at Snooze The Quarry Snooze San Antonio
255 East Basse Road
San Antonio, TX 78209
Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund Benefit All Snooze locations
The Pod Restaurant Donates a Portion of All Proceeds to Hurricane Harvey Relief
WHEN: Saturday, September 2, 2017 11:00 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday, September 3, 2017 11:00 a.m. – 9 p.m.
WHY: In order to assist those affected by Hurricane Harvey, The Pod Restaurant will be donating a portion of all sales made this Labor Day weekend.
About The Pod Restaurant:
The Pod Restaurant is a particularly remarkable restaurant built out of colorful pod containers. We have a scratch kitchen with a mesquite wood burning grill that you can smell from miles away. Our enormous patio is great for outside dining and live music! We have a large grass field that’s great for the kids to play sports or on the playground. Please come by and see what’s cooking so you, your friends, and your family can enjoy a truly unique and fun dining experience that you won’t forget!
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille to Offer Special Menu Benefiting Houston Relief and Recovery
$5 from each discounted meal to be donated with goal of raising $200,000 to benefit relief effort
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille will offer a special three-course dinner menu starting today Friday, September 1 to benefit Houston relief and recovery in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. For every meal served from the special discounted menu, which includes off-the-menu dishes, $5 will be donated to the Houston Flood Relief Fund organized by J. J. Watt. The special three-course dinner menu has been discounted to $49.95 and will be available during the entire month of September at five Houston locations (Baybrook, Katy, Memorial City, Sugar Land, and The Woodlands) as well as at the locations in Austin, Birmingham, Chicago, Dallas, Denver and San Antonio. The Houston Champions location should reopen in the coming weeks.
“Perry’s is proud to be founded in Houston, and we want to support our hometown as we cope with the devastation resulting from Hurricane Harvey,” says Chris Perry, president and owner of Perry’s Restaurants. “We are asking patrons to join us for a delicious 3-course dinner and help us meet our goal of raising $200,000 to benefit the Houston Flood Relief Fund.”
The special three-course menu benefiting the Houston Flood Relief Fund will include a choice of the Wedge, Caesar or Kale salads, your choice of entrée including our 8 oz. Bacon-wrapped Surf and Turf Filet, the 14 oz. Prime Ribeye, Perry’s Famous Seven-finger-high Pork Chop, or Grilled Sea Bass followed by your choice of the Dessert Trio or the Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Bar for dessert. This does not include tax and gratuity. Reservations are required.
Additional menu information
Your first course features your choice of salad: The Wedge Salad with cherry tomatoes, onion, bacon, chives and drizzles with bleu cheese dressing; Kale Salad with Jalapeño Mint Vinaigrette; or a classic Caesar Salad.
Entrée options include an off-the-menu 8 oz. Bacon-wrapped Surf and Turf Filet which features a Nueske Applewood Smoked Bacon-wrapped Filet topped with your choice of two grilled shrimp or lump crab meat; the 14 oz. Prime Ribeye; Perry’s Famous Pork Chop, a mouth-watering, seven finger tall chop rubbed with proprietary seasoning, cured and roasted on a rotisserie with pecan wood for up to six hours until sweet, smoky and sizzling. Upon order, the chop is glazed, caramelized, topped with Perry’s signature herb-garlic butter, carved tableside and served with an individual side of whipped potatoes for this special menu only; or an off-the-menu Grilled Sea Bass served with beurre fondue and a side of char-grilled vegetables.
Finish on a sweet note with your choice of either Perry’s Dessert Trio, a sampling of Perry’s finest treats: Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée topped with a fresh raspberry, Praline Cheesecake and Perry’s Chocolate Crunch, crunchy milk chocolate covered with a dark chocolate ganache, served with homemade whipped cream, toffee and peanut brittle; or the Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Bar featuring a milk chocolate peanut butter mousse with a chocolate cookie crust, topped with hot fudge, whipped cream and candied peanuts. For more information and updates on Perry’s Steakhouse, please visit www.PerrysSteakhouse.com
UNITED STATES BARTENDERS’ GUILD OF SAN ANTONIO & BAR COMMUNITY
Members of the United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG) of San Antonio, the city’s bar community and the folks behind Seersucker Southern Style Ginhave banned together for a cocktail drive to benefit those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Fifty-five bars in the San Antonio area will sling Southside cocktails made with $3,000 worth of donated Seersucker Southern Style Gin on Thursday, Aug. 31, with a goal to raise $20,000 for the Hurricane Harvey Bartender Emergency Assistance Program managed by the USBG National Charity Foundation. 100 percent of proceeds from each Southside purchased will go to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Cocktails start at $7, but additional donations are encouraged.
