By now, you've heard the reports of Hurricane Harvey's terrible destruction and perhaps have seen the people struggling in its wake. It seems like such a distant thing as we all ache for Texas from our corner of the Pacific Northwest, but there are still ways to help from Seattle. Like two such events that involve tacos and cocktails. And if neither of those things are for you (if so, who are you and can we chat?), then see yourself to our sister magazine Houstonia, which has compiled a rundown of Houston charities that could certainly use your dollars too.
Perhaps it's too on-the-nose that this Capitol Hill tiki karaoke bar is slinging hurricanes as a fundraising cocktail. But who cares? One-hundred percent of proceeds from this special—a drink of aged rum, passion fruit syrup, lime juice, housemade grenadine, and a touch of green chili liqueur—will be donated to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. From September 5–11, head to Hula Hula, buy this $10 beverage, drink booze, and raise money. Repeat.
You love tacos, so how about eating a bunch for Houston? Chefs Eric Rivera, Matthew Heikkila, and Emmanuel Chavez have organized Tacos for Houston on September 6 at the Pan Pacific Hotel from 4–7pm. The chef trifecta will be making tacos for a suggestion donation of $5 each, but we know you can do better than five bucks. Every cent earned will be sent to the Houston Food Bank.
Know of other Seattle area food-and-drink fundraising events for Hurricane Harvey relief? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.