This year marks the 20th anniversary of Dining Out for Life, an annual fundraiser where restaurants donate a third of their proceeds for one night to local AIDS service organizations. The event, which began in Philadelphia in 1991 and has spread throughout the country to 53 cities including Chicago, L.A. Boston and the San Francisco Bay Area, raises close to $4 million annually. To commemorate the big anniversary, the organization rounded up Iron Chef Jose Garces, Food Network host Ted Allen and… Jackie Brown star Pam Grier for a little dinner party-slash-public service announcement. If only we could hear what they were talking about when the cameras weren’t rolling!
This year’s Dining Out for Life takes place throughout the country on Thursday, April 29. In Philly, all Starr Restaurant Organization and Jose Garces’ restaurants are participating - a full list of all of the participating restaurants in Philadelphia is available here.
For information other cities, check the Dining Out for Life website.