‘Dine out for life’ on April 30

For one day in April, eating out will be more than an indulgence for people dining at more than one hundred restaurants in the Twin Cities and Duluth. On April 30, 127 establishments will donate a percentage of their profits to The Aliveness Project, a South Minneapolis drop-in center that provides meals, health therapy, case management and education to those with HIV/AIDS and their families.

Each year, between 22,000 and 25,000 people come out for the event, said Tim Marburger, director of fundraising and special events for the Aliveness Project. Now in its 15th year, “Dining Out for Life” garnered $150,000 towards support services for the 1,517 people served by The Aliveness Project last year.

Participating Bridgeland restaurants include the Birchwood Café, Conga Latin Bistro, The Craftsman, Cupcake, El Nuevo Rodeo, Fireroast Mountain Café, Kafe 421, Mairin’s Table, Midori’s Floating World Café, Minneapolis Eagle, Pizza Lucé, Preston’s Urban Pub (formerly Sgt. Preston’s), The Purple Onion Café, Red Stag Supperclub, Sanctuary, Sawatdee Thai Restaurant, Spill the Wine, Spoonriver, St. Martin’s Table, and Town Talk Diner.

Visit www.diningoutforlife.com/minneapolis for a full list of participating restaurants.

last revised: April 26, 2009