Deals & Events
Restaurants Pull Together for Typhoon ReliefBy Rina Rapuano
November 20, 2013
The restaurant community has come together to offer several ways for diners to help Typhoon Haiyan victims while eating well. Here are a few places hosting events as well as donating tips and sales:
Cuba Libre hosts a fundraiser tonight from 5:30-8:30 PM that will include food and drink specials, a raffle for prizes like Southwest Airlines flight vouchers, an extended happy hour and a signature drink - the Mango Pyrat Mojito - with $1 from the sale of each to be donated to the effort. There is a $20 suggested donation fee for entry to the event, and 100 percent of that will go directly to the American Red Cross. A Red Cross representative will also be on hand to collect donations (202-408-1600).
Del Frisco's Grille will provide complimentary appetizers for a fundraiser held there from 6-9 PM Thursday. Volunteers will be on hand to collect checks, cash and internet donations for the Red Cross' typhoon relief efforts (202-450-4686).
Cashion’s Eat Place has organized a Typhoon Haiyan Relief Night from 6-10 PM Monday for $40 per person, with 100 percent of ticket sales donated to the Red Cross. The event will feature food and drinks from a lineup of guest chefs and mixologists, including chefs Ann Cashion of Johnny’s Half Shell and Brad Walker of Boundary Road. Participating mixologists include Adam Bernbach of 2 Birds 1 Stone; Derek Brown of The Passenger; Chantal Tseng of Mockingbird Hill; and George Manalatos of Cashion’s Eat Place. Tickets can be purchased here (202-797-1819).
Daikaya Izakaya will donate all proceeds from its Filipino-inspired sisig dishes sold through the end of the year to World Food Programme. Two versions of the dish are available: at lunch, sisig donburi is pork and onsen egg over Japanese white rice priced at $12, and brunch brings a braised pork hash with citrus-yuzu and egg for $7 (202-589-1600).