Love Feast

Secret Pop-Up Food Fair to Benefit Better Together Fund in Response to Orlando Tragedy

Cari Sanchez-Potter has a thing for secret locations. For the past few years, she’s hosted lavish dinner parties featuring notable chefs in exotic locations ranging from abandoned buildings to wildlife preserves to cemeteries under The Legend Series brand. Building off the success of these events, she’s formed VICARIOUS, an event-planning company that focuses on creating unique culinary and cultural experiences.

In the wake of the Pulse Night Club tragedy in Orlando, Cari has joined forces with local philanthropist Lori Shad to produce Love Feast, a fundraising event benefiting the Better Together Fund. “We were looking for a way to unite the local restaurant community, show solidarity to our neighbors and generate a conversation around the issues that contributed to the tragedy,” Cari says of the event whose goal is to raise $50,000 on bar and ticket sales, 100% of which will be donated to the cause.

Love Feast will be held at an undisclosed location on August 11th, bringing together the city’s top restaurants and bars for a truly unique pop-up food fair with live entertainment and performance art. An interactive art installation produced by Rob Middleton will take shape during the event and remain on display after the event.

SKYY Vodka has stepped in as a partner for the event. “SKYY has always been a dedicated supporter of the LGBT community, and we passionately advocate equality for all. Love Feast is a powerful example of the good which can be achieved by coming together and helping those in need, following such an appalling tragedy,” says Richard Black, a Vice President with the company.

Unlike The Legend Series which requires making it on a secret email list, Love Feast is designed to bring the community together and is open to everyone. Tickets are available now for $100 at and include admission to the event plus free food and drink from participating partners.

Black Sheep Restaurant | BREW Five Points | The Candy Apple Cafe & Cocktails | HOBNOB | Hoptinger – Jacksonville Beach | IL DESCOIntuition Ale Works | Mellow Mushroom | Moxie Kitchen + CocktailsNOLA MOCA | Restaurant Orsay | Salt @ The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia IslandSweet Theory Baking Co. | TacoLu | Taverna San Marco | The Chef’s Garden Catering & Events

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