“All of the donations will go directly to the families,” said Greg Hill, the longtime on-air personality of WAAF in Boston, in a statement. “There is no red tape, and we can give the donations out immediately.”
Here is the list, and it's still growing: Avila, Alma Nove, Aquitaine, Atlantic Beer Garden, 62 Restaurant & Wine Bar, Bella Luna Restaurant & Milky Way Lounge, Bill's Pizzeria, Blue on Highland, Boloco Copley & Newbury, Bondir, Boston Burger Company, Brasserie Jo, Burger Dive, Cafe Sushi, Cafeteria, China Blossom, Cinquecento, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, Erbaluce, Enzo in Newburyport, Flatbread Company, Gari Japanese Fusion Bistro in Brookline and Needham, Gaslight, Grafton Street, Grill 23, Harvest, Howl at the Moon, Lord Hobo, Max and Dylans, Metropolis, Michael's Deli, Olde Irish Ale House, Olé Mexican Grill, Owen and Ollie's in Dracut, O Ya, Papagayo, Papa Razzi on Newbury Street, Park Restaurant & Bar, Piattini Wine Café, Pizza King in Lawrence, Post 390, Red Lulu Cocina & Tequila Bar, Ristorante Olivio, Ruby Room, Russell House Tavern, Salvatore’s Restaurants, Scollay Square, Sea Dog Brew Pub, Sip Wine Bar, Sweet Basil, Sophia Grotto, Tavern Road, The Farmhouse, The Fireplace, Temple Bar, Tres Gatos, Tryst Restaurant, Tuscan Kitchen in Salem, NH, Union Bar & Grille, and Whiskey Priest. If other restaurants wish to join the effort, they can contact the foundation at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll be updating the list throughout the day.
Be sure to check in with other restaurants, which may be jumping on the bandwagon as we post this.
Restaurants continue to come together to support the victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy and all the volunteers, first responders and workers involved in the aftermath. Places to donate and ways people can help are pouring in. Mayor Thomas Menino has established onefundboston.com, where people can donate to help the victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy.
The six nonprofit organizations hosting the Friends with Benefits gala slated for April 25 at The State Room have announced they will give 50 percent of their proceeds to The One Fund. The participating nonprofits are Longwood Giving, The Boston Bruins Foundation, College Bound Dorchester, The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, The Ellie Fund, and The International RETT Syndrome Foundation (6-9 PM; $100 & $150; click here for tickets).
In addition, we've updated our list of restaurants that are slowly opening in the area, and those that remain closed. Poe's Kitchen at the Rattlesnake is opening today for lunch, beginning at noon, serving a limited menu of sandwiches, tacos, appetizers and soups. Joe's American Bar & Grill on Newbury Street is open. Post 390, Flour Bakery + Cafe and other restaurants on Newbury Street have been open and remain open. (Please see the list of closed restaurants below.)
Meanwhile, restaurants in the crime-scene area that remain closed on Wednesday, April 17, until further notice include:
Abe & Louie’s (Boylston Street)
Asana (Boylston Street)
Boloco (Boylston Street location only)
Café 939 (Boylston Street)
City Bar (Boylston Street location only)
Forum (Boylston Street)
L’Espalier (Boylston Street)
Parish Café (Boylston Street only)
Pavement Coffeehouse (all locations)
Pour House (Boylston Street)
Skipjack’s (Clarendon Street location only)
Solas Irish Pub (Boylston Street)
Tasti D-Lite Boston (Newbury Street location only)
Information from Boston Restaurant Talk was used in this post and updated by Zagat.
In addition, the city of Boston has ordered that food truck sites #1 and #2 stay closed today, however, #3 and #4 are open. These Back Bay locations are @Boylston, @Clarendon, @Stuart Street and @Belvidere.
Those driving into the city on the Mass. Pike Eastbound can now use Exit 22 to Copley Square, but use the left lane only towards the Prudential Center. The right lane that heads into Copley Square is still closed. The Copley T station will remained closed today until further notice.