Spring fundraisers from our favorite Chicago restaurants


Doesn’t spring just make you want to do good and set a positive tone for the rest of the year? Well, it does that to us. And we know the world is going through a difficult time right now. We talked about companies raising funds for Ukraine a while ago, but now we want to introduce you to companies that are fighting to improve our local communities. Check out these spring fundraisers hosted by our favorite spots the next time you feel like dining out. Food tastes better when you do good.

1955 W. Addison St. Chicago, Illinois 60613

658 N. Ashland Ave. Chicago, IL 60622

WHEN: April

In addition to celebrating Bartoli’s birthday this month, Bartoli’s will also be donating a portion of the proceeds from all deep-dish pizzas sold for the month of April to West Town Feeds. West Town Feeds is a community-based program whose daily goal is to provide 50 to 100 hot meals to homeless neighbors.

540 N Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

WHEN: Friday, April 22

The cocktail bar located in the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, will host a Candlelight Happy Hour in honor of Earth Day on Friday, April 22 from 3-7 p.m. and its Spring Equinox seasonal cocktail. 10% of all happy hour sales will be donated directly to FamilyFarmed, a non-profit organization committed to expanding the production, marketing and distribution of locally grown and responsibly produced foods, to improve the social, economic and environmental health of our communities.

WHEN: Thursday, April 21

The Illinois Restaurant Association will host the 43rd annual Chef’s Table gala presented by Sysco and 8 Hospitality on Thursday, April 21, 2022 from 6-10 p.m. at the Theater on the Lake (2401 N Lake Shore Dr.). The annual celebration honors the restaurant industry while raising funds to benefit the IRA Educational Foundation for scholarships and learning opportunities for deserving students. Themed “All Around Chicago,” this year’s gala will pay homage to Chicago’s vibrant neighborhood food scene with tasting stations from more than 25 restaurants, drinks, dancing and a silent auction.

954 W Fulton Market St, Chicago, IL 60607


Marvin’s collaborative sandwich series has so far been a smash hit, with chef Mitch Cavanah bringing the visions of some of his most revered local counterparts to life on his menu each month. In May, Chef Mitch joins forces with Top Chef winner Joe Flamm of Rose Mary, a Fulton Market destination restaurant with inspiration from Croatia and the Adriatic. Proceeds from the $16 Rose Mary sandwich in May will go to Lakeview Pantry, a Chicago food pantry since 1970.

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