Next week, Umamimart, Yamazaki Whiskey, Eveleigh and a host of other sponsors will be holding a cocktail benefit at PRISM in West Hollywood to benefit Second Harvest of Japan – Japan’s first food bank providing direct relief to the survivors of the recent disasters. Proceeds will go towards soup kitchens and food banks to assist the 220,000 people currently in emergency housing as they transition into long-term housing and children gear up for the new school year.
Getting involved with Japan relief is none easier than purchasing a $50 advance ticket ($75 at the door) to the cocktail benefit, which will kick off at 6 PM next Tuesday with Yamazaki highballs, Eveleigh appetizers and Fruit & Flour desserts. Exclusive limited edition posters and T-shirts by Clare Rojas will be available for sale, with proceeds also going toward Second Harvest. You’ll get great views of Sunset Strip from atop the roof of PRISM.
At 9 PM, you’ll move into neighboring Eveleigh’s own, lovely back patio for a reception with hosted cocktails by SKYY, Partida Tequila and Combier. Starting at 10 PM, the cash bar will open and all proceeds will also go toward Second Harvest.
What a great way to help Japan out by giving to a Tokyo-based organization – with Yamazaki Whiskey and Eveleigh appetizers, to boot. San Francisco’s inaugural event raised over $10,000 and the goal for next Tuesday is $20,000. Be sure to get your tickets (receipts are issued immediately via email). I’ll see you there.
We all know about the tragedy that continues to unfold in Japan. As Japan endures aftershocks and the rest of the world does everything in her power – but seemingly never enough – to help the Land of the Rising Sun, we can see that at least some of our going-out dollars go towards relief.
Fortunately, two of my favorite sources of wine and beer in town have kicked off benefits where 50% or even 100% of proceeds from sales will go to Japan.
Cube will donate 100% of proceeds from sales of the following three red wines by the glass to the American Red Crossâ€™ disaster relief programs in Japan:
2006 Brigaldara Amarone ($18)
2008 Nicodemi Montepulciano dâ€™Abruzzo ($10)
2009 Zuani Collio Bianco ($12)
All three wines will be distinguished on Cubeâ€™s wines by the glass (vini al bicchieri) list with a â€˜+â€™.
UPDATE: Cube has just added 2 pastas to the Red Cross – Japan benefit menu: Maltagliati with Oxtail Ragu and Red Cow Parmesan, Gnocchi with Lamb Sausage Bolognese and Red Cow Parmasan. They both are dressed in red sauces in keeping with their “RED for RED” Japan relief theme. So enjoy either (or both?) of these delicious pastas and wash it down with a RED for RED wine while knowing those dollars will help with disaster relief.
Raise a pint of Solidarity for Japan in Eagle Rock Brewery’s own taproom.Â They’ll be donating 50% of proceeds from every pint of the dark mild ale sold to UNICEF’s efforts to help the children in Japan who have been impacted by the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami.
So get out there and make every liquidÂ dollar count towards Japan earthquake and tsunami relief. You might as well support local biz and enjoy some solid wines and beers while you’re at it.
Cube benefit: Today – Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Cube 615 N. La Brea Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90036 323.939.1148