Help Valley Fire Victims with These Special Events


The bar at Americano. Photo by Cesar Rubio.

After the incredibly destructive Butte and Valley fires, several local businesses are teaming up to help victims of the Valley Fire get back on their feet and rebuild their lives. Not only can you raise money for this incredibly worthy cause, but all you have to do is show up and drink delicious boozy beverages and eat. Truly, a no-brainer.

This week, until Sunday October 4th, ~AMERICANO~ will be offering special menu items from the Napa Valley to support victims of the Valley Fire in neighboring Lake County. Half of all proceeds from Cultivar Wine and the pizza funghi fontina, which features mushrooms from Wineforest Wild Foods, will be donated to the Lake County Local Assistance Center.

~THIRSTY BEAR~ is featuring their special Wet Hop Harvest Ale this month and donating 50 cents from each pint of the ale to the Lake County Local Assistance Center. The ale is made with hops from Hops-Meister Farm, which is located in Clearlake, very close to the fire’s destruction. The ale is on tap through the end of October. 661 Howard St. at Hawthorne, 415-974-0905.

On Thursday October 1st, ~GOTT’S ROADSIDE~ will be donating 50 percent of all proceeds to the Middletown Unified School District, which will then distribute donations to students and their families who are victims of the Valley Fire. They’ve got four locations throughout the Bay Area, including the Ferry Building, St. Helena, Oxbow Market in Napa, and Palo Alto.