I am writing you in hopes that you will be moved, just as I was, to help give towards a great cause. Lola is Soul (www.lolaissoul.com) is a smashing upscale southern/Cajun restaurant owned and operated by husband and wife Tom and Gayle Patrick - Odeen b/k/a Lola
Read the Full Background story on their current troubles here: http://thevillager.com/villager_252/lolacantlivewithout.html
Since relocating in 2004 from its location on 22nd street, where it hosted an amazing live R&B music showcase as well as a Gospel Brunch to its new digs at 15 Watts st. on the corner of Thompson st. (Soho, New York), Lola's has been blacklisted by its neighbors and The Soho Alliance who has successfully rallied to cut out all live music for fear it would bring an "undesirable" read: BLACK, URBAN crowd.
WITHOUT LIVE MUSIC LOLA’S IS SUFFERING
HOW YOU CAN HELP: I invite you to join my friends and I for a full course dinner, drinks and music (soul, R&B, Jazz, and Classics), at Lola's. An after work dinner party for a truly worthy cause. Plus, some of the best food you will ever have.
DATE: March 26TH AND 27TH, 2008
TIME: 6pm – 12am
LOCATION: Lola is Soul - 15 Watts st. corner of Thompson st. (Soho, New York)
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
Step 1: Call Lola's to make a RESERVATION at 212.675.6700!!! I should not have to say this but PLEASE BE ON TIME. The goal is to serve as many people as possible and make it a record-breaking night. If you are "FASHIONABLY LATE”, your table will be taken.
Step 2: BRING CASH or CREDIT CARD. The goal is to indulge in the full menu, so set aside 2 hours, and come ready to be wined and dined.
Step 3: Tell More Friends about Lola's. If you cannot make it on either, the 26th or the 27th do not give up - visit this fantastic spot some other time. We want Lola's to stay open for a long time. Add it to your top ten lists.
In the true spirit of giving, I hope to see you ALL there!
THERE IS NO ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU FOR THESE EVENTS, OTHER THAN THE LISTED MENU PRICES FOR WHATEVER YOU ORDER.
100% OF ALL PROFITS RAISED FROM THESE TWO EVENTS WILL GO DIRECTLY TO LOLA’S AND THEIR DEFENSE FUND.
PLEASE FORWARD TO EVERYONE YOU BELIEVE WOULD APPRECIATE AND SUPPORT THIS WORTHY CAUSE
Thank you to our special host committee that has been working hard to make this event a great success – DJ Herbert, Ed Freiberg, DJ Marc Smooth and Stone Jackson of EarCandyNYC, Kevin Powell, Grae Enterprise, MIH Icon, Gary Grant, Omar Hamilton, Danny Castro, Juanito Fortuno, C.I.A, Yaz, and DJ Cosi.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at anytime with any of the contact info listed below and I will do my best to assist you in any way I can.