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Food and drink fundraisers to benefit Ellicott City, Jones Falls area after flood

This story has been updated with additional fundraisers. Past fundraisers from the week of Aug. 1 are noted at the end.

Bars, restaurants and breweries throughout Greater Baltimore are rolling out special events to assist in Ellicott City's recovery after the Saturday night flood that devastated Main Street.


Some fundraisers have also been established to help businesses that suffered flood damage in the Jones Falls area of Baltimore.

Below are the local establishments offering brews and bites to raise funds for charities supporting flood recovery efforts:


On Aug. 8, Daniel's Restaurant and Open Air Bar in Elkridge will match 100 percent of its burger sales with donations to Ellicott City relief.

BGR The Burger Joint in Columbia will donate 15 percent of its sales on Aug. 9 to the Ellicott City Partnership.

On Aug. 10, Smaltimore will host a fundraiser to benefit ECStrong, the fund set up by the United Way of Central Maryland to help Ellicott City. The Canton bar will offer six Jailbreak Brewing Co. beers, six Manor Hill Brewing Co. beers, and Smirnoff orange drinks for $5, with $4 from each drink sold going to the United Way fund.

Also on Aug. 10 at Ledo Pizza in Columbia, a portion of sales will go to Old EC Strong, and given directly to employees who have been displaced by the flood. It will run from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and include dine-in and takeout options. There'll also be a $5 raffle, and staff will donate 20 percent of their tips to the cause.

On Aug. 10 and Aug. 11, Tino's Italian Bistro will donate 20 percent of sales to victims of the flood.

On Aug. 11, the River Hill Sports Grille will donate a portion of their sales to the Ellicott City Partnership. They open from 11 a.m. to midnight. There will also be a $5 raffle and a cornhole tournament with a $5 entry free. All of the raffle and entry fees will be donated.

AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar, will host a fundraiser and event held by Blossoms of Jobs on Aug. 11, from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Here employees, business owners and those whose lives have been disrupted by the flood will be paired with potential employers. There's a suggested $20 donation to help victims of the disaster.

Black Flag Brewing Co., a new brewery in Columbia, will host a "HopAsana Yoga Fundraiser" Aug. 14. The class is donation-based with a suggested $20 donation at the door, and all proceeds will go directly to the Ellicott City Partnership. Yoga runs from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and the brewery will be open after the class. Attendees over the age of 21 will each receive one free pint of beer.


On Aug. 15 Rams Head Tavern in Savage Mill, will host a "Give Back Night" from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. 20 percent of their food sales will be given to the Ellicott City Partnership.

Olney Farmers Artist Market will stage a benefit concert on Aug. 15. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds will go to those who lost their homes and businesses in the flood, including one of the market's vendors, River House Pizza.

On Aug. 16 and Aug. 17, Sneha Indian Cuisine will host a fundraising dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Twenty percent of sales will go to the Ellicott City flood relief. There'll also be a donation box for those who'd like to make additional contributions.

Petit Louis Bistro in Columbia will host a four-course dinner Aug. 19 to benefit Ellicott City flood victims. The $195 wine dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. with passed hors d'oeuvres.

Twist and Turn Tavern in Fulton will be taking donations Aug. 19 during a live classic rock show by Out of Order.

On Aug. 21 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Captain James Landing will host a crab feast to raise funds for the Ellicott City Partnership. General admission is $60 for adults, and $30 for children ages 5 to 12. Tickets include all-you-can-eat crabs, corn, soup, wings, pasta, salad, domestic beer and sodas.


The Iron Bridge Wine Co. will host a six-course wine dinner Aug. 21 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sixty tickets will be available for $275 each, and 100 percent of ticket sales will be donated to the Ellicott City Partnership.

Captain James Landing is hosting a crab feast on Aug. 21 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. General admission is $60, and it's $30 for children ages 5 to 12. Tickets include all-you-can-eat crabs for two hours, food and soda. Proceeds will go to the Ellicott City Partnership.

On Aug. 27 from noon to 4 p.m., Victoria Gastro Pub in Columbia will host a beer festival to benefit the Ellicott City Partnership. The restaurant is selling 150 tickets at $60 each, and Manor Hill Tavern and Waverly Real Estate Group will match the funds raised from every ticket sold, and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the Ellicott City Partnership. Each ticket includes a commemorative glass, beer tastings and passed heavy hors d'oeuvres.

