I’m Cooking For Stir It 28!!

About a month ago, I wrote a post with links to charitable organizations that were working to help the people of Haiti.  My friend and fellow blogger Chrystal of The Duo Dishes commented to the effect of “We’ve got something cooking; hope you’ll help!”  I wasn’t surprised; Chrystal and Amir always have something cooking, literally if not figuratively.  I was eager, though, to find out what was in the works for another way to help ease the suffering of the Haitian people.

Donating is always a great way to help.  But I’ll be the first to admit, throwing money over the fence leaves me with a feeling of not really having done any “work” to help.  Once Chrystal revealed the master plan that she had brewing, I was excited for the chance to take action!  The plan is called “Stir It 28”.

On February 21st, in Atalanta, Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles, food bloggers and others in the food industry are teaming up to host events to raise money for Haitian relief.  Each city will host an event featuring the talents of professional chefs, well known restaurants, and skilled food bloggers.

We’re teaming up to do what we know and love — cook and serve — to encourage you to do something you know and love: eat and drink! 🙂

In each location, you’re invited to sample tasty treats and sip lucious libations, all donated by bloggers, chefs, and other sponsors.  There’s sure to be some off the wall creations going on!

The benefit of purchasing your ticket and attending — besides tasting all of the goodies — is that 100% of funds raised go directly to YELE & Share Our Strength.

So what’s next?  See the locations below and find one close to you; then buy a ticket!  To RVSP and get more details on each location, click the link to the venue.

To buy tickets, go to Bren’s FlaNboyant Eats or Coco Cooks and click the Stir It 28 Icon.

Los Angeles — Private Residence
6602 Cahuenga Terrace, Los Angeles, CA, 90068. 4-7 pm.
Complimentary Valet parking to 1st 50 guests. $30 in advance; $35 at the door.

Enjoy a wide selection of food from:
Gisele, Owner of Small Pleasures Catering
Austin, Owner of Austio’s Catering
Barrie Lynn, The Cheese Impresario
Chrystal & Amir at Duo Dishes
Michael at Southbay Foodies <– That’s me! 😀
Diana at Diana Takes a Bite
Cathy at Gastronomy Blog
Andrea at L.A. Easy Meals
Esi at Dishing Up Delights
Mary at The Food Librarian
Greg at Sippity Sup
Anisha at Food Is My Nish
Patti at Worth the Whisk
Erika at In Erika’s Kitchen
Cynthia at Furey and the Feast
Krissy & Daniel at The Food Addicts
Josie at Daydreamer Desserts
Jennifer at Domestic Divas
Nastassia at Let Me Eat Cake
H.C. at LAOC Foodie
Nancy at Food Art LA

Cocktails and beverages provided by Grey Goose and Sutter Home: Grey Goose vodka is partnering with Natalie Bovis-Nelsen of TheLiquidMuse.com to create a signature cocktail, “Hearts for Haiti”. Grey Goose’s vodka bar will also feature three specialty cocktails from Christophe Namer, Los Angeles brand attaché. The Liquid Muse’s wine bar will present sangrias featuring Fre Alcohol-Removed Wine and Sutter Home Wine and the Sparkling Pomegranate Snowflake “mocktail” from the book Preggatinis: Mixology for the Mom-To-Be.

Atlanta — Space Atlanta – Eat Drink Enjoy
1310 White Street, Atlanta, GA 30310. 4-7 pm.
DJ Rev Lee spins music and special surprise guest appearance by local performer that will electrify you! Complimentary wine by Montaluce Winery. Cash bar. $30 in advance; $40 at the door.

Chicago — Three Peas Art Lounge
75 E. 16th Street (Between Michigan and Wabash) Chicago, IL 60616. 4-7 pm.
$30 in advance; $35 at the door.  Cash bar & delicious cupcakes for sale.

New York — NYU Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health
35 W. 4th Street, 10th floor, NY, NY, 10012. 4-7 pm.
Advanced ticket sales only: $20 for students and $30 for adults/faculty & staff.
Students must pay via the PayPal General Online Donation button on Flanboyant Eats and Coco Cooks and indicate “NYU student ticket” in notes. Must show student ID at the door.  Street parking and parking garages within walking distance.

If you can’t attend, you can still make a donation!  The links to tickets are accompanied by links to donate via PayPal.

See you on the 21st!  I’ll be cooking! 😀

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Michael loves grilling, rum, and has a weakness for key lime pie.

7 Responses to “I’m Cooking For Stir It 28!!”

  1. Yay! That “private residence” is my house. It’s going to be fun! Come one come all… GREG

  2. thanks for hosting us! i’m looking forward to cooking up some tasty dishes.

  3. Thanks for posting this! Really excited about our event offerings, so now it’s all about making sure the guests are taken care of! They will have a great time. 🙂

  4. yeah! i’m really excited too! glad to be helping (i have a great recipe for grilled chicken that i’ll be serving up) and looking forward to meeting like minded folks.

  5. Your marinaded grilled chicken was excellent! And definitely one of the less guilty tasty options that night!

    Not that there was any guilt to begin with… calories at charity events TOTALLY don’t count 😉

    Hope to eat/cook out with you again in the near future around LA!

  6. hey michael! it was so good to see you again at the fundraising event! your chicken was bomb! i’m glad i took a photo of it right before you took it out to the hungry crowd. i was basically waiting around for more savory foods, haha. anyway, hopefully we’ll catch up again next time at another blogger event! take care!

  7. @HC — Glad you liked the chicken! I’m sure we will be running into each other again soon. if not sooner, then at Blogger Prom!!

    @Krissy — Thanks for the compliments, Krissy! It was great seeing you and Daniel too!