Oiwake and Essential Chocolates Join Japanese Relief Effort

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The Huffington Post details the various ways L.A. businesses and organizations are stepping up to help Japan in the aftermath of its earthquake and tsunami, including the 100% of proceeds being donated by Takami. Among the foodies trying to help, Little Tokyo’s Oiwake is throwing a DJ-loaded bash this Friday night, with a five dollar cover and a portion of restaurant proceeds going to The Red Cross. Then Culver City’s Essential Chocolate Desserts will donate 20% of all sales to relief and rescue efforts this Sunday. And while it might not erase everyone’s worries about friends and loved ones, Kevin Nealon is hosting a fundraiser with other stand-ups at The Laugh Factory tonight which should bring a smile to your face. [HUffington Post]