ALS Bites to raise money for the Brigance Brigade Foundation

During ALS Awareness Month in May

May is ALS Awareness month and you can help those living with the disease by eating out.

Throughout the month of May, 13 local restaurants and breweries are participating in the Brigance Brigade's ALS Bites campaign.

Each restaurant or brewery is offering a special item on its menu and donating a portion of the proceeds to the Brigance Brigade.

The AleCraft Brewery in Bel Air is among the places participating in ALS Bites.

"Its important to help people who are suffering this terrible disease and to help relieve some of their pain and suffering while they go through this," said Ken Roberson, co-owner of the AleCraft Brewery. "And not only them, but their families as well."

Ben Meyer, owner of Vagabond Sandwich Company in Bel Air, has been doing ALS Bites for a couple of years.

"I just thought it was a cool thing to be a part of then I met Chanda Brigance and she's an outstanding character so I kinda got hooked," he said.

Chanda and her husband OJ Brigance started the Brigance Brigade in 2008, a year after OJ was diagnosed with ALS. Brigance is a former Ravens player who now works in the front office for the team.

Here are a list of the participating restaurants in ALS Bites:

101 Deli Bar - Juice 101, Jamaican Rum, pineapple shrub, lime juice, tiki syrup, angostura bitters

AleCraft Brewery - Brigance Braggot Beer

Banditos Bar and Kitchen - Weekend at Birmy’s, Tequila Siete Leguas Rep, watermelon juice, lime juice, hibiscus syrup, and jalapeno

Boathouse of Canton - Bubble Brigade Crush, Tito's, elderflower liquor, prosecco, lemon, lime, fresh squeezed grapefruit juice

Costas Inn - Crab Dip

Iron Rooster (Hunt Valley) - Blue plate menu (Summer Strawberry Salad, Cuban sandwich, ALS Roostart (blueberry))

Jimmy's Famous Seafood - $1 of every Crabcake & $1 of every O.J. Crush (normal orange crush) sold will be donated

MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Company - The Angel's Margarita, Tequila, Triple Sec, Blackberries, Lime Juice, Simple Syrup

Newks Eatery - Any Whole Sandwich Pairing

Ristorante Firenze - OJ Cello Martini, House-made orange cello, Tito's hand crafted vodka and Cointreau orange liqeur, rimmed with purple sugar

Stanford Kitchen (Once they open in May) - All desserts

Vagabond Sandwich Company - O.J. BBQ Basted Burger

Wayward Smokehouse - Tennessee Blackberry Lemonade, Old smoky blackberry moonshine, lemon, agave, soda water

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