October 4

Eat Your Heart Out – An Event for Disaster Relief

There’s not a lot of good news lately, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make good things happen. A group of restaurant workers in Seattle decided to take recent events as a point of inspiration and created an event called Eat Your Heart Out. It’s a benefit for Direct Relief, an aid organization with a mission to “improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty and emergencies.” Working with Direct Relief, the organizers of Eat Your Heart Out can address the needs of areas around the world that are affected by natural disasters and the damage they leave behind.

Eat Your Heart Out is a collaboration of some of the best of Seattle’s Food & Drink Industry, featuring both a sit down formal dinner for a $300 donation, and a Karaoke Party for $30. “We wanted to create an event that is accessible to both our diners and our industry friends,” said organizer Anais Custer of Mbar. “We knew we could utilize our community to assist other communities in need ­­– it’s part of our obligation as hospitality workers.”

Click here to get tickets for the dinner or the party – but don’t wait too long, capacity is limited and spots are going fast.

Eat Your Heart Out utilizes Seattle’s restaurant community in a big way. Participants include:

Tom Douglas Restaurants

Renee Erickson of Sea Creatures Restaurants

Edouardo Jordan of Salare & JuneBaby

Thierry Rautureau of Loulay Kitchen & Bar and LUC

Jason Stratton, Racha and Wassef Haroun of Mbar, Mamnoon, Anar

Josh Henderson of huxley wallace collective

Kari Brunson of JuiceBox and Frankie & Jo’s

Canvas Event Space

Pedersen’s Event Rentals

Live Oak Audio Visual

Montana Bar


Heavy Restaurant Group


Rachel’s Ginger Beer

àMaurice Cellars

Gilbert Cellars

Westland Distillery


Damn the Weather

Sun Liquor


Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

Sleight of Hand Cellars 

Torii Mor


Belathee Photography

Megan Swann Photography

With more signing up!


Don’t miss out on helping fund Disaster Relief and the best party of the year. Click here!



About the author

Jack Hott

Some say Jack Hott was born in a restaurant. Others say he wasn’t born at all but discovered behind a Hobart stand mixer. Wherever he comes from, he’s made a career out of only being a good enough employee to skate by in the restaurant industry since the mid-90s. Jack Hott, if that’s even his real name, has gotten lost in walk-ins, stared into the abyss of pizza ovens, spilled red wine on white linen tablecloths, and shaken cocktails he was supposed to stir. If you can find him on social media, for your own safety, please do not follow him.


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