For a chain, I like Burtons Grill. I like them even more now that they are hosting a fundraiser to benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation. One-hundred percent of sales on September 1, 2011 will be donated to the foundation. The mission of the Navy SEAL Foundation is to provide immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and their families.
The event will take place at the Virginia Beach Hilltop location at 741 First Colonial Road from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Reservations are recommended by calling 757. 422.8970 or visit www.burtonsgrill.com.
Perhaps Lieb Family Cellars of Mattituck can take a lesson in charity from Burtons Grill.The winemakers have produced a 9/11 memorial wine in an effort to commemorate the upcoming 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Many think it is in poor taste including my food hero Antony Bourdain.
|Bourdain's Twitter feed on the subject.|
Lieb Cellars says proceeds of all sales will go towards the National September 11 Memorial Museum and then in an interview with the LA Times said that amounts to six to 10 percent of sales. Wow, really? A whole 10 percent? It is insulting when businesses approach charity for selfish reasons, like the consumer is too dumb to see through it.