Several fires broke out and burned structures in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Ventura last week, displacing thousands in the process. Efforts have been made by L.A. Kitchen and José Andrés to feed those in need. Cook Gather Give, the charity cooking party effort from the editors of Bon Appétit, Cherry Bombe, Food & Wine, Saveur and Cooking Light, is hosting a pop-up in Northern California to help fire relief in L.A. and beyond. In other news, port wine fans will be delighted to hear a port-centric doughnut will be available at the Doughnut Project this weekend.
- Starting today, the limited edition Fonseca BIN 27 Port Doughnut will be available at the Doughnut Project in New York’s Greenwich Village. The pastry’s jam-filled and glazed with Fonseca BIN 27 Port and the first 50 doughnuts are free of charge! Don’t fret if you don’t make that morning rush. The doughnut will be available through the weekend.
- Cook Gather Give’s next pop up will benefit L.A. Kitchen for fire relief in Southern California. On Sunday, December 17, Selina S. Lee of Banchan Workshop will be dishing up homemade Korean pancakes for $10 each at Morningtide Shop in Albany, California. There will also be a raffle and 10% off food items.
- Spuntino Wine Bar has joined the Let’s Raise the Glass charity campaign for the Napa and Sonoma wildfires. For the rest of the month, 10% of sales of California wines will be donated to the Sonoma Resilience Fund and Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund. The benefit will occur at both Clifton and Garden City, New Jersey locations.
- Bob’s Burgers fans rejoice! From Monday through Christmas Eve, Chefs Club Counter will be hosting the Seven Days of Bob’s Burgers pop-up with the help of chef Alvin Cailan, the man behind Eggslut. Proceeds Burger of the Day sales will be donated to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Expect classics from the show like “Baby You can Chive My Car” Burger and the “Bet It All On Black Garlic” Burger.