Yesterday, we broke down some of the challenges facing NYC restaurants that have been affected by Hurricane Sandy, as well as some of the ways that you can help them get back on their feet. But it’s not just local spots that are getting behind the cause: Restaurants across the nation are holding benefits and/or donating a portion of their proceeds to hurricane relief, showing solidarity with their east coast brethren.
Eater has created a map that highlights some of the participating restaurants. So far, there are 11 spots from NYC to San Diego on the map. Searsucker in San Diego is already listed, but it’s worth mentioning that owner James Brennan (originally from Rockaway) has donated 100% of the proceeds from last night and will do so again on Friday, Nov. 2 from all of his restaurants. These include Gingham, Gabardine, Searsucker, Burlap, Herringbone, Searsucker Scottsdale, and Stingaree. If you know someone running a benefit in your neighborhood, e-mail Eater so they can update their map.
Today, in New Jersey’s Brevard County, three Beef O’Brady restaurants will donate a part of their proceeds to the American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy relief fund.