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

Chicago, IL - On Thursday, April 24, over 3,000 restaurants nationwide will be donating a portion of their proceeds to HIV/AIDS related organizations as part of 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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