The Big Chew
You'll never have to talk me into going to dinner, especially if it is for a good cause. The Big Chew is tonight, a fundraiser organized by the local SPCA which will allot a portion of a participating restaurant's sales to our local chapter of animal lovers.
Hot spots where your dining dollars can make a difference include the new Blue Monk Belgian gastropub, and the also-new barbecue joint, Blue Buffalo. La Tee Da, 78 Degrees West (which I have yet to try) and Russell's Steaks, Chops & More are also among the top contenders for my business tonight.
Funds raised go to assisting the SPCA's Yelp for Help, a program in place to help with the costs associated with emergency care for pets without homes. "Not every animal comes to the SPCA...healthy & adoptable," says the Yelp for Help website. "Countless animals suffer from life-threatening illnesses and injuries, usually the result of being abused or neglected. They require immediate...and expensive...veterinary care that is often beyond our resources." Once animals have been returned to a healthy state the SPCA works to find them homes.
Whether your tastes run toward the highbrow or the lowbrow, you are sure to be either very familiar or dying to try one of the eateries on the list, so click over and see which restaurants are involved. That way you can also see what percentage each place is donating to the SPCA, which may be a determining factor for you.