Remember to dine out Tuesday for annual Whatcom County fundraiser


Dine Out CLO

Joe Kensok serves lunch to Diana Campbell, left, and Carol Essick at The Table restaurant in Bellingham, Tuesday, May 6, 2014, during the 14th annual Dine Out event to raise money for the Maple Alley Inn. More then 30 local restaurants donated a portion of their sales to support the Opportunity Council program that provides free meals to those in need.


Remember when you dine out Tuesday, May 6, at certain restaurants across Whatcom County you'll be helping pay for hot meals for the hungry.

More than 30 local restaurants are participating in the 14th annual Dine Out for Maple Alley Inn, donating 20 percent of their sales on Tuesday. The money goes to an Opportunity Council program that provides free meals to anyone in need.

Maple Alley Inn serves more than 14,000 meals every year, and Dine Out raises between $22,000 and $25,000 every year.

The council is hoping to set a new record for money raised this year

Participating restaurants are Avenue Bread, Bayou on Bay, Bellingham Bar & Grill, Billy McHale's, Black Drop Coffeehouse, Boundary Bay Brewery, Brandywine Kitchen, Busara Thai Cuisine, Café Akroteri, Cascade Pizza, Ciao Thyme, D'Anna's Café Italiano, Dashi Noodle Bar, Diamond Jim's Grill, Diego's Mexican Grill, Fiamma Burger, Five Columns Restaurant, Hilltop Restaurant, India Grill Restaurant, Keenan's By the Pier, Kulshan Brewing Co., La Fiamma Wood Fire Pizza, Leaf & Ladle, Mambo Italiano Café, Mykonos Greek Restaurant, Old Town Café, On Rice Thai Cuisine, Pepper Sisters, Rocket Donuts, Taco Lobo, Thai House, The Copper Hog, The Daisy Café, The Fountain Bistro, The Grace Café, The Real McCoy, The Table by Bellingham Pasta Co. and The Woods Coffee.

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