The· Chowdown Cincinnati The Facebook group is all about good food and positivity.
“You are not allowed to post negative reviews,” Brandon Scott Perry told McClutch News. “Travis Setter, who runs the group, says,” There are many places you can go to blow up the company, but that’s not the case. “
The group has about 19,000 members, many of whom use the group to share their favorite restaurants and look for recommendations.
“Post a photo (make the em better). Enjoy. Don’t stress. Enjoy the food around you,” the group tells the members. “There is nothing negative. So far.”
A group of foodies held a rally last week to offer two women with cancer a special night in town.
On Thursday, member Hannah Elizabeth shared a post on the Chowdown page from another Facebook group.
Kathleen Lovett $ 250 Gift Card to Jeff Ruby — Cincinnati Steakhouse — Helps pay some invoices.
Her husband recently died of cancer.
“This was especially for my husband and I, who were diagnosed with terminal cancer, to have fun together, but unfortunately he died recently before we went,” the post said. “I want someone to send it for a great time. My income has plummeted recently so I could probably pay some invoices.”
Perry, who lives in northern Kentucky, saw the post and wanted to help.
He contacted Lovett with a proposal to buy a gift card for $ 300, provided he and his wife had dinner with him.
Perry soon learned that a woman named Jenwall had commented on Kathleen’s post and knew what Lovett was doing, so she explained that she would buy a gift card if possible.
“If you have the money, you’ll buy it with a heartbeat,” Wall wrote. “I’m completely feeling this person because I’m currently fighting stage 4 cancer. I’m very sorry she’s experiencing this.”
Perry’s friend Chad Ishmael since high school made a suggestion: Invite Wall together. She agreed and a plan was made.
On Saturday, Jeff Ruby sent a van with the company driver to pick up Lovett and Wall with Ishmael, Perry and their two wives.
After the group of six ate with steak and lobster and “on the side enough to feed the army,” Lovett and Wall revealed another surprise.
Before dinner, Perry began collecting donations to Lovett and Wall through Venmo. The Chowdown Group raised $ 1,000 in two days.
Lovett and Wall were talented respectively $ 500 after dinner To support medical and other costs.
Perry called it “a very heartfelt night for all of us.”
“We are all participating in this game together,” he added. “It doesn’t necessarily mean winning. Often it also helps others win the game.”