Dine out tonight to save lives

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The fifth-annual event date is here for Nashville Care’s Dining Out For Life, so make plans to eat at your favorite restaurant today to help support the fight against HIV/AIDS.

This year Nashville Cares has succeeded in arranging 62 locations with 73 different meals. For those readers who cannot attend dinner or lunch, breakfast will also be served (see participating list below for more information).

Participation is simple. Diners choose a restaurant from the list and dine out. No special arrangements have to be made with few exceptions. If you are going with a large group reservations might be appropriate. Between 30 and 100% of the proceeds are donated by the participating restaurants.

"Eat Well for a Good Cause" is this year’s theme. This "good cause" is the service provided by Nashville Cares, such as raising money to support HIV prevention, education and case management and support services to most of the Middle Tennessee area.

The celebrity co-host again this year will be CMT’s Katie Cook. Event Co-chairs will be Nashville’s food celeb and former restaurant critic for the Nashville Scene, Kay West and restaurateur Wonnie Short. Both are Nashville Cares board members.

As an added incentive, Southwest Airlines will be giving away two round-trip tickets anywhere they fly. There will be donation envelopes at each location. A donation is not required for the drawing.

Susan Kastan, Nashville Cares director of development, notes that 100 volunteers will be at the restaurants as hosts. They invite friends and families or larger groups, to dine out with them to increase awareness and food sales. Also helping out are Katherine Buchman and Jensen Davis, co-managers of the event.

Today Cares serves seventeen counties of northern middle Tennessee, which accounts for 90 percent of the reported incidence of HIV/AIDS in the Middle Tennessee region and about one-third of all cases in the entire state. For more Nashville Cares information link to: www.nashvillecares.org/about .

Event sponsors include: Out & About Newspaper, Inside out Nashville, Nashville Scene, Baker Donelson, CareerBuilders, Sheats Endodontic Group, Southwest Airlines, Walmart (Rivergate), Associated Dental Group, Jack Daniels, Comcast, Church Street Freedom Press, Graffiti Indoor Advertising, WFSK 88.1 FM, V 102.5 FM and Lightning 100. Subaru is the presenting sponsor for Dining Out For Life International.

A list of participating restaurants is available below or at www.diningoutforlife.com.

DINING OUT FOR LIFE – April 24, 2007
A Benefit for Nashville CARES Participating Restaurants 

Key:  Restaurants contribute 30% of food bill
and meal is DINNER ONLY unless noted.
B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner, (R)=by reservation only

12 SOUTH

Frothy Monkey (B, L) – 50% – 292-1808
Mirror 40% – 383-8330
Rumours Wine & Art Bar – 50% – 292-9400                                                 

BELLE MEADE

Anatolia Turkish Restaurant – 356-1556
Le Peep (B, L) – 353-0030
Martha’s at the Plantation (L) – 353-2828
Molly P Eatery (L) – 353-3995

BELLEVUE

Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre – 646-9977
Pizza Perfect – 646-7877

BERRY HILL

Rafferty’s of 100 Oaks – 279-9660
Savannah Tea Room (L) – 383-1832
The White Trash Café (B) – 383-0109
The Yellow Porch – 386-0260

BRENTWOOD

Back to Cuba Café (L, D) – 837-6711
Mama Mia’s (50%) – 331-7207
Wild Iris – 370-0871

DOWNTOWN

Chappy’s on Church (L) – 322-9932
Gerst Haus – 244-8886
The Gold Rush (L, D) – 321-1160
Merchants Restaurant – 254-1892
Parco Café – 259-7863
Provence Breads & Café 
  Downtown Library (R) – 664-1150
Red Restaurant (L, D) – 100% – 329-2913
Sole Mio – 50% – 256-4013

EAST NASHVILLE

Batter’d & Fried/Wave Sushi Bar – 226-9283
eastland café – 627-1088
Family Wash – 226-6070
Margot Café & Bar – 227-4668

FRANKLIN

Flying Horse Restaurant –  599-1957

GALLATIN

Painturo’s (L, D) – 230-7444

GERMANTOWN

Germantown Café – 100% – 242-3226
The Mad Platter Restaurant – 242-2563

GREEN HILLS

Green Hills Grille – 383-6444
Kalamatas (L, D) – 75% – 383-8700
Noshville Delicatessen – 269-3535

HILLSBORO VILLAGE

Boscos Nashville Brewing Co (L) – 50% – 385-0050
Cabana – 577-2262
Fido – 777-3436
Jackson’s Bar and Bistro – 385-9968
Savarino’s Cucina (B) – 75% – 460-9878
Sunset Grill – 386-3663
tayst Restaurant – 383-1953

LEBANON

Painturo’s – 50% – 443-8444

MIDTOWN

Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery – 327-9969
Kazu – 248-2550
Mambu – 33% – 329-1293
Midtown Cafe – 320-7176
Noshville Delicatessen – 329-6674

NASHBORO VILLAGE

Raz’z Bar & Grill (L, D) – 399-8084

SMYRNA

Raz’z (L, D) – 220-9381

SYLVAN PARK

Caffe Nonna (L, D) – 463-0133
Goldie’s Deli (B, L) – 292-3589
The Italian Market – 100% – 298-3811
Park Cafe – 383-4409

THE GULCH

Flyte  – 255-6200
radius10 – 259-5105
Watermark Restaurant – 254-2000

VANDY/WEST END

Acorn Restaurant – 320-4399
Atlanta Bread Company – 329-9100
Ombi Restaurant – 320-5350
Rumba Rum Bar and Satay Grill – 60% – 321-1350
Tin Angel – 298-3444