El Taco Luchador is a participating restaurant in Wednesday's Dine-Around for APRON.
El Taco Luchador is a participating restaurant in Wednesday’s Dine-Around for APRON.

Update: Since this piece was published, The Hub and Uptown Café have been added to the participating restaurants.

For three years, APRON Inc. has hosted the popular Dine-Around event where participating restaurants donate a portion of their sales during one select day. That day is Wednesday, Feb. 3, and more than 50 restaurants are on board for the fourth annual fundraiser.

Apron-Logo-300x222If you’re not familiar with APRON, the nonprofit helps provide temporary financial relief to food and beverage workers who face financial issues due to illness, injury, etc. Since its inception in 2001, it has helped more than 60 restaurant employees with over $70,000 in grants. Chef Ellen Gill McGarty of the Science Hill Inn was one such recipient of the funds, and her restaurant is once again a participant.

“I am so excited to participate in another great APRON fundraising event,” she says in a press release. “Dine-Around not only allows you to eat at some great restaurants, but you also get to help support a great organization which helps so many in the hospitality industry … I should know firsthand since APRON helped me in 2014 after being diagnosed (with) ovarian cancer. I was overwhelmed with financial difficulties, (and) their support helped ease the stress.”

As our restaurant scene continues to grow, so will the need for this important organization. Below is a list of participating restaurants, so pick your favorite or try something new. It’ll feel good knowing your money spent on a quality meal is going to a good cause.

  • America.The Diner.
  • Anoosh Bistro
  • Artesano Vino Tapas Y Mas
  • Bistro 301
  • Bistro 1860
  • Bristol Bar & Grille (all locations)
  • Bourbons Bistro
  • Brasserie Provence
  • Cafe Lou Lou (Highlands & St. Matthews)
  • Citizen 7
  • Coal’s Artisan Pizza
  • Corbett’s
  • Decca
  • Dish on Market
  • Equus/Jack’s
  • El Mundo
  • El Taco Luchador
  • Epic Sammich Co.
  • The Exchange Pub + Kitchen
  • Feast BBQ
  • Grind Burger Kitchen
  • Gary’s on Spring
  • Guacamole
  • Harvest
  • The Hub
  • The Irish Rover
  • Jack Fry’s
  • Joella’s Hot Chicken
  • Karem’s Grill and Pub
  • La Chasse
  • Lilly’s
  • Loui Loui’s
  • Louvino
  • Marketplace Restaurant
  • Martini Italian Bistro
  • Mercato Italiano
  • The Monkey Wrench
  • Mussel & Burger Bar 1 & 2
  • Porcini
  • Roux
  • Royals Hot Chicken
  • Selena’s at Willow Lake
  • Seviche
  • Science Hill Inn
  • Shady Lane Café
  • Steve-O’s Italian Kitchen
  • Tea Station Chinese Bistro
  • Uptown Café
  • Varenese
  • Verbena Café
  • Vincenzo’s
  • Volare

Sara Havens is the Culture Editor at Insider Louisville. She's known around town as the Bar Belle and updates her blog (barbelleblog.com) daily. She's a former editor of LEO Weekly and has written for Playboy and The Alcohol Professor. Havens is the author of two books: "The Bar Belle" and "The Bar Belle Vol. 2."


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