Peas & Carrots Hospitality’s Launches Project Have a Heart


Leslie Pardo
Lauren Herrin


Two-week campaign to benefit Heart 2 Hart Detroit

HaveaHeartBloomfield Hills, Mich., Jan. XX, 2016 – Peas & Carrots Hospitality, which owns and operates six dining concepts in Michigan and Illinois, will host Project Have a Heart at its five metropolitan Detroit restaurants: Social Kitchen & Bar, Arthur Avenue and Au Cochon in Birmingham, Mich., and Beau’s Grillery and MEX in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Benefiting Heart 2 Hart Detroit, the campaign will run from Monday, Feb. 1 through Valentine’s Day, Sunday, Feb. 14.

The company’s philanthropic partner for 2016, Heart 2 Hart Detroit ( goes into the streets of Detroit to distribute life-sustaining items, including food and toiletries, to the city’s homeless. In addition, volunteers connect those in need with community service organizations, estranged family members and potential employers.

The public can participate in Project Have a Heart in any of the following ways:

First, during the two week period, boxes will be set up at each restaurant where guests can donate the following new items on the organization’s wish list: men’s or women’s new socks in black or white; men’s boxer brief underwear in medium or large; men’s white t-shirts in large or extra large; women’s underwear sizes six, seven or eight; packs of Wet Wipes or a similar product in 20-30 count; men’s or women’s deodorant; razors; and fiber bars or Clif Bars.

Second, the restaurants will be collecting monetary contributions in the form of cash or check made out to Heart 2 Hart Detroit. These gifts will be matched with a Peas & Carrots Hospitality gift card valued at 50 percent of the donation, up to $50.

Finally, on Monday, Feb. 8, a portion of each restaurant’s proceeds will be donated to the nonprofit.

“We hope Project Have a Heart makes an impact on the quality of life of those undergoing struggles in our own backyard,” said Zack Sklar, owner of Peas & Carrots Hospitality. “Our staff has had the opportunity to go out each week with Heart 2 Hart Detroit to distribute soup to those in need and it has been a life changing experience for all of us. We are pleased to have the opportunity to make more people aware of this wonderful organization.”

Adds Larry Oleinick, founder and president of Heart 2 Hart Detroit, “We thank Peas & Carrots Hospitality for helping us warm the hearts of those we assist. Our team is overjoyed by their ongoing involvement with us and are touched that they are launching Project Have a Heart on our behalf.”


Participating restaurants:

Arthur Avenue (
Approachable, classic Italian cuisine
260 N. Old Woodward Avenue, Birmingham
Dinner: 5 to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday

Au Cochon (
Updated classic French cuisine
260 N. Old Woodward Avenue, Birmingham
Breakfast and Lunch: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Dinner: 4 p.m. to midnight

Beau’s Grillery (
Updated classic American cuisine
4108 W. Maple Road, Bloomfield Hills
Lunch: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Sunday; Dinner: 4 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 4 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Innovative, upscale Mexican cuisine
6675 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Hills
Lunch: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday; Brunch: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Dinner: 4 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 4 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Social Kitchen & Bar (
Refined comfort food
225 E. Maple Road, Birmingham
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; Brunch: 11: a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday; Dinner: 4:30 p.m. to close Monday through Friday, 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday and 4 to 10 p.m. Sunday; Cocktail Hour: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday


About Peas & Carrots Hospitality

Based in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Peas & Carrots Hospitality owns and operates Social Kitchen & Bar, Au Cochon and Arthur Avenue in Birmingham, Mich., MEX and Beau’s Grillery in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. and Bernie’s Lunch & Supper in Chicago. Led by a team of partners including Zack Sklar, Josh Humphrey and Jim Bellinson, the restaurant group is slated to open Social Kitchen & Bar in Grand Rapids, Mich. this year.


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