SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A handful of San Diego restaurants plan to honor Anthony Bourdain the day before what would have been the late chef's 62nd birthday.
Bo-beau restaurants in Southern California plan to donate 20 percent of all food sales on June 24 to benefit Community Alliance for Healthy Minds, a San Diego nonprofit that raises awareness and support for mental health issues and suicide prevention.
Participating restaurants can be visited at:
- BO-beau kitchen + bar: 4996 W. Point Loma Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107 (Open 4:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.)
- BO-beau kitchen + caché: 1027 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103 (Open 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
- BO-beau kitchen + garden: 8384 La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa, CA 92194 (Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
- BO-beau kitchen + roof tap: 144 Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802 (Open 12:00 p.m. – 9 p.m.)
"So whether you are an individual seeking resources for yourself, a family member, or someone that you know, our goal is to help reduce the stigma, eliminate the shame, point you in the right direction, connect you with actual service providers who can help, and give you some tools that you can use right now to better manage whatever comes your way," Connie Kennemer, Community Alliance For Healthy Minds co-founder, said.
The Cohn Restaurant Group stops are the latest local establishments to honor Bourdain.
Earlier this month, Cloak & Petal rolled out a special dish to raise money for the San Diego Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Since Bourdain's death on June 8, restauranteurs around the country have found ways to honor the TV icon, author, and chef.
If you're feeling suicidal or having suicidal thoughts, help is available. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.