by Steven Doyle
If you missed the Trigger’s Toys event last night at Henry’s Majestic you missed plenty of hijinks, cocktails and generally a fantastic evening. But beyond a boozy good time with nearly every magnificent bartender in North Texas and beyond, you would’ve helped raise money for an extremely good cause.
The annual event that has assumed a life of its own growing larger each year started as a dream of Bryan Townsend the Vice President and Sales Director at the 86 Company, a liquor company that includes Cana Brava rum, Aylesbury Duck vodka, Ford’s gin and Tequila Cabeza. Last year, the event raised $100,000 and this year pre-event walked in with $87,000 from recent fundraisers. With this money, Trigger‘s Toys has been able to fund therapeutic equipment, Christmas toys and construction of a courtyard at Our Children’s House, as well as ongoing needs from departments that do not have certain equipment within their budget. Continue reading
Trigger’s Toys is back, and once more, the charitable pop-up event will unite bartenders, brands, distributors and consumers to benefit a worthwhile cause. Started by Bryan Townsend, and now in its fifth year, Trigger’s Toys is a can’t-miss cocktail showcase and fundraiser that provides toys, therapy aids and financial assistance to hospitalized children and their families.
Back by popular demand will be the fantasy bar draft, which last year saw 87 bartenders from Texas and across the country come together in a show of support. And this year’s event should see more than 100 bartenders contribute their time and talent. The draft will take place at 2:00 p.m. on November 16th at Industry Alley. There, captains will be picked and five teams will be formed from the selection of bartenders, sponsoring brands and celebrity bar backs, with each team choosing a name and concept. Continue reading
by Tracy Jimenez
Calling all cocktail lovers! On Sunday, December 15th, 45 of DFW’s best bartenders are shaking concoctions for charity in this year’s Cocktails for a Cause. They will take over The Standard Pour in Uptown to raise money for a local charity called Trigger’s Toys, dedicated to donating toys to children in hospitals around the area.
Bryan Townsend, the Founder of Trigger’s Toys, with the help of Whiskey Cake’s Sean Conner and The Standard Pour’s Bryan McCullough, have rallied local bartenders and mixologists to put on the ultimate pop-up bar where teams of five bartenders will come in every hour to craft specialty cocktails for $10 each. 100% of all proceeds will go to Trigger’s Toys and those in need. Participating bartenders include: Kyle Hilla (Bolsa), Ivan Rimach (Mexican Sugar), Alex Fletcher (Victor Tangos), and many more. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
The bartending community in North Texas is particularly active with charitable causes and it doesn’t take much prodding for the members of the local bartending guild to step up into action. Look for their latest venture and pop up bar December 18, 2012 from 8pm to 1am. Here you will see a dozen of the best bartenders in action as they band together to benefit Trigger’s Toys which provides toys and therapy items to area hospitalized children. Continue reading