Chicago's 12th Annual Dining Out for Life set for Thursday, April 29

Thu. April 1, 2004 12:00 AM

Evening's proceeds from participating restaurants help AIDSCARE in battle against HIV/AIDS

Chicago, IL - Chicago's 12th annual "Dining Out for Life"—an evening when area restaurants donate a portion of their proceeds to the battle against HIV/AIDS—will be held on Thursday, April 29. As of late March, 75 restaurants have signed on to participate. Last year's Dining Out for Life Chicago raised more than $110,000.

The event's beneficiary is AIDSCARE, an organization that provides invaluable housing, care and support services to thousands in greater Chicago.

Chicago will be joining 36 other cities in North America that will hold Dining Out for Life evenings in 2004. More than 25 of these cities are expected to designate April 29 as their local Dining Out for Life evening.

"We are especially excited about this year's event," says Jim Flosi, executive director of AIDSCARE. "Our newly hired development director, Cecilia Bottrell, is also serving as the 2004 president of the International Dining Out for Life Association and she'll lend a tremendous amount of experience and success to our local program."

For more information on Dining Out for Life, call 773.935.4663 or visit For more on the programs and services of AIDSCARE, visit

2004 Dining Out for Life Participating Restaurants
(As of March 31, 2004)

Andalous Moroccan Cuisine, 3307 N. Clark…Angelina Ristorante, 3561 N. Broadway…Angel's, 5403 N. Clark… Ann Sather - Lakeview, 929 W. Belmont…Anna Maria Pasteria, 3953 N. Broadway…Arco De Cuchilleros, 3445 N. Halsted… Avenue Tavern, 2916 N. Broadway

Bella Domani Ristorante, 4603 N Lincoln Ave…Ben & Jerry's, 338 W. Armitage…Biasetti's Steakhouse, 1625 W. Irving Park Rd…Biggs SteakHouse, 1150 N. Dearborn…Bistro 110, 110 E. Pearson…Bistrot Margot, 1437 N. Wells…Brasserie Jo, 59 W. Hubbard… Bungalow Loungebar, 1622 W. Belmont Ave…Burgundy Inn, 2706 N. Ashland Ave…The Bagel Restaurant & Deli, 3107 N. Broadway

Cafe Bernard, 2100 N. Halsted…Cafe El Tapatio, 3400 N. Ashland Ave. …Cafe Matou, 1846 N. Milwaukee Ave… Cafe Spiaggi, 980 N. Michigan …Cerise, 521 N. Rush at Le Meridien Hotel…Charlie's Ale House in Andersonville, 5308 N. Clark St…Chicago Joe's, 2256 W. Irving Park, Chicago…Club Lucky, 1824 W. Wabansia

Deleece, 4004 N. Southport…Dinotto Ristorante, 215 W. North Avenue…Dunlays on Clark, 2600 N. Clark

Fiesta Mexican Restaurant, 2423 N. Lincoln…Filippo's Ristorante, 2211 N. Clybourn…Francesca's Bryn Mawr, 1039 W. Bryn Mawr

Geja's Café, 340 W. Armitage…Genesee Depot, 3736 N. Broadway…Glory Restaurant, 1952 N. Damen Ave.

Jake Melnick's Corner Tap, 51 E. Superior…Jin Ju Restaurant & Bar, 5203 N. Clark

Karyn's Fresh Corner, 1901 N. Halsted, Chicago…Kiki's Bistro, 900 N. Franklin, Chicago…Kitsch'n on Roscoe, 2005 W. Roscoe, Chicago

La Creperie, 2845 N. Clark St….La Donna Restaurant, 5146 N. Clark…La Tache, 1475 W. Balmoral…La Tavernetta Cucina Italiana, 3023 N. Broadway…Las Mananitas, 3523 N. Halsted…Lucca's, 2834 N. Southport

Magnolia Café, 1224 West Wilson Ave…Mama Desta's Red Sea Restaurant, 3216 N. Clark…Mas, 1670 W. Division…Melrose Restaurant, 3233 N. Broadway…Menagerie, 1232 W. Belmont…Meritage Café & Wine Bar, 2118 N. Damen…Mia Francesca, 3311 N. Clark…Mity Nice Grill, 835 N. Michigan Ave…Mod, 1520 N. Damen

Nine Restaurant, 440 W. Randolph…Nacional 27, 325 W. Huron…Nookies Tree, 3334 N. Halsted St.

O'Fame Italian Restaurant, 750 W. Webster…Outpost, 3438 N. Clark

R.J. Grunts, 2056 Lincoln Park West…Rhapsody, 65 E. Adams…Riques Regional Mexican, 5004 N Sheridan Rd…The Room Restaurant, 5900 N. Broadway

Salpicon, 1252 N. Wells…Scoozi Chicago, 410 W. Huron…Shaw's Crab House, 21 E. Hubbard…Signature Room at the 95th, 875 N. Michigan Avenue … Silver Cloud, 1700 N. Damen…Solstice, 2666 N. Halsted…Speakeasy Supper Club, 1401 W. Devon…Stella's Diner, 3042 N. Broadway

Thyme, 464 N. Halsted…Thyme Café, 1540 N. Milwaukee…Toast - Lincoln Park, 746 W. Webster…Toast, 2046 N. Damen...Tomboy, 5402 N. Clark…...Tweet, 5020 N. Sheridan

Vegetarian Chicago Diner, 3411 N. Halsted…Vivo, 838 W. Randolph…Vong's Thai Kitchen, 6 W. Hubbard

Cucina Paradiso, 814 North Blvd., Oak Park, IL
The Bagel Restaurant & Deli - Old Orchard, 50 Old Orchard Center, Skokie, IL