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Everyone comes out a winner in Dining Out For Life at 40 Houston-area restaurants

Everyone comes out a winner in Dining Out For Life at Houston eateries

Dining out for a good cause has never been so easy thanks to the annual fundraising event, Dining Out for Life. Simply head to any of 40 Houston-area restaurants  — today only (April 30) — and order up.

Twenty five percent of the day's total sales from participating dining spot will go to AIDS Foundation Houston, a non-profit organization whose mission is to support people living with HIV/AIDS in the Houston community.

The only tough part? Choosing a restaurant. The list of participating eateries offers some stellar choices including Américas - River Oaks, Brasserie 19, Last Concert Cafe and more. (For a full list click here.)

In this week's CultureMap Moment Américas chef David Cordua whips up a serving of cerviche, which is among the restaurant's most popular offerings, and explains why he is participating in the the dining out event. "If there's one thing about Houston, I can't think of a more inclusive and welcoming city, so it's easy to give back," he says.

CultureMap editor-in-chief Clifford Pugh tells Channel 11 morning news anchor Lily Jang, “A Thursday night is fun because you can think of it as the start of the weekend. It’s a great opportunity to go out and try some new restaurants. And with 25 percent of the proceeds going to the AIDS Foundation, everybody comes out a winner.” 

See the KHOU CultureMap Moment here:

David Cordua at Dining Out For Life KHOU CultureMap Moment
Chef David Cordua is in this week's KHOU CultureMap Moment. Photo courtesy of KHOU