Nearly a week after Hurricane Dorian ravaged the Bahamas, a Decatur restaurant pop-up is stepping up to help those affected by the catastrophic category 5 storm.
Now through September 21, Caribbean-Southern pop-up Sweet E’s (in residence at The SOS Tiki Bar in Decatur) plans to donate a portion of its total food sales to aid in the relief efforts conducted by World Central Kitchen (WCK), run by chef Jose Andrés.
Andrés and his WCK team have been in Nassau since before the hurricane hit on September 1 and claim to be serving nearly 20,000 meals a day in Nassau, Abaco, and Grand Bahama.
“Our food is directly inspired by the Caribbean and the people who have shared the love of cooking with us. Naturally, we want to give back in any way we can,” Sweet E’s founder Ean Bancroft says.
The former SOS bar manager plans to travel to the Bahamas later this month to lend a hand in WCK’s relief efforts on the islands.
SOS Tiki Bar will also donate all of the proceeds from its SOS hurricane cocktail, currently on the menu, to WCK through the end of September.
Sweet E’s menu includes dishes like jerk chicken, a whole branzino fish that comes steamed or fried and dressed with hot peppers and herbs, savory meat pies, and red royal shrimp swimming in a creamy chile sauce served with coco bread.
Chef Jarrett Stieber and his pop-up Eat Me Speak Me departed the SOS kitchen after a two-year residency in June. Stieber opens his restaurant Little Bear in the Summerhill neighborhood later this year.
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