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.
We believe in Liberty and Justice for ALL. So every cupcake purchased in our cafes today (Presidents' Day) helps fight injustice because we're donating 25% of all cupcake sales to Northwest Immigrant Rights Project. They do amazing work defending and advancing the rights of immigrants through direct legal services, systemic advocacy, and community education. Buy a bunch of cupcakes, share them with others, and tell them about NWIRP! . . . . . #northwestimmigrantrightsproject #humanrights #socialjustice #buylocal #liveauthentic #foodbeast #eeeeeats #eatfamous #feedfeed #dailyfoodfeed #onthetable #lifeandthyme #f52grams #tastingtable #huffposttaste #heresmyfood #buzzfeast #eattheworld #eater #rslove #foodandwine #foodblogfeed #Seattle #seattlewa
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?