Puerto Rico is still reeling after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island last month. People have publicly begged President Trump to deliver the aid necessary to help relief efforts. He responded with a short visit, where he threw paper towels into a crowd of people. Celebrities have been taking it upon themselves to get necessary aid to Puerto Rico, including Pitbull and Real Housewife Of New York Bethenny Frankel. Now, chefs and mixologists in Los Angeles are coming together for a week-long fundraising effort called LA Loves PR centered around food inspired by the Caribbean island.
Angelenos will have a chance to donate money to Puerto Rico while dining and sipping on some of the best food and drink in the city.
Hey LA! We’re whipping up a special Trembleque (coconut pudding – Vegan and GF!) for #LALovesPR Oct 7-14. 100% of proceeds to @unidosxpr – show your support for #PuertoRico! If you can't make it to @creme_caramel_la Or @frankielucybakeshop during the fundraise, check out @lalovespr to see the other hundreds of dishes that are being donated to help the relief efforts. ?❤ ? @meetjakob
LA Loves PR has teamed up with Unidos Por Puerto Rico and more than 100 chefs and mixologists to raise money for Puerto Rican hurricane relief. According to the LA Loves PR website, more than 80 restaurants and bars will offer special menu items, with 100 percent of the proceeds going directly to Unidos Por Puerto Rico, an initiative created by First Lady of Puerto Rico, Beatriz Rosselló, to provide support and aid to those impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
LA Loves PR happens Oct. 7-14. The week-long event is bringing an edible tour of Puerto Rico straight to Los Angeles.
Caribbean Lemonade with rum, ginger, cinnamon and house cola. Cocktail by @christiaanrollich Available October 7th-14th at #Aocla @tavernla & @lucquesla – proceeds go to #puertorico so #drinkUP @lalovespr ? @aackstudio . . #Repost @lalovespr ・・・ Aaand we're live! Cheers to the 60+ restaurants, bars, bakeries and trucks making it happen for #PuertoRico – check our website for the full list, and stay tuned for more! ?
“Many of us in the restaurant, bar and hotel industry have sought inspiration and solace in Puerto Rico’s jeweled beaches, emerald rainforests and warm people,” reads the LA Loves PR website. “We place our memories on our plates and in our glasses, as tribute to this important sisterland that we will not leave behind.”
Chefs are sharing their mouthwatering creations on social media to get the word out, and the photos look incredible. From delicious canoitas…
We will be presenting this Amazing Dish Tomorrow @ktla5news in support to our friends @lalovespr which will be collecting donations from all participating restaurants all over LA, and give it to ?? dont miss the Segment at 10:30am Channel 5! Then find us Sunday @smorgasburgla from 10am to 4pm! ?: @_lia_b #lalovespr #thericansfood #forpuertorico #puertoricoselevanta #bananacanoe #canoitas #puertorico #puertoricorelief #smorgasburgla #voicesforpuertorico
To a pork pernil, yuca escabeche, mint mojo sandwich.
*licks phone screen*
Participating restaurants and bars are really going all out to raise as much money as possible.
You can follow LA Loves PR on Twitter to see all of the great food options you can buy for a good cause.
And, yes. There will be tacos with a Puerto Rican twist for those who just can’t go without tacos.
How can you say no to sofrito chicharrón tacos? You can’t.