Miguel Escobedo in front of the restaurant that he and his brother, Victor, own and run.

Update at 5:00 p.m.

By 5 p.m. Miguel Escobedo had collected a couple of truckloads of donations. One went to the Salvation Army because it was not quite what protesters needed in Standing Rock, but the other was filled with coats, sleeping bags and other supplies that will indeed be headed to Standing Rock, he said.

A truckload of supplies ready for the trip to Standing Rock.
A truckload of supplies ready for the trip to Standing Rock.

Update @ 12:02 p.m.

Miguel Escobedo is outside in front of his Papalote’s restaurant today collecting warm clothes and sleeping bags for the Standing Rock protesters. He will be there until 3 p.m. and he said this morning that he could use more warm sleeping bags and coats.

Miguel Escobedo and a donor.
Miguel Escobedo and a donor.

November 18, 2016, 8 a.m.

Remezcla writes about local Papalote chef Miguel Escobedo and his efforts on behalf of the protesters at Standing Rock.

I felt a connection to the people at Standing Rock because I have indigenous blood,” said Miguel Escobedo, the man behind the Mission’s wildly successful restaurant, Papalote Mexican Grill. “Being Mexican, I feel I am an equal to Native Americans. My blood is of the American continent.”

Escobedo is a Bay Area mover and shaker on several fronts. Aside from his role as a chef and entrepreneur  – Miguel and his brother have opened two Papalote restaurants in San Francisco, garnering critical acclaim and inspiring retailers to clamor for their renowned salsa recipe – Escobedo has also made a name for himself as a DJ under alias Mr. E.  READ MORE or just show up at Papalote’s on  Sunday with donations.

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