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Bethesda Row Restaurant Hosting Hurricane Sandy Toy Drive

By Aaron Kraut

Friday - 12/7/2012, 11:15am  ET

Chef Robert Wiedmaier’s Mussel Bar & Grille (7262 Woodmont Ave.) is partnering up with its location in Atlantic City, N.J., to provide holiday toys for some of the hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy in October.

Those who drop off an unwrapped toy in the motorcycle-paper covered box at the restaurant on Wednesday, Dec. 12 can receive a free desert, Mussel Bar’s triple chocolate gateau.

Wiedmaier is teaming up with other D.C. chefs to collect toys on behalf of his employees at his Atlantic City restaurant in the Revel Casino. Atlantic City was one of many New Jersey shore areas that saw the worst of Sandy, which caused upwards of $36 billion of damage to the state.

David Guas’ Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery in Arlington and R.J. Cooper’s Rogue 24 in D.C. are also participating in the toy drive, which coincides with the 12-12-12 Sandy Relief Concert in New York. Wiedmaier will be showing the concert at the bar.