The 21st anniversary of the fundraising event Dining Out for Life will bring together more than 100 local restaurants on Wednesday, April 24. The participating restaurants will donate 25 percent or more of their proceeds from the day to support the community nutrition programs of Open Hand, which will soon celebrate its 25th Anniversary of service to the Atlanta community and the delivery of its 25 millionth meal.

“We are entirely grateful for the continued support of our local Atlanta restaurant partners,” said Open Hand executive director Matt Pieper. “The 2013 event represents an unprecedented opportunity, and we are eager to share that impact with our community.”

Participating restaurants include:

· Agave

· Alma Cocina

· American Roadhouse

· Another Broken Egg

· Apres Diem

· Aria

· Babette’s Café

· Caramba Café

· Carroll Street Café

· Casa Nuova

· Ceviche

· Cibo e Beve

· Coldbrews Sports Bar

· Ecco

· Eclipse de Luna – Miami Circle

· Fat Matt’s Rib Shack

· Food 101

· Las Margaritas

· Little Alley Steak

· Local Three

· Lure

· Max Lager’s American Grill & Brewery

· Miller Union

· Nancy G’s Café

· Nicola’s Restaurant

· No Mas! Cantina

· OPULENT

· Pastis Restaurant and Bar

· Portofino

· Red Pepper Taqueria

· Rosebud

· Salt Factory Pub

· Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House – 11th Street & Grant Park

· South City Kitchen – Vinings

· Steel Restaurant & Lounge

· Stone Soup Kitchen

· Table & Main

· Taco Cabana

· The Original El Taco

· Village Pizza

· West Egg Café

· Willy’s Mexicana Grill – Peachtree, Perimeter & Piedmont

In 2012, more than $150,000 was raised to benefit Open Hand through restaurant contributions, sponsorships and individual donations. Open Hand is a nonprofit organization that provides medically-appropriate meals and nutrition education to homebound seniors and individuals living with diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, HIV/AIDS, cancer and disabilities associated with these and other chronic illnesses.

For more information, visit www.DiningOutforOH.org.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.