14th Annual Dine Out L.A.: Dine and Do Good

— by Caroline on Crack

G enjoying his steak

This Thursday, do a good deed simply by chowing down. For Dine Out L.A. 2008, participating eateries will donate 20% of their day’s proceeds to Aid for AIDS, a non-profit which helps prevent homelessness and hunger for individuals and families impoverished or disabled by HIV/AIDS.

All you have to do for your part is enjoy breakfast, lunch and/or dinner at one of the restaurants. Easy-peasy! It doesn’t even have to be a huge sit-down meal; grab a power shake from the Power Zone, frozen yogurt from the Bigg Chill or chocolate truffles from Coco Noche. Or patronize the places who are donating more than the 20% to the cause, including:

Astro Burger — 60%
7475 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 874-8041

Casita del Campo — 30%
1920 Hyperion Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 662-4255

Masa of Echo Park — 50%
1800 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 989-1558

Taste on Melrose — 30%
8454 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 852-6888

Do-gooding diners will also be able to enter a giveaway for a chance to win a grand prize of either two nights at the Loews Santa Monica or at Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego. Just fill out an entry envelope at any participating restaurant.

Bon appetit!

EVENT: THURSDAY, APRIL 17 from 7am to 11:55pm