This week, LUPEC Boston is thankful for all of the fabulous people that helped make the LUPEC BOSTON “USO SHOW” a success last Friday night. The turnout was outstanding with an estimated 200 guests in attendance, all dressed to the nines and decked out in true 1940s style. Thanks also for your positive attitudes and patience when the line for drinks grew long.
We couldn’t have pulled off such a shindig without the help of our restaurant and retail partners who donated the delicious food: Tremont 647, Toro, Lionette’s Market and Island Creek Oysters;
Distributors and account reps who donated the products that made the Scofflaws, Rositas, Daiquiris and Moscow Mules possible, including Hendrick’s, St-Germain, Milagro, Cruzan, Mathilde Liqueurs, Chartreuse, Sazerac, Rain Vodka, Harpoon, DeLoach Vineyards, M Coffee, and Smart Water;
The entertainers and swing dancers who donated their time and talent to make this a real 40’s era “USO-style show”: the Boston Derby Dames, Thru the Keyhole Burlesque, 2 Girls for 5 Bucks, Harry Gordon (as Bob Hope), DJ Brother Cleve, and swing dancers Kellian Adams, Brian Pletcher, Cara Ball, Vichu Tanta-Nanta;
The technicians who supported these talented folks, Jenn Sutkowski and Will D’Amato;
The restaurants, retail stores, and other venues that donated covetable raffle prizes: Tremont 647, Toro, Brix, Polka Dog, Taza Chocolates,Vee Vee, Zipcar, La Verdad, Myer’s & Chang, Pho Republique, Flour Bakery, St-Germain, Improv Asylum, and Imbibe magazine;
A HUGE thanks to Grand for selling tickets for us online, bringing this retro-event into the digital age and maximizing convenience for all;
And most of all, to our guests for their generous support of LUPEC Boston and our beneficiary, the NEW ENGLAND SHELTER FOR HOMELESS VETERANS. We are always amazed at the outpouring of generosity that makes our events possible, and it is especially remarkable in these troubling economic times, when every last dollar seems to count so much more.
And for those of you looking for a place to grab a digestif or steal away from the family as you deal with your turkey this weekend, there’s still time to drink for charity with the “This One’s for the Ladies” drink promotion. Through the month of November, participating bars around town will donate a portion of proceeds from one “LUPEC-approved” cocktail to the NESHV. Hit up any of these spots through Sunday:
* Tremont 647
* La Verdad
* Eastern Standard
* Highland Kitchen
* Milky Way
* No. 9 Park
* Hungry Mother
And have a Happy Thanksgiving, all!