NYC, Philadelphia, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Atlantic City restaurants are responding to the enormity of the catastrophic deaths and healthcare crisis in Haiti:
Chef Damian Brassel of Knife + Fork in NYC announced yesterday that 20% of every customer’s bill, including tips, will go to relief efforts on 1/20/10. www.knife-fork-nyc.com
Chef and owner Philippe Massaud of Ilili has proposed that all NYC restaurants give 10% of all proceeds and 5% of tips to charities helping Haiti on 1/24/10. www.ililinyc.com.
In Philadelphia, NYC, and Atlantic City, all Starr group restaurants will donate 10% of gross food sales to the CBHF (http://www.clintonbushhaitifund.org), established by former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. www.starr-restaurant.com
According to Bullfrog and Baum, a public relations company employed by restaurants:
The following restaurants will be participating in Dine Out For Haiti” (www.dineout4haiti.org; www.dineoutforhaiti.org) and will be donating 10 percent of their sales on Sunday, Jan. 24, to aid organizations:
- Anella (222 Franklin St., Greenpoint, Brooklyn 11222; 718-389-8100)
- Cookshop (156 10th Ave., New York, NY 10011; 212-924-4440)
- Delicatessen (54 Prince St., New York, NY 10012; 212-226-0211)
- Five Points (31 Great Jones St., New York, NY 10012; 212-253-5700)
- Hundred Acres (38 MacDougal St., New York, NY 10012; 212-475-7500)Kefi (505 Columbus Ave., New York, NY 10024; 212-873-0200)
- The Mermaid Inn (96 2nd Ave., New York, NY 10003; 212-674-5870; 568 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10024; 212-799-7400)
- The Mermaid Oyster Bar (79 MacDougal St., New York, NY 10012; 212-260-0100)
- Motorino (349 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003; 319 Graham Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211)
United Nations World Food Program. The following restaurants will be donating 10 percent of their sales on Monday, Jan. 25, to this aid organization:
- Alto (520 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022; 212-308-1099)
- Convivio (45 Tudor City Place, New York, NY 10017; 212-599-5045)
- Marea (240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019; 212-582-5100)
one sixtyblue (1400 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60607; 312-850-0303). Starting Monday, Jan. 18, and running through Sunday, Jan. 24, the restaurant is offering diners the option to add $1 to their checks to benefit Heartland Alliance’s Haitian relief efforts.
(various locations; http://www.sprinkles.com
). The company raised $20,000 for the Red Cross’ Haiti Relief and Development Fund on Saturday, Jan. 16, by allocating 100 percent of proceeds from all red velvet cupcakes sold at its five stores to charity.
BLT Steak LA (8720 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 310 360-1950): $10 from every bottle of wine purchased at the restaurant from now until the end of January will be donated to Haiti relief funds.
And in Boston where, according to the 2007 American Community Survey of the United States Census Bureau, there are an estimated 14,361 Haitian-born immigrants, making up the second largest share of immigrants in Boston, with (8.5%), behind China (8.6%)?
At noon today Mary-Catherine Deibel and Deborah Hughes, co-owners of Upstairs in the Square, in Harvard Square, announced that the restaurant is hosting a day-long benefit on 1/25/10 for Partners In Health. (Ron “The Man” Savenor of the city’s best butcher shop is donating a pig.) For reservations and information, call 617-864-1933 or visit the UpStairs website: www.upstairsonthesquare.com.