We’re probably only seeing the beginning of DFW restaurateurs doing things to raise money for relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey, but Jay Jerrier, the mind behind the Cane Rosso pizza mini-chain, has a big one going on Tuesday night.
Jerrier announced Monday via Facebook that 100 percent of Tuesday night’s sales from Cane Rosso’s original Deep Ellum location will be donated to a local charity in Houston supporting relief efforts. The benefit starts at 5 p.m. Tuesday “until we run out of stuff.”
“No catches — just come in and eat & drink and we're giving it all to Houston,” writes Jerrier, who has Cane Rosso locations in Houston’s Heights and Montrose neighborhoods.
On top of this, Cane Rosso is having a Year of Pizza Raffle, with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting Houston flood-relief efforts. Tickets for the raffle are $50, and the winner will get a “Year of Pizza” VIP card good for a free pizza every week for 52 weeks.
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“It's hard to believe it's business as usual here in Dallas while so many of our friends, staff, and fosters are worried about losing everything,” Jerrier writes. Jerrier is a longtime advocate of rescue dogs, and “fosters” refers to animals resuced and fostered via his Cane Rosso Rescue network. Cane Rosso means “red dog,” a reference to the Vizsla, a breed created in Hungary to work as a pointer and retriever — Jerrier is a longtime Viszla and German short-haired pointer owner, and has named pizzas after some of his dogs.
Cane Rosso’s Deep Ellum location is at 2612 Commerce St. in Dallas. The Fort Worth location is at 815 W. Magnolia Ave. in Fort Worth. For updates on Tuesday’s event and the raffle, visit Cane Rosso on Facebook.