These are but two well-organized nation-wide food-related events to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, if you know of any more please feel free to leave a comment or drop us an email!
Save New Orleans Cocktail Hour!
Monday, September 12
5:00 - 7:00 pm
"Bar and restaurant owners shake up New Orleans' classic cocktails to directly benefit New Orleans food and beverage industry workers who are out of work and sorely in need of funds for rebuilding their lives. During this special event New Orleans classics will be offered at participating bars for $10 per drink. Receipts from the Save New Orleans Cocktail Hour will be donated to a special tax-deductible relief fund established by the Museum of the American Cocktail."
There are a fair number of New York establishments participating, like Upper West Side stalwart Jacques-Imo's, which is throwing its own fundraiser on September 14. Good food, open bar, live entertainment and an auction, 100% of proceeds go towards hurricane relief. Advance tickets are $30 or $40 at the door.
(San Francisco's only got one place participating? What's up with that?)
Restaurants for Relief
Tuesday, September 27
OpenTable.com is organizing restaurants to donate a portion of their dinner sales from the night to Share our Strength's Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund. List of participating restaurants will be up on September 12. Work at or own a restaurant that might like to join, please sign up!