Join 25+ local restaurants in support of AIDS AL by Dining Out For Life Aug. 19


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Dining Out For Life at Rojo in Birmingham (2019). Photo via AIDS Alabama

Forks up, Birmingham, it’s time to dine for a great cause. Dining Out For Life® benefiting AIDS Alabama is back for its 12th annual event on Thursday, August 19. If you’re a local foodie who loves to give back, read on to discover 27 restaurants across the Greater Birmingham Area participating in the event and how you can, too. Plus, don’t miss Rise ‘n Drag Benefit Drag Brunch at Black Market Bar & Grill on Saturday, August 14, which also supports AIDS Alabama

How does it work?

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Give a little, get a lot—of portions. Photo via Dining Out For Life’s Facebook

It’s simple. On Thursday, August 19, dine at one—or more—local restaurants participating in Dining Out For Life.

Restaurants donate a portion of funds raised on this special day to AIDS Alabama, so they can continue rocking their mission of providing help and hope to people living with or impacted by HIV/AIDS.

We know the pandemic is still not over. We also know just how hard it’s been on Birmingham nonprofits and restaurants. If you’re shying away from eat-in dining establishments, you can still show your love for AIDS Alabama—and local eateries—by grabbing your meal to go.

Now, on to the restaurants!

From 5 Points South to Hoover, restaurants across the Greater Birmingham Area are showing their support for AIDS Alabama by participating in Dining Out For Life on Thursday, August 19.

Here’s who’s on the list:

Downtown Birmingham


5 Points South

Highland Ave



English Village

Mountain Brook Village




For the full list of restaurants and discounts being offered during Dining Out For Life on Thursday, August 19, click here.

An extra serving of awesome

Psst! Did you know Dining Out For Life coincides with Birmingham Restaurant Week? This means you can support two premier foodie events in The Magic City at once.

Here’s a look at which restaurants are taking part in both events:

About AIDS Alabama

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AIDS Alabama’s Ascension social workers with Stacey Abrams and Mayor Randall Woodfin at Dining Out for Life partner Yo Mama’s restaurant (2019). Photo via AIDS Alabama

Wondering why you should support AIDS Alabama? Here are some of the amazing ways they help those in the Birmingham community and across the state:

  • Their mission is to help people with HIV/AIDS live healthy, independent lives and work to prevent the spread of HIV.
  • They provide housing assistance, case management, transportation, support groups, mental health, substance abuse services and peer support for those living with HIV or at risk for getting HIV. 
  • They provide advocacy training so Alabamians living with HIV and the people that love them can better understand how legislation directly affects their health and well-being.

Want to help AIDS Alabama and their mission to end HIV? Donate here.

You don’t have to DRAG me to brunch

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Brunch rocks. Photo via Patience Itson for Bham Now

AIDS Alabama hosts their very first Rise ‘n Drag Benefit Drag Brunch on Saturday, August 14 at Black Market Bar & Grill in Five Points South. Expect The Magic City’s most fabulous drag queens, delicious food and specials on mimosas. Doors open at 11AM; show begins at Noon. Don’t drag around—limited reserved tickets are available for $20 and General Admission is $15.

Stay in the know—check in on what AIDS Alabama is up to by visiting their website and following them on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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