--A note from Jill--

I'm proud to be from the US Virgin Islands.  Our name is a nod to the island phrase, Tail up goat. Tail down sheep. The devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian has left me heartbroken for those reeling in the aftermath of the storm.

The photos and stories being shared bring back my own memories of the destruction wrought by storms I and loved ones have experienced.  Hugo hit weeks after we moved to St. Thomas in 1989.  Our roof peeled away from our home, and we took shelter in a closet and held a mattress over our heads.  I was in kindergarten. It’s strange how you adapt, what becomes normal.  We didn’t have power for months.  Our roof was a blue FEMA tarp.  To bathe, my parents dipped buckets on ropes into our cistern to pull up water, and we showered with cups and buckets.  We used Coleman camping stoves to cook and Coleman camping lanterns for light after the sun set.  We had a cooler that we kept perishable food in.  My mom stood in lines outside of grocery stores to wait to get to shop from the picked-over shelves.  This was life for months.

With the Bahamas’ community in need I turned to my DC restaurant community for help.  They've joined us at Tail Up Goat by putting a Caribbean inspired drink on their menus through October 31st with a $1 from each drink sold benefitting organizations including: 

World Central Kitchen

Team Rubicon

Global Giving

If you are thinking of where to head out for a cocktail please consider one of the many restaurants participating. 

They'll all be slinging drinks for a cause, so raise your glass to help with relief efforts in the Bahamas!  Don't forget to take a photo of yourself and use #dcdrinksforbahamas to share your snap! -- ox, Jill

All Purpose
Boundary Stone
Ren Hen
Doi Moi
Free State Bar
The Salt Line
Exhiles Bar
Lucky Buns
Anxo Cidery & Pintxos Bar
Espita Mezcaleria
A Rake’s Progress
The Berliner
Central Michel Richard
Grand Central
The Dabney
Fiola Mare
Del Mar
Dos Mamis
Thompson Italian
Duke’s Grocery
Beuchert’s Saloon
Tabard Inn
Chaia Tacos
Bourbon Steak
The Passenger
Coconut Club
Chez Billy Sud
Pizzeria Paradiso
Osteria Morini
Nicoletta Italian Kitchen
Martin’s Tavern
Maxwell Park
Call Your Mother
Timber Pizza Company
Turu’s By Timber Pizza Co.
City Winery
Colada Shop