Like so many of us, I have been very upset this week about the devastation the Woolsey Fire and the other California fires have unleashed. I just sat crying on my couch one night after seeing another headline about homes, communities and lives that have been lost. The Woolsey Fire did not affect anyone I know directly, but it pains me just the same. All of that beautiful California landscape singed to black. Thankfully, the people of Los Angeles and Ventura counties are doing so much to help! When I received an email yesterday sharing a list of LA restaurants that are donating weekend sales to various relief funds and charities to help support the rebuild efforts, animals and people who have been directly affected by the fire, I couldn’t wait to share with you!

If you are going out this weekend, please consider visiting one of these amazing locations!

The Crack Shack, the gourmet fried chicken concept by chef Richard Blais will be donating 100% of profits from the Westfield Century City & Pasadena locations from the Coope Deville sandwich on Saturday & Sunday to the Ventura County Community Foundation.

Prawn, the fast-casual seafood concept by chef Mark Peel, will be donating 100% of profits from the Fish & Chips and Lemonade at both Grand Central Market and Pasadena locations, directly to the  Ventura County Community Foundation on Friday & Saturday.

All Los Angeles Artisanal Brewers Collective brewing locations – The Stalking Horse6th & La BreaBluebird Brasserieand Broxton- will be donating 20% of ABC beer sales on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to The Humane Society of Ventura County.

From Artisanal Brewers Collective’s restaurant and bar division -  The Old Chalet, Mohawk Bend and Tony’s Darts Away will be donating  $1 from each purchase of the below items directly to the Humane Society of Ventura County this weekend (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)

The Old Chalet - Lunazul Blanco Tequila $7 ($5 Happy Hour) well drinks or shots 

Mohawk Bend - Pepperoni pizza v/nv and cheese pizza v/nv - $14/15

Tony’s Darts Away - Darts Away Jr. Burger (v) Impossible Burger Patty, Follow Your Heart American Cheese, Russian spread, mixed greens, tomato and onion on a hamburger bun $13

Thank you to these establishments — let’s chow down and make a difference!