As early as a year ago, I had no idea what "Dining Out For Life" was, but as soon as I learned about it, I knew I needed to participate.

On April 26th, several area restaurants will be participating in “Dining Out For Life” and it will be easy for you to participate, too. All you have to do is go and eat at a participating restaurant, and they will donate a portion of your bill to the RED Project (which helps out people affected by HIV/AIDS). Some restaurants included in the event are Twisted Rooster, Hopcat, McFadden’s, Biggby Downtown, Amore Trattoria Italiana, Bluewater Grill, City Sen at City Flats, Six One Six, Cygnus 27,  and others.

The restaurants' generosity, and any additional donation you would like to make, will make a very real difference for people who are infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in Grand Rapids.

Here's a full list of the Grand Rapids restaurants that are participating this year:

  • Amore Trattoria Italiana
  • Bar Divani
  • Bartertown Cafe
  • Biggby Downtown GR
  • Bistro at Courtyard by Marriott
  • Blue Water Grill
  • Brewery Vivant
  • Brick Road Pizza Company
  • CitySen Lounge
  • Cygnus 27
  • The Green Well
  • Harmony Brewing Company
  • HopCat
  • Mangiamo!
  • McFadden's
  • Noto's Old World Italian Dining
  • Red Jet Cafe
  • The Score
  • Six One Six at JW Marriott
  • Skywalk Deli and Catering Co.
  • Stella's Lounge
  • Twisted Rooster
  • The Viceroy