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Have a Meal, Give a Meal: The Return of Dining Out for Life

On Thursday, March 11, some of Washington’s best restaurants will join together to take part in the annual Dining Out for Life fundraising event. All you need to bring is a big heart and an empty stomach.

Eat at one of 150 participating restaurants, and they’ll donate a percentage of your check (up to 110 percent!) to Food & Friends, a local organization that delivers meals to those living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other serious illnesses. So, the more you eat, the more those in need eat, too.

A few restaurants, such as Annie’s Paramount Steakhouse, Tosca, and Posto, are among those contributing 100 percent of the day’s sales. Bistrot du Coin, Little Fountain Cafe, and Level One will give half, while Againn, CommonWealth, and BlackMarket Bistro are among the many donating 25 percent.

Freddie’s Beach Bar, the straight-friendly Arlington gay bar/restaurant, is going above and beyond this year, donating a generous 110 percent. So don’t be afraid to order that extra martini. Get the porterhouse instead of the sirloin. And dessert? C’mon, it’s for a good cause!

For the full list of restaurants, click here.

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