• Dine out for breakfast, lunch, or dinner on March 30 at participating restaurants in support of local nonprofit A Loving Spoonful and its mission to assist those affected by HIV/AIDS.Shutterstock

If you’re looking for a reason to dine out at the end of March, here’s a worthy cause.

Dining Out for Life has announced that it will return to Vancouver on March 30, when an estimated 100 participating restaurants across the Lower Mainland will donate a portion of their sales to aid people living with HIV/AIDS.

The longstanding international fundraiser’s Vancouver/Whistler arm has raised more than $3 million since its launch in 1994. Proceeds benefit A Loving Spoonful, a local nonprofit that provides meals, nutritional counselling, and meal planning for those affected by HIV/AIDS in Metro Vancouver.

 So far, over 35 restaurants from Whistler to White Rock are confirmed to be participating in the event. These include Bodega on Main, Timber, the Union, and all five of Burgoo Bistro‘s locations. Lucky’s Doughnuts will also be crafting a limited-edition Dining Out for Life doughnut for the occasion, with 100 percent of sales going toward the cause.

More eateries will be added to the participant list in the coming weeks. Last year, more than 100 restaurants took part in the initiative.

Check out the confirmed list of participating restaurants below and be sure to grab breakfast, lunch, or dinner at one—or a few—on March 30 in support of Dining Out for Life. Visit Dining Out for Life’s website to view an updated list of restaurants as we inch closer to the date.

Adesso Bistro
Bodega on Main
Burgoo Bistro – Lonsdale
Burgoo Bistro – Main St.
Burgoo Bistro – West 10th
Burgoo Bistro – West 4th
Cactus Club – English Bay
Cactus Club Cafe – Yaletown
The Cascade Room
Charlie’s Little Italian
El Camino’s
The Fountainhead Pub
Gallery Cafe & Catering
Hy’s Steakhouse Whistler
Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
Joe’s Grill on Davie
Las Margaritas
Las Tortas
Lucky Taco
Lucky’s Doughnuts/49th Parallel – Kits
Lucky’s Doughnuts/49th Parallel – Main Street
Nook – Kits
Nook Restaurant
The Old Bavaria Haus Restaurant
The Pint Public House
Rocky Mountain Flatbread
Takis’ Taverna
Tavola Restaurant
Trafalgar’s Bistro
The Union

Author: Lucy Lau