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Lia Chang: Restaurants Respond for Relief, Chef Arnold Wong Hosts Special Benefit for Japan Night at E&O Trading Co. in SF on April 10

On Sunday April 10th, Chef Arnold Wong is hosting a Special Benefit for Japan Night at E&O Trading Co. 314 Sutter Street in San Francisco to aid Japan following the country’s devastating natural disaster. This amazing evening brings together San Francisco’s finest restaurants, wineries and mixologists to raise funds for the victims of the Earthquake and Tsunami that hit Japan on March 11th.

Liam Mayclem of Eye on the Bay will preside as emcee from 5-9pm, live entertainment will feature local favorite Chef Joey Altman & The Backburner Blues and burlesque dancers, and the Bon Vivants will be mixing up amazing cocktails during this evening of great food, wines, spirits, live music, entertainment and a silent auction.

Tickets for the event are priced at $75 and 100% of proceeds from the evening will be donated directly to Give2Asia. …Representatives from Give2Asia will be in attendance to speak about their involvement with the Japanese community and outreach underway. Click here to purchase tickets. Tickets will also be available at the door based on capacity!

Participating Restaurants:
Slanted Door
Grand Cafe
Beast & Hare
One Market
Citizen’s Band
Live Sushi
Le Soleil
Basil Canteen
& More

Kara’s Cupcakes
Nash Baker’s
Raison d’etre Bakery
Pinky’s Bakery
Namu Restaurant

Southern Wine & Spirits
Honig Winery
Haamonii Smooth Shochu
Southern Wine & Spirits
Cannonball Wines
Illy Cafe
Cocktails & Bartending Skills by Bon Vivant’s

Silent & Live Auction Items:
Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay
Columbus Salami
Palio d’Asti
One Market
McKormick & Kuleto’s
Il Fornaio
Lark Creek Steakhouse
Marlowe/Park Tavern Restaurant
Thirsty Bear
Campton Place
Straits Restaurant
Live Sushi Bar
Le Soleil
Illy Cafe
Qupe Winery
Attic Restaurant
Tommy Toy’s
Yan Can Cook
Sugar Bowl Bakery
Ferry Building Wine Merchant
and much more…

April 10, 2011
E&O Trading Company, San Francisco
314 Sutter Street @ Grant Avenue
San Francisco, California 94108
(415) 693-0303

E&O Trading Co. is a Modern Asian oasis in the heart of San Francisco’s vibrant Union Square. Easy off-site parking is available at the Sutter-Stockton garage across the street. The restaurant is open from 11:30am – 10:00pm Monday – Thursday, 11:30am – 11:00pm Friday – Saturday, and 5:00pm – 9:30pm Sunday.

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Lia Chang is an actor, performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multimedia journalist.

As a photographer and videographer, Lia collaborates with artists, organizations and companies in establishing their documentary photo archive and social media presence. She has been documenting her colleagues and contemporaries in the arts, fashion and journalism since making her stage debut as Liat in the National Tour of South Pacific, with Robert Goulet and Barbara Eden.

Selections of Lia’s archive of Asian Pacific Americans in the arts, fashion, journalism, politics and space are now in the newly created LIA CHANG THEATER PHOTOGRAPHY PORTFOLIO in the ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN PERFORMING ARTS COLLECTION housed in the Library of Congress Asian Division’s Asian American Pacific Islander Collection.

Lia’s portraits and performance photos have appeared in Vanity Fair, Gourmet, German Elle, Women’s Wear Daily, The Paris Review, TV Guide, Daily Variety, Interior Design, American Theatre,, Life & Style, OUT, New York Magazine, InStyle,,,,,, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, USA Today, The Boston Globe, New York Times and Washington Post. A former syndicated arts and entertainment columnist for KYODO News, Lia is the New York Bureau Chief for She writes about culture, style and Asian American issues for a variety of publications and this Backstage Pass with Lia Chang blog.

Other Articles by Lia Chang:
The Dish on Susur Lee and Shang
Dishin’ Favorites: Katz’s Pastrami at The Shop at Andaz
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Dishin’ Favorites: Porchetta is My Lastest Obsession
Dishin’ Favorites: Veselka
Photos of Lion Dancers in Los Angeles Chinatown
Photos: Chinese New Year Festival at The Huntington in San Marino
<Lunch at The Modern, A Stroll Through The Conservatory Garden in Central Park
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman and Master Chef Martin Yan at the 5th Annual Top 100 Chinese Restaurants in the USA Awards Ceremony in Las Vegas
House of Payne-Payneful Visit Episode features Denise Burse as Claretha Jenkins on TBS
Marva Hicks to Star in Concert of Pat Holley’s R&B/Pop Musical, Me & Caesar Lee at Triad Theatre, 3/27, 4/3 & 4/10
A night out with Gordana Rashovich, Flora Goforth in The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore
André De Shields Set for World Premiere of Charles Smith’s The Gospel According to James at Indiana Rep, 3/22-4/10
Photos: David Duchovny, John Earl Jelks, Amanda Peet,Tracee Chimo opening night of Neil LaBute’s The Break of Noon
Photos & Video Disney’s The Lion King Las Vegas-In the Makeup Chair with Thom Sesma
Click here for the Lia Chang Articles Archive.


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