Local Chefs, Bartenders, and Baristas Fight Heat and Hunger With Tea and Lemons
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Contact: Monika Woolsey, Hip Veggies, firstname.lastname@example.org,623.486.0737
PHOENIX, AZ, August 5, 2013–As the desert monsoons intensify heat and humidity, Phoenicians insearch of relief often enjoy an Arnold Palmer, a beverage mix of tea and lemonade. This monsoon season, these two ingredients are being put to work on behalf of The Joy Bus, a nonprofit organization that delivers chef-inspired meals to housebound cancer patients.
Through September 30,the official end of monsoon season, local culinary creatives are showcasing beverages, cocktails, and foods including tea and lemons as part of the First Annual Haboob Buster, a fundraiser benefitting the nonprofit founded by Jennifer Caraway. A portion of sales from each item participants create will be donated to Caraway’s organization.
Phoenix summers are historically tough for both local businesses and non-profits. One demand that does increase this time of year, is the one for thirst quenchers. Hip Veggies, a local organization that teams artists and foodies on behalf of hunger relief, created this fundraiser to put that thirst to work for both nonprofits and the local food and beverage industry.
Chefs, bartenders,and baristas invited to participate were given only one rule: that their creation include both tea and lemons. Offerings each week vary, and will be announced on the Hip Veggies blog, Facebook page, and Twitter account.
Offerings leading off the fundraiser include Strawberry Mint Arnold Palmer (Greater Than Coffee), Mint Lemonade Cascara Robert Palmer (Mud Dauber Coffee), Arnold Palmer Salad (Bragg’s Factory Diner), Green Tea Prickly Pear Mint Arnold Palmer (Urban Beans), and Sweet Tea Lemon Meringue Pie (Beckett’s Table).
On behalf of the team supporting her charity, Jennifer Caraway commented, “The Joy Bus not only wants to provide nourishment to those receiving our meals but to our community as well. We all need to work together and support one another on a local level. The Haboob Buster is a perfect example of such collaboration.”
All Valley culinary professionals are invited to participate. Interested parties should contact Monika Woolsey, email@example.com, for more information.