It’s impossible to ignore the ongoing devastation in Houston and the greater Gulf Coast following Hurricane Harvey, which is precisely why many local Los Angeles-area restaurants are turning to their own cash registers to help. And, just by showing up, supporting, and getting a bit of food, local diners can help too.
Below is a list of restaurants, bars, and other eateries doing what they can to support relief efforts across Texas right now. Eater will do its best to keep this list updated (and feel free to add more known charity details in the comments below) and relevant with still-active promotions.
HomeState - Los Feliz
Texas-loving HomeState has turned on the charity button with a new exclusive taco called the Don’t Mess With Texas. It’s $5, and all proceeds between now and the end of the year will benefit the Central Texas Food Bank.
Cake Monkey — Beverly Grove
Beverly Boulevard bakery Cake Monkey is donating 50% of proceeds from any drink sales this weekend, and the money is going straight to the Houston Food Bank and Houston Humane Society.
Bludso’s — La Brea
Barbecue option Bludso’s is getting in on the action, donating 10% of all sandwich sales the week of September 10 to Portlight Strategies, a group that works with people with disabilities to find shelter and medical supplies.
Osteria Mozza — Melrose
Osteria Mozza on Melrose is donating all proceeds from sales of their tagliatelle with oxtail ragu to the American Red Cross. That deal is ongoing through the end of the month, which means there’s plenty of time to stop in and help give back.
Beer Belly — Koreatown/Long Beach
Beer Belly is getting in on the Houston relief action with a donation drive. Anyone who comes by with items to donate (there’s a list of possible things to bring below) will get a beer for just $1.
*PLEASE SHARE* Come out to either BB location this Sun - Wed and donate to help the families of #Houston that were affected by #HurricaneHarvey and get yourself a $1 beer for your generosity! Our very own Sous Chef and Houston native @chef___b will be delivering the donations to Houston himself. Even if you don't want the beer donate if you can we thank you in advance! #HelpForHouston #HoustonStrong
Ayara Lūk — Westchester
Ayara Lūk is donating 5% of their total sales through Friday of this week to the Houston Food Bank.
Hayden — Culver City
Newcomer Hayden has teamed up with the Morro Bay Oyster Company to donate 100% of all oyster sales through the entire weekend to hurricane relief.
Sotto — West LA
Starting today, chef Craig Towe of Sotto will have a weekend-long special creste di gallo (dry-aged beef and pork ragu with whipped ricotta and chives) for $28, with all proceeds going to Houston.
Howlin’ Ray’s — Chinatown
Today Howlin’ Ray’s in Chinatown will be donating all net proceeds to the Houston Food Bank. That’s no small change given how successful that restaurant is, especially when one considers that they did the same thing yesterday too.
Break of Dawn — Laguna Hills
Orange County pop-up Break of Dawn is doing a joint dinner with Sysco to raise money for relief efforts. It’s called Meat Me in Texas and it runs Saturday, September 22. Tickets are $200 a head, with that full price going to help Houston and surrounding communities. Sysco is matching whatever money the 66-seat dinner raises. Email (email@example.com) for tickets.
Del Frisco’s — All
All locations of Del Frisco’s, Del Frisco’s Grille, and Sullivan’s Steakhouse will be donating 20% of their total sales now through Monday, September 4.
Palihouse — West Hollywood
On Thursday, September 7, Palihouse is doing a fundraiser with silent auction, drinks, food, and more, all to raise money for the Texas Diaper Bank and the Saint Bernard Project.
The Wallace — Culver City
The Wallace in downtown Culver City is donating $1 from every cocktail sold all next week to Hurricane relief efforts in Texas.
Harvard & Stone — East Hollywood
The Harvard & Stone R&D bar is donating a portion of their sales this Sunday night to the Red Cross to aid in relief efforts.
Bar Amá — Downtown
Texas native Josef Centeno is turning to nachos for charity. Until further notice, he and the team at Bar Amá in Downtown will be donating 200% of proceeds from the sale of their nachos compuestos to the Houston Food Bank.
Know of any more? Be sure to hit the comments below.