On Wednesday, August 8, over 80 local restaurants, food trucks, coffee shops, sweet shops, breweries, and bars join forces with Pearl Jam to raise funds to help fight homelessness in King County. The participating establishments will donate 10% of their profits from August 8 to The Home Shows.
Angela Stowell, co-owner of Ethan Stowell Restaurants, United Way of King County board member, and recently named CEO of FareStart spearheaded the effort.
“The restaurant community is a philanthropic and big hearted group of people,” said Stowell. “Everyone I approached about participating signed on immediately, without hesitation.”
The Home Shows, taking place at Safeco Field on August 8 and August 10, are Pearl Jam’s first concert in Seattle in five years. The goal being to shine a spotlight on the problem and solutions to homelessness by joining a growing list of businesses, individuals, government agencies, and foundations who are collaborating to tackle the biggest public health crisis to hit the community in recent history.
Participating establishments include Bar Ferdinand, Barrio, Bastille, Big Chickie, Caffe Ladro, Canlis, Copal, Fremont Brewing, Georgetown Brewing, Hitchcock, King’s Hardware, Lark, Lola, Loulay, Matt’s in the Market, Poquitos, Quality Athletics, Rachel’s Ginger Beer, Rumba, Salty’s on Alki, Scout, Terra Plata, Tractor Tavern, Whale Wins, Zeek’s Pizza and many, many more. For a full list, visit https://pearljam.com/news/the-home-shows-restaurant-night
All 16 of the Ethan Stowell Restaurants are participating on August 8. As an added bonus for Pearl Jam super fans 10 Ethan Stowell Restaurants (Staple & Fancy, How to Cook a Wolf, Red Cow, Marine Hardware, Cortina, Rione XIII, Bramling Cross, Mkt., Tavolàta, and Tavolàta Capitol Hill) will be selling glass pours of The Underground Wine Project’s “Home” wine from August 1 though 8.
The “Home” wine is a special 50 case bottling of cult favorite, Idle Hands, a Washington blend of 90% Syrah and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, that features The Home Shows label designed by the Pearl Jam team.
So this happened! Washington winemakers, good friends, and major Pearl Jam fans, Mark McNeilly of Mark Ryan Winery and Trey Busch of Slight of Hands Cellars, partnered with Pearl Jam and created a very limited number of box sets titled “Home x Away” that included four bottles of Idle Hands, each with a different label designed by Pearl Jam. They had 450 box sets that went for $150 each and sold out in 15 minutes. They are donating 100% of the sales to The Home Shows.
The Home Shows are a program of Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy Foundation. Over the past 28 years the city of Seattle’s population has grown by 40%. The region’s homelessness population is now the third largest in the country, with over 12,000 people living without shelter on any one night. The Vitalogy Foundation is committed to helping find a solution for the homelessness issue in the city. To learn how to get involved or to make a donation, visit https://pearljam.com/thehomeshows/seattle-wa.