Doc Crow's was close to the July 6 Whiskey Row fire. | Courtesy of Doc Crow's
Doc Crow’s was close to the July 6 Whiskey Row fire. | Courtesy of Doc Crow’s

We kind of doubt Hallmark has a card that says, “Thank you for not letting our smokehouse go up in smoke.”

But as a way to express their gratitude, Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse and Raw Bar is offering firefighters who helped battle the massive fire that broke out at Whiskey Row last month a free meal on Monday, Aug. 31, as well as donating 10 percent of that day’s sales to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

“The afternoon of the July 6 fire was nerve-wracking for us,” said Doc Crow’s co-owner Brett Davis in a press release. “We not only weren’t sure what would happen to our restaurant, but wondered about the fate of the historic row of buildings we’ve called home for more than four years and the safety of the Louisville Fire Department. We could never truly repay the firefighters for what they did that day and every day, but wanted to say thank you in the only way we know how — by inviting everyone together to break bread for a cause that means a lot to Louisville’s bravest.”

Luckily, the accidental fire, which started at 113 W. Main St., did not damage the facades along Whiskey Row and was contained to three vacant buildings.

The Louisville Fire Department works closely with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, hence the decision to donate proceeds to the nonprofit organization.

Doc Crow’s is located at 127 W. Main St., and its hours on that Monday are 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

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Sara Havens
Sara Havens is the Culture Editor at Insider Louisville, known around town as the Bar Belle (barbelleblog.com). She's a former editor of LEO Weekly and has written for Playboy and The Alcohol Professor. Havens is the author of two books: "The Bar Belle" and "The Bar Belle Vol. 2."