Local restaurants Gyu-Kaku, Bluewater Grill and Kabuki have joined UNICEF and its Tap Project- a grassroots initiative to provide clean water to children around the world. The organization is expanding and is asking restaurants nationwide to help. On World Water Day 2008 (March 22), Tap Project will launch its program nationwide. “Tap water is our single most bountiful, natural resource,” said Caryl Stern, president and CEO, U.S. Fund for UNICEF. “Yet the lack of clean and accessible drinking water is one of the reasons why millions of children die of preventable causes.” Participating restaurants will receive a project toolkit containing materials related to the Tap Project, and invite customers to support UNICEF water programs by adding a donation of $1.00 per person to their bill. Visit www.tapproject.org or www.unicefusa.org.
Irvine Trade Food Hall will soon open Dos Chinos--a restaurant that celebrates two of Southern California's founding cuisines. "Southern California raised us on Asian and Latin food. Its what were made of - every sinew is built on years of carne asada and Vietnamese pho..." - Dos Chinos