Chicago is Dining Out for Life, Thursday, April 26

Thu. April 26, 2012 8:23 AM by News Staff

dining out for life at halsted's, 2009

photo credit // frank failing

Eat out on April 26 to benefit HIV/AIDS services

Chicago, IL - On Thursday, April 26, 2012 EdgeAlliance presents its 19th annual Dining Out for Life event with over 75 Chicago restaurants participating in the annual event which benefits children and adults living with HIV/AIDS on Chicago's West Side.

Chicago is one of 60 cities across the U.S. hosting Dining Out for Life, which aims to raise funds for local HIV/AIDS charities. With the help of more than 250,000 diners, Dining Out for Life expects to raise over $4 million to support those living with HIV/AIDS.

Dining Out for Life, which is the single largest HIV/AIDS benefit in the country, is celebrating its 21-year anniversary. The unique fundraising event was started in 1991 by a volunteer for ActionAIDS in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

This year over 75 participating Chicago restaurants will contribute up to half of the meal ticket to EdgeAlliance as part of the 19th annual Dining Out for Life Chicago. Last year over $125,000 was raised locally to help EdgeAlliance continue its mission of providing housing with life services to men, women & children living with HIV/AIDS.

The following restaurants will be taking part Thursday during lunch and dinner. See if your favorite eatery is one of them:

312 Chicago (312) 696-2420 Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Acre 773-334-7600 Dinner
Andies Restaurant 773.784.8616 Any Meal
Angelina Ristorante (773) 935-5933 Dinner
Ann Sather 773.348.2378 Breakfast, Lunch
Anna Maria Pasteria 773.506.2662 Dinner
Anteprima 773.506.9990 Dinner
Atwood Cafe 312.368.1900 Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Avenue Tavern (773) 975-7000 Dinner
The Bagel Deli & Restaurant - Lakeview 312-477-0300 Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
The Bagel Deli & Restaurant - Skokie 847-677-0100 Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Baker & Nosh (773) 989-7393 Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Berghoff Restaurant 312.427.3170 Dinner
Big Jones (773) 275-5725 Brunch, Dinner
Bistronomic (312) 944-8400 Dinner, Lunch
Bite Cafe 773.395.2483 Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
Blackbird 312.715.0708 Dinner
Blokes & Birds 773-472-5252 Dinner
Bluegrass 847-831-0595 Dinner, Lunch
Broadway Cellars 773-944-1208 Dinner
Browntrout 773.472.4111 Any Meal
Carnivale 312.850.5005 Dinner
Ceres' Table 773.878.4882 Dinner
The Chicago Diner 773.935.6696 Any Meal
Club Lucky 773.227.2300 Dinner, Lunch
Connie's Pizza 312.326.3443 Dinner
Crew Bar & Grill 773.784.CREW Dinner, Lunch
Cucina Paradiso 708.848.3434 Dinner
Custom House Tavern 312.523.0200 Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
DS Tequila Company (773) 697-9127 Dinner
Deleece 773.325.1710 Dinner
Deleece Grill 773.348.3313 Dinner
El Mariachi 773-549-2932 Dinner
EPIC 312-222-4940 Dessert
Fiorentino's 773.244.3026 Dinner
Fiorenza Ristorante 708.366.1400 Dinner
Francesca's Bryn Mawr 773.506.9261 Dinner, Lunch
Francesca's Forno 773-770-0184 Dinner, Lunch
Francesca's On Chestnut (312) 482-8800 Dinner, Lunch
Francesca's on Taylor (312) 829-2828 Dinner, Lunch
Growling Rabbit (773) 654-1444 Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch
Halsted's Bar and Grill 773.348.9696 Dinner
Hamburger Mary's 773.784.6969 Brunch, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
HB Home Bistro (773) 661-0299 Dinner
Hearty Restaurant 773.868.9866 Dinner
Horizon Cafe 773.883.1565 Dinner
Jack's on Halsted 773.244.9191 Dinner
Jin Ju 773.334.6377 Dinner
Kilwins Chicago 312.654.1962 Dessert
Lady Gregory's 773.271.5050 Dinner
Las Mananitas 773.528.2109 Dinner
Leopold 312.348.1028 Dinner
Longman & Eagle 773.276.7110 Dinner
Magnolia Cafe 773.728.8785 Dinner
Mia Francesca 773.281.3310 Dinner
Minibar (773) 871-6227 Dinner
Nookies Edgewater (773) 516-4188 Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Ombra 773-506-8600 Dinner
Palette Bistro (773) 477-2565 Brunch, Dinner
Ping Pong (773)281-7575 Dinner
PROSECCO 312.951.9500 Dinner, Lunch
Sable Kitchen and Bar 312.755.9704 Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Salpicon 312.988.7811 Dinner
The Signature Room at the 95th 312.787.9596 Dinner
Sola Restaurant (773) 327-3868 Dinner
South Water Kitchen (312) 236-9300 Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Southport & Irving 773.857.2890 Dinner
Spacca Napoli 773.878.2420 Dinner, Lunch
Tank Sushi (773) 769-2600 Dinner
Taverna 750 773.904.7466 Dinner
Topper's Pizza 312.226.6664 Dinner
Tuscany Oakbrook 630.990.1993 Dinner, Lunch
Uncommon Ground 773.465.9801 Dinner
Via Veneto 773.267.0888 Any Meal
Vincent Restaurant 773.334.7168 Dinner
Vivere 312.332.4040 Dinner, Lunch
Wakamono (773) 296-6800 Dinner
Wilde Bar & Restaurant 773.271.5050 Dinner
Zapatista - Cuisines of Mexico 773.525.4100 Dinner, Lunch

For more information on Dining Out for Life and Edge Alliance, visit