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Restaurants Pull Together for Typhoon Relief

By Rina Rapuano | November 20, 2013 By Rina Rapuano  |  November 20, 2013
Photo by: Andrew Lightman/Cuba Libre

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).

Tomorrow through Dec. 9, Il Canale in Georgetown will allow diners to ask servers to donate 30 percent of their check to the American Red Cross for Philippine relief (202-337-4444).

Through Friday, the café staff at Malmaison will donate 100 percent of their tips to AmeriCares. In addition, the restaurant will match each dollar raised by the staff (202-817-3340).

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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

Cuban Penn Quarter/Chinatown
Food18 Decor20 Service19 Cost$38
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Del Frisco's Grille

Steakhouse Downtown
Food23 Decor23 Service22 Cost$59
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Cashion's Eat Place

American Adams Morgan
Food22 Decor19 Service20 Cost$50
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Johnny's Half Shell

American Capitol Hill
Food21 Decor21 Service21 Cost$57
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Boundary Road

Eclectic NoMa
Food23 Decor23 Service22 Cost$34
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2 Birds 1 Stone

Cocktail Bar 14th Street Corridor
Atmo.24 Decor23 Service21 CostE
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Cocktail Bar Mount Vernon Square
Atmo.22 Decor20 Service21 CostE
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Mockingbird Hill

Bar Shaw
Atmo.- Decor- Service- Cost 
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Daikaya - Ramen - Izakaya

Japanese Penn Quarter/Chinatown
Food26 Decor21 Service22 Cost$29
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Il Canale

Italian Georgetown
Food24 Decor17 Service20 Cost$34

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