Post-Sandy support for my favorite city– #NYC!

It’s been almost three weeks now since Sandy hit and boy did she hit hard. New York City is still picking itself up week by week. There are tons of ways to help: buy a shirt, volunteer, donate, dine– especially downtown and more.

Here are a few ideas to help my favorite city:


Restaurants were hit the worst downtown & some are still suffering. If you are going to eat in the city, dine downtown & be sure to tip well! Many workers were out of work for a week if not more!


“Sticking Together Through Sandy” fundraising event this Monday, November 19 at Tavern29 (29th Street between Park & Madison) from 5PM- Midnight: $20 at the door, cash bar, beer/wine specials all night. All proceeds raised will go to the K.I.D.S. organization who will be matching every $1 with $10 worth of products.

Through Sunday, November 18th, all Scarpetta locations as well as D.O.C.G. Enoteca in Las Vegas will offer two multi-course tasting menus from which $20 each will go directly to City Harvest‘s goal to deliver food to people directly impacted by the storm.
A five-course pasta tasting of signatures such as Conant’s pumpkin casonsei and duck & foie gras ravioli will be available for $80 per person ($125 with wine pairing). A seasonal tasting will offer comforting, seasonal favorites such as scallops with celery root, spiced duck breast and warm pumpkin bread for $115 ($175 with wine pairing). Offerings will vary by location and seasonal availability.
Scarpetta, 355 West 14th Street, 212.691.0555 
Battery Place Market’s Chef Robert Sckalor along with the Battery Place team will be going to the Rockaway’s tomorrow, November 17 to with their food offering. Last weekend, he went to Midland Beach with the team to help feed those in need.
Check out these cute I Love New York stickers & shirts by Shirt & Destroy! All proceeds will be going to various charities helping those affected by Sandy 🙂
The week after Sandy, Shake Shack held the Rally Shake, which donated $2 of each shake sold to the American Red Cross, raising $11,111 total!
In total, the New York City Food Truck Association has served about 120,000 free meals since Super Storm Sandy hit and they are keep it going thanks to the  NYC Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City

Things will not be ‘normal’ here on the East Coast for awhile, so every little bit counts!

Happy donating!! 😀

Sara Monica, Founder

At the young age of 23, Sara is the founder and head editor of aka #SCBD. Sara is a Jersey Girl raised by the shore, currently residing in Northern New Jersey. When she is not working, she is finding something new to post and share with her readers whether it be a new food product, recipe, restaurant review or another interview. Read her full bio, here. Read the full story behind #SCBD, here.  When she is not writing for #SCBD she also contributes to Jersey Bites,Carter Int’l Concierge, & New Fork City. Follow her @SmChickBigDeals!