Dine Out & Raise Money For AIDS Research

Dine Out & Raise Money For AIDS Research


MATT IS GOING TO BE UPDATING US ON TODAY’S FORECAST. A NASA FUNDRAISER IS ABOUT DINING OUT. DOZENS OF MINNESOTA RESTAURANTS, MORE THAN 100 HAVE AGREED TO DONATE A PORTION OF THEIR PROCEEDS TO THE ALIVENESS PROJECT. KYLIE BEARSE IS LIVE. FROM THAT CUPCAKE YOU SHOWED US, YUM IS LIVING UP TO ITS NAME THIS MORNING. Reporter: AS FAR AS PLACES TO GO IN THE MORNING FOR A LIVE SHOT, THIS IS THE BEST ONE. NOT BAD. Reporter: WE ARE GOING TO BE TALKING WITH PATTY IN A SECOND. I WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT THIS WHOLE IDEA WITH THE ALIVENESS PROJECT. WE HAVE JENNIFER WITH US THIS MORNING. GOOD MORNING. Reporter: WELL ME ABOUT THIS PROJECT. WHAT DO YOU GUY DOS? IT’S A COMMUNITY CENTER FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV. WE’RE THERE TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE ARE LIVING THEIR HEALTHIEST LIVES. WE HAVE INTEGRATIVE THERAPIES, CAIRO PRACTIC, MASSAGE, ACUPUNCTURE. TODAY IS ABOUT THE FOOD, BUT IT’S ABOUT HELPING OUT THE PROJECT AS WELL. THIS IS OUR 23rd YEAR DOING DINING OUT FOR LIFE. IT IS AN INTERNATIONAL EVENT. WE’RE ONE OF 60 DINING OUT FOR LIFE EVENTS IN THE COUNTRY ALL BENEFITING AIDS SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS. YOU DO SO MUCH GREAT WORK. ALMOST 2000 MEMBERS HERE IN THE TWIN CITIES. 2000 MEMBERS IN MINNESOTA. WE SERVE ALL OF MINNESOTA. YOU DO SUCH GREAT WORK. WE HAVE THE LOVELY PATTY WITH US. WE HAVE BEEN DROOLING ALL MORNING. IT LOOKS AMAZING. THANK YOU. THANKS FOR BEING HERE WITH US. WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO GET INVOLVED? IT’S SUCH A GREAT CAUSE. IT KEEPS MONEY IN MINNESOTA, WHICH I LOVE. AND WE HELP PEOPLE WITH HIV. AND WE’RE ALL HERE AS PART OF THE MINNESOTA RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION, THERE’S ABOUT 40 RESTAURANTS INVOLVED IN THE PROGRAM FROM THE RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION AND OVER 160 RESTAURANTS OVERALL INVOLVED. SO HOW DOES IT WORK? CAN YOU JUST COME IN. ANYTHING YOU BUY THE PROCEEDS WILL GO TO THAT. IN OUR RESTAURANTS WE DONATE 35% OVER ALL OF OUR TAKEOUT FOR THE DAY. WE ARE MORE THAN JUST A BAKERY. WE’RE A FULL SERVICE RESTAURANT WITH BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER. YOU HAVE REALLY GOOD FOOD. WHAT’S YOUR SPECIALTY? WELL, PATTY CAKE IN THE BAKERY. MATZOH BALL SOUP. CHICKEN CLUB SANDWICH. TUNA MELTS ARE POPULAR. MIKE, TELL ME WHAT IS THE SECRET TO MAKING SOME OF THIS AMAZING FOOD. IT’S A BIG NAME TO LIVE UP TO. YUM. IT IS. IT’S ALL SCRATCH. WE’RE BASICALLY 24 HOURS. WE BAKE BREAD OVERNIGHT. WE COME IN AND START BAKING THE PASTRIES AND ROLL INTO LUNCH AND DINNER. WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT BEING INVOLVED WITH DINING OUT FOR LIFE? IT’S JUST SUCH A GREAT CAUSE. AND IT DEFINITELY DOES GOOD. I ALREADY HAVE MATT’S ORDER ON TWITTER ASKING FOR MATZOH BALL SOUP. THERE ARE SO MANY RESTAURANTS INVOLVED IN THIS. