Eat Some Pig, Save the Earth: My Kind of Environmental Initiative

Here's an email from a restaurant publicist I can totally get behind (I've deleted the hypey stuff).

Earth Day is coming up and to honor its commitment to Environmental Awareness, Il Buco will be offering a $30 lunch prix fixe, including its famous porchetta panino, for five days starting today (Tuesday).

One hundred percent of every $30 prix fixe menu will go to Al Gore's We Campaign, a Project of the Alliance for Climate Protection, whose aim is to halt global warming.

This is extremely cool for two reasons.

First, the folks at Il Buco really know how to cook pig. The porchetta panino is so good I put it in my September 2006 story in Details magazine—"22 Sandwiches That Will Change Your Life." (The article's not available online, but here's a list of the sandwiches).

Second, Il Buco is giving 100 percent of the proceeds to charity. Usually when restaurants do fund-raisers, they give away only a portion of the proceeds.

IL BUCO

Address: 47 Bond Street, New York NY 10012
Phone: 212-533-1932