Black History Month Cocktails for a Cause

Drew Katz for Thistle & Leek

Black History Month is drawing to a close – make the last day really count just by grabbing a drink at one of your favorite restaurants as part of a special fundraising event organized by MIDA’s Community Through Hospitality (CTH) program. Every February chef Douglass Williams’ charitable organization chooses to raise some monies for a local non-profit that supports the BIPOC community, and this year they invited some other restaurant friends to join in and help raise funds for Heading Home, a major provider of shelter and supportive services for families and individuals experiencing homelessness in Greater Boston.

This year CTH and MIDA have teamed up with Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey, which is a Black, female-owned enterprise, and several Boston-area restaurants like Alcove, Thistle & Leek, UNI, Hojoko, Prairie Fire, Mooncusser, Troquet on South and more to create special signature cocktails. All you have to do is go out for a drink (or two) on the last day of February – Tuesday, February 28th –and proceeds from each cocktail will be donated to Heading Home, whose clients predominantly identify as non-white.

Check out the list of participating restaurants below and get your reservations in — it’s the perfect excuse to go out on a Tuesday night, and you can feel great doing it knowing that you’re supporting a worthy cause. If you can’t make it out that night, or you want to contribute more to the Heading Home event, check out the fundraiser donation page, and find out more about their mission on their website.

Community Through Hospitality/Heading Home Participating Restaurants

Mida Boston
Mida Newton
Thistle & Leek
Prairie Fire
Troquet on South
Bar Mezzana
Black Lamb
French Press
Latina Kitchen & Bar
Shore Leave

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