Downtown Raleigh is setting a table for 1,000
An al fresco feast will fill downtown Raleigh Sunday, raising money for victims of Hurricane Florence.
The Sunday Supper is serving lunch for 1,000 along the two northernmost blocks of Fayetteville Street, creating a communal table from Martin Street to Morgan Street, reprising the 2016 event that came after Hurricane Matthew.
As of Friday, tickets for the Sunday Supper were sold out, but organizers were still asking for volunteers. To get involved, visit thesundaysupper.com.
Here’s the chef lineup and menu:
Matthew Register of
Southern Smoke in Garland, making pork ribs
Drew Smith of bu.ku
● and so.ca, making ginger sweet potato casserole
Sean Fowler of Man
● donlin, making vegetarian mushroom stew
Jake Wood of 18 Sea
● board, making Brunswick stew
Miller Howerton of
Daddy Bob’s BBQ making barbecue chicken
Lionel Vatinet of La
● Farm Bakery, making cornbread and artisan breads
Brittany Grantham of ● bu.ku and so.ca, making individual banana puddings
Other desserts and bites will come from Vidrio and Trophy Brewing Company.
The lunch and menu is organized by Raleigh chefs Scott Crawford of Crawford and Son and Jake Wood of 18 Seaboard.
Since the storm, charity meals prepared by the stars of the North Carolina food scene have been an effective way to raise funds for hurricane victims, collectively generating hundreds of thousands of dollars in relief.
Last month, the Sunday Supper organization held an event at the Dillon in Raleigh that collected $400,000.
“The success of these events so far is a testament to the power of community,” said Crawford in a release. “I’m so thankful and know the small businesses suffering in North Carolina will be so appreciative of the support.”
The Nov. 11 lunch is 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.