Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded, hit the Philippines on November 8, and the devastation has affected millions of people. The death toll is in the thousands, and many survivors are without food and water. Many restaurants in cities across the United States have started arranging benefits and fundraising events to help with disaster relief efforts. Here is a selection of some upcoming events:
Kubo Restaurant is having a karaoke fundraiser on Friday and Saturday, November 22 and 23.
40tude Bistro & Bar is having a fundraiser November 30 with a DJ and live performances. A $10 donation per person and 20 percent of lunch and dinner profits will go to the relief fund.
Cucina Paradiso in Oak Park will be donating 15 percent of dine-in and carry-out sales on November 26
Aldea is donating all proceeds from lunch and dinner on Monday, November 18, to All Hands Volunteers for relief in the Philippines. Diners can choose between a $25 three-course prix fixe or a 9-course tasting menu for $105.
Du Jour Bakery is teaming up with chef Dale Talde and hosting a traditional Filipino dinner on Thursday, November 21. Drinks and desserts are included in the family-style prix fixe menu, and all proceeds will go to the Philippine Red Cross.
Professor Thom’s in Manhattan is holding a $30 happy hour on Friday, November 22 from 6:30-8:30. According to the event’s Facebook page, the deal “includes all “call” spirits, wine, domestic beer, Heineken and Amstel bottles (Captain Morgans, Jack Daniels, Absolut/Stoli flavors, Tanqueray etc.)” Proceeds will be donated to UNICEF.
Purple Yam is having two fundraising Sunday brunches on November 17 and 24. The fixed-price menus are $40, and reservations are recommended.
Beast restaurant is hosting a Typhoon Haiyan benefit on Tuesday, November 19, with several star Portland chefs coming together to create a tax-deductible, six-course dinner with wine pairings for $250.
Filipino Express is hosting a benefit with Filipino food and a talent showcase on Friday, December 15. All proceeds will go towards Typhoon relief.
Cashion's Eat Place is holding a fundraiser on November 24. The $40 ticket includes four cocktails and food, and all proceeds will go to the Red Cross.
Dirty Martini is hosting a mixology competition Monday, November 18. Tickets are $20 and include food and an open bar, and 50 percent of proceeds will go to typhoon relief.
Tattoo Bar and the Filipino Young Professionals of D.C. are holding a fundraiser on November 21.
Panda Express will collect donations at each of its locations through Wednesday, December 4, and will match 100 percent of all donations.
If you know of any other events coming up, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you can't make it to one of the fundraising dinners being held in your area, consider donating to the World Food Program, American Red Cross, UNICEF, or the Philippine Red Cross.