By now many of you know that Nathanial Zimet, the smiling guy with the big purple "Que Crawl" food truck and the restaurateur who opened Boucherie, was shot early Sunday morning in the latest damn piece of absolute senselessness in this city. He's recovering. It won't be easy.
The NOPD still hasn't said much about this crime, but people are asking what they can do, as Zimet's hospital bills are expected to be daunting. Here are a few things:
• You can make a donation to the Nathanial Zimet Fund at any New Orleans branch of Capitol One Bank.
• Jeremy Labadie, aka The Beer Buddha, has already begun organizing a Beer Tasting Benefit for Zimet. If you can help in any way, contact Jeremy at thebeerbuddha AT gmail DOT com.
• We've heard that a large group of local chefs has already met to begin planning a culinary benefit, and we'll pass along that information as soon as we have it.
• If you know anything about this — as always, Crimestoppers: 504-822-1111.
We'll have more later, when there's more to report. If you know of any other benefits for Nathanial Zimet, leave the information in the comments and once they're confirmed we'll add them to this post.EDITED TO ADD: This Thursday (May 26), Pizza Delicious will be giving 20% of all sales, as well as 100% of tips, to the Nathanial Zimet fund. Here's all the info.