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Chicago restaurants say, ‘Eat and drink for Haiti!’

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Chicago restaurateurs have already thrown themselves into the efforts for Haitian earthquake relief.

  • Soul Vegetarian East in Greater Grand Crossing is collecting nonperishable vegan foods, clothing, bottled water, bedding, sleeping bags, tents, medical supplies and other items for Haitian relief efforts on an ongoing basis.
  • Le Passage on the Gold Coast will be collecting donations of all kinds from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight and the next two Fridays, Jan. 22 and 29, and General Manager Joel Barnes will be donating his tips from the bar.
  • Cuatro on the Near South Side hosts “House for Haiti” tonight from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., with DJs Derrick Carter, Vick Lavender, David Sabat and Glenn Underground. All proceeds from the $20 cover charge benefit Mission to North America’s Haitian disaster relief efforts.
  • Hearty in Lakeview will turn over 5 percent of this week’s sales to the International Medical Corps.
  • Rockit Bar & Grill in Wrigleyville serves drinks and appetizers from 9 to 10 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday Jan. 16, with a $20 donation to the Red Cross at the door. “Bachelorette” Jillian Harris will be on hand.
  • mk The Restaurant in River North hosts a cocktail party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, with passed hors d’oeuvres from Executive Chef Erick Williams and Pastry Chef Tony Galzin, plus wine and cocktails. A $50 donation to Oxfam International at the door is asked, and mk will match all proceeds.
  • DMK Burger Bar in Wrigleyville will donate 25 percent of burger sales from Jan. 19 through 24 to aid earthquake victims.
  • Meson Sabika in Naperville will donate all proceeds from lunch and dinner sales on Tuesday, Jan. 19, to the Red Cross for Haiti disaster victims.
  • English in River North hosts a cocktail benefit from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, with a $20 donation to Heartland Alliance Chicago’s Haitian humanitarian efforts.
  • Tapas Valencia in the South Loop will donate all of its dinner sales on Tuesday, Jan. 26, to the American Red Cross for the emergency.