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO ON TO OUR WEBSITE. WE HAVE ALL OF THE INFORMATION FOR YOU ON THERE. HOW YOU CAN GO OUT AND HELP THE ALIVENESS PROJECT. I WOULD VOTE YOU COME OUT TO YUM AND GET SOME TAKEOUT. COME ON, LOOK AT THIS. LOOK AT THAT. THEN THERE’S THE SCONES. IT’S EXCELLENT. YUM IS A FANTASTIC — IT IS FANTASTIC. YEAH. VERY, VERY GOOD. HARD TO CHOOSE OUT OF THAT BAKERY. WE’LL HAVE TO SAMPLE A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING. I THINK THAT’S HOW IT’S GOING TO GO. I LIKE THE WAY YOU THINK. NEED AN EXCUSE TO NOT COOK TONIGHT? HOW ABOUT HELPING A GOOD CAUSE. TONIGHT, THIS AFTERNOON, THIS MORNING. AN EVENT CALLED DINING OUT FOR LIFE RUNS ALL DAY TODAY. FEATURES MORE THAN 100 RESTAURANTS IN THE CITIES, THE SUBURBS. ALL OVER KYLIE BEARSE IS AT YUM KITCHEN. HEY, KYLIE. YEAH, YUM LIVES UP TO ITS NAME. THIS IS SUCH A GREAT IDEA. IT’S BEEN HAPPENING FOR YEARS NOW. IT HAPPY HELPS OUT HUNDREDS AND THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HERE IN MINNESOTA. IT ALL GOES TO HELP THE ALIVENESS PROJECT. I HAVE JENNIFER HERE WITH ME. GOOD MORNING. GOOD MORNING. TELL ME ABOUT WHAT YOU DO. THE ALIVENESS PROJECT HAS BEEN IN THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1985. WE’RE A CENTER FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV. WE PROVIDE SERVICES FOR PEOPLE TO HELP LIVE HEALTHY, SELF- DIRECTED LIVES. I KNOW THIS IS ONE OF YOUR BIGGEST FUNDRAISERS YOU DO EVERY YEAR. IT’S BEEN GOING ON FOR HOW LONG NOW? 23 YEARS. WHERE DOES THE MONEY YOU RAISE GO TOWARD? THE MONEY STAYS IN MINNESOTA. ALMOST 100% OF WHAT’S RAISED TODAY WILL STAY IN MINNESOTA AND HELP PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV. BY DINING OUT TODAY YOU’RE DOING GOOD FOR YOUR COMMUNITY. SO YOU’RE HELPING LOCAL BUSINESSES HERE AND ALSO PEOPLE IN MINNESOTA. WE LOVE IT. IT’S GOING TO BE A FUN DAY. IT’S A BLAST. THERE’S NO CALORIES ON DINING OUT FOR LIFE DAY. SO WE WILL BE EATING LOTS TODAY. AND WE’VE ALREADY STARTED A LITTLE BIT THIS MORNING. PATTI IS MY FAVORITE PERSON. GOOD MORNING. GOOD MORNING. TELL ME ABOUT WHY YOU WANTED TO BE INVOLVED WITH DINING OUT DAY. IT’S TIME FOR OUR FELLOW RESTAURANTS ALSO TO BE INVOLVED AND GIVE BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY. IT’S SUCH A GREAT CAUSE. PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV IN MINNESOTA. MONEY STAYS IN MINNESOTA, WHICH IS A GREAT THING. SO MANY RESTAURANTS ARE INVOLVED. THERE’S OVER 160 RESTAURANTS. RED COW, RED RABBIT. HELLS KITCHEN. YUM. BOTH OF OUR LOCATIONS. AND WE’RE DONATING OVER 35% OF OUR PROCEEDS OF OUR SALES TODAY. FANTASTIC. YOU HAVE ENVELOPES IF PEOPLE WANT TO DONATE TOO WHEN THEY COME IN. LET’S GIVE YOU A SECOND TO BRAG ABOUT WHY FOOD. IT’S SO GOOD. I BELIEVE I’VE EATEN A CINNAMON ROLL OWN A CALI SCRAMBLE. WHAT MAKES YOUR FOOD SO GOOD? EVERYTHING IS MADE FROM SCRATCH. WE CHANGE OUR MENU UP ALL THE TIME. IT’S FRESH AND SEASONAL. WE LOVE WHAT WE DO AND HOPEFULLY IT COMES OUT IN OUR FOOD. WHEN YOU GET TO HAVE PEOPLE COMING IN, DO THEY TALK ABOUT DINING OUT DAY AND THAT THEY’RE EXCITED TO BE A PART OF IT? WE’LL HAVE AMBASSADORS FROM DINING OUT FOR LIFE. WE TALK TO EVERYBODY ABOUT IT. EVERYBODY EITHER — HOPEFULLY PEOPLE ARE COMING IN BECAUSE THEY MOE IT’S DINING OUT FOR LIFE. BUT ALSO OUR REGULAR GUESTS GET TO JUST MAKE A DONATION AND NOT EVEN REALIZE IT SOMETIMES. IT’S ALL A GOOD THING. THANKS FOR BEING A PART OF THIS. THANKS FOR BEING HERE. THIS IS SUCH A FUN IDEA. YOU CAN GO ON TO OUR WEBSITE. WE’LL LINK TO THE DIFFERENT RESTAURANTS YOU CAN GO TO. I BET THERE’S SO MANY PEOPLE OUT THERE, YOU WERE PLANNING ON GOING OUT TONIGHT ANYWAY. MAKE SURE YOU PICK ONE THAT’S HELPING SUPPORT THE ALIVENESS PROJECT. AWESOME, KYLIE. THE LIST IS HUGE. IT IS A HUGE LIST.

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