Ruth's Chris Steak House Destin Raises $5,000 for Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast

June 10, 2013 by SoWal Staff

Ruth’s Chris Steak House of Destin, Fla., unveiled its new East Bar on Friday, May 10, 2013, with an exclusive cocktail party. In just two hours, the event hosted over 250 guests and raised $5,000 for the Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast. Specifically, the money raised will aid in the Foundation’s efforts to purchase a PET/CT scanner, the latest healthcare device being implemented into the hospital that detects cancer in its earliest stages.

Guests enjoyed exploring the East Bar’s chic, modern atmosphere, designed by Mark Becnel and with extravagant, unique artwork by artist Chad Broadley. The event also had live music and delicious hors d’oeuvres featuring new items from the East Bar’s menu, as well as classic favorites from the Ruth’s Chris dinner menu.

“We were sincerely honored to host the event to raise money for such a great cause,” Mike Sable, general manager of Ruth’s Chris Steak House, said. “Every year we want to make an effort to support our community. We were thrilled to see the generosity from other businesses and those who attended.”

Local businesses came together to sponsor the event by donating over $9,000 in silent auction prize packages. Items were provided by Andy Saczynski Art, Avantgarde Salon, Beautiful Lights, Blue Marlin Realty Group, Blueprint Health Studio, Destin Jewelers, Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach, Emerald Bay Golf Club, Florida Boy Adventures, Regatta Chiropractic & Laser Center, Barefoot Princess and Island Clothiers at Sandestin, Santa Rosa Beach Dental and SoWal Pilates. Other sponsors included were La Marca Prosecco, Grey Goose, Hornito’s, Knob Creek, Dusse, Sara Lyn Photography and Fanda Design.

From L to R: Mike Sable (Ruth’s Chris General Manager), Michael J. Thomas (Ruth’s Chris Entertainer/Sales & Marketing Director), Ruston Johnson (Ruth’s Chris Executive Chef, and Roger Hall (President of Sacred Heart Hospital)

About Ruth’s Chris Steak House It all started in 1865 when Ruth Fertel mortgaged her home to buy a little steak house in New Orleans called Chris Steak House. As the reputation grew, Ruth expanded and added her name to the original. That’s how the uniquely named Ruth’s Chris Steak House was born. Today, this fine dining restaurant features expertly executed seafood, New Orleans inspired appetizers, unforgettable desserts and the freshest prime steaks, served to perfection on a sizzling skillet. Centrally located in Destin, Florida, the restaurant is open seven days a week, offering dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. and Happy Hour from 5-6:30 p.m. in the newly designed East Bar. To make a reservation call 850-337-5108 or for more information visit or find Ruth’s Chris Steak House Destin, FL on Facebook. 


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