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L.A. Drinks to Boston: Local Bars and Restaurants Collaborate for Charity
If you're anything like us, being stuck on the West Coast during last week's horrific bombing of the Boston Marathon made you feel pretty helpless in terms of what you could do to lend a hand.
The local food and beverage scene felt similarly, and has decided to band together for an event called L.A. Drinks to Boston, where proceeds will be donated to One Fund Boston.
The event will take place city-wide this Saturday. Restaurants and bars are taking the proceeds from specific dishes and giving them to the charity. Current offerings include the Maine lobster and English peas from Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air (of which 100% of the proceeds will be donated), Boston cream pie martinis at Vertical Wine Bar, Boston Strong cocktails at Dog Haus, and green tea-laced "Boston Tea Party" cocktails at Sushi Roku. Osteria La Buca will be offering up 100% of the proceeds from any classic pizza, and their special tequila-and-vermouth Boston cocktail.
It's moments like these that make us proud to be in the food community here in L.A.
Here's a full list of who's participating currently. (Sotto and Rivera are also on board, but their items are still TBD.) You can visit their Facebook page for more updates and a running list of bars and restaurants who join on board as it happens.
Villains Tavern, DTLA.
Donating 50% of sales of 'Boston Punch'
$8 per glass / $300 for large bowl (about 40 glasses)
Clover Fresh Pressed Juice
$1 of every 'Menage A Trois' (new seasonal juice)
The Churchill, W. 3rd St. LA
10% of all Happy Hour sales (3-7pm)
The Hudson, N. Crescent Heights Blvd, W. Hollywood
10% of all Happy Hour sales
Bar + Kitchen, 'O' Hotel, DTLA
All proceeds from sale of 'Ward Eight' Cocktails
Brite Spot Diner, Echo Park, LA
Donating $1 for every burger sold on 4/27
Short Order, LA's Original Farmers' Market, LA
All proceeds of $8 White Rum Punch (Farmers Market fresh squeezed juices),
Feed Body & Soul, Abbott Kinney, Venice
All proceeds of 'Ward Eight' Cocktails AND Lobster Rolls
All proceeds from the sale of all Allagash Beers.
Dog Haus Biergarten, Pasadena
All proceeds from 'Boston Strong Tea'
Circa, Manhattan Beach
All proceeds from 'Mai Tai' cocktail ($9)
Zinc @ Shade Hotel, Manhattan Beach
All proceeds from 'Honey Money' cocktail ($12)
Rock n' Fish, Manhattan Beach & LA Live, DTLA
All proceeds from 'Navy Dog' cocktail
Rock & Brews, Manhattan Beach
All proceeds from 'Whitedog Pale Ale' ($7)
Brew Co. Manhattan Beach
All proceeds from 'Strand 24th St. Pale Ale' ($6.50)
Osteria La Buca, Melrose Avenue, LA
100% of all sales of Classic Pizzas and 'Boston Cocktail'
Olive & Thyme, Toluca Lake
Donating 10% of all pastry sales
Kings Row Gastropub, Pasadena
All proceeds from 'Boston Pride Rum Punch' ($6)
Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air, LA
All proceeds from sale of menu item: 'Fresh Tagliatelle with Maine Lobster and English Peas'
Short Cake Bakery, LA's Original Farmers' Market
All proceeds from 'TCHO Chocolate Brownie'
Mexikosher, W. Pico Blvd. LA
Donating $1 for every burrito sold
Corazón y Miel, Bell, LA
All proceeds from sale of 'Esperanza' Cocktail
Don't Tell Mama, W. Hollywood
All proceeds from sale of 'Bostonian' cocktails ($12)
Sushi Roku, Pasadena
Donating $1 for sale of every 'Boston Tea Party' Cocktail ($7)
Vertical Wine Bistro, Pasadena
Donating 100% of sales from delicious 'Boston Cream Pie Martini' ($12)
One Eyed Gypsy, DTLA
Donating 50% of sales from 'Ward Eight' Cocktails
The Fat Dog, Hollywood, LA
All proceeds from sale of 'Samuel Adams Boston Lager' ($6)
Cliff's Edge Restaurant, Silver Lake, LA
All proceeds from sale of 'Green Monster' Cocktail ($9)
BLD Restaurant, Beverly Blvd. LA
All proceeds from sale of 'Raspberry Vodka Daisy' Cocktail ($9)
Malibu Fish Grill, various locations in So. Cal.
Donating 50% of sales of all 'Bowls' dishes / WeHo only: 100% of sales of Sangria
213 Nightlife Group ( Cole's, Golden Gopher, Seven Grand, Caña Rum Bar, Las Perlas, Broadway Bar, Tony's Saloon, Casey's Irish Pub, The Varnish )
Each location donating 50% of proceeds of 'Boston Punch' ($8)
Bar Nineteen12 at Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills
100% of sales of all 'Samuel Adams' Beers and 'Ward Eight' Cocktails
1933 Group ( Bigfoot Lodge, Bigfoot West, Thirsty Crow, Sassafras, La Cuevita, Oldfields Liquor Room)
Each location donating 10% of all happy hour proceeds.
Slater's 50/50, Pasadena
Donating 20% of proceeds from East Coast Brews; Samuel Adams, Clown Shoes, Magic Hat
SideBar @Beverly Wilshire Hotel
Donating 100% of sales of 'Show Boston Love' cocktail.