‘Dining Out For Life’ returns Thursday to raise funds to fight hunger and illness

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Lifelong’s ‘Dining Out For Life’ presented by BECU returns for its 21th year THIS Thursday, April 24, with Burien’s The Mark Restaurant participating.

On this day, nearly 150 restaurants in Seattle will donate over 30% of their proceeds to Lifelong to fight hunger and illness in our community. Funds raised from Dining Out For Life support Lifelong, a Seattle-based community health organization that opens doors to food, housing, and health services to people living HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses.

“Participating in Dining Out For Life is an easy way to give back,” states Randall Russell, Lifelong’s Chief Executive Officer. “We have long-time restaurant partners coming back as well as many new participants. The Seattle community is so supportive of this event. Such a simple thing – grabbing coffee or going out for a meal with friends – will make a big difference in the lives of the people we serve.”

Golden Fork restaurants have agreed to donate a whopping 50% of their proceeds to Lifelong. The list includes Bloom, Fogon Cocina Mexicana, Kedai Makan, McMenamins Queen Anne, McMenamins Six Arms, Nikolas Café, Witness.

During the day-long fundraiser, diners have a chance to win a cruise vacation getaway for that includes airline tickets from Alaska Airlines as well as a 3, 4, 5, or 7 day cruise for two. Lifelong is also encouraging patrons to tweet photos of themselves using #forkie for a chance to win a Dining Out For Life prize package.

Dining Out For Life is sponsored by BECU, The Stranger, C89.5, Nyhus Communications, Titan Outdoor, and the GSBA.

Below is the list of participating restaurants for 2014. This list was last updated at noon on Monday, April 21st. For the most updated list, visit www.diningoutforlife.com/seattle.


  • Mark Restaurant & Bar

Capitol Hill:

  • 8 oz. Burger & Co.
  • Americana
  • Annapurna Café
  • Ballet Restaurant
  • Barrio Mexican Kitchen & Bar
  • Bimbo’s Cantina
  • Bleu Bistro’s Grotto
  • Blue Moon Burgers (Capitol Hill)
  • Cafe Lago
  • Café Presse
  • Caffe Vita (Capitol Hill)
  • Capitol Cider
  • Captain Blacks
  • Coastal Kitchen
  • Cure
  • DeLuxe Bar & Grill
  • Fogón Cocina Mexicana
  • Garage Billiards
  • Grim’s
  • Harry’s Bar
  • Hopvine Pub
  • Jimmy’s on Broadway
  • Julia’s on Broadway
  • Kedai Makan
  • La Cocina Santiago Mexican Restaurant
  • Lark
  • Le Zinc
  • Lost Lake Café & Lounge
  • Madres Kitchen
  • Manhattan
  • Marjorie
  • McMenamins Six Arms
  • Oddfellows Cafe + Bar
  • Olympia Pizza & Spaghetti House III
  • Osteria La Spiga
  • Palermo Pizza & Pasta
  • Pinto Thai Bistro & Sushi Bar
  • Poppy
  • Poquitos
  • Quinn’s Pub
  • Restaurant Zoë
  • Ristorante Machiavelli
  • Saint John’s Bar and Eatery
  • Skillet Diner
  • Smith
  • Tallulah’s
  • Tango Restaurant & Lounge
  • Terra Plata
  • The Tin Table
  • Toscana Pizzeria
  • Via Tribunali (Capitol Hill)
  • Von Trapp’s
  • Vostok Dumpling House
  • Witness

Columbia City/Beacon Hill

  • Baja Bistro
  • Bananas Grill
  • Bar del Corso
  • Geraldine’s Counter
  • Mioposto Pizzeria
  • Rookies Sports Bar and Grill
  • Safari Njema Restaurant
  • Tutta Bella Neopolitan Pizzeria (Columbia City)

Downtown/Belltown/Pioneer Square:

  • Al Boccalino
  • Cafe Paloma
  • Chan
  • Intrigue Chocolate Co.
  • Japonessa
  • Lecosho
  • Palace Kitchen
  • The Pyramid Brewery and Alehouse
  • Tutta Bella Neopolitan Pizzeria (Westlake)


  • Cicchetti
  • Pomodoro
  • Serafina Osteria & Enoteca
  • Terry’s 14 Carrot Café
  • Lucia
  • Tutta Bella Neopolitan Pizzeria (Crossroads)
  • Tutta Bella Neopolitan Pizzeria (Issaquah)
  • Volterra (Kirkland)

Food Trucks:

  • Hallava Fallafel
  • Hot Dog King
  • Jemil’s Big Easy Cajun
  • Sam Choy’s Poké to the Max

Fremont/Ballard/Phinney Ridge:

  • Billy Beach Sushi & Bar
  • Bitterroot
  • Bloom
  • Blue Moon Burgers (Fremont)
  • Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery
  • La Isla Cuisine
  • Naked City Taphouse
  • Pasta Bella
  • Red Mill Burgers
  • Santa Fe Café
  • Volterra (Ballard)
  • Wild Mountain Café


  • Bodrum Bistro
  • Changes Bar and Grill
  • Nell’s Restaurant
  • Nikolas Café and Restaurant
  • The Olive and Grape
  • Tutta Bella Neopolitan Pizzeria (Wallingford)

Madison Park/Madrona Park:

  • Cafe Flora
  • Cafe Parco
  • Hi Spot Café
  • Madrona Eatery & Ale House
  • St. Cloud’s Food and Spirits
  • That’s Amore Italian Cafe
  • Voila! Bistrot

Pike Place Market:

  • Il Bistro
  • Le Pichet
  • Place Pigalle

Queen Anne/Magnolia:

  • Betty
  • Crow
  • LloydMartin
  • McMenamins (Queen Anne)
  • Ponti Seafood Grill

South Lake Union:

  • A Terrible Beauty (South Lake Union)
  • Blue Moon Burgers (South Lake Union)
  • Row House Café

About Dining Out For Life
Dining Out For Life is an annual fundraising event involving the generous participation of volunteers, corporate sponsors and restaurants. The event is produced in 60 cities throughout the United States and Canada. Together, AIDS service organizations raise more than $3 million to fight illness and hunger across the country. National sponsors include Subaru and OpenTable.

About Lifelong AIDS Alliance
Lifelong is a Seattle-based community health organization that Lifelong opens doors to food, housing, and health for people living with HIV and other illnesses. Forged in the HIV crisis in the 1980s, we remain committed to ending AIDS in Seattle and now have the opportunity to use our 30 years of experience to serve others with chronic illness. To learn how you can get involved, visit llaa.org.

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