Tsunami relief and Seattle Restaurants

Just a quick plug for the restaurants in the Seattle area who are holding several fund-raising events to help with Tsunami relief. Seattle is home to a large Thai and Indonesiann community, and the tsunami hit particularly close to home. It may be a drop in a bucket, but really, any little bit helps. If you’re in the Seattle area over the coming week, be sure to stop at one of the places listed below.

The below list was pulled from the Seattle P-I.

Royal Palm Thai Restaurant (6417 Roosevelt Way; 206-523-2400) will host a benefit buffet today. Cost: $15 per person. Royal Palm owner Kayanee Swenson, an Edmonds Rotarian, will donate all buffet proceeds to a sister Rotary Club in Bangkok. Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Racha Noodles and Thai Cuisine (23 Mercer St.; 206-281-8883). All proceeds from the day’s sales, including tips but excluding sales tax, will be donated to the Thai Red Cross. Cost: regular menu prices. On Thursday only, no reservations will be accepted; discounts and promotions will not be honored. Hours: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Shamiana (10724 NE 68th St., Kirkland; 425-827-4902) and World Beat Cafe (2255 N.E. 65th St; 206-524-3664) will host a Victims Benefit Buffet. Suggested donation: $25 per person. One hundred percent of all proceeds will be sent to Mercy Corps. Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (Shamiana); 4-9 p.m. (World Beat Cafe).

Bombay Grill (4737 Roosevelt Way N.E.; 206-632-5072). A special dinner buffet featuring some of the restaurant’s best dishes. Fifty percent of each diner’s total bill will go to the Indian Red Cross. Cost: $13.95, excluding tax, beverage and gratuity. Hours: 5-9 p.m.

>Chow Foods Seattle will donate 25 percent of each restaurant’s revenue and server tips to Mercy Corps to aid victims of the Southeast Asian earthquake and tsunami. Cost: regular menu prices. Hours: all day at each restaurant:
Coastal Kitchen, 429 15th Ave. E.; 206-322-1145
5 Spot, 1502 Queen Anne Ave. N.; 206-285-7768
Endolyne Joe’s, 9261 45th Ave.; 206-937-6310

The Hi-Life, 5425 Russell Ave. N.W.; 206-784-7272
Atlas, 2820 N.E. University Village; 206-522-6025
Jitterbug, 2114 N. 45th St.; 206-547-6313

Thai restaurants offer donation sites

Through Jan. 31, there will be donation boxes at 57 Thai restaurants throughout greater Seattle to benefit Thai Red Cross tsunami disaster relief.

Ayutthaya (Capitol Hill); Bahn Thai (Seattle Center); Chaiyo (Northgate); Chili Paste (Fremont); Golden Singha (Belltown); Jai Thai (Broadway, Fremont and Belltown); Jamjuree, (Capitol Hill); Kwanjai Thai (Fremont); May (Wallingford); Orapin (Queen Anne); Phailin (West Seattle); Phuket (Queen Anne); Racha Noodles & Thai Cuisine (Lower Queen Anne); Rice N’ Spice (Lower Queen Anne); Rom Mai Thai (Broadway); Royal Palm (Roosevelt); Siam On Broadway; Siam On Lake Union; Simply Thai (Broadway); Superbowl (Greenlake); Tawon Thai (Fremont); Thai Dusit (U District); Thai Ginger (Madison Park, Pacific Place); Thai Go (Northgate Mall); Thai Kitchen (Queen Anne); Thaiku (Ballard); Thai Place (Uwajimaya Village); Thai Star (Capitol Hill); Tiger Room (U District); Tup Tim Thai (Queen Anne)