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Help AIDS Patients Just By Dining Out Thursday

Two dozen Long Beach restaurants are giving part of proceeds Thursday to a charity event. Read below for a list of local eateries that are participating and find how to win free Jet Blue Airline tickets.

Mexican, Italian, Greek--there are several delicious ways to share the love Thursday by dining at any of two dozen Long Beach restaurants that are sharing 20 percent of proceeds for HIV and AIDS patients.

The annual C.A.R.E. to Dine benefit is an easy sell: give to your community effortlessly by simply eating out.

It’s a chance to munch down guilt free knowing that 20 percent of the proceeds are going to the South Bay’s only HIV/AIDS treatment program, located at the St. Mary’s Medical Center in Long Beach. 

Organizers of the event are encouraging the entire community to get involved by inviting neighbors, friends and family to join them in dining out at one of the restaurants graciously donating part of meal payments for the cause. The places to eat and give effortlessly are listed below.

The event’s honorary chair, Long Beach Vice Mayor Robert Garcia, is inviting the community to join him at La Traviata from 5-11 p.m. Additionally, he's hosting an after-party benefiting the C.A.R.E. Program at the Skyroom at 8:30 p.m.

Do-gooders attending the after-party will have the opportunity to win a pair of free Jet Blue airline tickets by entering a raffle.

"I am honored to serve as honorary chair of the C.A.R.E to Dine event, and as host of the fundraising after-party,” said Garcia in a statement. “St. Mary's contribution to the health of our community is incredible, and I am very grateful to all the sponsors, including Jet Blue and all our local participating restaurants.” 

“We are grateful to have Vice Mayor Garcia hosting our signature event, and deeply appreciate the community’s support for the C.A.R.E. Program,” said Robert Stohr of the C.A.R.E Program said.

For more information, call Jay Villarreal at (562) 624 4987 or John Blaco at (562) 624-4915. 

List of participating restaurants:

Agaves Kitchen | Tequila 
200 Pine Avenue 
Long Beach, CA 90802 
562-435-7700 
Hours on event day: 4 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Alegria Cocina Latina 
115 Pine Avenue 
Long Beach, CA 90802 
562-436-3388 
Hours on event day: 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Art du Vin Wine Bar 
2025 E. Fourth Street
Long Beach, CA 90804
562-438-5435
Hours on event day: 5 p.m. –  midnight

Bliss 525 
525 E. Broadway Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802
562-987-3076
Hours on event day: noon – midnight 

Buono's Authentic Pizzeria 
250-A W. Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90802
562-432-2211 
Hours on event day: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Café Piccolo 
3222 E. Broadway Avenue 
Long Beach, CA 90803 
562-438-1316 
Hours on event day: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. & 5 – 10 p.m.

California Pizza Kitchen
6417 E. Pacific Coast Highway
Long Beach, CA 90803 
562-596-2775
Hours on event day:  11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
* To dine at this restaurant you must present the attached coupon.

Christy's on Broadway   
3937 Broadway Avenue
Long Beach, CA  90803
562-433-1171
Hours on event day: 5 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Gaucho Grill
200 Pine Avenue 
Long Beach, CA 90802 
562-590-5000 
Hours on event day: 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.

George’s Greek Café   
135 Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA  90802 
562-437-1184 
Hours on event day: 10 a.m. – midnight 

Hamburger Mary's  
740 E. Broadway Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802 
562-436-7900 
Hours on event day: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. 

Kafe Neo
2800 E. 4th Street
Long Beach, CA 90814 
562-987-1210 
Hours on event day: 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

La Strada
4716 E. 2nd Street 
Long Beach, CA 90803 
562-433-8100
Hours on event day: 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

L’Opera Ristorante
101 Pine Ave 
Long Beach, CA 90802 
562-491-0066
Hours on event day: 11:30AM – 10:00PM 

La Traviata 
301 Cedar Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802 
562-432-8022
Hours on event day: 5 – 11 p.m. 

Lola’s Mexican Cuisine
2030 E. Fourth Street
Long Beach, CA 90804
562-343-5506
Hours on event day: 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Magic Lamp Grill
5020 E. 2nd Street
Long Beach, CA 90803 
562-987-3080
Hours on event day: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Michael’s on Naples Ristorante
5620 E. 2nd Street 
Long Beach, CA 90803
562-639-7080
Hours on event day: 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Naples Rib Company 
5800 E. 2nd Street 
Long Beach, CA 90803
562-439-7427
Hours on event day: 4 – 9 p.m.

Nino's Italian Restaurant 
3853 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
562-427-1003
Hours on event day: 4 – 9:30 p.m. 

Papalucci's 
4611 E. 2nd Street
Long Beach, CA 90803
562-434-4454
Hours on event day: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Original Park Pantry
2104 E. Broadway Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90803
562-434-0451
Hours on event day: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. 

Paradise Piano Bar
1800 E. Broadway Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802 
562-590-8773
Hours on event day: 3 p.m. – midnight 

The Pizza Place & Garden Café
1431 E. Broadway Avenue 
Long Beach, CA 90802 
562-432-6000
Hours on event day: 11 a.m.– 11:00 p.m.

Shenandoah at the Arbor
10631 Los Alamitos Boulevard
Los Alamitos, CA 907204
562-431-1990
Hours on event day: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. & 5 – 10 p.m. 

The Silver Fox – Bar/Nightclub 
After-Dining Party for Friends & Volunteers 
Donate your change / Drink specials
411 Redondo Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90814 
562-439-6343 
Hours during event: 4 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

The Sky Room 
40 S. Locust Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802
562-983-2703
Hours on event day: 5:30 – 9 p.m. 

Two Umbrellas Café
1538 E. Broadway Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802 
562-495-2323
Hours on event day: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

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