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Bartenders for A Cause

Bartenders for A Cause

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Tom Cruise did it in ‘Cocktail’ and in his footsteps followed Corbett Parker and Nick Anderson. The duo played the role of bartenders, benefiting the Houston Food Bank, in honor of the upcoming Houston Restaurant Weeks in August.

More than 200 friends and supporters helped Celebrity Bartenders Corbett Parker and Nick Anderson kick-off Houston Restaurant Weeks at Sullivan’s Steakhouse on Wednesday July 27, 2011. “The boys were mixing and pouring for more than three hours, as guests mixed and mingled in Ringside, raising several hundred dollars,” says Kim Padgett, a great supporter of the cause and good friend of Corbett.

Sullivan’s Ringside lounge featured the two celebrity bartenders: Editorial Cartoonist at The Houston Chronicle and Pulitzer Prize winner, Nick Anderson. Anderson’s cartoons have been published in Newsweek, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and USA Today. The other half of the bar tending duo, Councilman Corbett Daniel Parker, a successful attorney who is the youngest Bellaire City Councilman and a well known community leader. Parker has also been named one of Five Outstanding Young Houstonians for 2011 by the Houston Junior Chamber (‘Houston Jaycees’).

Houston Food Bank is the largest source of food for hunger relief charities in 18 southeast Texas counties. With a network of nearly 500 food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and other agencies, the Houston Food Bank feeds a total of 137,000 people each week, providing more than 65 million pounds of food.

Stay tuned as Lights Camera Action will bring you in-depth coverage of the Houston Restaurant Weeks with the best Food Finds!

Photos by Roswitha Vogler [photosbyrovo@gmail.com]

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1 Comment

  1. Great article. Thanks for recapping this fun event for a deserving cause. I now know that life on the other side of the bar is much harder than it looks. I have a whole new level of patience for the job they have. It was so wonderful to have my mom and so many of my close friends, colleagues, and community partners ready to be served a drink.

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