Instead of using today’s blog to talk about ourselves or robots, we’re going to turn it over to a really important cause. I know, I know…..you’re sick of me and my causes. I may be a jaded native New Yorker, but part of me will never stop being that dumb 15 year old girl who thinks that maybe she can save the world. I don’t want my kids to ever lose that part of themselves one day, so I’m going my best to hold onto mine.
I know by now many of you have heard that though Hurricane Irene was nothing more than an inconvenience down here, it did an incredible amount of damage to small farms upstate.
We took a big financial hit during the hurricane, losing an entire weekend of revenue. But for so many farms upstate, they lost everything: entire herds of dairy cows drowned, fields of crops entirely underwater, farmhouses damaged, and an entire year’s worth of labor completely destroyed.
We may not be locovores, but we’re a small business too, and when one of your neighbors is hurting and needs help you’re supposed to do what you can to help him. That’s why we were one of the first businesses to sign up for Dine Out Irene.
On September 25th, restaurants across the NYC area will be donating a percentage of sales to help farmers upstate. All you need to do to help out is go out and eat delicious food. Really, how hard is that?
Most of you guys are good at going out and supporting us whenever we ask you to help us raise money for a charity or get involved in whatever ridiculous quest we’ve started to try and save the world, and we love you for that. But not only am I hoping that you’ll come join us, but I’m hoping that other people who own business that read this will help as well. If you’re interested, please contact Gabriella Gershenson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And yes, I know we’re not a restaurant. Just because we’re not doesn’t mean we can’t help, and it doesn’t mean you can’t help either. If you own a bakery, coffee shop, bar or whatever, Dine Out Irene would love to help you aboard. The more of us that can make a small donation, the bigger our impact will be when we all stand together.
Onto other things we’re raising money for- remember Mikey? Well, we’ve got some pretty outstanding news. The big fundraiser is this weekend, and they had hoped to raise $20,000. So far they’ve raised…..and you guys are going to love this…..
FIFTY-SIX THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED AND EIGHT DOLLARS!
How freaking amazing is that!!!! And this amount doesn’t even include the money we’ve been raising through selling cupcakes at DeKalb- we’re just shy of our goal of $1000 for childhood cancer research! Come in today for a Banana Cream Pie cupcake, and help us make our goal by this Saturday!!!
See how little things add up to big things? How freaking awesome is this?!?!?
And now- for today’s cupcakes! All guaranteed to make you feel warm and fuzzy and good inside!
Clockwise from front: The Hinsch, Butterbeer, Maple Walnut, Chocolate Caramel Pretzel
The Hinsch: Chocolate malted cake, vanilla buttercream, malted chocolate sauce, homemade malted milk balls
Butterbeer: Butterscotch soaked cake, butterscotch buttercream, edible gold dust
Maple Walnut: Maple walnut cake, vanilla buttercream, maple glazed walnuts
Chocolate Caramel Pretzel: Chocolate cake, salted caramel buttercream, crushed pretzels, caramel, ganache
Robicelli’s at DeKalb Market: Willoughby Street & Flatbush Ave Extension, Downtown Brooklyn
Cafe at Sam’s Bakery: 94th Street off Third Avenue, Bay Ridge
Hom: 88th and Third Avenue, Bay Ridge
Bagel Shmagel: Third Avenue btwn 75th and 76th, Bay Ridge
Tazza: Clark St off Henry AND Henry Street off Atlantic, Brooklyn Heights
Blue Apron: Union Street off 7th Avenue, Park Slope
Radish: Bedford Ave off North 8th, Williamsburg
Battery Place Market: 77 Battery Place, Battery Park City
Joe at Columbia University: West 120th btwn Broadway & Amsterdam, Morningside Heights
Red Hook Lobster Pound: 284 Van Brunt Street, Red Hook and Roving Food Truck *Classic Whoopie Pies only*