Dec 2nd is "Dining Out for Life" day in Louisville. If you've never experienced an event like this before, here's the basic concept: you go out for a meal on this day and 20% or more of the bill goes to a charity. Dining out for Life is an event that happens all over the country and the goal is to raise money for various organizations that provide AIDS services. For Louisville, the organization chosen is House of Ruth and its Glade House. This organization provides support to families and individuals suffering from HIV and AIDS, by providing case management, housing assistance, advocacy and support for their physical, emotional and psychological needs.
There is a huge list of restaurants and surely everyone will find something to please their palate. Here are a few recommendations in case you need help.
Toast on Market: 736 East Market Street. This restaurant is staple for many in this area for breakfast, so if you haven't been, now's the time to visit! Try the lemon souffle pancakes...you won't be disappointed! They also serve lunch.
Meridian Cafe: 112 Meridian Avenue. A hidden gem in St. Matthews, this restaurant is also only open for breakfast and lunch. They have a great selection of salads and sandwiches, including many vegetarian and vegan options.
Basa: 2244 Frankfort Avenue. Why not feel good about spending an expensive dinner out since a decent portion goes to charity? For a more expensive option but simply amazing option, check out this restaurant with modern Vietnamese cuisine. The fish selection is wonderful and beautifully prepared. If it's good enough for Diane Sawyer and her family, it's good enough for you!
Cafe Lou Lou - HIghlands: 2216 Doulass Road. For a more modest dinner option, check out this hip place in the Douglass Loop area of the Highlands. It's your standard American-Italian style fare with sandwiches, pizza, pastas and calzones. Instead of going to Applebee's down the road, come here for a cause instead!
So why not try out a new restaurant and feel good about it?