Big hearts, delicious food: Third Annual Dim Sum Give Some takes place June 23
For the third year running, area chefs will be showcasing their time and talents for a cause at Dim Sum Give Some, an annual event which raises funds for the eradication of Kennedy's Disease.
The event, which will be held on Sunday, June 23 from 2 to 5 p.m. at The Cooperage, 822 S. Water St., will feature a virtual smorgasbord of small plate style fare from more than 20 area restaurants, plus discounted beer and cocktails ($5 Bloody Marys, old fashioneds and mimosas; plus $3 Old Style and $4 pours from 3 Sheeps and Ballast Point). Guests can also purchase tickets for a 50/50 raffle.
Participating chefs and restaurants for 2019 include:
- Daniel Jacobs and Dan Van Rite of DanDan, Fauntleroy and EsterEv
- Gregory Leon of Amilinda
- Karen Bell of Bavette Milwaukee
- Francesca Hong and Matt Morris of Morris Ramen (Madison)
- Thomas Hauck of Lowlands Group
- Joe Muench of Black Shoe Hospitality
- Miles Borghgraef of Birch and Butcher
- Paul Zerkel and Lisa Kirkpatrick of Goodkind
- Dane Baldwin of The Diplomat
- Kurt Fogle, Katie O'Neil and Dan Turek of Bass Bay Brewhouse, Milk Can and Milk Bottle Bakery
- Ross Bachhuber and Melissa Buchholz of Odd Duck
- Andrew Miller of Third Coast Provision and Merriment Social
- Paris Dreibelbis of Black Sheep MKE
- Adam Siegel and Aaron Bickham of Bartolotta Restaurant Group
- Mitch Ciohon of Snack Boys
- Bruce Badke of Valentine Coffee
- Dan Fox of Heritage Tavern (Madison)
- Paddy Joyce of Vanguard
- Alex Lyskowicz of The Iron Horse
- Zak Baker of Ca'Lucchenzo
Strides toward a cure
In 2017, Chef Daniel Jacobs of Dandan, Fauntleroy and EsterEv was diagnosed with Kennedy's Disease, a rare, currently incurable and non-treatable, genetic neuromuscular disease that, over time, severely impact patients' mobility and their ability to speak. His diagnosis – along with that of his brother – prompted the chef to take a proactive role in supporting the work to find a cure.
In the past two years, the JVR Group has raised more than $50,000 for the Kennedy's Disease Association. The hope is to raise $60,000 or more by the end of 2019.
Dim Sum Give Some is a 21-and-over event. Tickets include are $45 in advance and $60 at the door (if still available). Note: onsite purchases are cash only; there is an ATM on premise.
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