Head out to southern restaurant Pasture on East Grace Street tomorrow night to enjoy some delicious BLTs all for a good cause.
GET OUT‘s national BLgt tour hits the restaurant for the second year in a row with 50 chefs across America putting their creative twist on the classic sandwich to support LGBT equality.
Last year, Pasture raised over $500 for Diversity Richmond and tomorrow night co-owner of Pasture Michele Jones said they will present the check to Diversity Richmond and bring back their fried green tomato BLT sandwich.
Along with the sandwich, Pasture will have drink specials and complimentary bar snacks during a special happy hour for the event.
Jones said they’re looking to raise closer to $700 for this year’s event.
“The guys that are doing this BLgt thing contacted us, we’ve always tried to be inclusive of the entire LGBTQ community they’ve been big supporters of ours so when we had this opportunity to raise a little bit of money and raise some awareness we were happy to do it,” she said. “And who doesn’t love a fried green tomato BLT right?”
OutRVA will have door prizes available at the event including an overnight hotel stay from Quirk Hotel. VA Pride will also be there to provide some on Pridefest which will take place in September. Jones said that they will also be giving away gift certificates to Pasture as well as Comfort restaurant.
Pasture’s BLgt event will take place tomorrow, March 15th from 5-7 pm.
Richmond police officers, leaders of non-profit organizations, members of the LGBTQ community, local residents and activists, city council members, church leaders, and even the governor came together Tuesday night at Diversity Richmond to remember the 49 people who lost their lives and the many others wounded during the horrific Orlando nightclub shooting early Sunday morning. [...]