Last year I dined at Acme Chophouse in support of Dining Out for Life, a fundraiser for the STOP AIDS Project and it was a blast. There were lots of people I knew in the restaurant and the atmosphere was festive and fun. This year is the 7th year in the row for this event where restaurants donate 25% of their sales for the day to HIV prevention efforts of the STOP AIDS Project. The event takes place on April 24th, 2008 at restaurants all over town.
One of the things I love about this fundraiser is there are lots of ways to get involved. You can eat out at a high end restaurant like Masa’s or Rubicon or somewhere more casual like Amici’s or Pomodoro. You can check out all the participating restaurants online. You can also reserve online for many of the restaurants at OpenTable. You can also get involved by being an Ambassador.
Dining Out for Life recruits over 100 volunteers to act as ‘Ambassadors’ to each of the participating restaurants. These Ambassadors act as liaisons between the STOP AIDS Project and their respective restaurants. Ambassadors can also promote their respective restaurants between now and the night of the event, inviting friends, family and co-workers to dine at their restaurant on April 24th, 2008.
Find out which restaurants need Ambassadors and sign up.
Amy Sherman began blogging in 2003, because all her
friends and family were constantly asking her where
and what to eat. Three months after it launched,
Forbes chose her blog, Cooking with Amy
, as one of the
top five best food blogs, praising her writing as
“smart, cozy and witty”. Since then her blog has been
featured and recipes reprinted in many newspapers and
magazines in the U.S. and the world.
In addition to regularly updating her blog, Amy is a
guest contributor to the Epicurious.com blog, and
Contributing Editor of Glam Dish. She also writes
restaurant reviews for SF Station.
Her focus on Bay Area Bites
is primarily cookbook
reviews along with some interviews and current events.
Amy is a recipe developer and freelance food writer.
She is author of WinePassport: Portugal
and wrote the new introduction to the classic cookbook, Jane Grigson’s Vegetable Book
, published by the University of Nebraska Press. She recently completed 45 recipes for a Williams-Sonoma cookbook and wrote her first piece for VIA magazine.
She is currently serving on the board of the San Francisco Professional Food Society and is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Amy lives in San Francisco with her husband, tech journalist Lee Sherman.