If you saw our February event calendar, we overlooked one important event that has just been brought to our attention. Josie and I often proclaim that we are women of charity, but the truth of the matter is that we always have the feeling that we want to do more and that we can’t do enough. This event that we heard of is called Stir It 28 and it is alliance of food bloggers trying to bring relief to Haiti. I got several pleads from my Jewish mother to adopt a Haitian baby but helping in this way seems far more logical and realistic. Here are all of the fantastic details and simple way that you can help:
STIR IT 28 is 3-part fund-raising effort to help in the relief of Haiti’s devastating earthquake, leaving thousands dead. 3 food bloggers have come together to bring awareness and raise money for the island! On Feb. 21st, 4 cities will host an evening of culinary adventures, featuring food from chefs, restaurants and food bloggers in each city!
Part I. Feb. 21st Culinary Evening Celebrating Life & Hope
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.
LA: Private LA Residence located at
6602 Cahuenga Terrace, Los Angeles, CA, 90068. 4-7 pm. Complimentary Valet parking to 1st 50 guests. $30 in advance; $35 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
Houston: Private Residence in Walden on Lake Houston
8810 Rolling Rapids Road, Humble, Texas 77346. 4-7pm. $30 in advance. No tickets sold at the door.
Houston Artist Shae will drop in to sing a song and other surprise guest performances, including Bound 4 Glory Records Recording Artists
Wash. DC: Event details coming soon!
Part II. Month-Long Donations!
If you can’t participate or attend the Feb. 21st event, consider donating in any denomination. Donations are being accepted all month long, beginning Feb. 21st. Paypal donation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Part III. One. Comment. One Eats.
If you’re a food blogger, we’re inviting you to participate in Bren’s hunger campaign called “Hunger Lives No More: One Comment. One Eats.” For each comment left on the 1st post of February, we ask that you donate ONE food item to Share Our Strength. We are coordinating with SOS on getting all donated food to Haiti. If you participate, email bren at flanboyanteats dot com and you will receive a badge to place on your blog indicating that “You Gave.”
We will be participating in the event and if you are interested in helping out, our L.A. contact person is Chrystal of Duo Dishes. If you would like to purchase tickets in advance (highly recommended) visit either Flanboyant Eats or Coco Cooks and click the Stir It 28 logo at the top of their pages. It will take you straight to the Paypal site to purchase the $30 space.
I want to give a huge shout out to Greg of SippitySup for offering his house for the event. The devastion in Haiti is massive but this is a small, easy, and tasty way that you can help. I am not a big Bob Marley fan, probably because I am from Santa Cruz and it seems like everyone I grew up with idolizes him with the initiation of their first joint. Anyway, I love Wyclef and if he loves Bob Marley, well then Bob is good enough for me…Plus I love the Stir It Up message.