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Chow Down Charitably on Presidents’ Day

Donations are on the menu at Mamnoon, Cupcake Royale, and more

The Whale Wins.
Suzi Pratt for Eater

Following closely on the heels of last Thursday’s “A Day Without Immigrants”, during which immigrants — legal and otherwise — went on strike to protest the current administration’s immigration policies, a handful of Seattle restaurants are making it easy to chow down charitably this Presidents’ Day. Here are the ones Eater has spotted:

Mamnoon is acclaimed for its Middle Eastern food; its owners, Wassef and Racha Haroun — who came to the United States from Syria — are known for hiring and supporting Syrian refugees. Today, the restaurant is donating 10 percent of sales to the American Civil Liberties Union “to fight for the rights of immigrants and refugees,” The Seattle Times reports.

Cupcake Royale is giving 25 percent of today’s cupcake sales at all six of its locations to the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project. The NWIRP does “amazing work defending and advancing the rights of immigrants through direct legal services, systemic advocacy, and community education,” Cupcake Royale said in an Instagram post.

And restaurants in Renee Erickson’s Sea Creatures group — award-winners including The Walrus and the Carpenter, Barnacle, The Whale Wins, Bateau, Bar Melusine, and General Porpoise — are mixing cocktails with a cause for a week-plus, which means $1 from each specialty cocktail sold through February 28 will go to the ACLU. What better way to drink responsibly?

Bar Melusine

1060 East Union Street, , WA 98109 (206) 900-8808 Visit Website


1508 Melrose Avenue, , WA 98122 (206) 906-9606 Visit Website

Cupcake Royale

108 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 443-8674 Visit Website


4743 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107 (206) 706-3379 Visit Website

General Porpoise Coffee and Doughnuts (Capitol Hill)

1020 E Union St, Seattle, WA 98122 (206) 900-8770 Visit Website

The Walrus and the Carpenter

4743 Ballard Avenue Northwest, , WA 98107 (206) 395-9227 Visit Website


1040 East Union Street, , WA 98122 (206) 900-8699 Visit Website

The Whale Wins

3506 Stone Way North, , WA 98103 (206) 632-9425 Visit Website