Andrew Lostetter has been a bartender in the Dallas area for over fourteen years; he has grown as a barmen moving from Consilient (Fireside Pies on Henderson and Sense) to join the team at Neighborhood Services Tavern, then on to The Marquee Grill in Highland Park Village. Andrew has been on the forefront of the cocktail movement in Dallas and has frequently been seen shaking cocktails for various charities around Dallas, including Bar 828 in Oak Cliff, and the HID IN pop-up bar that had a brief stint in Deep Ellum.
Recently Andrew experienced an epic ski accident that left him with a fractured pelvis in four places, dislocated sacrum from his pelvis and fractured two of his vertebrae. Two surgeries later Andrew is back in Dallas undergoing further treatment.
We had our own fundraiser for Andrew at the craveDFW anniversary party at Standard Pour, but it will be another 3 months before Drew is able to be back behind the bar again. With that being said here are a few events that will assist with hospital and other bills:
The Marquee Grill will be hosting an event on April 22 from 7-11 pm. At Marquee there will be a silent auction that will feature not only amazing Scotch baskets as well as incredible all-inclusive evenings to experience local neighborhoods, but also some of Dallas’ most notable mixologists and chefs will be featured auctioning off their time, talents and efforts to work your private event. There will be amazing cocktails, DJs, and you can mingle and talk libations with some of the areas most well versed.
The Dram will be hosting an event on April 29 from 7-12 pm. There will be a huge raffle at Dram, which will include pieces by local artists, bar tabs around the city, dinners from your favorite hot spots, and various different goodies (from wine and spirits to really neat gifts from liquor distributors in the area). There will be a band, DJs, a food truck and some truly epic stories. If you’ve never partied with service industry people from Dallas, now is your chance to find out just how adventurous an evening can be. A portion of the sales from the cocktails from both events will go towards Andrew and his expenses as well as all funds raised from the raffle and auction.