Houstonians will get an opportunity to eat well and do good on Thursday, April 26 thanks to Dining Out for Life, a nationwide effort to raise money for HIV and AIDS-related charities.
Organized locally by the AIDS Foundation Houston, more than 40 Houston restaurants are supporting the cause, ranging from Houston classics like Rainbow Lodge, Barnaby's, and Tony Mandola's Gulf Coast Kitchen to trendy spots like Star Fish, Emmaline, FM Kitchen & Bar, and BCK: Kitchen & Cocktail Adventures. The roster represents a number of price points, too, and is available at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
For diners, the process couldn't be easier — just show up and eat from the restaurant's normal menu. Participating restaurants agree to donate either a flat fee of $2,000 or 25-percent of the day's food, beverage, and liquor sales to the AIDS Foundation.
“Dining Out for Life makes it easy to do something good for the community. All you have to do is enjoy a meal out with friends and family while supporting a good cause," said AIDS Foundation Houston CEO Kelly Young in a statement. "Local restaurants owners are so incredibly generous and we appreciate that they care enough to do this event annually. The success of this event allows us to increase awareness and reduce the impact of HIV in the Houston community."
Keep an eye out for event chairs Michael Pearce, Jessica Rossman, and Travis Torrence. They'll be traveling the city throughout the day to visit as many restaurants as possible.
Watch the clip below to hear several of the participants explain why they're supporting the event