San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
#HashtagLunchbag, Pig & Khao and Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Brunch Crew invite you to be part of the movement to eliminate hunger in our local community. From 10am–noon, Pig & Khao will play host to the July edition of #HashtagLunchbag, a monthly event where friends come together to assemble lunches for those in need of a meal.
At 1pm, doors open again for the #HashtagLunchbag x Pig & Khao x Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Brunch Summer FUNdraiser party. Tickets are $20 in advance, or $25 at the door, which buys you unlimited suckling pig lechon, rice and sides from Pig & Khao’s Chef Leah Cohen until 10pm. Veteran DJs from Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Brunch parties will be spinning a mix of hits throughout the day. There will be a cash bar serving cocktails and beer, courtesy of Alphabet City Brewing.
A portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit #HashtagLunchbag.
#HashtagLunchbag will also be hosting a raffle ($3/ ticket, $5 for 2 tickets, $10 for 5 tickets or $20 for 12 tickets) with prizes from Rockstar Games, gift certificates from local restaurants and an array of signed memorabilia.
We have two options for ticket purchasing.
1. $25 for both #Hashtaglunchbag and the fundraiser party
2. $20 for the fundraiser party
We look forward to seeing you on July 27th as we feed, feel the love and have fun!
When & Where
#HashtagLunchbag x Pig & Khao x A2P2B
#HashtagLunchbagwas born on Christmas Day 2012 in a Los Angeles apartment with just a small group of friends. The intent was simple, to prepare and deliver a hearty and well-balanced meal to our local homeless community. We all chipped in a few bucks before taking a quick trip to the grocery store and purchasing a few goodies. We invited over a few more friends to help assemble the lunch bags, blasted some music, and then hit the streets.
Not uncommon for this day and age, we decided to share our experience via social media and crafted the unique #HashtagLunchbag tag. Before we knew it, other friends starting asking about #HashtagLunchbag and requesting invites to the next outing. That’s when we knew we were on to something BIG and we had to make this an ongoing event.
Living in an era where digital media reigns and word-of-mouth chatter quickly spreads, we realized that our grassroots effort had the potential to go viral. In less than two years, hundreds of volunteers have helped us to spread the #HashtagLunchbag movement. We have learned that everyone has the power to share good deed experiences with friends and followers, subsequently encouraging them to also pay it forward.
Our ongoing goal is inspire others around the world to join us in our journey to Feed and Feel Love. We truly believe that small actions, from lots of people, can empower BIG change.
Pig & Khao
Top Chef contestant Leah Cohen is the Chef and owner of Pig and Khao (68 Clinton Street) on the Lower East Side.
The Southeast Asian inspired cuisine offers a variety of Thai and Filipino influences on the menu including Crispy Pata and pickled mango salad (pork shank cooked in soy sauce and five spice garnished with coriander, crispy garlic served with a secret family recipe sweet and sour liver dipping sauce), Grilled Pork Neck and Watermelon Salad (chili lime fish sauce, shallot, chicharon, herbs and toasted rice) and Pork Belly Adobo (Szechuan peppercorn, coconut vinegar, soy sauce, bay leaves, crispy garlic, scallion and soft poached egg). Drinks range from cheap canned beer to large format beer served Piggie style (drink out of small bowls), craft cocktails and self-serve bottomless tap in the backyard.