Thursday, April 7, 2011

Our Friend, Linda

This past week friend-of-the-gallery Linda Salinas was severely injured in an automobile accident and in an overwhelming show of support for her recovery, the Houston-area hospitality and arts industry has rallied together in her honor.

This Sunday, April 10th between 4-10pm in the parking lot of Paulie’s Restaurant (1834 Westheimer at Driscoll) there will be a block party in order to raise money for the care and recuperation of Linda.  Houston food trucks will be on site, live musical performances by Benjamin Wesley and Frank Freeman will pump up the crowd, and a bake sale provided by the divine and delicious Jodycakes and Co. will get you in the spirit for the silent auction, comprised of an astonishing number of donations from local restaurants, businesses and arts organizations. 

Highlights include: a years worth of cocktail classes at Anvil Bar and Refuge, a working dinner for you and a guest with Houston Chronicle/2995 Magazine restaurant critic Alison Cook, and two tickets to the Houston Symphony’s April 29th concert featuring Alexander Nevsky.  Plus, look for ten fine art photography books, all signed by the artists, from our very own John Cleary Gallery!  (For a complete list of items, as well as the chance to bid online, follow the auction link at Houston Food Adventures here).

If you are unable to attend the block party but still wish to help out, donations can be made through ChipIn here and for any more information regarding the event please check out Linda’s Block Party Facebook page.

So come out on Sunday, enjoy some great food, great music, and make a difference in the process!

“It is unbelievable how quickly the food community came together to not only support Linda but make preparations for her future. It is our express wish that we are able to continue to give longevity to Linda’s funding by contributing not only monetarily but through our time, product and industries.” ~Kata Robata chef, Seth Siegel-Gardner

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