Foodies With Benefits

‘L.A. Drinks To Boston’ at Bars and Restaurants Citywide, Saturday April 27

Boston Photo: Monkeyatlarge/Flickr

This Saturday, a wide assortment of L.A. bars and restaurants will offer enticing cocktails and dishes to the public in an effort to benefit the more than 180 victims wounded in last week’s Boston Marathon bombing. Through specialty drinks, dishes, and other promotions, each participating business will donate a percentage of their sales from each item to One Fund Boston, which is seeking to help the casualties resulting from this heartless attack. A full lineup of the offers are currently up on an “L.A. Drinks To Boston” Facebook page, including a tagliatelle with Maine lobster and English peas from Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air, Boston cream pie martinis at Vertical Wine Bar, and green tea-laced “Boston Tea Party” cocktails at Sushi Roku, as well as Boston-themed cocktails at Villain’s Tavern, Osteria La Buca, Don’t Tell Mama, and King’s Row Gastropub among the many.

Organizers are asking our city “to support the businesses that are raising these funds by visiting them and drinking, dining, having a good time. Doing all the things that people who plant bombs would like to frighten us into not doing.” With 25 options, and more being added through the week, there are plenty of tantalizing offers to persuade you to help lend a hand this Saturday.

See the current full list of participants below.


Venues that have currently commited to take part are:

Villains Tavern, DTLA.
Donating 50% of sales of ‘Boston Punch’
$8 per glass / $300 for large bowl (about 40 glasses)

Clover Fresh Pressed Juice
$1 of every ‘Menage A Trois’ (new seasonal juice)

The Churchill, W. 3rd St. LA
10% of all Happy Hour sales (3-7pm)

The Hudson, N. Crescent Heights Blvd, W. Hollywood
10% of all Happy Hour sales

Bar + Kitchen, ‘O’ Hotel, DTLA
All proceeds from sale of ‘Ward Eight’ Cocktails

Brite Spot Diner, Echo Park, LA
Donating $1 for every burger sold on 4/27

Short Order, LA’s Original Farmers’ Market, LA
All proceeds of $8 White Rum Punch (Farmers Market fresh squeezed juices),

Feed Body & Soul, Abbott Kinney, Venice
All proceeds of ‘Ward Eight’ Cocktails AND Lobster Rolls

Father’s Office
All proceeds from the sale of all Allagash Beers.

Dog Haus Biergarten, Pasadena
All proceeds from ‘Boston Strong Tea’

Circa, Manhattan Beach
All proceeds from ‘Mai Tai’ cocktail ($9)

Zinc @ Shade Hotel, Manhattan Beach
All proceeds from ‘Honey Money’ cocktail ($12)

Rock n’ Fish, Manhattan Beach & LA Live, DTLA
All proceeds from ‘Navy Dog’ cocktail

Rock & Brews, Manhattan Beach
All proceeds from ‘Whitedog Pale Ale’ ($7)

Brew Co. Manhattan Beach
All proceeds from ‘Strand 24th St. Pale Ale’ ($6.50)

Osteria La Buca, Melrose Avenue, LA
100% of all sales of Classic Pizzas and ‘Boston Cocktail’

Olive & Thyme, Toluca Lake
Donating 10% of all pastry sales

Kings Row Gastropub, Pasadena
All proceeds from ‘Boston Pride Rum Punch’ ($6)

Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air, LA
All proceeds from sale of menu item: ‘Fresh Tagliatelle with Maine Lobster and English Peas’

Short Cake Bakery, LA’s Original Farmers’ Market
100% of proceeds from ‘TCHO Chocolate Brownie’

Mexikosher, W. Pico Blvd. LA
Donating $1 for every burrito sold

Corazón y Miel, Bell, LA
All proceeds from sale of ‘Esperanza’ Cocktail

Don’t Tell Mama, W. Hollywood
All proceeds from sale of ‘Bostonian’ cocktails ($12)

Sushi Roku, Pasadena
Donating $1 for sale of every ‘Boston Tea Party’ Cocktail ($7)

Vertical Wine Bistro, Pasadena
Donating 100% of sales from delicious ‘Boston Cream Pie Martini’ ($12)

One Eyed Gypsy, DTLA
Donating 50% of sales from ‘Ward Eight’ Cocktails

The Fat Dog, Hollywood, LA
All proceeds from sale of ‘Samuel Adams Boston Lager’ ($6)

Cliff’s Edge Restaurant, Silver Lake, LA
All proceeds from sale of ‘Green Monster’ Cocktail ($9)

BLD Restaurant, Beverly Blvd. LA
All proceeds from sale of ‘Raspberry Vodka Daisy’ Cocktail ($9)

Malibu Fish Grill, various locations in So. Cal.
Donating 50% of sales of all ‘Bowls’ dishes / WeHo only: 100% of sales of Sangria

213 Nightlife Group ( Cole’s, Golden Gopher, Seven Grand, Caña Rum Bar, Las Perlas, Broadway Bar, Tony’s Saloon, Casey’s Irish Pub, The Varnish )
Each location donating 50% of proceeds of ‘Boston Punch’ ($8)

Bar Nineteen12 at Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills
100% of sales of all ‘Samuel Adams’ Beers and ‘Ward Eight’ Cocktails

1933 Group ( Bigfoot Lodge, Bigfoot West, Thirsty Crow, Sassafras, La Cuevita, Oldfields Liquor Room)
Each location donating 10% of all happy hour proceeds.

Slater’s 50/50, Pasadena
Donating 20% of proceeds from East Coast Brews; Samuel Adams, Clown Shoes, Magic Hat

SideBar @Beverly Wilshire Hotel
Donating 100% of sales of ‘Show Boston Love’ cocktail.

Rivera Restaurant, DTLA
100% of the proceeds from sales of the ‘Barbacoa’ cocktail.

Sotto Restaurant, Pico Blvd. LA
100% of proceeds from sale of bottled cocktails, ‘Sotto Pops’.

‘L.A. Drinks To Boston’ at Bars and Restaurants Citywide, Saturday April 27