(ADDED SUNDAY MORNING: Highlights of participants’ specific donation opportunities, as we find them!)
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Sunday’s the day – eat, drink, shop, rock out around West Seattle (and a bit beyond!) as part of a community-wide benefit for Japan earthquake/tsunami relief. Just eight days after West 5 proprietor Dave Montoure announced the plan, 27 local businesses are on board – and hours from now, it’s up to you. The list of participants resides on the official West Seattle for Japan Facebook page – follow the “info” link and be sure to click “see more” on that page. The 27 that are signed up so far are in our Google map (and we’ll add any more that are announced). Each business is doing something different – there’s food, drink, music, shopping, origami-crane-making. The two nonprofits to receive what’s raised by West Seattle for Japan are Peace Winds Japan and KnK Japan.
ADDED SUNDAY MORNING: Highlights, and we are continuing to add to them:
WEST 5: Stop by starting in the brunch hours and make origami paper cranes! In the evening, DJ Deanzig will be spinning.
SKYLARK CAFE AND CLUB: Start the day with brunch at Skylark (a WSB sponsor), 9 am-3 pm – $1 from every brunch cocktail will be donated to the Japan relief effort, per the Skylark website.
FEEDBACK LOUNGE: Profits from every food/drink purchase at The Feedback (also a WSB sponsor) today go to Japan relief (per website for Feedback, also a WSB sponsor).
BIN 41 WINE SHOP: Noon-2 pm wine tasting with Small Vineyards; $5 fixed fee with 100% going to the relief fund.
BEER JUNCTION: Donating 10% of sales, plus a beer tasting 3-6 pm, try two beers for $1 (the fee also will be donated).
MEANDER’S KITCHEN: Donating 10 percent of today’s proceeds.
RED CUP ESPRESSO: Donating 25 percent of today’s proceeds.
MASHIKO RESTAURANT: On the Mashiko website, Chef Hajime Sato writes that they are offering a special bento with the flavors of Northeast Japan, $25, half of that price going to the relief effort.
CITY MOUSE STUDIO: Donating 20 percent of today’s sales.
CAPERS: Donating 15 percent of today’s sales.
VILLAGE GREEN PERENNIAL NURSERY: Donating a percentage of the day’s sales.
WEST SEATTLE PRODUCE: Donating a percentage of the day’s sales.
MANY MOONS TRADING COMPANY: Having a 50 percent off sale and inviting patrons to “donate the money you save” to the Japan relief effort.