Chicago is Dining Out for Life, April 24
Thu. April 24, 2014 7:31 AM by GoPride.com News Staff
3,000 restaurants nationwide participating in Dining Out for Life
Dining Out for Life began in Philadelphia in 1991 and has since grown into an international event held in cities across North America, raising an average $4 million annually. Each restaurant donates a percentage of the day's food sales, which goes to local organizations to fund care, prevention, education, testing, counseling and other essential HIV/AIDs services.
In Chicago, EdgeAlliance's Dining Out for Life campaign celebrates 21 years of helping men, women and children impacted by HIV/AIDS by partnering with local restaurants.
Participating restaurants around Chicago will donate a portion of their proceeds to EdgeAlliance, allowing its residents to sustain healthy lives through affordable housing and programming. In 2013, more than 8,000 diners and over 80 Chicago restaurants raised $115,000. This year, there are over 55 restaurants participating locally.
"I've always been a big fan of the event, and before opening a restaurant, I've been a patron of the night," Taverna 750 owner Paul Cannella told ChicagoPride.com. "I'm a big fan of any fundraising activities that involve eating, drinking, spending time with friends, all while raising money for a great cause. It's a win all around."
Chicago is one of 60 cities across the United States and Canada participating in the event, making Dining Out for Life the single largest HIV/AIDS benefit in the country.
Other cities participating on in Dining Out for Life include Albany, Asheville, Baton Rouge, Birmingham/Mobile, Charleston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Clearwater (Tampa Bay), Columbia, Denver-Boulder, El Paso, Ferndale (Detroit), Fort Collins, Colo., Ft. Lauderdale, Grand Junction, Colo., Grand Rapids, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kalamazoo, Kamloops (Canada), Lake Charles, Memphis, Minneapolis, New Haven, Norfolk, Palm Springs, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Ore., Providence, Raleigh, Reno, San Diego, San Jose, Seattle, St. Louis, Tacoma, Tulsa, Washington, DC and Victoria, BC. The event is held at several other locations on alternate dates.
Chicago Restaurants participating in Dining Out for Life:
312 Chicago (312) 696-2420
Acre (773) 334-7600
Ann Sather Restaurant (773) 348-2378
Anna Maria Pasteria (773) 506-2662
Anteprima (773) 506-9990
Atwood Cafe (312) 368-1900
Avenue Tavern (773) 975-7000
Azzurra (773) 278-5959
The Bagel Restaurant and Deli (773) 477-0300
Bar Pastoral (773) 472-4781
Big Jones (773) 275-5725
Bistro Campagne (773) 271-6100
Bistronomic (312) 944-8400
Bite Cafe (773) 395-2483
Bluegrass (847) 831-0595
Bountiful Eatery (773) 687-9811
Broadway Cellars (773) 944-1208
Browntrout (773) 472-4111
Carnivale (312) 850-3827
The Chicago Diner - Lakeview (773) 935-6696
The Chicago Diner - Logan Square (773) 252-3211
Club Lucky (773) 227-2300
Crew Bar & Grill (773) 784-2739
Cucina Paradiso (708) 848-3434
Francesca's Bryn Mawr (773) 506-9261
Giordano's - Belmont (773) 327-1200
Giordano's - Jackson (312) 583-9400
Halsted's Bar & Grill (773) 348-9696
Hamburger Mary's (773) 784-6969
HB Home Bistro (773) 661-0299
Jack's On Halsted (773) 244-9191
Lady Gregory's (773) 271-5050
Las Mananitas (773) 528-2109
Longman & Eagle (773) 276-7110
Mia Francesca (773) 287-3310
Nookies Edgewater (773) 516-4188
Ombra (773) 506-8600
Pasteur Restaurant (773) 728-4800
Sable Kitchen & Bar (312) 755-9704
Salpicon (312) 988-7811
The Signature Room at the 95th (312) 280-0453
Silver Cloud (773) 489-6212
Sola (773) 327-3868
Southwater Kitchen (312) 236-9300
Spacca Napoli (773) 878-2420
Spritz Burger (773) 868-9866
Swirlz Cupcakes (773) 404-2253
Table Fifty-Two (312) 573-4000
Taverna 750 (773) 904-7466
Uncommon Ground (773) 465-9801
Vivere (312) 332-4040
Wilde Bar & Restaurant (773) 244-0404
Wishbone Restaurant (312) 850-2663
Wood (773) 935-9663
Celebrities star in superhero-themed PSA for Dining Out for Life
Designer Mondo Guerra (Under the Gunn, Project Runway All-Stars), Ted Allen, host of Food Network's popular show Chopped, Pam Grier (Foxy Brown, Jackie Brown) and chef Daisy Martinez from Food Network's ¡Viva Daisy! contributed their images and voices to Dining Out For Life hosted by Subaru® for the HIV/AIDS fundraiser's new animated superhero-themed Public Service Announcement.
Check it out!
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