The Good Belly Project, Boston Public Market Urge You to Dine Out for a Cause
Autumn is always one of our favorite seasons to dine out, thanks to hearty ingredients and spice-laden, soul-warming flavors. And thanks to a couple of new initiatives, patronizing restaurants over the next month or so is not only appetizing, but can also make a difference in both our local and global communities.
Eat at a restaurant participating in the Good Belly Projectâ€”a partnership between Mullen and UNICEFâ€”and a dollar from each Instagram-med photo taken at the restaurant and posted on Twitter with the hashtag #goodbellyproject plus the restaurant name will be donated to UNICEF relief efforts in East Africa (now you actually have an excuse to be the obnoxious photo-snapper at the dinner table!). Participating restaurants in the projectâ€”which is currently ongoing, and lasts until November 6â€”include Rialto, Island Creek Oyster Bar, Abigail’s, Bergamot and Stephi’s on Tremont.
For something that hits a bit closer to home (and for those with deeper pockets), there’s a city-wise Harvest Dinner party on November 10, which will raise funds for the forthcoming downtown Boston Public Market. A table for ten at one of the 22 participating restaurants (which includes heavy hitters like Hamersley’s Bistro, Oleana and The Butcher Shop) costs $2,500, and features a multi-course meal with wine pairings and cocktails made with spirits from the local Bully Boy Distillery. It’s not cheap, to be sure, but could go a long way towards ensuring that a public market space actually comes to fruition. To book a reservation, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Source URL: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/restaurants/blog/2011/10/24/good-belly-project-boston-public-market-urge-dine/