Two benefit events for industry folks hit our radar after the Weekly Planner was published. So please go forth and support them if you can. You won't leave hungry.
SUNDAY, March 9: Hanway-Wong Benefit at Love City Love
A few weeks ago, Brendan McGill put out a call on Facebook asking if local chefs and bartenders might donate their time for a benefit for the wife and two sons of his friend Erik Hanway, who passed away in February after battling cancer. Hanway and McGill worked together at Il Bistro and Queen City Grill, and he later went on to the Georgian and the Renaissance. The results are impressive: For a $50 suggested donation, you can hit up the very stylish Love City Love space from 7 to 10pm for food from Hitchcock, Bremerton's lovely Scout Cafe and Honor Bar, Pig Iron Bar B Q in Georgetown, and Trophy Cupcakes. The hosted bar will be manned by none other than Murray Stenson and Erik Hakkinen.
Items at the live and silent auctions include dinners from McGill, Jason Franey, Roux chef Mikey Robertshaw. Here's the full rundown and details on how to donate.TUESDAY, March 11: Christopher Pratt Benefit Dinner at LloydMartin
One of the restaurant's first cooks, Christopher Pratt, was recently hit by a car while riding his moped; he suffered a host of broken bones and requires 24 hour care, resulting in some serious medical costs. On Tuesday, LloydMartin chef Sam Crannell and crew are handing over all the night's proceeds, tips, and any extra donations directly to Chris.
On the menu that night: a caesar salad and a choice of either a bolognese or mushroom ragu for $30, plus $10 glasses of wine. The Facebook page has more info.