Comfort where you can get it

Dear Feastlings,
I’m keeping it short today, but I have a fair amount of ground to cover, so this will likely be riddled with typos. First off, in the interest of offering the dishes you’ve requested, I’ll note that we’ve run out of both the gnocchi and the duck tamales, but replaced them with other dishes that (at least some of you) wanted: house-made udon noodles, and seared sea scallops. If you want full details on the preparation of those dishes, here’s a link to the menu.

We’re also taking orders for two more days for the menu of Father’s Day specials

and three more days for the Bonfires of San Juan, that whole Summer Solstice celebration of all things Spanish and Solsticey.

As a prelude, we’re tasting Spanish wines this Saturday at our zoom tasting

and then next week, we’ll be making a donation run not to people helping people, per se, but to people helping animals. If you’d like to contribute, we’d be honored to join you in feeding the staff and many of the volunteers at seven different animal shelter and rescue organizations.

We’ve got a head start, as we went over our goal last week when we donated food to hospital workers in two hospitals on the north end of town, and we’re trying like crazy to cut through the miles of red tape involved in donating meals to firefighters fighting the Bighorn Fire. It turns out that their accepting food from us constitutes breach of contract with the vendors who have government contracts to feed them, plus there’s also apparently a designated number of calories from protein, fat and carbohydrate that meals have to meet, and so on. Right now we’re trying to find a way to donate meals to those firefighters on their way to start working the fire or on their way out, but so far to no avail. So if any of you knows a way to reach the appropriate person to make this happen, by all means, let me know. Please note that as much as I appreciate the deluge of suggestions I’m expecting, I probably won’t be able to answer them all, so please don’t take it personally if I don’t get back to you on that, and thanks in advance to anyone who knows a higher-up in the firefighting community they can connect me to. If you’ve already called in a donation specifically aimed at firefighters, please let me know if you’re okay with it going to hospital workers instead, in the event we can’t make this work, and thanks for understanding. If you want it to go to firefighters specifically, we’ll more than likely end up feeding a few fire stations around town if we can’t get to the Bighorn people.

So much for keeping it short. Thanks for your support, of Feast and our crew, of the firefighters, of the hospital workers, of the animal rescue and adoption workers, of other independent businesses, and of everyone else, be they black, blue or otherwise. It turns out we’re all just people, and we need each other.

Thanks for being a part of this community that Feast hangs out in.


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