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Dining Out For Life, Thursday, April 24, 2014 - To Benefit "Food & Friends"

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As many of you know, this Thursday is the Dining Out For Life benefit, where participating restaurants give twenty-five to one-hundred percent of their profits for the night to Food & Friends, a local nonprofit dedicated to deliver meals to individuals living with illnesses in the area. For a list of participating restaurants, including a few DR.com faves like Corduroy and Firefly:

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I'll be at Raku in Dupont for the evening, if anyone is in the neighborhood.

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Speaking of Tosca, they're giving 100% of their dinner income to Food & Friends tomorrow. I like Tosca all the time, even when the money goes to snow bunnies.

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I got this in an email from Food and Friends:

Dining Out for Life – March 8th

It’s time to invite all your friends to join you for Dining Out For Life 2007! That’s right – you get to host an all-out fiesta with all the glory and none of the clean up! Sign up today to be a volunteer Ambassador for Food & Friends' 11th Annual Dining Out for Life, on Thursday, March 8.

We recruit more than 150 restaurants to participate that day – each of which donates 25% to 100% of their sales to Food & Friends. Each Ambassador will ‘adopt’ a restaurant, recruit friends to eat there on March 8, and be on-hand to answer questions about Food & Friends and encourage diners to make an additional contribution. There will be a brief training session where we will teach you the fine art of table hosting! Sign Up Now If you have any questions, please contact Meg Coffman, (202) 269-6878.

Help Us Ready Restaurants for Dining Out for Life ...

... by assembling and distributing Dining Out for Life promotional materials to restaurants around the area. Join us on Wednesday, February 7th, at 6:30 p.m. here at Food & Friends to assemble promotional materials for restaurants and then take some back to your neighborhood to distribute. Restaurant areas include: Adams Morgan, Capitol Hill, Bethesda, Silver Spring, Shirlington and Falls Church.

Contact Meg Coffman if you can help with this critical task; in your email, please include areas where you are willing to distribute materials to restaurants. We will have pizza for all!

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Thursday March 8, many restaurants int he Washington DC area are joing Food & Friends in Dining for Life. They will contribute 25 to 100% of their proceeds that night to Fiid and Friends. This organization provudes meals and nutritional information and councelling to people with life threating conditions such as AIDS and cancer. For more information click here.

With all that many of us spend on dining out, here is an opportunity to give and to recieve at the same time!

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I’m convinced there is an evil cabal determined to undermine my Fit for Summer efforts. Vietnamese on Tuesday, Cassoulet on Wednesday, Dining Out for Life on Thursday. Which means carrots, celery, and water on Monday and Friday.

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It's strange how few downtown restaurants are participating. I just used the web site to pull them up and came up with four.

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It's strange how few downtown restaurants are participating. I just used the web site to pull them up and came up with four.

Check some of the other regions in addition to "Downtown". For example, Corduroy is listed under Logan Circle even though it is about 2 blocks from Luigino and Tuscana West, which are listed under "Downtown".

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True, however I was still surprised by the missing spots including Matchbox, Jaleo, IndeBleu, Oyamel, Cafe Atlantico, PS7's, Chop House...should I go on?

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I would like to thank our customers who made it possible for us to donate almost $1500 to Food and Friends. Our guests also filled ot at least 50 donation envelopes giving money beyond the percentage contibution. It was a fun night indeed!

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You're probably going to eat out on Thursday, March 5th, so why not benefit a good cause while you're at it? Food & Friends' annual Dining Out For Life fundraiser is scheduled for March 5th - mark your calendars & make reservations now! More information on participating restaurants will be added to the Food & Friends website as well as on this thread soon, so check back often.

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The list of restaurants participating in this year's Dining Out for Life is growing (including Dino, Ray's The Classics, Bistro du Coin and other dcdining favorites). Check out the full list here.

If you're a restaurant that wants to participate there's still time. Send me a PM & I'll get you in touch with the folks at F&F!

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It's a bump +...

Don't forget to make plans to eat out this Thursday night at one of the more than 150 restaurants participating in Dining Out for Life. If you feel the need to really put up bonus points, check out the list to see which places are signed up for lunch AND dinner, and give that brown bag a rest!

Now for the plus: if you are bummed out because you have plans on Thursday that preclude you from participating in DOL, I have the perfect opportunity to join in the fun on Wednesday night, March 4th.

The folks at CommonWealth have generously agreed to host a happy hour from 6 to 7:30 on Wednesday night to kick off the fundraiser with Food & Friends' executive director guest bartending (which will be a site to see, trust me). Bring friends, family, co-workers or just little ole you to help us make this year's Dining Out for Life a huge success. Hope to see you all there!

Mel

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Promise this is the last post, but it's a good one! If for some reason you can't go out to dinner tonight, but you want to help out a great cause, consider making a donation online (any size - grossly generous down to a buck). In doing so, not only will you be helping Food & Friends continue supplying meals to people with serious illnesses, BUT you will be entered into a drawing for two roundtrip tickets on American Airlines. If you are going to a DOL restaurant tonight AND want to enter the drawing, talk to one of the Brand Ambassadors on site about the special envelopes they're carrying.

What's that they say about good karma? :rolleyes:

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Who's going out to dinner tomorrow night? :rolleyes:
I'm hoping I can make lunch at Delhi Club (a 35% contributor <_< ). Such a great organization and one I'm really happy to support today and throughout the year!

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Promise this is the last post, but it's a good one! If for some reason you can't go out to dinner tonight, but you want to help out a great cause, consider making a donation online (any size - grossly generous down to a buck). In doing so, not only will you be helping Food & Friends continue supplying meals to people with serious illnesses, BUT you will be entered into a drawing for two roundtrip tickets on American Airlines. If you are going to a DOL restaurant tonight AND want to enter the drawing, talk to one of the Brand Ambassadors on site about the special envelopes they're carrying.

What's that they say about good karma? :rolleyes:

If you're like me and were looking for a list of places for tonight, the link to the list of participating restaurants is borked this morning (of all days, today!). There is an older WaPo post containing a list, but I don't know how up to date it is. All of the other sites I found just had links to the official list.

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It was working fine for me...

I used it, thinking of dinner, and saw that Sala Thai here in Ashburn was participating, so I went over there for lunch. We'll see if I make it out for dinner...

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Thank you to everyone who went out to lunch and/or dinner yesterday at one of the Dining Out for Life restaurants!

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