Attention Bay Area Bon-Vivants

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

You are invited to a special event to help raise funds for our colleague and friend, Tony Devencenzi in his great time of need. This event is being organized by the San Francisco bartending community in coordination with the San Francisco Chapter of the US Bartenders Guild (USBG), and Tony’s Friends and Family.

As many of you know, last Sunday night Tony was struck by a car in San Francisco while walking as a pedestrian. He suffered major head injuries that required surgery to save his life. He is now in recovery at the San Francisco General Hospital where he has been in good hands.

Tony has a lot of family and friends by his side and expected to make a full recovery. Yet, Tony needs our support. Tony was recently hired as a new bartender at a position that was to receive full health benefits after an initial grace period. He did not yet have insurance at the time of the accident and will be missing a lot of time from work as he heals.

Please join us on January 5th at Enrico’s Café in North Beach in San Francisco for this event, where all proceeds will go directly to support Tony.

More details will be sent shortly, including specifics on how to make a donation online. If you are interested in making a donation for a raffle or in helping to spread the word, please email Debbie Rizzo at She is seeking our help in finding spirit, wine and beer sponsors, getting people out on the 5th, monetary donations and silent auction items.

Thank you, in advance, for your support of Tony as he recovers from this terrible injury. We hope to see you in January!


David Nepove, Debbie Rizzo,  H. Joseph Ehrmann, Jennifer Sobb,

Jackie Patterson, Reza Esmaili, Jayne & Steve Devencenzi, the SF Chapter of the USBG, The USBG Bartenders Relief Fund, Sara Lamson and other friends and family.

~ by Jamie Boudreau on December 21, 2008.

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