weeks later day without immigrantsduring which many businesses were closed as employees took leave in protest, International Women’s Day (March 8) now doubles as a day without women. Organized by the coordinators of the Women’s March on Washington, the idea is to highlight the social and economic impact of women, encouraging women to stop working or shop only at women-owned businesses or minorities.
In the Bay Area, it seems many restaurants are choosing to participate by offering specials or donating to women’s causes. Here are ways to support women-owned businesses or charities by dining in the Bay Area.
Do you know of a restaurant or organization that is participating in some way? Let us know in the comments.
Chef Kim Alter is offering her “Sanctuary” menu this week, with Syrian flavors. 5% of menu proceeds will go to the ACLU.
Hello and Vita
Owner Menbere Aklilu will donate 10% of sales to the Contra Costa Family Justice Center.
Happy hour all day for the ladies with 2 pastries for $5. They will also donate 15% of all sales to Cocine.
Camino is offering a new #cocktailforacause to support ACCESS Women’s Health Justice, an Oakland-based organization breaking down barriers to reproductive health care. Each cocktail sold entitles you to an $8 donation to ACCESS. Or purchase a gift card through Spendrise to donate.
Today, 10% of the proceeds from these promotions will be donated to the San Francisco branch of Dress for success. There are also drink specials, with a focus on female wine and spirits producers.
La Cocina Restaurant Week
La Cocina’s inaugural restaurant week continues, with dinners celebrating a different member each night. Tonight, March 8, is dinner with Guadalupe Guerrero from El Pípila at A16 in SF. It’s also Wine Director Shelley Lindgren’s annual Festa Della Donna dinner to celebrate National Women’s Day, with proceeds going to La Cocina. Reservations are available through the restaurant.
100% of the proceeds from rosé champagne sales will be donated to Planned parenthood.
Charcuterie of the wise sons
The bagelerie will donate 5% of sales to equality now today for the day without women.
The Haight Street wing store is donating 10% of today’s profits to Planned Parenthood.
Also, this is a very fierce statement from Chef Dominique Crenn, one of the best chefs in the country: