Benchmark Pizzeria, SF
This East Bay restaurant offers hand-rolled, wood fired pizza, house made pastas, heavenly meatballs, and much more – all for a great cause. // Berkeley Hills. Book now at Benchmark Pizzeria.
A modern take on everyday Japanese comfort food, Bessou is everything you need and more, from their “bessou” (holiday villa or, home away from home in Japanese) to yours! // NoHo. Book now at Bessou.
Charlie Bird, NYC
Per its website, Charlie Bird focuses on “crazy delicious food and drink.” It’s NYC in a nutshell. On Chef’s Feed, Chef Ravi Kapur, of Liholiho Yacht Club, says of his favorite dish “The simplicity of perfection in this dish is constantly in my memory. Some of the best razor clams I’ve eaten!” Get some! // SoHo. Book now at Charlie Bird.
Chez Panisse, SF
Founded by Slow Food revolutionary Alice Waters, Chez Panisse is an ode to California’s local, organic farms. Seasonality is key, with the cafe and restaurant menus on a daily rotation. The upstairs cafe is à la carte, while the downstairs menu is a four-course prix fixe; so whether you’re in the mood for a quick lunch or a romantic night out, there’s a table for you. // Berkeley. Book now at Cafe Chez Panisse.
The DC sister to Daniel Boulud’s NYC restaurant, DBGB serves a Lyonnais-inspired menu of bistro cuisine in a rustic setting. As stated in the Washingtonian, while visiting this DC hang out you’ll experience “French classics – a textbook coq au vin, [and] a quivering Grand Marnier soufflé… handled beautifully.” // Downtown. Book now at DBGB Kitchen & Bar.
Doi Moi, DC
Doi Moi is an energetic DC restaurant that pays tribute to the culinary traditions and regional dishes found throughout Southeast Asia, particularly in Thailand and Vietnam. Spicy wok fried cashews will get you every time. // Logan Circle. Book now at Doi Moi.
“Stadium” in Spanish, Estadio is a contemporary Spanish restaurant that focuses on classic dishes found in Spain’s Basque and Catalan regions. Get your Spanish tapas, aka pintxos here. // Logan Circle. Book now at Estadio.
Frankies Spuntino Group, NYC
The neighborhood Italian joint with “nutritious and delicious” Italian cooking served every day of the week. The Franks have two spuntinos: the OG Brooklyn base, and the 11th street post. Walk-ins only at their Carrol Gardens digs, Frankies 457. // West Village. Book now at Frankies 570 Spuntino.
Fung Tu, NYC
As the Wall Street Journal wrote, “Fung Tu’s menu draws on Mr. Wu’s family recipes as well as his own culinary finesse, with dishes like smoked-and-fried dates stuffed with duck.” Chef’s Feed recommends the whole steamed fish. Grab your seat and get your hands on this menu ASAP. // LES. Book now at Fung Tu.
A seasonal American restaurant, Gristmill serves wood-fired dishes and celebrates whole and milled grains through shared plates, pizzas, and sweet pies. They are also committed to sourcing their ingredients as locally and sustainably as possible. Win, win! // Park Slope. Book now at Gristmill.
The brother and sister team behind Lighthouse serves “fresh, thoughtfully prepared food with bold flavors, accompanied by cutting-edge cocktails in a vibrant atmosphere.” Lighthouse is seriously punching above it’s weight class, not to mention their challah and mezze situation… // Williamsburg. Book now at Lighthouse.
Michael Mina’s Restaurants
Chef Michael Mina’s passion for food combined with his commitment to phenomenal service is exactly what every diner enjoys. For his most recent pop-up at the Mina Test Kitchen, he partnered with cookbook author and lifestyle expert, Ayesha Curry, on a concept called International Smoke, which focuses on the lighter side of grilled and smoked meats from around the world. Grab a seat at any of his restaurants and book now at the following for World Food Day. // Marina District, Mina Test Kitchen and/or Financial District, Michael Mina.
Chef Niki Nakayama serves up a Kaiseki dining experience that, “reflects the cycles of nature and place. far eclipsing the work of big-name chefs,” says Jonathan Gold of the Los Angeles Times. “It’s an unforgettable dining experience.” // Culver City. Book now at N/Naka.
Roy Choi’s 10 Grand Hospitality, LA
Jonathan Gold said, “POT isn’t a careful re-creation of a Seoul buljip. It is a raucous, sizzling, loving creature of Koreatown L.A.” Between his food trucks, POT and his vegetable-centric greenhouse, Roy Choi is an LA staple. // Koreatown. Book now at POT and/or Commissary.
See the rest of the participating restaurants on World Central Kitchen and Chef’s Feed. And remember, October 14, 2016 is the day!
You are where you eat, and in this case, you’re also making a difference. Grab a seat this Friday!