Coachella Valley residents, visitors dine out for life

April 25th, 2013 | by Will Dean | Comments

Juan Hurtado, a server at LULU California Bistro, holds a plate with pan seared Marine Sea Scallops and Chicken Florentine dish offfered at the restaurant. File photo

The meals you eat today could help make a difference in the lives of Coachella Valley residents affected by HIV/AIDS.

The eighth annual Dining Out for Life, benefitting Desert AIDS Project, is underway at 38 participating restaurants, coffee shops and bars from Palm Springs to Palm Desert.

Here’s how it works: you go to breakfast, lunch or dinner at one of your favorite restaurants, or one you’ve wanted to try, and the restaurant contributes a portion of your sale (of all proceeds for the day) to Desert AIDS Project. The restaurants are contributing 33, 50, 60 or 75 percent.

For many of those eating out, it’s a social event as well as a charitable donation.  In past years, many invited a group of friends to join them for a meal and made an event of it, while others opted to have every meal out.

See the list of restaurants and their percentage at

Bon Appetit.

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