Austin’s Best Food Event Monday and Tuesday

Austin’s Best Food Event Monday and Tuesday

Dining for Life about standing up for Austin AIDS relief by sitting down

AUSTIN, September 10, 2010:  Restaurant reservations are going fast for Dining for Life, voted with the Hot Sauce Festival as Austin’s Best Food Event in the Austin Chronicle Best of Awards.  Dining for Life is this coming Monday, September 13 and Tuesday, September 14, at select Austin restaurants.

Dining for Life has raised over half a million dollars over the past 18 years, and its power lies in its simplicity: you eat at a participating restaurant and 10% to 50% of your tab will directly fund HIV prevention outreach and care services right here in Austin.

According to Dining for Life founder and Eastside Café co-owner Dorsey Barger, “Eating out during Dining for Life is like throwing a dinner party, but without the cost, cooking or cleanup.  And, the money goes to life-saving services for people right here in Austin.”

The 65-plus participating eateries include Amy’s Ice Creams, Asti Trattoria, Chuy’s, Hyde Park Bar & Grill, Maudie’s, Snap Kitchen, Galaxy Café, South Congress Café, Trudy’s and more.  Participating restaurants that are new to Austin include Snack Bar, Urban: an American Grill, La Sombra, and Braise.

Dining for Life benefits AIDS Services of Austin.  One in 378 Austinites has tested positive for HIV; at the same, 1 out of 5 people who have HIV/AIDS are not aware of their status! AIDS Services of Austin is working to change that by providing condoms, testing and education to over 10,000 Central Texans every year.  ASA also serves over 1,500 people annually through case management, a dental clinic, legal advocacy, a food bank and emergency financial assistance.

For a list of all 65+ participating restaurants, visit

The mission of AIDS Services of Austin is to respond to the HIV needs of the Austin area by providing services that enhance the health and well-being of individuals and the community in the face of an evolving epidemic.

Micah King
Communications Coordinator
AIDS Services of Austin