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About Jeffrey Carter

University administrator, voice teacher, choral director, professor, singer, professional theatre music director, brother, son, uncle, Anglican, Scotch drinker, chef of moderate talent, NPR fanatic, gin aficionado, proponent of the music of Herbert Howells and Elgar and Vaughan Williams, pianist, composer, theatre geek, dog love & cat hater, author & blogger, world traveler, church organist, Anglophile.


Sugarfire Smokehouse is hosting a Restaurant Rally at the Boathouse in Forest Park this morning.

I pulled into line just after 9 a.m., having first gotten the bread started at home.

I arrived back home at 10 a.m., with a yummy breakfast burrito in hand, and minus a $50 bill that I left as a donation to do a bit to ease someone’s worry.

From the email announcement yesterday:

This Sunday (March 29, 2020) in the cul-de-sac of the Boathouse at Forest Park we’re partnering with a growing list of local restaurants and vendors (see the list below) for a very special breakfast (9am-11am) and lunch (11am until sold out) drive-thru. And we need YOU to come and grab some food. We’re doing this, no-contact, drive-thru, give-what-you-can, take-what-you-need-style, straight from the heart of our city.

Just pull up, and we’ll safely toss you a burrito, donut, sandwich (or a few), or whatever and you can drive off, or toss a donation in a bucket to support the newly founded Gateway Resilience Fund to provide direct relief for local hospitality and retail businesses and teams throughout the region.