We should all be thankful of our lucky stars, blessings, charms, spells, incantations, and everything else that got us through the Frankenstorm Sandy mostly unscathed. Those who live north, south and east of here weren’t quite as fortunate. Though nothing will ever bring back lives, homes and lifetimes of material possessions lost to Sandy, it could be weeks before some semblance of normalcy returns to areas hit hardest by the hurricane. Thankfully, many are stepping up to the challenges ahead. Opa owners George and Vasiliki Tsiouris, for instance, are donating 20 percent of tonight’s sales to the American Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania and Philadelphia, who are doing a bang-up job of tending to those displaced from flooding in the region.
Top Chef champ Kevin Sbraga is offering his own form of disaster relief. He took to the twittersphere today to announce that his self-titled restaurant will be open for dinner tonight, and serving a new rabbit potpie. He’s also offering a 10 percent discount to anyone who brings in a photo of storm-inflicted damage to their homes. It may not save lives like the Red Cross, but it will save few bucks for those battered by Sandy.