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.
April 18th is National Transgender HIV Testing Day, so group up with some folks you care about and check out T-Gurlz Rock RVA, an event at Diversity Richmond Tuesday evening. The inaugural National Transgender HIV Testing Day (NTHTD) was held last April 18th in 2016. “NTHTD is a day to recognize the importance of routine HIV [...]