From The Editor: Life Is A Dish Best Served With Love
Now that spring is here, we Minnesotans are feeling a lot less reserved about going out, especially now that the baseball season has started, the summer movie season is around the corner (I got my Avengers: Endgame tickets, did you?!), and of course, our favorite bars and restaurants are dusting off their patios for drinks and eats in the outdoors.
The latter of those three is especially important, as this April 25 is the big day for the annual Dining Out For Life initiative, with dozens of local eateries donating a portion of that day’s proceeds to The Aliveness Project in order to help people living with HIV. As a proud supporter of this amazing cause, Lavender Magazine is happy to spread the word with the 2019 Dine & Drink issue!
In this issue, we highlight a handful of the local Twin Cities restaurants participating in this year’s event, including our cover stars from Pizza Lucé, so be sure to not only check them out on April 25, but all of the other great dining establishments contributing to put an end to HIV.
On top of that, our old pal Bradley Traynor eats the menu at St. Paul’s fantastic Iron Ranger restaurant (which boasts, in this writer’s opinion, the best poutine in the state); and yours truly returns with another list of Seven Breweries to visit in Seven Days. I know, I know, it’s a herculean task, and it took a lot of hard work and a lot of leg-pulling, but I did it for you. I’m generous like that.
All jokes aside, it’s a mighty task to eradicate HIV, but with your help and your patronage of participating restaurants on April 25, we can help The Aliveness Project move the needle even closer to serving our community members living with this disease. So be sure to dine out for the food, dine out for love, and Dine Out For Life!