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2016 Dining Out For Life LineUp

Posted on: April 12th, 2016 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Many years ago, I helped to carry a panel of the AIDS Memorial Quilt for a man I had never met, though I had heard so many touching and loving stories of him. His name was Larry Smith, and he was my boyfriend at the time’s father’s partner. He died before I met my boyfriend. He was loved and regarded by so many people and I was sad to have missed out on that opportunity. My boyfriend’s family worked together to create the panel, and it took many hours, tears and memories to complete. My boyfriend was away at school in California when the Name Project came to Phoenix and his Father asked me if I would stand in for him. I can honestly say that I had never before or ever since been so honored. I proudly carried the panel with the rest of his family and was moved to tears by the experience.

2016 Dining Out For Life: The Names Project

Though I have never had a personal relationship with someone living with HIV or AIDS, I saw the aftermath for those that had, and I cannot imagine a more complicated and emotional struggle, not to mention the physical one. While the numbers of those affected is much smaller than in previous years, the fight and struggle is nowhere near over. Medications have been formulated that help suppress parts of the disease and to allow a longer life-span for those infected, it is still a very real and very serious diseases.

The 2016 Dining Out for Life event is an incredible organization that is very dear to my heart. Its an international fundraiser for the fight against HIV and AIDS. Each year local restaurants participate in the fundraiser by donating a portion of the proceeds on the last Thursday of April, this year that date is April 28th. Locally, Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS receives the restaurant donations.

The restaurants that choose to participate are able to set their participation levels and some even create a special menu for the evening. Below you will find all the participating restaurants this year, separated by the amount of their donations for the event.

I would like to personally thank each and every one of these restaurants for participating and for continuing to fight for the continuing education, research and wellness programs. While we dream of a day that there is no need for Dining Out for Life, your participation means the world to individuals living with HIV and AIDS along with their friends and family.

If you are not able to dine at one of the participating restaurants on April 28th, you are able to donate directly to Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS at any time. If you have a restaurant that you think would like to participate or are the owner of a restaurant that would like to participate, please call Bailey Smith at 602.595.8134. You can also call Bailey if you would like to volunteer for the event.

There are over 60 cities in the US that participate, so share the link for the International Dining Out For Life page with your friends and family so that they can find out where they can Dine Out for Life this year.

Dining Out For Life

2016 Dining Out For Life Participants Providing 100% Donation

Barrio Cafe| 2814 N. 16th St.| Phoenix| 85006| 602.636.0240| Lunch service
Citizen Public House| 7111 E. 5th Ave.| Scottsdale| 85251| 480.398.4208| Take-out and a signature drink
MacAlpine’s Restaurant & Soda Fountain| 2303 N. 7th St.| Phoenix| 85006| 602.262.5545| Lunch and Dinner
Rita’s Burritos| 4040 S. Arizona Ave.| Chandler| 85248| 480.404.9128| Breakfast
The Gladly| 2201 E. Camelback Road| Phoenix| 85016| 602.759.8132| Take-out and a signature drink
The Market Restaurant + Bar by Jennifer’s| 3603 E. Indian School Road| Phoenix| 85018| Lunch

2016 Dining Out For Life Participants Providing 75% Donation

Red Thai Southeast Asian Kitchen| 7822 N. 12th St.| Phoenix| 85020| 602.870.3015| Dinner

2016 Dining Out For Life Participants Providing 50% Donation

Alexi’s Grill| 3550 N. Central Ave.| Phoenix| 85012| 602.279.0982| Dinner
Bliss ReBar| 901 N. 4th St.| Phoenix| 85004| 602.795.1792| Dinner
Christo’s Ristorante| 6327 N. 7th St.| Phoenix| 85014| 602.264.1784| Dinner
Corduroy| 2601 N. Central Ave.| Phoenix| 85004| 602.374.7585| Dinner
FEZ Restaurant & Bar| 3825 N. Central Ave.| Phoenix| 85012| 602.287.8700| Dinner
Julio G’s| 12631 N. Tatum Blvd.| Phoenix| 85032| 602.788.7400| Dinner
Los Diablos| 1028 E. Indian School Road| Phoenix| 85014| 602.795.7881| 50% & $4 per signature drink| Dinner
Mi Patio Mexican Food| 3347 N. 7th Ave.| Phoenix| 85013| 602.277.4831| Lunch, Dinner and Take-Out
Paul Martin’s American Grill| 6186 N. Scottsdale Road| Scottsdale| 85253| 480.991.9342| Dinner
Pizza People Pub| 1326 N. Central Ave.| Phoenix| 85004| 602.795.7954| Dinner
Switch Restaurant & Bar| 2603 N. Central Ave.| Phoenix| 85004| 602.264.2295| Dinner
Ticoz Latin Kitchen| 5114 N. 7th St.| Phoenix| 85014| 602.200.0160| Lunch, Dinner and Take-out

2016 Dining Out For Life Participants Providing 25% Donation

Beckett’s Table| 3717 E. Indian School Road| Phoenix| 85018| 25% Dontaion| Dinner
Christopher’s and Crush Lounge| 2502 E. Camelback Road| Phoenix| 85016| 602.522.2344| 25% of special menu| Dinner
Feeney’s Restaurant & Bar| 6314 N. 12th St.| Phoenix| 85014| Lunch, dinner and alcohol sales
Fractured Prune Doughnuts| 521 S. College Ave.| Tempe| 85281| 480.85281| 480.556.1090| All day
O.H.S.O Brewery| 10810 N. Tatum Blvd.| Phoenix| 85028| 602.900.9003| Dinner and Alcohol sales
Scramble A Breakfast Joint| 6590 N. Scottsdale Road| Scottsdale| 85253| 480.404.7264| Breakfast, Lunch and Alcohol
Scramble A Breakfast Joint| 9832 N. 7th St.| Phoenix| 85020| 602.374.2294| Breakfast, Lunch and Alcohol
Southern Rail| 300 W. Camelback Road| Phoenix| 85013| 602.200.0085| Lunch and Dinner

2016 Dining Out For Life Participants Providing a 20% Donation

Hula’s Modern Tiki| 4700 N. Central Ave.| Phoenix| 85012| 602.265.8454| Breakfast, lunch and Dinner

2016 Dining Out For Life Participants Providing a 10% Donation

21 Cakes| 7001 N. Scottsdale Road| Scottsdale| 85253| 480.699.6220| Signature cupcake
Okra| 5813 N. 7th St/| Phoenix| 85014| 602.296.4147| Dinner

About the Author - Taryn Jeffries

Editor and Chief Eating Officer of PhoenixBites, 2017 Food Writer of the Year (Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame) Taryn grew up in a small town in Illinois with a doting Grandmother who taught her the way around a kitchen and that food is representative of love. Her current quest is to find the love in local dishes and the chefs behind them. In addition to running all things PhoenixBites, Taryn is also a freelance writer, sharing her insight on the best dishes and where to get them each and every month.

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