Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Houston Foodie Community comes together for Linda Salinas

Linda Salinas, a popular figure on the Houston food scene, was recently injured while riding her scooter.

Photo: Sarah Rufka / Houston Press

She is known to many of us as a bartender at Beaver's or Anvil, and as a sommelier at Voice.

Like many who work in the hospitality industry, Linda has no insurance. In a wonderful display of what Houston and its foodie community is all about, people came together to support Linda in her time of need.

The good news is that she's regained consciousness, and has spoken both in English and Spanish.  The bad news is that she's still in ICU, and that she obviously can't work.  Her bills are piling up.

This Sunday from 4pm until 10pm Linda's Block Party will be held at Paulie's on Westheimer.  It's a fundraiser for Linda, and all are invited to attend.  There will be a silent auction, and many local businesses (including Samba Grille, Killen's, Anvil, Mortar, and others) have donated valuable prizes to be auctioned off.

Local foodie Phaedra Cook has been instrumental in organizing this fundraiser, and she's keeping an updated list of the prizes to be auctioned on her blog, Houston Food Adventures.  (And if you don't read her blog, you're missing out.)

If you can't attend, you can donate directly to Linda via ChipIn and PayPal.  

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