‘Dining out for Life’ kicks off Thursday in Palm Springs and Coachella Valley – KESQ

Dining Out For Life, an annual fundraising event that has raised more than $100 million for community organizations serving people living with or affected by HIV since its inception in 1991, will take place in Palm Springs and throughout the Coachella Valley on Thursday. , April 27, 2023.

Every year since 2005, except in 2020 and 2021, when COVID-19 derailed the best laid plans, Greater Palm Springs has been in on the all day/all night affair on behalf of DAP Health. And on each of those occasions, locals, snow fans and even tourists have swelled with pride and retaliated to earn some much-needed cash while enjoying the bounty of participating local restaurants, bars and bakeries. who donate 30-110% of their receipts from all day and night, not just profits, to the grassroots effort.

Thanks to the benevolent support of participating restaurants, volunteers and community members, Greater Palm Springs has grown to become the second most successful market in the country.

In 2022, 68 desert restaurants participated to raise $207,000, more than San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago and other major urban centers. In fact, the desert, with its 2022 Indio-Cathedral City Palm Springs metropolitan population of 487,000, came in second only to Denver, whose current population is nearly 3 million!

With over 12,000 big-hearted local foodies expected to dine out for life for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner this year, the goal for 2023 is for Dining Out For Life Greater Palm Springs to be ranked number one.

Eager participants are urged to visit daphealth.org/dofl, make reservations early, and prepare to quench your hunger and thirst three times or more on April 27 to break the North American record right here in our backyard. If your favorite breakfast, lunch or dinner spot hasn’t gone public yet, diners should speak up and urge the powers that be to sign up ASAP.

The umbrella organization’s website states that each year, “more than 50 local HIV service organizations partner with more than 2,400 participating restaurants, more than 4,100 volunteers and more than 300,000 diners to raise more than $4.5 million.” for people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States and Canada. . The best part? All funds raised through a city’s Dining Out For Life event stay in that city to bring help and hope to people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.”

“At its core, Dining Out For Life is a win-win community event, where people get together with friends to party for the greater good,” says DAP Health CEO David Brinkman. “Each year, I am in awe of not only the generosity of our participating restaurateurs, but also the enthusiasm and pride of our deeply committed desert dwellers. What a great way to have fun while giving back.”

Participating restaurants at press time

  • 533 Vietnamese Fusion
  • 1501 Uptown gastronomic pub
  • Alcazar
  • Aspen Mills Bakery and Cafe
  • birba
  • black book
  • chicken ranch
  • clandestine
  • Coachella Valley Coffee
  • Eight4Nine Restaurant and Lounge
  • El Mirasol at Hotel Los Arboles
  • El Mirasol Mexican Cuisine
  • The Palm Springs Courtyard
  • Elmer’s
  • FARM
  • granucci ice cream
  • Hunters Nightclub Palm Springs
  • Impala Bar & Grill PSP
  • johannes
  • Johnny Costa’s Restaurant
  • juniper table
  • king’s highway
  • Lulu California Bistro
  • mr lyons
  • Palm Greens Cafe
  • purple room
  • Seymour’s
  • Shop(pe) Ice Cream Parlor & Shop
  • So-Pa at L’Horizon
  • tac/quila
  • the front porch
  • The Tropicale Restaurant and Lounge
  • Toucans Tiki Lounge
  • Townie Bagels Bakery Cafe
  • Trio Restaurant
  • Willie’s Modern Fee

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