San Francisco Chefs Will Donate $5,000 to Totonno’s in Coney Island

Patterson and friend.

Coney Island's famous Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitano, which was damaged during Hurricane Sandy and has not reopened since, will be the beneficiary of a $5,000 gift from San Francisco chef Daniel Patterson, Slice reports. The Coi chef-owner gathered a group of like-minded chefs and held a dinner on December 3 to benefit the Dumbo, Brooklyn restaurant Governor, which was also damaged by the storm but has since announced it will not reopen. In the meantime, Totonno's co-owner Antoinette Balzano tells the blog strangers from across the country have been sending in small amounts of money. [Slice/Serious Eats, Earlier, Earlier, Earlier]