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40 Restaurants Where You Can Dine Out for Life Next Thursday

Le Colonial, a swanky spot for cocktails and Vietnamese in River Oaks
Le Colonial, a swanky spot for cocktails and Vietnamese in River Oaks Photo by Thomas Nguyen
Le Colonial, a swanky spot for cocktails and Vietnamese in River Oaks - PHOTO BY THOMAS NGUYEN
Le Colonial, a swanky spot for cocktails and Vietnamese in River Oaks
Photo by Thomas Nguyen
Next Thursday, April 27, more than three dozen Houston restaurants will donate a percentage of sales to AIDS Foundation Houston during the annual Dining Out for Life fundraiser.

“We’re working to end HIV/AIDS, and Dining Out for Life helps raise funds and awareness that push us closer to our goal," Kelly Young, chief executive officer of AIDS Foundation Houston, said in a press release. The fundraiser was founded in 1991 by an ActionAIDS volunteer in Philadelphia. Today the dining event takes place in more than 60 cities, and AIDS Foundation Houston has participated in the event since get-go.

This year, you can support AFH and its wonderful programs, which help thousands of Houstonians living with HIV/AIDS, along with reducing HIV infections, when you order breakfast, lunch or dinner at one of these mighty fine establishments. There's a lot to choose from here with tacos, chicken sandwiches, upscale Vietnamese, Creole, pizza and more options. Have at it:
  • America’s - River Oaks
  • B&B Butchers & Restaurant
  • Barnaby's Cafe - Downtown
  • Barnaby's Cafe - Heights
  • Barnaby's Cafe - River Oaks
  • Barnaby's Cafe - Memorial
  • Barnaby's Cafe - Midtown
  • Barnaby's Cafe - Museum District
  • The Original Barnaby's
  • Baby Barnaby's
  • Beck's Prime - Memorial Park
  • Beck's Prime - the Heights
  • Bollo Woodfired Pizza
  • Canopy
  • Charivari Restaurant
  • El Real
  • El Tiempo - Montrose
  • El Tiempo - Westheimer
  • El Tiempo - Navigation
  • EQ Heights
  • Fleming's Prime Steakhouse - River Oaks
  • Ginger & Fork
  • Harold's Restaurant, Bar & Terrace
  • Krisp Bird & Batter
  • Laurenzo's Bar & Grill
  • Laurenzo's Restaurant
  • Le Colonial Houston
  • Lucille's
  • Niko Niko's - Montrose
  • Niko Niko's - Memorial
  • Pi Pizza
  • Rainbow Lodge
  • Reef
  • Shade
  • Songkran Thai Kitchen
  • Starfish
  • State Fare
  • Tacos A Go Go - Oak Forest
  • Tacos A Go Go - Midtown
  • Tacos A Go Go - Heights
  • The Raven Grill
  • Tony Mandola's

Find out more information about Dining Out For Life at aidshelp.org.


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Gwendolyn Knapp is the food editor at the Houston Press. A sixth-generation Floridian, she is still torn as to whether she likes smoked fish dip or queso better.