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Dining Out for Life, Oct. 10, strikes blow vs AIDS

More than 90 restaurants will donate part of their evening’s proceeds for local AIDS programs Oct. 10, the 15th edition of Dining Out for Life.

All participants need to do is eat breakfast, lunch or dinner at a participating venue. These restaurants will send from 25 to 100 percent of their evening's food bills to the charity. In its first 14 editions, the event has so far raised $1.2 million for local services for people with AIDS or HIV. Last year's event raised $131,000.

As last year, honorary chairs are Ellen and Steven Gedra of The Black Sheep, and KeyBank will match donations up to $10,000. Lyft is also offering a 20 percent discount on rides with the code DINEOUTWNY.

Chef’s, Mr Bill’s, Lebro’s and Cecilia’s have participated to Dining Out for Life all 15 years.

New restaurants for 2017 are Casa Azul, Colter Bay, The Dapper Goose, Deep South Taco, Falley Allen, Gigi’s Cucina Povera, JT’s Urban Italian, Macky’s Essex Street Pub, MTK Buffalo, Remedy House, Roost, Ru’s Pierogis, Sear, Schnitzel & Co. and William K’s.

Most restaurants participating will donate 25 percent of food receipts, but some will donate more.

Donating 100 percent: ECC North Campus Statler’s Erie Room.

Donating 50 percent: The Black Sheep, Cecilia’s, Fat Bob’s, Merge, ECC City Campus EM Statler Dining Room, Craving, Ristorante Lombardo.

Donating 33 percent: Coco’s Bar & Bistro, Cole’s, Lenox Grill, Remedy House, Osteria 166, Public Espresso at Hotel @ the Lafayette, Jovi’s, Forte.

Go to for the complete list.

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