Oak Street Pizza Benefit This Thursday

Unfortunately we didn’t get a chance to report on the terrible news that Adam Tatum, owner of Oak Street Pizza, was shot on Sunday, October 5th during a robbery (from the Courier-Journal). Tatum continues to recover, but his business is closed during the meantime. Thankfully, a number of folks in Louisville’s restaurant community have come together to help him out (from LouisvilleHotBytes):

You may have heard the bad news: Adam Tatum, the owner of Oak Street Pizza was shot during a robbery and is in the hospital recovering from lung and liver surgery. Matthew Crow at Derby City Espresso has kindly offered his shop down on East Market street for a benefit to start a fund to help pay Adam’s medical expenses and other costs; the restaurant will be closed until he recovers.

The benefit will be Thursday, Oct. 16 at Derby City Espresson, 331 E. Market St. DCE will donate $1 per drink sold all day. The party and auction will begin around 6 p.m. and live music will begin around 9 p.m. Tony Boombozz Pizza St.Matthews/Crescent Hill also will donate a portion of its sales on Monday, Oct. 13, to Adam’s benefit.

The event is being spontaneously organized by participants on the LouisvilleHotBytes.com Restaurants Forum, and we can use both your participation in a fund-raising event and, if you can, donated items for a silent and/or online auction.

Though we won’t be able to attend, we’re definitely planning on stopping by DCE earlier during the day, as Matthew is donating $1 from all coffee drinks and beer towards Adam’s medical costs. If you can, you should do the same.

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