Dining Out For Life helps fuel support for St. Petersburg restaurants in need

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Dining Out For Life is an international event encompassing 60 cities’ restaurants that donate a portion of their proceeds in support of the fight against HIV/AIDS. For more than a decade Tampa Bay area restaurants have joined together in support of EPIC (Empath Partners In Care) so they can continue to be a force of change in the fight against HIV.

In 2020, they’re doing it a little differently.

Support St. Pete businesses 

On Thursday, September 17 EPIC (Empath Partners in Care) will celebrate its 15th year participating in Dining Out For Life! Due to the pandemic, the event is now a Dining Out/Takeout/Delivery event.

“For the past 15 years, our restaurant partners have generously donated a portion of their sales at DOFL to support EPIC and our vital HIV/AIDS services,” write the organizers on the event page. “This year is our chance to return the favor and support them!”

EPIC is no longer requiring donations from restaurants to participate, but are encouraging residents to support partner restaurants in any way you can.

Dine in or take your food to go

Options include: dining in safely, ordering takeout, using curbside pickup, having a meal delivered, or purchasing a gift card and buying some swag.

Join EPIC and the entire Tampa Bay community for Dining Out For Life and support the exceptional participating restaurants.

Please also consider making a direct donation to support EPIC. All donations will be entered into a prize drawing for a $200 Publix gift card!

An international event to support vital health services 

Dining Out For Life is an international event supporting services for people living with HIV/AIDS, all funds raised at our event stay in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties! Partners throughout Tampa, Gulfport, Clearwater, St. Petersburg and Dunedin will join together in support of EPIC as they can continue to be a force of change in the fight against HIV.

Participating restaurants include:

Pia’s Trattoria

Big Catch at Salt Creek

400 Beach

The Dog Bar

Pom Pom’s Teahouse



You can find a full list of participating restaurants here.

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

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