The self-absorbed Pandemic Lifestyle.

Dear Feastlings,
I was just looking at this event that we’re doing with Slow Food and SAACA, and all I could concentrate on was how much hair I no longer have. I was going to write a subject line about my baldness, when I realized that my previous email’s subject line was about how little sleep I’ve been getting, and that one of the people I took off the email list months ago upbraided me for having a “poor me” attitude (I must say, it was delight to remove her from the list- it made me feel remarkably less sorry for myself.)
What I’m realizing, though, is that the less we interact with one another, the more we have no reference point but ourselves these days, and so I’m giving myself a break, both for balding- you’ll see the photo- and for being as self-absorbed as I am these days. With that in mind, we’re ramping up for another couple of donation runs, this time to the people volunteering their time to get Tucsonans vaccinated at various spots around town. We’ll be bringing about 150 meals to the people volunteering at TMC on February 9, and hot on our own heels to deliver another 200 or so meals to Banner’s north and south campuses on the 10th. You’re of course welcome and encouraged to donate anything from a single cookie to an entire meal or more, with the understanding reiterated here again that you’ll be helping not only the volunteers, but helping us keep the staff of Feast employed as well. As we’ve been doing for the past ten and a half months, we’ll be donating 50 meals for every 250 donated by the community, and this set of donations will put us up over the 6000 mark. We’ll have served 6,204 meals, 1,034 of which will have been donated by Feast, and the balance by a community that has amazed me from last March and continues to do so.
We were graciously awarded a Ben’s Bell for our efforts a couple of weeks ago,


but frankly, it would have amounted to nothing had it not been for all of you marvels. So please know that if I could in turn nominate each of you for one to recognize your kindness and generosity in this ongoing intense time, I would. Maybe once we get through this and I have some time to do it. Meanwhile, thank you from all of us at Feast.
Alongside this notion of feeding people in the community, we’re still running what little bit of a restaurant we still are, and, as such, I’ll take a moment to remind you that we have two wine tastings this weekend- one tomorrow with blends of all sorts

Blending the rules

and one on Sunday with wines from Piedmont, which will have specially made snacks to accompany the heftier pours we offer.

Trust Your Importer with Amy Ezrin, the Piedmont Gal of The Piedmont Guy

I’ll also point out that we continue to make food for carryout Tuesday through Sunday, and we’re making breads and pastries to enjoy as well.

With that, I’ll go back to focusing on myself for a while, if only to get everything done- wine tastings, the February menu, a Valentine’s Day menu, and a little bit of info for the events we’ll be doing with Nourish (okay, this one’s really Nourish thanking restaurants that usually donate gift certificates to their annual fundraiser,)

A fundraiser for Nourish AND your favorite restaurants, whichever ones they may be

a menu for the fundraiser we’re doing for Child and Family Resources in April (more about that one soon,)

and reviewing grilled cheese and tomato soup for the SAACA/Slow Food thing in a couple of weeks

Thank you, everyone, for keeping us open. We’re eternally grateful.


the people of Feast

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