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How The South Florida Restaurant Community is Giving Back After Hurrican Irma

From discounts to first responders to free ice and AC

Volunteers at Feeding South Florida
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Hurricane Irma has come and gone through the Sunshine State. And while the clean up efforts have begun, millions are still left without power, AC and cell phone service. But the South Florida restaurant and bar community have shown it knows a thing or two about hospitality — and is giving back to those who need it the most.

Here´s where to find ice, water, special discounts and more throughout South Florida. Eater Miami will continue to update the below so send us an email tipline at or tweet us at @eatermiami if there are other spots helping out.

— Mojo Donuts is offering is offering a free fancy doughnut and coffee to all service personnel, law enforcement officers and fire fighters until September 15 at both its Miami and Pembroke Pines locations.

— Sweet Liberty is giving away free ice and bottled water.

— The Bar in Coral Gables is giving away free ice.

— Purdy Lounge is giving away free ice.

— Batch Gastropub is offering free charging of cell phones for those without power.

— Living Green Fresh Market is offering free produce to guests.

— Nikki Beach is offering complimentary coffee to South of Fifth residents on September 13 during breakfast and lunch service.

— Maya´s Grill on Lincoln Road is offering complimentary meals to all first responders and uniformed officials through September 15.

— Sugar Factory Ocean Drive is handing out a bag lunch containing a turkey and Swiss sandwich, bag of chips, fresh fruit and one drink free to those in need through Friday.

— Yuca is giving a free “completa” to all first responders in uniform (EMTs, firefighters and police) from now until Friday, Sept. 15. First responders not in uniform can bring a valid credential and still eat for free. A "completa" includes ropa vieja, arroz (rice), frijoles negros (black beans) and maduros (fried sweet plantains).

— Food trucks in partnership with JetBlue handed out 10,000 meals to the community yesterday at BB&T Center and it’s happening again today from 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., then again from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

— Monday, September 18 through Thursday, September 21 Macchialina is offering up its popular $10 pasta deal all night long.

Want to get in on the relief efforts? Here´s how to help.

— Islamorada Beer Company is sending a trailer down to the Keys and has put together a Go Fund Me page where people can donate money for supplies. If interested in helping further email

— Feeding South Florida is collecting donations to take trucks down to the Florida Keys. Here´s where to donate.

— Nightclub Wall Lounge will donate 100 percent of door revenue to the Red Cross for people affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma from Friday, Sept. 15 to Sunday, Sept. 17.

— Mr. Chow is donating a portion of sales from its lychee martini across all restaurants to the Red Cross now through October 5.

— Tap 42 and M.I.A. Beer Co. have partnered up to develop to serve the “Adios Irma” that will be served at all Tap 42 locations beginning this Sunday, Sept. 17 through Sunday, Sept. 24. Proceeds from the cocktail will benefit Feeding South Florida and will go towards hurricane relief efforts. The beverage will cost $10 and features M.I.A. Beer Co.’s Cucumber Lime MIA HRD WTR, Gin and Basil syrup.

— MO Bar + Lounge at Mandarin Oriental, Miami is donating $6 dollars to Feeding South Florida for each #FloridaStrong cocktail sold during the month of September.

— Veza Sur Brewing is collecting hurricane relief items at the brewery from now until September 30th for those impacted by Irma. Customers that bring in two or more of these items to help victims of Hurricane Irma will receive a Chopp on the house.

Hungry and looking for somewhere to eat? Here´s a comphrensive list of spots that are now reopen.