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Dine Out for Typhoon Haiyan Relief

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Following the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan, you can bet the Philly restaurant community will be banding together for a number of events to benefit the relief efforts in the Philippines. Today we've got details on a trio of events being hosted by the Audrey Claire family of restaurants to benefit the Gawad Kalinga Fund, and we'll continue to update you on more as they come up. (If you're planning an event of your own, please send the details to

On Sunday, Nov. 24, starting at 4 p.m. and going until they've got nothing left to sell, Twenty Manning Grill will host a special happy hour to benefit the relief effort. On the menu: $3 beers, $7 wine and select cocktails and $10 Filipino bites made by chef Lou Boquila of Audrey Claire. In addition to the doinations generated by sales, the bar staff will donate all their tips from the evening, and bartender Resa Mueller has pledged all her Sunday-night tips through 2013. They'll also be collecting items for donation — see here for what's needed.

On Wednesday, Dec. 11, beginning at noon, COOK will be selling "silog"-style boxed lunches prepared by Chef Boquila, featuring your choice of beef, chicken, eggplant with eggs, fried rice, lumpia, flan and sago. The to-go meals will cost $12 and the lunch is cash only. They'll also have laptops open for you to donate directly to Gawad Kalinga.

Finally, on Monday, Jan. 20, Chef Boquila will be hosting a Filipino pop-up at COOK for a full night, with 100% of the money going to typhoon relief. There will be three seatings (at 5, 7, and 9 p.m.) for the four-course dinner, at $75 per person including beverage pairings. A menu and reservations are forthcoming, and we'll update you once they're ready to go.
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