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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Bi-Rite's Raffle for Gulf Fishermen Starts Today

Posted By on Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 5:25 PM

click to enlarge Just like family ― only with checkout lines. - REVIVAL MEATS/FLICKR
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  • Just like family ― only with checkout lines.
One thing we like about Bi-Rite is how the store treats its employees and producers like family. In September, when pastured-chicken purveyor Soul Food Farm fell prey to a fire that savaged its stock of poultry, Bi-Rite staged a raffle and raised over $8,000. Now, in the wake of the BP oil leak, the 18th Street institution is going to bat for Gulf Coast fishermen affected by the disaster, as part of Dine Out for the Gulf Coast, Jimmy Galle's nationwide food industry benefit for the Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund. Bi-Rite's raffle starts today and will last just two weeks. Available for purchase at Bi-Rite, Bi-Rite Creamery, or by calling the market at 241-9760. Tickets cost $5 apiece; $20 gets you five, along with a cloth Bi-Rite bag. The drawing will happen at 18 Reasons on June 30 at 8 p.m., where Galle himself will share his perspective on the spill. Prize list after the jump.

• Private dinner for eight at 18 Reasons, cooked by Bi-Rite's Sam Mogannam

• Private dinner for eight, cooked by Alex Ong of Betelnut

• Ice cream for a year from Bi-Rite Creamery (as a $400 gift card)

• Gift basket of grocery items ($150 value)

• A six-pack of Mom's preserves ($50 value)

• A case of 18th Street wines ($150 value)

• Dinner from Sukhi's Gourmet Indian Foods every Friday for a month

• "Chicken = Tiny Dinosaur" print donated by local artist Imin Yeh

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