UPDATE: Help the restaurant community raise money for a friend in need

Asheville’s restaurant community is coming together to help a friend in need, and they need your help, too.

Jason Crosby, bar manager at The Junction, was recently diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer, and he is no longer able to work. He and his wife have a 4-year-old daughter, and they’re expecting their second child in May.

Tanya Triber, who co-owns The Junction with her husband, Charles, describes Crosby as “a dear, dear person, someone who not only can mix an amazing and beautiful drink, but can always make you smile.”

UPDATE: To make an online donation to the Crosby family through GoFundMe, click here.

On Wednesday, March 13, The Junction will host a three-course, prix-fixe dinner to raise money for Crosby and his family. The Chop Shop has donated pork for the event (although vegetarian options are available), and Blue Door Bakery will provide the desserts.

A silent auction with prizes donated by wine distributors, artists, The Blind Pig Supper Club and others will take place in the turquoise studio space adjacent to the restaurant.

Dinner reservations are available for $35 per person (not including tax, beverages and tip) from 5:30 until 10 p.m. by calling 225-3497. The silent auction runs from 5 to 10 p.m.

From Monday, March 11, until Sunday, March 17, many Asheville bartenders will donate their tips to Jason and his family. Look below for a list of participating bartenders.

On Tuesday, March 12, a representative from Cointreau will buy provide complementary Cointreau and Remy Martin cocktails at Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro in hopes of generating additional tips for donation.

Monday, March 11

Melissa Terrezza
2 – 7 p.m.
5 Walnut Wine Bar

Kendall Cramer
5 – 10 p.m.
Double Crown

Tuesday, March 12

Kala Brooks
4 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Storm Rhum Bar

Wednesday, March 13

Michelle Kaczmarcik
8:30 p.m. – close
Rankin Vault Cocktail Lounge

Malcolm Knighten
4:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
The Imperial Life

Connie Coady
5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Brooke German
1p.m. – midnight
5 Walnut Wine Bar

Kyle Beach
5 p.m. – midnight
MG Road

Palmer Fox
5 – 9 p.m.

Thursday, March 14

Charlie Hodge
5 – 9 p.m.

Michalyn Foy
2 – 6 p.m.
5 Walnut Wine Bar

Chris Bower
5 – 10 p.m.
Double Crown

Jesse Ratliffe
4:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
The Imperial Life

Friday, March 15

Donnie Pratt
5 – 11:30 p.m.
Cucina 24

Evan Smith
5 – 9:30 p.m.
Corner Kitchen 

Abbey Nicholas
5 – 10 p.m.
The Admiral

Saturday, March 16

Jasper Adams
4:30 p.m. – 2 a.m.
The Imperial Life

Cynthia Turner
4:30 p.m. – 2 a.m.
The Imperial Life

Sunday, March 17

Jonathan Ammons
5 p.m. – midnight
MG Road

Rob Mueller
10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Double Crown

Ken Klehm
5 – 11 p.m.

Kim Roney
5 p.m. – 2 a.m.
DeSoto Lounge


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5 thoughts on “UPDATE: Help the restaurant community raise money for a friend in need

  1. KT

    Hope for the future. This 15 yr old developed a test for pancreatic cancer that costs 3 cents; it provides for early detection.


    Published on Jan 15, 2013

    Jack is a fifteen year old freshman in high school. He developed a paper sensor that could detect pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancer in five minutes for as little as 3 cents. He conducted his research at John Hopkins University. This research could change the face of cancer and promote early detection. He has been selected as the Intel 2012 ISEF winner and has won awards at multiple national and international math competitions. Jack is on the national junior whitewater kayaking team and enjoys playing with his dog and folding origami.

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  2. The Thirsty Monk

    Thirsty Monk will be donating all tips on Tuesday to the cause. We will also have donation boxes out at both locations during the whole week.

  3. Rachel John

    Tuesday March 12th
    Hannah Briggs
    Pomodoros East

    Thurs March 14th
    Rachel John
    Pomodoros East

    • Cynthia Turner

      To Thirsty Monk and the ladies of Pomodoros East; thank you for participating! I will be running by there to pick up your donations to get them to Jason. Can’t wait to meet you and thank you in person.

      Cynthia Turner

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