As Nashville begins to dry out, many are looking for ways that they can help. Some of you may not be physically able to lend a hand in the clean up efforts, but a week from today an event will take place that should be easy for anyone and everyone to participate in, because all you have to do is eat!
Nashville restaurants and food media are pulling together to organize “Eat Out for Nashville”, a charity event that will benefit the flood victims of Middle Tennessee. On Monday, May 17th, participating restaurants will donate 50% of their proceeds* to the Tennessee Emergency Response Fund of the Community Fund of Middle Tennessee. Doug Hogrefe, owner of Amerigo, is the one responsible for this brilliant (and generous) idea, and was the first one to add his restaurants to the list.
Now the word is starting to spread and others are coming on board, including one restaurant that has barely been in business for a week! Here’s who we’ve got so far:
Amerigo (both locations: West End & Cool Springs)
Bravo Gelato (NOTE: Village Green location open until 9 pm Monday night)
Garden Brunch Cafe (breakfast and lunch only)
Lazzaroli Pasta (open 10-6)
Lazziz Persian Restaurant
The Melting Pot
O’Charley’s (click here for participating locations)
Paradise Park Trailer Resort
Pied Piper Creamery
Rumours Wine Bar 12 South
Nashville: 2019 West End Ave (by Vandy)
Brentwood: 782 Old Hickory Blvd (by Target)
Hendersonville: 300 Indian Lake Blvd (by Regal Cinemas)
9 Fruits Smoothies (50 percent of sales on all “Muddy River” Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothies)
And last but certainly not least, my absolute favorite watering hole, The Patterson House , will be closed on Monday, but is still doing their part by donating 50% of their Tuesday, 5/18 business to the cause!
(List Updated 5/16)
All of you Middle Tennessee restaurant owners out there- please email EatOutForNashville@gmail.com or call Chris Chamberlain at (615) 852-7675 for more information on your participation!
NOTE: Most restaurants are donating for dinner only or for specific meals, although some are participating all day. It’s a good idea to call the restaurant in advance to confirm.
*In addition to particpating in Monday’s Eat Out for Nashville fundraiser, Menchie’s Yogurt will also be hosting a Flood Benefit Weekend on Friday 5/14 & Saturday 5/15, giving 10% of their sales to help flood victims. Customers are also encouraged to make additional monetary donations to the fund at the Menchie’s store, and as added incentive, dollar for dollar will be matched (up to $2,000). Each contributing customer will receive a Menchie’s T-shirt (while supplies last).