I recently attended a fundraiser held in support of Housing Works’s mission to help those in NYC living with AIDS and the homeless. The event was organized by Sharifa Crawford, Founder and Creative Director of Disciples of Haute, a popular fashion blog.
This is Sharifa!
The fundraiser was held at the W XYZ Lounge in Harlem and sought to raise $1,500 for Housing Works’ cause. To show our support, some colleagues and I purchased tickets and took the A train to 125th Street for a night of cocktails and Southern cuisine. The question every foodie inevitably asked: what kind of food is being served? We were promised some of the best food found in Harlem and were looking forward to experiencing what restaurants in the area had to offer.
Jacob’s Restaurant provided sweet potatoes, cornbread, and buttermilk fried chicken with a hint of garlic.
Attendees also had the opportunity to try Bad Horse Pizza, another popular spot in Harlem.
Andy Lai, an image consultant in the fashion industry and creator of TheFashion411 blog, is shown here moonlighting as a pizza critic. According to Andy, thumbs up for Bad Horse Pizza.
For dessert, fresh fruit cups were provided and Sydney’s Sweets, a cake design company, provided their specialty, Southern Red Velvet Cupcakes. I had the chance to speak to Sydney herself, who informed me that Sydney’s Sweets will deliver to any location in NYC.
Southern Red Velvet Cupcakes by Sydney’s Sweets.
Overall, the good food, good drinks and good company made for a great fundraiser and, as a result, Sharifa is very close to reaching her goal. If anyone is interested in making a donation, click on the link below:
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