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Boston Restaurant Blog -- April, 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013

A Tip of the Hat to Boston-Area Restaurants

It has been said many times that tragedy brings out the best in people, and this week's attack in Boston--and subsequent banding together of people to help in a variety of ways--certainly proves this once again. The restaurant industry is often seen as one that spends a lot of time helping others via such ways as charity events and competitions, and so many dining spots in and around the city stepped up to the plate this week to help out, with customers joining in on the countless acts of kindness. Some examples:

-- A huge number of restaurants helped raise nearly $100,000 for the Greg Hill Foundation, mainly by donating a portion of their sales earlier this week.

-- Flour Bakery + Cafe has been bringing sandwiches and cookies to hospitals and EMT workers each day.

-- Last night, Miracle of Science donated all of their tips to One Fund Boston.

-- El Pelon Taqueria offered to take in displaced restaurant workers for a week or two if needed.

-- On Monday night, Bondir donated 100% of its proceeds to a relief fund.

-- A guest at Harvest left $100 for the Greg Hill Foundation.

-- The staff at Deuxave handed out food, water, and blankets to runners after the explosions.

-- The Sweet Tomatoes Truck gave out free pizza slices to law enforcement and first responders yesterday.

-- The Roxy's Grilled Cheese food truck has been offering free lunches to first responders.

-- Mass. Ave. Tavern took 50% off food prices for all marathon participants and gave free food to emergency personnel.

-- Kings Back Bay is offering free bowling and pizzas for all first responders, police and firefighters today.

-- At the Middlesex Lounge last night, 100% of the door went to One Fund Boston.

-- Legal Sea Foods gave out free water and all-you-can-eat clam chowder to emergency personnel and authorities at Park Square.

There are so many other similar stories out there over the past few days, but these are just a sampling of some of them. If you would like to add comments about restaurants (and/or customers) helping out, please post them here, thanks.

(The above information comes mainly from our Boston-Area Restaurants Twitter List as well as from Grub Street Boston and Eater Boston.)

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