For us to help, we need help.

From Hurricane Beryl to fires in Ruidoso, and every crisis in between, Southern Smoke Foundation is there for food and beverage workers. We keep families safe in their homes. We keep the lights on for thousands. We keep the industry moving.

Application Deadlines
Ruidoso fires: Wednesday, July 31, 2024
Hurricane Beryl: Friday, August 16, 2024

For us to grant emergency relief funds to our applicants, we need funding, too.

Help us help someone today.

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Southern Smoke Festival

Southern Smoke Festival, presented by Alaska Seafood, is back on October 5, 2024! We’re bringing out the big stars for our annual park party fundraiser. More than 70 incredible food and beverage pros from across the country will join the best wine, spirit, and beer producers and outstanding live music at Discovery Green in the heart of Downtown Houston.

Proceeds will benefit Southern Smoke Foundation, which has distributed more than $12.3 million to F+B workers nationwide and more than 5,400 no cost counseling sessions.

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Southern Smoke Decanted

Decanted, presented by Lexus, unlocks the best of our wines and each other in Southern Smoke’s wine auction, uniting wine lovers with vintners from around the world in a spectacular afternoon benefiting Southern Smoke Foundation. Save the date for Spring 2025!

Bid Now, Bid Often
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Respect the Rosé: Run for the Rosés

We’ve been drinking pink wine with some of our favorite chefs since 2016! We’ll be back in 2025 with a new theme and another great party!

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Fancy Chef Steak Night with Emmanuel Chavez

September 18, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Starting on Monday, September 11, join some of Houston’s best chefs cooking their version of a classic bar steak night in the Johnny’s Gold Brick parking lot. $30 gets you a steak and a potato or potato equivalent! Plus specials on steak house martinis from the JGB bar crew. All Steak proceeds go to support Southern Smoke Foundation. Emmanuel Chavez from James Beard Award-nominated Tatemó will be cooking on Monday, September 18. Notes: these are first come first served. Service starts at 6:00 or a little earlier and they will sell out FAST! Last year on average they sold out (100ish steaks) in under 90 min. Mark your calendar and get ready to party!


September 18, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Johnny’s Gold Brick
2518 Yale St.
Houston, TX 77008 United States
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Johnny’s Gold Brick
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