Want to Help Japan? Go Eat at a Restaurant

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In the wake of Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami that had affected countless lives, it can be quite refreshing to know that even until now, help is being given. And it can even come in different ways.

Take, for example, the initiative started by NBC Universal and the New York State Restaurant Association. For every order you make in restaurants participating in the drive, a part of it goes to fund the disaster relief efforts of the Red Cross. This drive comes at an appropriate time, since more people are still in need of basic good like food, clothing, and medicine. Thanks to the efforts of these organizations, there is still something that can be done.

From March 23 to 30, as much as 5 percent of total sales have been pledged by restaurants that are participating in the drive. As of this date, more than 60 restaurants have signed up. There are no limits to who can join. From Mom and Pop diners to high-scale bistros, anyone can jump in to lend a hand.

Here is a partial list of participating restaurant. For a more complete list, please visit the New York State Restaurant Association’s official website.

• ABC Kitchen
• Aburiya Kinnosuke
• Alice’s Tea Cups
• Asia de Cuba at Morgans
• Bar Basque
• Bar Italia
• Bogota Bistro
• Brasserie Ruhlmann
• Captain Bill’s
• Carte Blanche
• Cha-An
• China Grill
• Choshi
• Crabtree’s Kittle House
• Curry-Ya Decibel
• Ed’s Chowder House
• The Empire Hotel Rooftop
• FoodParc
• Hakata Tonton
• Havana Central
• Hasaki
• Ippudo NY
• Jack the Horse Tavern
• Jojo
• Ko Sushi
• Le Colonial Restaurant
• Madison
• The Mark Restaurant
• The Mercer Kitchen
• North Square Restaurant Orsay
• Otafuku PDT
• Perry St
• Plunge at Gansevoort Meatpacking
• Rai Rai Ken
• Robataya
• Sakagura
• SD26
• Shabu-tatsu
• Shimizu
• Sobaya
• Soba Totto
• Sugar Bun Bakery
• Tanuki Tavern
• Telepan
• Totto Ramen
• Yakitori Totto

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