I am not a super hero, I am a regular human being that sometimes get’s tired. This morning, I was feeling tired but I was not physically tired I was tired of the coldest of humanity. Tired of seeing how humanity have short memory and tired of seeing how selfish We all can act.
Thank you Unpretentious Palate for this recognition and for giving me strength back today. Because even sometimes I feel tired I never going to give up on humanity.
And you gave me this great sorprise:
Thank you unpretentious palate
Thanks again for this words presenting the recognition.
“This year, we added a new category. No finalists, but a person the UP editing and writing staff feel deserves special recognition for going way above and beyond — not only within the industry, but encompassing social and humanitarian realms as well. We may not honor this category every year, but for 2022, the choice was obvious”.Unpretentious Palate
Backstory by Unpretentious Palate: “Manolo Betancur has been a force in Charlotte for over 25 years. Manolo’s Bakery crosses cultural bridges and exposes all of Charlotte to the delicacies of many Latin baked goods while being a source of healthy employment. He extended his reach to Matthews this year with his Artisen gelato shop.
Betancur has been a strong voice in the Latin community, and his sense of inclusiveness has broken many barriers within the city. That alone would be enough for consideration.
But standing pat is just not Manolo. The plight of the people in Ukraine since the Russian invasion touched him deeply. He has dedicated much of this year doing what he can to help – continually donating proceeds from his businesses for food and other supplies, even traveling to the Polish-Ukrainian border to help deliver supplies.
For his hard work and his heart, we can think of no better person to be the first UPstanding Person of the Year”.Unpretentious Palate
Thank´s !!! 🙂
See you at UPPY Awards gala on Monday, Nov. 14 at Byron’s South End. Monday night so our industry and foodie friends alike can join in the celebration. Tickets are on sale now.