Eat and Give

UPDATED: Seattle Restaurants Rallying for Japan

A simple way to help: swing into these spots, where the bill benefits relief organizations.

By Christopher Werner March 14, 2011

Derschang describes Bait Shop as "maybe more on the King's and Linda's side of the family than the Smith and Oddfellows side." Pictured here is King's.

Nosh is keeping its ears to the ground for local eateries doing their part to help Japan. Here’s what we’ve got so far; if you know of more, tell us in the comments box and we’ll update accordingly.

Oddfellows is donating one hundred percent of its sales profits (wow) from Tuesday, March 15, to International Medical Corps. Linda D’s other hot spots, King’s Hardware, Smith, and Linda’s, are doing the same.

Blue C Sushi is donating ten percent of sales from Monday and Tuesday of this week to the American Red Cross, as is Boom Noodle.

Japanese grill Issian in Wallingford is handing over all sales from miso soup.

Fresh Bistro will put five percent of sales from this week toward the cause.

Picnic is hosting a wine-tasting fundraiser Thursday, March 17, from 5:30-7:30, says phinneywood.com. A $20 tasting fee is encouraged; that, along with some of the shop’s sales from the day, will benefit ShelterBoxUSA.org.

On March 31 the very fun Hajime Sato will lead a sushi rolling class at Dish It Up! in Ballard; registration costs are $85, with $20 of it going to Red Cross.

Through March 19, five percent of proceeds at Fuji Bakery are benefitting Seattle Japan Relief.

Kisaku, Sushi Kappo Tamura, Rover’s, Chiso, I Love Sushi, and Ethan Stowell Restaurants have signed on with Red, White, Unite, a booster for Peace Winds America. On April 6 these participants will entrust ten percent of sales.

Stowell also took to Twitter to say he’d “donate ALL proceeds from cookbook sales for the rest of the year.”

Bai Tong in Redmond is joining the cause on March 19.

On March 21 from 5-10, Boat Street Cafe is throwing a fundraiser for the family of restaurant employee Sachie Mikawa. $25 entrance donation.

In that same spirit, Mosh Moshi is giving fifty percent of revenues from a benefit on Tuesday, March 22 to its sushi chef, Nic Miura, and his family.

You can drop off monetary donations at Uwajimaya.

Over the weekend Lisa Nakamura and her crew at Allium on Orcas Island also gave tenners to the Red Cross, and Street Treats tweeted they, too, have donated to the org. Cantinetta held a benefit dinner on Sunday.

Nice showing, Seatown.

Note: You can always text REDCROSS to 90999 to make your own $10 donation.

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