This Sun., March 29, Mike Johnson and the team behind Sugarfire Smoke House will host another fundraiser to benefit the Gateway Resilience Fund to support furloughed restaurant workers.
This time, Sugarfire and Hi-Pointe Drive-In are joining forces with Mission Taco Joint, Pappy's Smokehouse, Strange Donuts, Dubuque Coffee Co. and Chicken Out, utilizing a mobile kitchen trailer to offer products from each local concept in front of the Boathouse at Forest Park.
As reported by Feast earlier this week, Sugarfire’s initial breakfast sandwich and soup hand out garnered $8,000 in donations to benefit the fund, which offers short-term monetary relief to employees and owners of independent bars, restaurants and shops in the St. Louis area affected by closures and other circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 outbreak.
From to 9 to 11am, breakfast options include pastries from Strange Donuts, coffee from Dubuque Coffee Co., and a Green Eggs and Ham breakfast burrito from Mission Taco Joint with green chorizo, scrambled egg with chiles, breakfast potatoes, pepper jack cheese and a side of salsa morita.
At 11am, the menu switches to lunch, featuring items from Chicken Out, a new fast-casual chicken concept coming soon from Sugarfire Smoke House. Choose from the Chicken Out sandwich with crispy fried, buttermilk-brined chicken breast, pickles and Duke’s mayo on a potato bun or the Faux Hawk (a plant-based version). Pappy’s will also be giving away 350 sandwiches plus sides. After product sells out, frozen quarts of soup from Sugarfire and Hi-Pointe will be available.
“We’ll have a drive-thru set up in the circle in front of the boathouse, we’ll take orders through car windows and will be as low-contact as possible,” says Chicken Out co-founder Ben Hillman. “All food will be free and just like last time, we’ll be accepting and encouraging the Gateway Resilience Fund.”
“We’ll keep doing this for a long as we can,” Hillman adds. “I think it’s a great opportunity for people to support the St. Louis restaurant community who is being impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The service workers and small businesses owners can use all the help they can get right now, and what better way to support them than by serving awesome food?”
Editor's Note: This post has been updated to add that Pappy's Smokehouse will participate in the event.
Boathouse at Forest Park, 6101 Government Dr., St. Louis, Missouri, 314.366.1555, boathousestl.com