Apr 082010

WHAT:     16th Annual Dining Out for Life 2010.  In one exciting evening, patrons of over 150 restaurants will come together to benefit The Aliveness Project.  Patrons enjoy fun and fine dining with a portion of the proceeds funding the fight against HIV/AIDS.

WHEN:     Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 157 restaurants in the Twin Cities, Duluth, Rochester and Red Wing.

The Aliveness Project is proud to announce that Sven Sundgaard, KARE 11 meteorologist, has again agreed to be the celebrity spokesperson for their 16th annual “Dining Out For Life” fundraiser on Thursday, April 29, 2010.Dining Out for Life takes place on April 29, 2010 at 157 participating restaurants throughout the Twin Cities metro area, Duluth, Red Wing and Rochester. Each restaurant is generously donating a portion of their sales to help people living with HIV/AIDS.

Proceeds of the 16th annual Dining Out for Life event benefit The Aliveness Project, a nonprofit organization that provides hot meals, food shelf service, integrative therapies, holiday baskets, case management and educational services to individuals living with HIV and their families.

The mission of The Aliveness Project is to encourage self-empowerment and provide direct services for individuals living with HIV/AIDS.  Last year, The Aliveness Project served over 1,572 individuals – which is one of four Minnesotans living with HIV/AIDS.

Dining Out for Life is an international event held in over 50 cities in the United States and Canada.

This year’s participating restaurants include:

128 Café, 318 Café, 42nd Avenue Station, 8th Street Grill, A25 : Anemoni Sushi + Sake Bar, Afton House Inn, al Vento, Amici Pizza & Bistro, Angelo’s Italian Restaurant, Anodyne Coffeehouse, At Sara’s Table/Chester Creek Café (Duluth), Azia Restaurant, Bambu, B.A.N.K., Bar Abilene, Barbette, Beaujo’s Wine Bar & Bistro, Birchwood Café, Black Dog Café & Wine Bar, Black Forest Inn, Boca Chica Restaurant, The Bulldog Lowertown, The Bulldog Uptown, Buona Sera, The Butcher Block Bar & Restaurant, C.C. Club, Café Ena, Café Twenty-Eight, Carmelo’s Ristorante, Charlie’s at the Water Street Inn, Chiang Mai Thai, Chianti Grill (Burnsville & Roseville), Chin Dian, Christos Greek Restaurant (Minnetonka), Christos Union Depot Place, Citizen Café, Colossal Café, Common Roots Café, The Craftsman, Cupcake, Cuppa Java Coffee and Deli, Curran’s Restaurant, The Dakota (special DOL seating ONLY), Dunn Bros Coffee (Roseville), Ecopolitan, Eden Avenue Grill, El Mesón, El Nuevo Rodeo, El Paraiso Mexican Restaurant, Erte & The Peacock Lounge, Everest on Grand, Falafel King, Fat Lorenzo’s, The Favor Café, FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar, Fireroast Mountain Café, First Course, Fujiya Japanese, Fusion, Galactic Pizza, Gay 90’s, Ginger Hop Restaurant, Grand Café, Great Waters Brewing Company, Henry’s Café, The Herkimer Pub and Brewery, Highland Café & Bakery, Himalayan, Hot Plate, The Independent, It’s Greek to Me, Jakeeno’s Pizza & Pasta, Jitters Coffee & Tea House (Duluth), Joe’s Garage Restaurant, Kafé 421, Khyber Pass Café, La Belle Crepe, Lake Avenue Café (Duluth), Lone Spur Grill & Bar, Loring Kitchen & Bar, Luna Rossa Trattoria & Wine Bar, LUSH Food Bar, Manny’s Tortas, Maverick’s Wood Grill, May Day Café, Maynard’s Restaurant (Excelsior), McCoy’s Public House, Midori’s Floating World Café, Minneapolis Eagle, Modern Café, Moose and Sadie’s, moto-i Sake Brewery Restaurant, Muffuletta Café, Napa Valley Grille, New Scenic Café (Duluth), Ngon Vietnamese Bistro, Nic’s on Nicollet, OM, Pagoda, Pancho Villa’s Grill, Papa’s Restaurant and Deli, Piccolo, Pizza Lucé (DINE-IN ONLY: St. Paul, Seward/University, Uptown, Duluth, and Downtown Mpls), POP! Restaurant, POP!! Restaurant, The Port of Red Wing (St. James Hotel – Red Wing), The Purple Onion Café, The Q Kindness Café, Rail Station Bar & Grill, Rainbow Chinese Restaurant, Red Stag Supperclub, Restaurant Aura, Rinata, Rizzo’s Italian Restaurant & Bar, Roat Osha, Rudolphs Bar-B-Que, Rustica Bakery, The Saloon, Sanctuary, Santorini, Sapor Café/Bar, Sawatdee & Zushiya of Maple Grove, Sawatdee St. Paul, Sawatdee Thai Restaurant (Washington Ave), Senor Wong, Solera, Sontes (Rochester), Spill The Wine, Spoonriver, St. Clair Broiler, St. Martin’s Table, Stella’s Fish Café, Supatra’s Thai Cuisine, Tanpopo Noodle Shop, Tickles Food & Bar, Tiger Sushi 2 (6:30 – 10 pm dining), Toast Wine Bar & Café, Tootie’s On Lowry, Town Talk Diner, Trattoria da Vinci, Trotter’s Café, Tryg’s, Tum Rup Thai, The Uptown Diner, Va Bene Berarducci’s Caffe (Duluth), The Veranda (St. James Hotel – Red Wing), Victor’s 1959 Café, Vina Restaurant, W.A. Frost, Wilde Roast Café, Yum! (Take Out Only), & Zeitgeist Arts Café (Duluth).

For more information about Dining Out for Life, including a list of participating restaurants,

ØVisit The Aliveness Project’s website at www.aliveness.org

ØVisit the international Dining Out for Life website at www.diningoutforlife.com

ØCall The Aliveness Project at 612-824-LIFE (5433).

All proceeds raised from Dining Out for Life support local services. Individual donations also may be sent to: The Aliveness Project, 730 East 38th Street, Minneapolis MN, 55407, or be processed online at www.aliveness.org.

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