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Charleston Restaurants and Bars Contribute to Mother Emanuel Hope Fund

Outreach from the food and beverage community.

QSG donated all of its sales on June 18 to the fund.
QSG donated all of its sales on June 18 to the fund.
Eater Charleston

After Wednesday night's horrific shooting at Emanuel AME, Charleston woke on Thursday trying to understand the tragedy and mourning for the victims. It was a heartbreaking day, and the citizens of the Holy City came together to hold each other up. Local restaurants wanting to show support donated portions of the evening's proceeds to the Mother Emanuel Hope fund to assist the church and the victims' families — many are continuing the effort over the weekend.

Post and Courier's Hanna Raskin wrote a poignant essay on why we should still gather around tables in these times of tragedy and grief:

The South, which has known so much sadness, has lots of comfort foods. This surely isn’t the time to stop serving them. But let’s at least honor our slain neighbors by recognizing that when we return to restaurants and bars, it’s for the physical and spiritual solace they offer – not the live music on the patio.

Here is a list of local establishments contributing to the Mother Emanuel Hope fund and how much they are giving:

Edmund's Oast: 100% of beverage sales, June 18
Leon's Oyster Shop: 10% of total sales, June 19 - 21
St. Alban: 10% of total sales, June 19 - 21
Monza: 10% of total sales, June 19 - 21
Closed for Business: 10% of total sales, June 19 - 21
Bay Street Biergarten: 10% of total sales, June 18
Lewis Barbecue at Revelry Brewing: sales of the El Sancho and a portion of beer sales, June 20
Glass Onion: 20% of total sales, June 18
Queen Street Grocery: 100% of total sales, June 18
Upper Deck Tavern: collecting donations and contributing a portion of sales, June 18 - 21
Cru Cafe: 20% of lunch sales, June 20
Warehouse: 10% of sales, June 18
Charleston Sports Pub: 10% of sales, June 19
Barsa: 10% of sales, June 18
AutoBahn Food Truck: collecting donations, June 18 - 19
The Sparrow: 50% of proceeds, June 19 - 21
Taco Boy (downtown): 10% of total sales, June 19 - 21
The Macintosh: 10% of proceeds, June 20
• Oak Steakhouse: 10% of proceeds, June 20
• O-Ku: 10% of proceeds, June 20
• Indaco: 10% of proceeds, June 20
• The Cocktail Club: 10% of proceeds, June 20
• Participants in the So Cal Party (Boone's Bar, Kickin' Chicken, King Street Grille, Mellow Mushroom Charleston, and Upper Deck): $1 from every Sam Adams Rebel beer, June 19
• HoM: 10% of total sales, June 19
• Zero George Cafe: 10% of proceeds, June 19 - 21
• Cannon Green: 10% of proceeds, June 19 - 21
• Roti Rolls: 10% of sales, June 20
• Hominy Grill: a portion of the weekend's proceeds, June 19 - 21

Please let us know if we can add any other restaurants to the list.

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