Matador Restaurant to raise funds for victims of Eastern Washington wildfires

By Volcano Staff on August 5, 2014

If you like it hot, and we all know that you do, Matador in Tacoma delivers food to the table primed and ready to sear the insides of your mouth. They put the wails in jalapeño at this downtown corner hot spot where long thick curtains at the entrance muffle your screams to the outside, and warms your heart around the fire pit table, the centerpiece of this sexy beast.

This summer, there are many folks who don't like it hot, specifically the victims of the Eastern Washington wildfires. The square miles of damage and the money spent to fight to fires are astronomical.

Today, Matador Restaurant and Tequila Bar announced that its Washington state locations - including downtown Tacoma - as well as Kickin' Boot Whiskey Kitchen in Ballard, are partnering with local organization Band of Brothers Northwest to help raise funds to assist victims of the Eastern Washington wildfires. Thursday, August 7 from 11 a.m. to close, the restaurants will be donating 100 percent of all profits to Band of Brothers NW, and the organization will be accepting tax-deductible donations of any kind at a booth in each location.

Let's read excerpts from Matador's press release. ...

At nearly 400 square miles, the Carlton complex fire is the largest in Washington state history and has burned more than 300 homes. Already, the cost of fighting the fire has surpassed $23 million, but that figure fails to include the cost of the victim's homes that were damaged and lost property.

To help those affected by the fires, Band of Brothers NW is collecting funds to purchase gift cards for necessities like food, water and medical supplies; the gift cards will then be donated to the families in need. For those unable to attend this event, there are other ways to help, including online donations at Band of Brothers NW's website (, as well as sending gift cards directly to the organization.

To help raise awareness of the event and fundraising drive, everyone is encouraged to spread the word about the event on social media, using the hashtag #WeCareEWFires.