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JOIN US THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11TH, 2001 FOR DINE FOR AMERICA

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Muhlyssa Oct 3, 2001 01:00 PM

I think someone mentioned this already, but here are some specifics:

JOIN US THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11TH, 2001 FOR DINE FOR AMERICA
Dine For America at participating restaurants on Thursday, October 11th, 2001 to show your support and raise funds for the victims and families of the September 11th tragedies in New York City, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania.

Dine For America restaurants and their employees will be contributing and collecting donations to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

100% of funds raised and collected that day will be sent directly to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.


Link: http://www.dineoutforamerica.com/

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    Mike Kilgore Oct 4, 2001 10:09 AM

    After scrolling through an endless list of Outback Steakhouse's, Claimjumper's, Red Lobster's, Chili's and Olive Garden listings, (not to mention Pick Up Stix, whatever that is?) I have distilled the following restaurants in the LA area that are actually worth going to for the food. The others are worth going to for the donation of money.

    Palamino
    10877 Wilshire Blvd.
    LA, CA 90024
    310-208-1960

    Chaya Brasserie
    8741 Alden Dr.
    LA, CA 90048
    310-859-8858

    Kincaid's Fish, Chop & Steakhouse
    500 The Pier
    Redondo Beach, CA 90277
    310-318-6960

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      Mike Kilgore Oct 4, 2001 11:38 AM

      Link below for many more LA area highend restaurants participating in the benefit.

      Link: http://www.calendarlive.com/top/1,141...

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      Carolyn Tillie Oct 3, 2001 01:31 PM

      I had posted one called Windows of Hope where the proceeds go to the families and survivors of Windows on the World restaurant. I suggested dinner at La Cachette but had no responses.

      The Dine for America has an entirely different list of restaurants and goes to survivors in general. Their list includes places like Claim Jumper and Outback Steakhouse and restaurants that quite frankly I would rather avoid (despite the cause).

      I know that Richard Foss has an entirely different list of restaurants also...

      Link: http://www.windowsofhope.org/pages/ca...

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        Liver Boy Oct 4, 2001 01:10 AM

        I'm with Carolyn on this one. I would help, but I refuse to waste my money in places like Olive Garden, Red Lobster, etc... Yuck!

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          Alexis Oct 4, 2001 01:14 AM

          No one is forcing you to go to these pedestrian establishments. But perhaps not everyone in your life is a chowhound and might like to eat out for a good cause.

          There are a few more upscale places on the dine for america list, of course there are much more expensive ones on the one Carolyn mentioned.

          It's good that there is a WIDE choice of place to go to help a good cause.

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            Carolyn Tillie Oct 4, 2001 11:55 AM

            As indicated before, please note that the causes are slightly different. Being a foodie and having lost a friend who worked at Windows on the World, I am more inclined towards giving to Windows of Hope as it benefits the restaurant workers that survived as well as the family members of those who perished from the restaurant.

            The Dine for America is a general fund for all victims and families.

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          Liver Boy Oct 4, 2001 01:14 AM

          And if several people would agree to dinner at one of these Window of Hope participating restaurants such as Mako or La Cachette, I will definitely go. Now these are definitely restaurants that are of superior quality.

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