File Under Hot Dates: Hurricane Relief Fundraiser


Following widespread damage from hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the NYC food and beverage industry has pulled together to raise money to support relief efforts by doing what it does best—throwing one heck of a bash. NYC Loves TX + FL takes place on Sunday, September 24 at Pier A Harbor House, 22 Battery Place.

Members of the city's top cocktail and culinary talent will offer tastings, and the evening will also include a silent auction and live entertainment, including one of the Dizzy Fizz's favorite DJs, Tomas Delos Reyes, as well as DJ and producer Jillionaire of Major Lazer. VIP admission ($125) at 3 p.m. will feature oysters and martinis presented by VDKA 6100. General admission ($75) is from 4-8 p.m.

One hundred percent of proceeds will go to the John Besh Foundation, a non-profit organization established by New Orleans chef John Besh in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The organization is leading efforts on the ground in both Texas and Florida to feed those in need and rebuild homes and businesses.

Participating NYC bars and restaurants include: Basík, BlackTail, Blind Barber, Boulton and Watt, Clover Club, Clyde’s, Coup, Daddy-O, Dante, Drexler’s, Employees Only, FLAGSHIP Montauk, Ladybird, Leyenda, Llama Inn, Loverboy, Nitecap, Porchlight, Pouring Ribbons, Rosé Bar Provided by SevenFifty Daily, Suffolk Arms, Sundays in Brooklyn, Sweetwater Social, The Dead Rabbit, The Raines Law Room and Underdog.

For tickets and more information, visit the Eventbrite page.