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Keeping Up With the Katrina Benefit Events

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We're still waiting for the Dine for America site to launch with the details of their nationwide event to benefit Hurricane Katrina survivors through local restaurants' generous participation. Meanwhile, we've got our eye on a couple of the many local happenings that promise good eats and drink with proceeds going to help this extremely worthy cause. Our friend at Eating L.A. tipped us off to the Silver Lake Wine hurricane benefit, which is this Sunday, September 11th from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. to be held at their store. Admission is $20 per person, with each person receiving 4 tickets for trade to sample things like Abita Amber and Turbo Dog beer, wines by the glass, and food from hot restaurants like AOC, Literati Cafe, and many others. No reservations are needed, and there is no limit on how many people may attend.

The other event is slightly more upscale, put on by L.A. Supports LA, and will be held this Friday, September 9th from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Santa Monica Airport's Barker Hanger. The cost is $100, with all proceeds going to charity. The event will feature celebrity guests, special musical guests, silent auctions and corporate giving, as well as wine from 100 wineries, and food from 50 restaurants, including Table 8, Josie, Grace, Campanile, Whisper Lounge, Chapter 8 Steakhouse, Yi Cuisine, R23 Sushi, Ocean Avenue Seafood, Jar, Newsroom Cafe, and more. For reservations, visit their website.

Know of any other Food and Drink Katrina benefit events? Let us know so we can pass it on.

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