Dine Out for Haiti, Feb. 2


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New Orleans artist Miranda Lake and the owners of Dick & Jenny's Restaurant are organizing a restaurant-based benefit next week to help humanitarian causes in Haiti.

Called New Orleans Night Out for Haiti, the event is structured similarly to the annual Dine Out for Life benefit organized by the NO/AIDS Task Force. In this case, each participating restaurant will donate 10 percent of its sales on Feb. 2 to the charity of its choice working on earthquake relief, while the public is encouraged to support the effort simply by dining out that day.

Restaurant owners interested in participating can find more details on this Facebook page for the event.

Some participating restaurants thus far include Dick & Jenny's, J'Anita's at the Avenue Pub, Theo's Neighborhood Pizza, Kyoto and Nonna Mia Café & Pizzeria.

"(T)ogether we can help scores of suffering people in their darkest hour by doing what we do best," Lake writes, "cooking like nobody's business and going out to enjoy a fantastic meal and some drinks at one of the many amazing restaurants and bars we are so lucky to have here in New Orleans."

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