Greetings Outerborough 'hounds, I am pleased to announce the first ever New York Chowhound Fundraiser event!
This event, co-organized by Eric Eto, Dennison and I will take place at the Funky Broome on Saturday, February 2nd at 7pm. For those of you new to the site, Funky Broome is one of the New York Chowhound perennial favorites. Do a search and you will uncover loads of complimentary posts on this Cantonese (or Canto-pop, as Dennison's mother calls it) restaurant. You will also find that like many restaurants, it is important to order well at Funky Broom for maximum deliciousness. To that end, we have enlisted several chowhound/experts for the important task of menu selection. The menu is rife with "finds" that our savvy chowhounds HLing, Dennison and Eric Eto will uncover for your enjoyment at this dinner.
We have reserved two tables, with seating for about 20-24 people. The cost of the actual dinner is estimated at about $25-30. In addition to that, we request a minumum contribution of $30 to Chowhound.
I dont want to create an East Coast vs West Coast "competition," but I would like to point out that San Francisco just raised $621 at their last dinner. I think New Yorkers are good for AT LEAST $700.
I have to say that I will be especially interested in the Outer Borough 'hound attendance for a couple of reasons:
1. I am an Outer Borough 'hound.
2. When planning this event, we really wanted to have the dinner in the Outer Boroughs. But we also wanted to be accesible to our Manhattan and Tristate friends, so we decided that our first one should be in Manhattan. We've got a really, really wonderful idea for a warm weather Outerborough event. So based on Outer Borough attendance/interest, we'll be able to get an idea of whether or not we can pull this off.
All Chowhounds are invited but because seating is limited, please RSVP to me at firstname.lastname@example.org by end of day Thursday, January 31st.
Please note: this is a private, volunteer assisted event. No agency relationship express or implied exists between any parties and Chowhound, Inc. This is not a Chowhound, Inc. sponsored event.