Photographs by Rachel Barrett
SAVE YOUR SOUL THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!
CHRISTMAS MIRACLE AIMS TO RESCUE
THE PINK TEA CUP- LEGENDARY NEW YORK CITY SOUL FOOD RESTAURANT
The Pink Teacup Is Calling On All New Yorkers This Holiday Season
To Save The Legendary Soul Food Restaurant!
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Raise $100,000 by 3 January 2010
“It's been apart of my life since I can remember. To see it have to leave due to financial constraints is heartbreaking. We are asking our community to crusade together this holiday season and save this favorite soul food restaurant” says Ebonie Johnson Cooper, “
New York City—Save your soul this holiday season! The Pink Tea Cup is calling on loyal customers and New Yorkers alike to petition against threats of closure due to financial constraints and to save this legendary soul food haven. The cherished eatery hopes for a Christmas miracle to save its collard greens this year by asking patrons and fans alike to put their money where their mouths are and donate to a great local cause this year.
Known for serving mammoth portions and a heaping dose of down-home flavor, the historic Pink Tea Cup has long been a spot for the locals, tourists, and celebs like Liz Smith, Star Jones, Whoopi Goldberg, and the occasional CEO. The 55–year-old West Village establishment located at 42 Grove Street in New York City is attempting to prevent the cornbread from crumbling this year by teaming up with three adoring patrons who call themselves Team Teacup in hopes of raising $100,000 to keep this New York staple alive from now until 3 January 2010.
For more information on making a donation please email firstname.lastname@example.org
SAVE THE PINK TEA CUP
The Team is also planning on hosting a Save the Pink Teacup Fundraiser Celebration event at The Pink Tea Cup on 3 January 2010 which will be free and open to the public in hopes of finding investors and donors, as well as encouraging celebrity leverage and high profile individuals to lend their support. The Pink Teacup has set itself a target goal of earning $100,000 by 3 January 2010 to keep the New York City landmark alive.
To make a donation, visit the Save The Pink Teacup Paypal page: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=10465520
Please show your support of this historical place by becoming a fan on Facebook: Save The Pink Tea Cup: http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-York-NY/Save-The-Pink-Tea-Cup/203415786606?ref=sgm
A team of New Yorkers have come together to help collect donations and raise public support for The Pink Tea Cup. Consisting of Ebonie Johnson Cooper, Ezinne Kwubiri and Robert Harmon, Jr. these avid patrons are encouraging the local community to support this small family business by making donations at any and all levels. For more information please email email@example.com
Loyal customers are showing their support and love to the “Save The Pink Teacup” Facebook Fan page, consisting of 300 fans thus far, some of whom have also been blogging on www.savethepinkteacup.blogspot.com
THE PINK TEA CUP
Tucked into a cozy West Village storefront, the Pink Tea Cup is every bit as inviting as its name suggests, with crowded rows of petite wooden tables, faux-Tiffany hanging fixtures, and, soft rose-colored walls. Founded by Floridian Mary Raye in 1954, the restaurant’s tradition of home-style southern cooking is carried on today by Raye’s niece and grand-niece, and the convivial ambience and menu reflect the restaurant’s devotion to homespun family fare. Like any good mom, the Pink Tea Cup offers an overwhelming spread: "Dinner" means soup, salad, entrée, bread, two vegetables, and dessert, served fast, hot, and in heaping portions. Pork chops and the barely breaded fried chicken are local favorites; sweet and spicy barbecued ribs and a side of salty collard greens are standouts.