12 Indy Restaurants New to Dining Out for Life in 2014

The annual dining event commences on April 24 to benefit organizations fighting HIV/AIDS. Two spots will donate all proceeds that day to the cause.

It all goes down better with a side of public service: Thursday will bring this year’s Dining Out for Life event, and options abound for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and late-night menus. Two restaurants—Fountain Square’s Red Lion Grog House and downtown’s Labor District Cafe (new to the lineup in 2014)—are donating 100 percent of all proceeds over the course of the day to organizations serving HIV- and AIDS-affected Hoosiers and seeking to educate about and prevent the virus.

“This is the first year we’ve had two restaurants giving 100 percent,” says Elisa Rogowski, director of development and communications at the Damien Center and organizer of this year’s event. “Twelve new restaurants is also a pretty big deal. It’s good to see it spreading out from the city center, as we have one in Zionsville [Greek’s Pizzeria] and three in Greenwood [Arni’s, Beefcake Burgers, and Yiayia’s House of Pancakes].”

Diningoutforlife.com harbors more information about all these eats, including a helpful filtering option. Eleven spots have late-night food-and-drink options, including Tini, one of Indy’s 25 best bars, and Bru Burger Bar, one of the city’s 10  best new restaurants in 2012.

The full roster appears below, grouped by the return each eatery is donating to the cause. (Places marked by asterisks are new to Indy’s DOFL scene in 2014.)

100 Percent

» Labor District Cafe*
» Red Lion Grog House

50 Percent

» Adobo Grill
» Downtown Olly’s
» Forty Five Degrees
» Greek Islands Restaurant
» Metro Nightclub & Restaurant
» Pita Pit
» Punch Burger
» Pizza King*
» Santorini Greek Kitchen
» Yogulatte (Mass Ave location)

25 Percent

» Arni’s Restaurant (Greenwood and Indianapolis locations)
» Athens on 86th
» Beefcake Burgers*
» Bru Burger Bar*
» Cafe Patachou (River Crossing, Downtown, and Midtown locations)
» Canal Bistro*
» Cerulean
» Chef Joseph’s at the Connoisseur Room
» The Columbia Club
» End of the Line Public House*
» English Ivy’s
» Greek’s Pizzeria (Zionsville)*
» Hellas Cafe
» Just Pop In!
» La Margarita (Fountain Square)
» Late Harvest Kitchen*
» The Legend Classic Irvington Cafe
» Mama Irma Restaurant*
» Marco’s Restaurant & Lounge
» Mass Ave Pub*
» Mesh on Mass
» Monon Coffee Company (Downtown and Broad Ripple locations)
» R Bistro
» Ralph’s Great Divide
» Recess
» Room Four
» Siam Square*
» Tini
» Winner’s Circle Pub, Grille & OTB
» Yiayia’s House of Pancakes*