Back in 2008, Martha Bayne got a simple idea to drum up business during her slow evening shift as a bartender at Chicago’s the Hideout. Serve food. Specifically soup. And use that soup to both feed customers and raise money for hungry people. Thus, Soup and Bread was born, and quickly earned a reputation as the city’s “most laid-back, nutritious party” where people would show up, eat free soup and bread made by local cooks, artists, writers, et al, and donate money that would go to local food pantries and hunger relief organizations.
Next Thursday, the party will ride a cold front into Brooklyn’s Bell House.
Bayne and her co-organizer, Sheila Sachs, have rounded up a roster of cooks including Char No. 4’s Matt Greco, the Good Fork‘s Ben Schneider, Roebling Tea Room‘s Millicent Souris, Roberta’s Gabe McCrackin, blogger Cathy Erway, and Jimmy Carbone of Jimmy’s No. 43. As it is in Chicago, it’s all free, and all voluntary donations will benefit the New York City Coalition Against Hunger.
Soup will be ladled out from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.; more information can be found here.