Mayor Kevin Faulconer and two rivals for Congress are scheduled to take part Thursday in San Diego’s eighth annual “Dining Out for Life” fundraiser, which collects money for HIV/AIDS programs at the LGBT Community Center.

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer. Photo by Chris Stone

More than 80 restaurants are involved in the effort, expected to draw Rep. Scott Peters, D-San Diego, and his election opponent, former Councilman Carl DeMaio; Assemblywomen Toni Atkins and Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego; and members of the City Council and San Diego Unified Board of Education.

The restaurants will donate varying amount of the day’s revenues, from 25 percent to 100 percent, according to organizers.

The Mission restaurant locations in downtown, Hillcrest and Mission Beach will donate 100 percent of its food and liquor proceeds, while the Adams Avenue Grill will give half of its take through Sunday.

Other restaurants donating 50 percent today will be Barrio Star in Park West, Mariposa Ice Cream in Normal Heights, Wang’s North Park, and Hillcrest establishments the Brass Rail, East Village Asian Diner, Martinis Above Fourth in Hillcrest, Project Pie, Fresh Asian Bar and Bistro, and Which Wich.

The LGBT Center says more than 20,000 San Diegans are living with HIV/AIDS.

A full list of participating restaurants is available online.

— City News Services

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