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Austin restaurants invite you to 'Dine with Maui' on Saturday to help with wildfire relief

A photo of a Maui street patrolled by National Guard members next to burned trees and an emergency vehicle.
Courtesy of the Director of the National Guard/Facebook
Food blogger Amanda Wong is organizing the fundraiser to support the island.

Sixty local restaurants are teaming up to donate a percentage of their profits Saturday to the Maui Food Bank.

Austin food blogger Amanda Wong is organizing the fundraiser to support the island, which experienced the deadliest U.S. wildfire in more than 100 years last week.

Wong had planned to travel to Maui in September. She canceled her trip after the wildfire broke out but wanted to support the rebuilding efforts from afar. Last Friday, she reached out to restaurants she’s connected with through her blog Austin Food Adventures, asking them to donate up to 10% of their sales on Saturday.

A stylized drawing of a dark blue fish hook against a white background. The letters ATX are written in white inside the hook, and the words Dine With Maui are written below the hook.
Elena Nguyen / Courtesy Of Amanda Wong

Thirty-seven restaurants originally joined the fundraiser, and 23 more have gotten involved in the past few days. Austin merch company FKA Merch will donate T-shirts for the event. You can order the shirt online for $25, and those profits will also go to Maui Food Bank.

Wong raised $50,000 over multiple days for a similar Dine With Ukraine fundraiser last year. She’s hoping to raise at least $20,000 for this year’s single-day event.

“If you ever felt hopeless about the situation or you feel like there’s something you could do to help but you’re not sure what, this event is perfect for that,” Wong says. “All you have to do is go out to eat.”

Below is a full list of restaurants donating a portion of their Saturday sales. You can find a map of them here.

  • Merry Monarch Creamery
  • Shoyu Sugar
  • Komé
  • JewBoy Burgers
  • Seoulju
  • Ramen512
  • That Burger
  • Tacos La Catrina
  • Paprika
  • Mum Foods
  • Yeni’s Fusion
  • Song La
  • Eldorado Cafe
  • Thai-Kun
  • Teaspoon
  • 1618 Asian Fusion
  • David Doughie's
  • Fil N' Viet
  • Pedroso’s Pizza
  • Fukumoto
  • SXSE Food Co
  • Tan My
  • Choo Sando Omakase
  • Konfusedesi
  • T-LOC's Sonoran Hot Dogs
  • Whipped Bakery & Cafe
  • Proud Mary Coffee
  • Cuantos Tacos
  • Din Ho Chinese BBQ
  • InterStellar BBQ
  • Un Mundo De Sabor
  • Sip Pho
  • Ramen Del Barrio
  • Mochinut ATX
  • Thunder Chief
  • Tiki Tatsu-Ya
  • El Paso Flauta
  • Wholly Cow Burgers
  • Fairways Cantina
  • Habana Restaurant
  • Kuway's Banh Mi
  • Veracruz All Natural
  • Sazan Ramen
  • Poke-Poke
  • Poke House
  • Lil' Nicky's Wings & Things
  • Calaveras Tacos y Mas
  • Korea House Austin
  • Cookie Wookie Kitchen
  • Olamaie
  • Maie Day
  • KG BBQ
  • Sa-Tén
  • Uroko
  • WEH? Asian Fusion
  • Bom Bakeshop
  • Vaquero Taquero
  • Fierce Whiskers Distillery
  • Bake the World a Better Place
Chelsey Zhu is the digital producer at KUT. Got a tip? You can email her at
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