The following Pittsburgh dining restaurants, bars and bakeries will participate in “The Red Plate Specials,” a fundraiser for which establishments donate proceeds to local AIDS efforts on World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, during that week or during the entire month of December.
- La Gourmadine Bakery, Lawrenceville, will donate a portion of proceeds from raspberry chocolate dessert sales on Dec. 1.
- J’eet, Garfield, will donate 20% of proceeds from various specials.
- Middle Road Inn, Glenshaw, PA, will participate in Red Plate Special. Details TBA
- Quiet Storm, Garfield, will participate in Red Plate Special. Details TBA.
- Remedy restaurant, Lawrenceville, will donate a portion of their proceeds from a World AIDS Day dish.
- Round Cantina, Lawrenceville, will donate 50% of proceeds from Red Sangria sales on Dec. 1.
- Spin, Shadyside, will offer drink specials, donating a portion of their proceeds.
- Square Café, Regent Square, will donate 50 % of all their proceeds on Dec. 1.
- Union Grill, Oakland, will donate a portion of proceeds from an eggplant parmesan special on World AIDS Day.
- Sweetest Dessert Studio and Bakery, Pitcairn, will feature a new dessert -- “With Love - Aids Prevention Cupcakes (in southern style red velvet) -- with a portion of the proceeds being donated to aids awareness and prevention during the month of December.
- Vanilla Pastry, East Liberty, will donate 25% of proceeds from a World AIDS Day-themed dessert, during the week of World AIDS Day.
- Willow Restaurant, North Hills, will donate portions of proceeds from drink and dessert specials during the week of World AIDS Day.
This will mark the second year that organizations throughout Pittsburgh have joined forces to promote World AIDS Day. Nearly 30 organizations are participating in this year’s (PITTSBURGH) Red campaign, an offshoot of the international One Campaign. Visit www.pittsburghred.org for more information. Planned highlights include a 10:30 a.m. press conference with Mayor Luke Ravenstahl at the City-County Building; free, confidential HIV testing; the Highmark spire becoming red the night of Dec. 1; the AIDS Memorial Quilt – also known as The Names Project – being on display in numerous locations throughout Pittsburgh during that week; and the annual 7 p.m. memorial service at Heinz Memorial Chapel in Oakland.