Yesterday Aimee Levitt shared information from the Saint Louis Effort for AIDS (EFA) on the state of AIDS/HIV in St. Louis, and why events like Thursday's Dining Out for Life are still necessary. Even though about 5,000 St. Louisans are living with AIDS, many people are under-informed about the disease. With funds raised through Dining Out for Life, EFA can continue assisting patients, offering confidential testing and providing education on HIV prevention.
More than 140 locally owned restaurants will participate in Dining Out for Life, each donating at least 25 percent of its gross food and beverage sales to the organization. In the past sixteen years, Dining Out for Life has provided more than $2 million to EFA.
Atomic Cowboy will donate 100 percent of its gross sales from lunch and dinner.
Restaurants contributing 50 percent include Bailey's Chocolate Bar, Bridge Tap House and Wine Bar, Pappy's Smokehouse, all Pi locations, Pickles Deli (breakfast, lunch and dinner), Rooster, and the Stable.
Reservations are highly recommended. More than 250 volunteer hosts have been touting participating restaurants for the past few weeks, so tables will be in demand.