Kathy Gregg, Friedman Place’s Director of Development and Communications, loves to dine out and is an avid fan of the local PBS show “Check Please.”  Milt’s BBQ for the Perplexed was featured recently.  What is unique about Milt’s, other than it’s one of the only kosher restaurants in the city, is that 100% of their proceeds are donated to charity.

Kathy contacted the restaurant before the show was over.  A few weeks later, Kathy and the spouse of the owner, Jennifer Levine, had a great conversation and one thing led to another.  Today, we are so pleased to announce that this March Friedman Place is Milt’s Charity of the Month.  Milt’s has a long history of philanthropy through its Jeffrey F. Kahan Memorial Fund.   Milt’s will donate $1,000 to Friedman Place this month and hosts a “drive” all month long to benefit our residents.  Friedman Place has requested that their customers consider donating their “used Apple products” for our drive. 

We look forward to giving Milt’s patrons an opportunity to provide a good home for their used  iPhones and iPads and all will be given to our residents who are blind or visually impaired.   Apple products and their applications are the most user-friendly for the visually impaired.  Unfortunately, since 90% of our residents are of very low income and 66% are in poverty, owning any Apple product is out of reach for most.

Milt’s donation and all the perks that come with being their charity of the month have no strings attached.  However, we ask that you consider dining with them this month to show your appreciation for their generosity. 

Kathy dined there recently with her spouse Mike and had a wonderful time.  “I had their delicious turkey dinner paired with a lovely Chardonnay from Israel.   Mike had a half slab of smoked beef ribs that were fork-tender, that came with a trio of BBQ sauces, and a Ginger-Rosemary Martini.   We had a great time because the food was wonderful and the atmosphere was fun and friendly.  Milts’ begins each meal with a free pickles and free jokes.  Come for the food, stay for the one-liners, brain-teasers, and puns.” 



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