Restaurant notes: Fare game on; help for Japan

Two years in the making, the Fairmount restaurant/wine bar Fare is looking at a debut before Memorial Day at 2028 Fairmount Ave., across from L'Oca. Owner David Orphanides, chef Tim Bellew, and general manager Robert Amar have sustainability, local products, and organics on the mind. See the website, which just went live.

Two Japanese-relief fundraisers out there now:

Ooka restaurants in Montgomeryville, Doylestown, and Willow Grove, along with Komé in the Lehigh Valley, plan to raise $10,000 for the Japanese relief efforts by selling Japanese Relief Rolls — featuring shrimp tempura, cucumber, tobiko caviar, and topped with avocado, Albacore tuna, and spicy cream sauce. One hundred percent of the $12 price per roll will be donated to an organization helping with relief efforts in Japan.

The Pop Shop in Collingswood will host a fundraiser on Tuesday, April 5. Simply mention "American Red Cross Fundraiser" and the restaurant will donate 10 percent of the total check to the American Cross earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan. Many servers will also be donating a portion of their tips.