Los Angeles is sending lots of love to New York City bars badly hit by Hurricane Sandy tomorrow via the LA Hearts NY fundraising event. Every single penny made at Harvard & Stone from 8 PM – 1 AM on November 20th will go directly to helping specific NYC bars rebuild.
Rockstar Cocktail Lineup
Bartenders from LA, like Jaymee Mandeville and Cari Hah (Corralejo), Zahra Bates (Karlsson’s), Mia Sarazen (Sailor Jerry), Rich Andreoli (Wild Turkey Bourbon), Alex Day (Fords Gin), Julian Cox (Novo Fogo), Allan Katz (Leblon), Alex Straus (Tequila Ocho) and Brian Summers (Wild Turkey Rye) have donated their own recipes with corresponding liqueur sponsors. And it’s an all-star line up behind the bar.
Jaymee Mandeville (Drago Centro), Cari Hah (Neat Bar), Mia Sarazen (Churchill) and Zahra Bates (Providence) will be tag team bartending during the Harvard & Stone fundraising event.
The bartenders and spirits featured during Tuesday’s evening ‘spirits’-ual endeavor are deeply rooted in both the NYC and LA communities.
Live Music to Groove to…
Live bands Golden State, Pretend Electric and Spirit Vinewill be playing in the main room and DJ Anthony Giancola will be spinning tunes.
LA Hearts NY T-Shirts & Silent Auction
There will also be T-shirts for sale ($25) with Dave Stolte’s LA Heart NY logo (in photo above) on them as proof of your love. 100% of proceeds to go to helping NY bars back up and running. Cash only accepted.
In addition to the cocktail and t-shirts sold to raise money for NYC bars, there will be a silent auction with foodie goodies to bid on. The silent auction items include: something special from Del Maguey; an exclusive set of Miracle Mile Bitters; a hand made Hedley & Bennett apron (apron of choice of the best chefs in LA); a framed cocktail print by Dave Stolte of Home Bar Basics; an exclusive bottle of a brand new mezcal La Nina Del Mezcal (not even on the market yet!!! but Cari Hah and Daniel of Thirsty in LA have both tasted it and swear its delicious!!); a membership to Seven Grand Whiskey Society; a gift basket with Highland Park 18, Macallan 15, Brugal 1888, and Black Grouse; plus more auction items to be announced!
Do your part, show up and drink heavily (or be the designated driver and buy lots of rounds for your friends). This might be the wildest fundraiser you have ever been to where you can give back AND have a great time.
More info on LA Hearts NY, head HERE.
Lanee Lee is a Los Angeles based writer inflicted with irreversible wanderlust and an unquenchable thirst for craft cocktails, cuisine, culture and high-octane thrills. She also co-founder of the award-winning VoyageVixens.com travel blog. You can follow her next adventure on Twitter @laneelee1 and Instagram @laneelee.