Thankful Thursday: It's Almost Time For Friendsgiving at The Anderson

The 3rd Annual Friendsgiving hosted by the All Day Foundation will take place at The Anderson on November 19th from 6 - 9 p.m. Some of the city’s best chefs, bar owners, and spirits will come together to support this amazing cause.

All Day Foundation, founded by Caroline Strauss and Gabriel Orta, is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the children in our communities by raising awareness across the food and beverage industry. This year’s Friendsgiving proceeds will go to the Chef Andrew Scholarship Fund, in honor of the life of our dear friend.

Tickets cost $45 and will include unlimited bites and cocktails.

Participating restaurants include:


  • Makoto

  • Chef Sasha Ariel

  • Wynwood Parlor

  • Drunken dragon

  • Mason Eatery

  • Wynwood Kitchen & Bar

  • Generator

  • Proof/pastelito papi

  • No Name Chinese

  • Taquiza

  • El Bagel

  • Over Under


  • KYU

  • Veza Sur Brewing Co.

  • GHEE

  • USBS

  • Sweet Melody Crafted Ice Cream

  • Stubborn Seed

  • Proper Meats & Delicacies

  • Lost Boy

  • Alter

Guests can expect some fan favorites like Dallas Wynne’s famous Brown Butter Snickerdoodle Cookies with Valrhona Gianduja from Stubborn Seed. Whole roasted pig by Ms. Cheezious, mini burgers from USBS, Makoto’s Spicy Tuna Crispy Rice, pizza bagels from El Bagel, and a twist on a traditional Thanksgiving meal from Daniel Roy of Generator Miami and more!

Cocktails and beer will be provided by Don Q, Jim Beam, and Nightlife Brewing Company. Live music will complete the evening as friends gather around cocktails for a cause.

Get ready to come hungry and leave happy! Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

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About the Chef Andrew Scholarship Fund:

Chef Andrew Alessi had two very strong passions — culinary arts and the ocean. As a credentialed chef, he spent many hours preparing signature recipes and presentations for the kitchens of top Miami restaurants including 27 Restaurant at Freehand Miami and Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Andrew also spent many happy days diving among the beautiful reefs of Miami, The Florida Keys, and the Caribbean. Along the way he always collected any debris he saw attached to the reefs. He found great joy in helping others understand the wildlife and nature they were experiencing. He understood that the oceans are part of our important ecosystem and support the supply of delicious seafood that Andrew prepared in his restaurants.

In honor of Chef Andrew Alessi’s life and love of the ocean, Debris Free Oceans has created a scholarship in his memory. Debris Free Oceans is a volunteer-run organization that inspires local communities to responsibly manage the lifecycle of plastics and waste as part of a global initiative to eradicate marine debris from our beaches, reefs, and oceans. Each year, this scholarship will help support the extraordinary efforts of a student or intern who is providing scientific and/or physical efforts that focus on debris free oceans. The Chef Andrew Scholarship will promote a legacy to support the ideals he held so important and will also have a long-term impact helping clean up our oceans.