Patrons can also purchase the Southside for $5 with a donation of water and/or clothing. All in-kind donations of water, non-perishable foods, clothing and toiletry items will be delivered to the Texas coast and Houston area by San Antonio-based JARCO Transport. More information can be found on the Facebook event here.
WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 31
WHERE: Below is the list of the amazing San Antonio establishments participating in the Southside cocktail drive:
1919, Alamo Ice House, Barbaro, Battalion, Bexar Pub, Bite, The Bin, Bohanan’s, Boiler House, Botika, Brass Tap,The Brooklynite, Blue Box, El Capatez, Chisme,Cloak & Dagger, The Esquire Tavern, Downstairs at Esquire, The Downtowner, Downtown Social, Drink Texas Biergarten, Drink Texas Boerne, Drink Texas Downtown, Drink Texas Stone Oak, Feast, Frank, George’s Keep, Hanzo, Haunt, Hot Joy, Jazz, TX, Juniper Tar, The Last Word, Liberty Bar, The Local Bar,Lowcountry, El Mirador, Mon Ami, Palm, Peggy’s on the Green, Periphery, The Pigpen, Primero at La Cantera, Rebelle, Rumble, Shuck Shack, Sire at La Cantera,SOHO,Sternewirth, Stone Steet Pub, Sukeban, Sweetfire Kitchen at La Cantera, Tabernilla, TBA, Tre Enoteca, Tre Trattoria, The Well, Viva Villa
As part of a commitment to serving its communities, Hopdoddy Burger Bar locations will come together to aid those affected by Hurricane Harvey. With support from all their Goodnight for a Good Cause partners across the country, September’s beneficiary for all Hopdoddy locations will be the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, a Houston organization focused on supporting people affected by the massive destruction of the storm.
September 4 – 5, all Hopdoddy Burger Bar locations:
- All sales from Goodnight/Good Cause Burger ($8.25-$9.25 each) donated
- Tito’s Handmade Vodka will donate $1, up to $10,000, for every drink Hopdoddy Burger Bar sells made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka
All September long, all Hopdoddy Burger Bar locations:
- Every $1 from Goodnight/Good Cause burger will be donated to the organization
This model has been met with great success in the past, when Hopdoddy raised just over $44,000 in 2015 to benefit Wimberly flood victims. This time, all Hopdoddy locations across the country (20 total) will be taking part in the fundraiser.
For more information, and to donate to Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, go to https://ghcf.org/hurricane-relief/ or any Hopdoddy location through the month of September.
WHERE: All Hopdoddy Burger Bar locations
Shugabees BBQ, Buda, Texas
Roger and Audrey Sikes are working with a local coordinator in Rockport to meet immediate needs for the community. They are feeding some 400+ people at a church in Rockport per day. They have partnered with Shugabees Texas BBQ to deliver prepared brisket on Friday, Setpember 1st. Vic Garcia owner of Shugabees BBQ is spending the next 15 hours smoking 500 pounds of Brisket which he plans to donate to the hungry people of Rockport. Please check out the ‘Shugabees Texas BBQ’ Facebook page for updates. https://www.facebook.com/ShugabeesBBQ/?ref=br_rs
You can donate in other ways too! Other critical items needed are chainsaws,tarps, work gloves, heavy duty extension cords, diapers, baby formula and water. Those who have donated are: Collings Guitars, Austin Pet Ranch, Shugabees BBQ and a host of family and friends.
Other Non-Food Establishments
Santikos Entertainment announced today that it will support those from the Gulf Coast coming into our area seeking shelter from Hurricane Harvey. From August 26th through August 31st, the best seats available for any movie at any Santikos theatre will be free to Gulf Coast residents displaced from their homes. All they need to do is show a valid picture ID and then select their seat. This offer extends to residents of the following Texas counties; Calhoun, Jackson, San Patricio, Refugio, Matagorda, Brazoria, Victoria, Nueces, Aransas, Wharton and Kleberg.
From August 28 through September 3, San Antonio Aquarium will offer free admission to residents of all counties that were evacuated during Hurricane Harvey. All patrons need to do is provide a photo ID with their address and they can enjoy a day in the aquarium on us. This offer also includes free admission to I-Guana Jump through Sept 3.