Bay Area restau­rants hold fundrais­ers for wild­fire vic­tims

Sales pro­ceeds will be do­nated to var­i­ous re­lief ef­forts

The Mercury News Weekend - - LOCAL NEWS - By Linda Za­vo­ral lza­vo­ral@ ba­yare­anews­group.com Con­tact Linda Za­vo­ral at 408- 920- 5960.

Bay Area restau­rants are sched­ul­ing fundrais­ers to as­sist the vic­tims of the dis­as­trous wild­fires in Wine Coun­try and beyond. Here’s how you can help (and if you hear of other ef­forts, let us know at food@ba­yare­anews­group. com):

ITAL­IAN MEALS » Both lo­ca­tions of Enoteca La Sto­ria will hold week­end fundrais­ers. At the Los Gatos res­tau­rant (416 N. Santa Cruz Ave.), 10 per­cent of all meal sales from noon to 4 p.m. Satur­day will be do­nated to the Cen­ter for Vol­un­teer and Non­profit Lead­er­ship in Napa, which is help­ing co­or­di­nate re­lief ef­forts there. Also, 5 per­cent of re­tail sales all day will be do­nated. The down­town lo­ca­tion (320 W. St. John St.) will do­nate pro­ceeds from meal sales there from 4 to 8 p.m. Sun- day; a silent auc­tion is also planned.

FOOD TOURS » Book a fu­ture Oakland food tour for 2017 or 2018 with Lo­cal Food Adventures by Sun­day, and the com­pany will do­nate 25 per­cent of all prof­its to the F. I. S. H. food bank in Santa Rosa. Ap­plies to gift card pur­chases also.

FRENCH DIN­NERS » In San Fran­cisco, two French restau­rants — Chez Mar­ius and Le P’tit Lau­rent — will do­nate 25 per­cent of din­ner sales Sun­day through Thurs­day to the Red Cross for fire re­cov­ery ef­forts. The for­mer is at 4063 24th St. and the lat­ter at 699 Chen­ery St.

PIZZA PRO­CEEDS » Owner Rocco Biale of Rocco’s Ris­torante Pizza, 2909 Ig­na­cio Val­ley Road in Wal­nut Creek, will do­nate 25 per­cent of all pro­ceeds on Thurs­day to the Napa Val­ley Com­mu­nity Founda- tion. This ap­plies to both dine- in and take­out or­ders.

ICED COF­FEE » To­day through Sun­day, Blue Bot­tle Cof­fee will do­nate $1 for ev­ery New Or­leans iced cof­fee sold in its Bay Area cafes to the Red­wood Credit Union Com­mu­nity Fund. Find lo­ca­tions in Oakland, Berke­ley, San Fran­cisco, Palo Alto and San Ma­teo/ Bay Mead­ows.

PIER39 » In San Fran­cisco, the Sim­mons fam­ily’s five Simco Res­tau­rant Group eater­ies at Pier 39 will do­nate 10 per­cent of all sales on Satur­day to Red Cross fire re­lief ef­forts. They are the Fog Har­bor Fish House, Pier Mar­ket Seafood Res­tau­rant, Wipe­out Bar & Grill, Bis­coff Cof­fee Cor­ner, Nathan’s Hot Dog Cart and the Bis­coff Cof­fee Cor­ner Cart.

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