Dimitri's International Grille in Catonsville will host a fundraiser Aug. 27 starting at 5 p.m. to benefit Ellicott City. The restaurant will offer prizes and a raffle, as well as guest bartenders, happy hour pricing all night and live music.

Caton Tavern in Catonsville will donate 50 percent of the funds raised from its Aug. 27 Caton Fest to Ellicott City's recovery. The other half of the funds raised will be donated to the Catonsville Children's Home. The tavern is asking for a $3 donation to enter, and the event includes live music.

BMORE Around Town will host a tailgate before the Ravens' Aug. 27 game against the Detroit Lions, with a portion of the proceeds going to rebuilding Ellicott City. Tickets, which are $35 for adults and $20 for children, include food, an open bar, tailgate games and more. The festivities will take place in Lot O by M&T Bank Stadium.


Past fundraisers:

From Monday through Friday, Nacho Mama's and Mama's on the Half Shell in Canton will donate 20 percent of their sales to the Ellicott City Disaster Relief Fund.

Le Garage Beer Bar & Frites in Hampden has extended its Baltimore Restaurant Week offerings, and will donate $5 from every $35 fixed-price meal sold through Sunday to help rebuild Nepenthe Homebrew in Woodberry. The restaurant is also offering a special beer flight and donating $1 from each tasting.

The Alehouse Columbia will donate proceeds from Flying Dog and Oliver Brewing Co. beers sold Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. to the Ellicott City Historic District Partnership.

On Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Yogi Castle in Ellicott City will host a fundraiser to benefit historic Ellicott City's recovery. The shop will hold a raffle and have a donation station.

Jailbreak Brewing Co. will host a fundraiser Thursday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Laurel brewery will offer free tours (donations are encouraged) and donate half the night's proceeds to charities aiding in Ellicott City's recovery. Giggy's BBQ and Catering food truck and Kona Ice will serve food and snow cones, and the brewery will have two additional bars open to host the crowd.


Whole Foods in Columbia will donate a portion of its whole pizza sales Thursday through Sunday to Ellicott City's recovery. Customers will also be able to donate to the Ellicott City Partnership at checkout.

Sonoma's Bar & Grill in Columbia will donate 20 percent of its sales Friday from 7 p.m. to the last call to Ellicott City's relief fund.

Portside Tavern will put on a Friday night fundraiser for the Ellicott City Partnership. The Canton bar and restaurant is asking for donations of at least $10 at the door and will send 100 percent of donations to the organization. Guests who donate will receive wristbands for food and drink specials from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., including $2 domestic bottles, $3 Fireballs, $4 wines, $4 craft pints, $5 bombs and $7 cheese steaks.

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Both Chef Paolino locations in Ellicott City and Catonsville will donate 10 percent of Friday's proceeds (dine-in and carryout) to the ECStrong fund set up by the United Way of Central Maryland.

Heavy Seas Brewery in Halethorpe will donate 50 percent of its revenue from Saturday (noon to 10 p.m.) and Sunday (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) to the Ellicott City Partnership. The brewery will host tours throughout the weekend and add more as needed to accommodate guests. Heavy Seas will also be accepting donations of materials to help clean up Main Street.

Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick will donate proceeds from beer sales at its tasting room to the Ellicott City Historic District Partnership throughout the weekend. The brewery is open Friday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.


Two Noodles & Company locations in Columbia will donate a portion of their weekend sales to the Ellicott City Partnership. On Saturday and Sunday the restaurants at Columbia Crossing (6191 Old Dobbin Lane) and inside the Mall in Columbia's food court will donate 25 percent of their sales to the organization. The fundraiser coincides with the chain's Family Weekend, during which all families can receive a free kids' meal with the purchase of a regular entree.

On Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., the White Oak Tavern in Ellicott City will donate a portion of the proceeds from Flying Dog Beer and food sales to the Ellicott City Historic District Partnership.

Great Sage in Clarksville will donate 10 percent of its sales on Sunday to the Ellicott City Partnership.

Christiana Amarachi Mbakwe contributed to this post.