Burgers for Haiti at Eastlake Bar and Grill Jan. 29-31

Eastlake Bar and Grill, 2947 Eastlake Ave. E., has a special fundraiser going on next weekend for victims of the Haiti earthquake: $1 from the purchase of every half-pound burger will go to the Red Cross Haitian Relief Fund.

The fundraiser will be going on at all four of the Neighborhood Grills locations. Besides Eastlake, those include Greenlake, Southlake and Lake Forest.

Another fundraiser coming up at the Neighborhood Grills will be on Feb. 3 and will benefit the University District Food Bank (full disclosure: I volunteer for the food bank).


Order off the special menu that night and two thirds of the price of your meal will go to the food bank. Order off the regular menu and 50 percent goes to the food bank.

“Sorry no steak night or coupons that evening,” the Grills say on their Facebook page. “We’re trying to raise some money!”

The University District Food Bank serves a large part of north Seattle, including Eastlake. In 2009, they served 52,945 customers and distributed 2.1 million pounds of food.