Posted on May 23, 2012
On Wednesday , May 9th, Howl at the Moon hosted one of Boston’s most coveted night for a cause complete with celebrity chefs, live auctions and entertainment unlike any other nightlife establishment. Phantom Gourmet teamed up with some of Boston’s top culinary talent to host the Phan Night kick off event at the Howl at the Moon’s Boston dueling piano bar, located in the Financial District. This preparty was a boost for their Hot Dog Safari event on Saturday, May 19th on Landsdowne Street. The “Safari”, founded over 20 years ago, is an interactive day of family, food and fun all benefitting the Joey Fund and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Howl at the Moon hosted this frankfurter frenzy for its second year in a row in hopes to continue their song for charity, “We love being able to donate our space to such a great cause, and what can I say, everyone loves live music and hot dogs!” says Ashley Gordon, Sales and Events Manager of Howl at the Moon. Gordon was among the 250 supporters that evening who bid on auction items including 4 courtside seats to the Celtics, a David Yurman bracelet from Long’s Jewelers, gift certificates to local restaurants, hotel stays at the Westin Waterfront, and a private golf outing at the Belmont Country Club, to name a few.
Supporters, socialites, and street food-savvy howlers crowded the dance floor while boogying to the requested songs played by the talented Howl entertainers. Howl’s signature 86oz buckets of booze were washing down the tasty treats of the night. Our frankfurter faithfuls dived into Paul Wahlberg’s “Stray Dog” complete with smoked tomato salsa and sirracha, paired with Howl’s Adios Mofo bucket, it was a party in everyone’s mouth. Next, Lydia Shire’s “Sprial Dog” with beef brisket crumbs and Georgia Callaway Gardens grits fries, really got our feet tapping.
Howl at the Moon’s waitresses balanced trays full of these elaborated dogs while coasting through the crowd, rubbing elbows with the Andelman brothers and Don “Big- Party” McCarthy, who is the man behind this sold out event. “Howl at the Moon is a great partner with Phantom Gourmet to support the Joey Fund and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, we couldn’t ask for a better turn out!” says McCarthy, Vice President of Events and Promotions at the Phantom Gourmet.
The final taste to share was full of sweetness, from dessert shots made by Howl’s best bartenders to the Safari Cupcakes from Cakes by Erin. For a sweet image, the entire star-studded staff gathered together on the dance floor in celebration of the night’s success. Andy Husbands, Lydia Shire, Jasper White, Tony Ambrose and Paul Wahlberg gave cheers to Eddie Andelman, the Phantom Gourmet, Howl at the Moon, and of course, to all the supporters surrounding them with bright eyes and full tummies. Hot dueling pianos, hot dogs, and hot celebrity chefs, what a way to eat and dance all for charity.
— Valerie Howl