By John Griffin
Posted on29 March 2011.
Two local eateries are raising money for Japanese relief from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Coco XO, 18402 U.S. 281 at Loop 1604, and Silo, 1133 Austin Hwy., are hosting benefits for the Red Cross.
"By now, most of us are aware of the devastation caused by the earthquakes, tsunamis, and aftershocks throughout the Pacific," says the organizing group, San Antonians United for a Cause. "Being a world away, many may feel there is little we can do to aid those suffering from this catastrophe ... but we can."
Coco XO is offering free appetizers, drink specials, and its famous chocolate fountain, with Paul Mireles of KENS 5 serving as emcee. Jennifer Coffey of WOAI will be at Silo, which is offering hors d 'oeuvres and happy hour drink specials. Each location will have silent auction items as well.
Admission is a $15 donation to the Red Cross. Patrons are asked to wear red to show support for the Red Cross.
Specialty drinks for the evening include the Rising Sun Martini (Grey Goose vodka, triple sec, orange juice and grenadine) for $5 and the Red Cross Shot (a Bacardi-torched cherry, passion fruit syrup and a splash of Sprite) for $3.