It's that time of year again…yep, it's Dining Out for Life! Dining Out for Life is an annual event to raise money for AIDS service organizations–2014 marks its 30th year! I really love being part of such a great event for an even better cause!

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JP Elario and I have teamed up once more with our friends at dp: An American Brasserie as hosts for Dining Out for Life. Dominick Purnomo and his staff have also updated our signature drinks–so the Mrs. Sparkletini and the Blogstalker 2.0 are new and improved! Seriously, they're SO. GOOD. (But the Mrs. Sparkletini is the best!)

The general idea is that you come out, eat some food, have some drinks (Mrs. Sparkletinis, obvs) and then a portion of the total of your meal and 100% of the proceeds of the special cocktails goes to the AIDS Council of Northeastern NY. Last year we donated over $1700 in drink proceeds alone!!! It's a really great cause and I'm so proud to be part of it and sharing the sparkle.

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As of this posting, Dominck Purnomo, owner of dp's has told me that they are fully committed for dinner service, but we're offering a happy hour special for anyone who wants to stop by the bar from 3-5pm for a special small plate menu! Some dinner reservations are still available at Yonos, however, and they're also participating Dining Out for Life!

We would LOVE to see you next Thursday, April 24th at dp's and Yono's–and, remember, the Mrs. Sparkletini is the drink of choice for the evening!

Keep sparkling–