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Head out for lunch or dinner today to benefit Dining Out for Life

Dining Out for Life benefits from your eating out today

Dining out for Life B&B Butchers pork shank
B&B Butchers bone-in chicken shank. Courtesy photo
Dining out for Life Harold's Barley Herb Salad
Barley risotto at Harold's in the Heights. Courtesy photo
Dining out for Life Durham house mahi
The Durham House's seared mahi. Courtesy photo
Dining out for Life Prohibition Tagliarini
Tagliarini with veal bolognese at Prohibition. Courtesy photo
Dining out for Life Charivari scallop
Charivari's seared scallops. Courtesy photo
Dining out for Life B&B Butchers pork shank
Dining out for Life Harold's Barley Herb Salad
Dining out for Life Durham house mahi
Dining out for Life Prohibition Tagliarini
Dining out for Life Charivari scallop

No one can deny Houstonians' enthusiasm for dining out, but area residents particularly enjoy patronizing restaurants on behalf of charitable causes. Just consider the $1.9 million Houston Restaurant Weeks raised in 2015 as proof. 

Diners will have another opportunity to show their giving spirit on Thursday during the annual Dining Out for Life event. Organized locally by the AIDS Foundation Houston, over 3,000 restaurants in 60 cities nationwide take part in the event, which raises money for AIDS-related charities. AFH has enlisted over 40 Houston restaurants to support the cause, ranging from Houston classics like Tony Mandola's and Shade to relative hotspots like B&B Butchers and The Durham House.

Unlike HRW, Dining Out for Life doesn't feature special menus. Simply order items on the regular menu during breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and the restaurant will donate a portion of the day's sales to AFH programs and services that help thousands of Houstonians living with HIV/AIDS.

“Year after year, we are impressed by the outpouring of support by restaurants and diners alike,” said Kelly Young, CEO of AIDS Foundation Houston, in a statement. “We can end HIV/AIDS within our lifetime, and Dining Out for Life helps raise funds and awareness that gets us closer to that goal."

A check of Open Table shows reservations are still available at places like Reef and L'Olivier, but they're going fast. Don't miss out on the chance to help. Book a table today.

Watch the clip below to see Houston chefs talking about Dining Out for Life.

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