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Where to Eat Out for Typhoon Haiyan Relief

Daikaya Izakaya, Washington DC.
Daikaya Izakaya, Washington DC.
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Since Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the central Philippines last week, restaurants across the country are pitching in by donating money to the Philippine Red Cross and other relief funds. Below is a list of restaurants that are holding benefits, donating portions of their proceeds, or helping out in any way they can. This list will be updated — if your restaurant is doing something, do drop a line.

Chicago, IL

· Cucina Paradiso: On Tuesday November 26, Cucina Paradiso will donate 15% of the evening's dine-in and carry-out sales to the Philippine Red Cross. [EaterWire]

· Element Collective Restaurants: The restaurant group is donating a portion of proceeds from specific dishes at their restaurants throughout this week and the weekend to UNICEF. The restaurants and dishes: Nellcôte/spaghetti, RM Champagne Salon/macaroni gratin, Old Town Social/weekly specials. [EaterWire]

Jupiter, FL

· Aah Loi Sushi & Thai: Aah Loi Sushi & Thai is hosting a benefit dinner this Monday, November 18. Dinner is $45 per person, with 100% of proceeds being donated to recovery efforts. [Facebook]

Los Angeles, CA

· The Oinkster: The Eagle Rock restaurant will sell its popular, limited-edition pork adobo burger this weekend, with all proceeds going to the Red Cross. Sister restaurant Maximiliano will match the amount donated. [Facebook]

· Coolhaus Pasadena: On Saturday November 23, the Eat My Blog bake sale will take place at Coolhaus Pasadena to benefit the Philippine Red Cross. Participants include Animal, Son of a Gun, Roy Choi, Republique, and many, many more. [Official]

New Orleans

· Milkfish: The Filipino pop up Milkfish will donate 15% of this weekend's proceeds to the Philippine Red Cross. [Times-Pic]

New York City, NY

· Lumpia Shack: Smorgasburg vendor Lumpia Shack will be collecting non-perishable goods, clothing, hygiene kits, blankets, and monetary donations for typhoon relief in the Philippines this weekend. [Eater NY]

· Aldea: On Monday November 18, Aldea will donate 100% percent of lunch and dinner sales to All Hands Volunteers, an organization aiding emergency and recovery efforts in the Philippines. [EaterWire]

· Purple Yam: This Filipino restaurant in Brooklyn will be hosting $40 prix fixe brunches on November 17 and November 24 to raise funds for relief efforts. [Facebook]

· MeltKraft: MeltKraft in Brooklyn will be donating 30% of beer and wine sales today to NAFCON USA's relief efforts. [Facebook]

· Payag Restaurant: This Filipino restaurant in Queens will be hosting a benefit tonight with a $10 cash cover charge, an expansion of the restaurant's already active fundraising efforts for the victims of the October earthquake in the Philippines. [Facebook]

· The Randolph Brooklyn: On Thursday November 21, The Randolph Brooklyn will host a benefit with DJs and plenty of snacks. Suggested donation is $20 and all proceeds will benefit Kaisa Ka, an organization providing relief to Filipino women. Donations of clothing, bedding, and canned foods will also be accepted. [EaterWire]

Portland, OR

· Beast: On Tuesday November 19, Beast will be hosting a wine auction and multi-course benefit dinner prepared by Portland chefs including Naomi Pomeroy, Jason French, Greg & Gabi Denton, Vitaly Paley, and Paul Bachand. 100% of proceeds will go to Mercy Corps. Reservations are $250, including a wine pairing, and are 100% tax deductible. [Eater PDX]

San Diego, CA

· Filipino Food and Bakery: Filipino Food and Bakery will be hosting an open mic to celebrate the 150th birthday of the Filipino revolutionary Andres Bonifacio and to raise money for victims of Typhoon Haiyan. [Facebook]

Seattle, WA

· Irbille Edibles: The Irbille Edibles pop up will be hosting a $75 5-course benefit dinner in collaboration with local chefs and purveyors at Blackboard Bistro (who donated their space) on Tuesday November 19. All proceeds will benefit NAFCON. [Facebook]

Washington, DC

· Cashion's Eat Place: On Monday November 25, Cashion's Eat Place will host a massive benefit event, bringing together several DC chefs and bartneders including Ann Cashion, Pablo Cardoso, and Brad Walker. Tickets are $40, and 100% of sales are going to the Red Cross. [Eater DC]

· Daikaya Izakaya: From November 17 through Tuesday, December 31, the restaurant will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of its Sisig lunch and brunch dish to World Food Programs (WFP) for families in the Philippines. [EaterWire]

· Malmaison: Tonight, all proceeds from a $20 open bar at Malmaison will go to the International Rescue Committee's relief efforts. [Eventbrite]

· Heist: On Saturday Nov 16, Heist will host a "fundraising pre-gaming event" where donations for relief efforts will be accepted. [Facebook]

· Dirty Martini: Dirty Martini is presenting the 3rd annual Mixing Mixers mixology competition on Monday November 18, with 50% of all proceeds going to relief efforts. [Eventbrite]

· Science Club: On Thursday November 21, Science Club will charge $10 at the door for a night of music and drinks where all proceeds will go directly to Feed the Hungry and CARE. [Facebook]

The Chains

· Panda Express: Panda Restaurant Group Inc. will collect donations in each of its 1,650 Panda Express, Panda Inn and Hibachi-San locations, and will match 100% of in-store and corporate donations collected through Wednesday, December 4. Donations will benefit the American Red Cross and the Tzu Chi Foundation, an international non-profit humanitarian organization. [EaterWire]

· Jamba Juice: On Monday November 18 Jamba Juice Las Vegas will donate 100% of the proceeds from Wellness Bowl sales at 10 different locations to the American Red Cross Southern Nevada Chapter. [EaterWire]

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