Let's Clean the Gulf - Cocktail Style!

With Tales of the Cocktail fast approaching, I've found as a first-timer that it is easy to get lost in the lust of cocktail parties, seminars, and all-around absorption of all things inspiring of New Orleans. But, I think it's important to keep in mind, heading into this years Tales, the recent devastation of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and how individual's livelihoods have been affected as a result. According to a recent Tales e-newsletter:

In an effort to support a seafood industry that plays such a large role in the culinary traditions of New Orleans, The New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society will be selling a limited edition bar towel during Tales of the Cocktail. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this bar towel will go directly to oyster shuckers who have recently been laid off due to the oil spill in the Gulf...A Limited edition bar towel will be sold at Tales of the Cocktail, benefiting oyster shuckers affected by the Gulf oil spill.

TLC linen services has donated the towels featuring the creative and inspiring logo posted above. These limited edition towels will be available on-site at the Tales of the Cocktail Gift Shop (Royal Rooms A & B) from July 21-25. The towels will be sold on a donation basis; a minimum donation of $5.00 per towel is requested.

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