Dine out, fight AIDS.

That is the goal of the 21st annual “Dining out for Life” which takes place April 28th. Dozens of restaurants and thousands of diners across the Delaware Valley will join together in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Kevin Burns, the executive director of Action AIDS, and Guillermo Tellez, the chef at Square 1682 at Hotel Palomar stopped by Talk Philly to discuss the event.

For more information on Action AIDS, visit http://actionaids.org/.

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Here is how you can make chilled clear gazpacho:

Yield 6

15 large Roma tomatoes, (very ripe) chopped
2 tablespoon(s) kosher salt
2 piece(s) chipotle pepper in adobo, available in specialty stores (optional)
1ea cucumber, peeled and chopped
2ea garlic cloves peeled
1ea celery stalk, chopped
6ea scoops of pineapple-basil sorbet, ( optional)
Trims and ends from the pepper garnishes below

Garnishes

2 heirloom tomatoes peeled, seeded (save the seed gelee) and diced ¼ inch
1/2 yellow bell pepper, peeled, seeded, and diced ¼ inch
1/2 yellow bell pepper, julienne very thin
1/2 red bell pepper, peeled, seeded, and diced ¼ inch
1/2 red bell pepper, julienne very thin
1/2 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and diced ¼ inch
1/2 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and julienne very thin
1/2 ea zucchini skin julienne very thin
2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and cut in fine brunoise
1 medium jicama, peeled and diced ¼ inch
2 stalk(s) celery, peeled and diced ¼ inch
Salt
Pepper to taste
evoo
Micro basil

Directions;
For tomato water, wash and dice tomatoes and season heavily with salt.
Add 1 piece chipotle pepper and process with a hand blender or a food processor. Place in a colander lined with cheesecloth, Let sit overnight. Chill in freezer before serving,
Combine all julienne vegetables for garnish together with some olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Press into a ring mold and set aside.
Place the julienne vegetables in the center of six serving bowls, add the diced vegetables around the molded julienne vegetables, and Pour tomato water around the vegetables, add pineapple- basil gelato, garnish with micro basil.

*this is a great soup for warm days and can be served with shellfish and avocado.

Participating restaurants and diners include,

PENNSYLVANIA
City of Philadelphia (119 restaurants)

A Full Plate
Adobe Cafe Manayunk
Alma de Cuba
Amada
Audrey Claire
Avenida
Bacio
Barbuzzo
Barclay Prime
Beau Monde
Bellini Grill
Bindi Restaurant
Bistro Romano
Bistro St. Tropez
Bistrot La Minette
Buddakan
Butcher and Singer
Cafe Nola
Cafette
Cake
Cantina Dos Segundos
Cantina Los Caballitos
Caribou Cafe
Chifa
Cin Cin
Cochon
Continental Midtown
Continental Restaurant
Cooperage
Copabanana
Dahlak Restaurant
Dandelion, The
DiNardo’s Famous Seafood
Distrito
El Rey
El Vez
Fork
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Garces Trading Company
Geechee Girl Rice Cafe
Giorgio on the Pine
Gold Standard Cafe, The
IHOP Roosevelt Blvd
IHOP Snyder Ave
IHOP Walnut St
Illuminare
Izumi
Jack’s Firehouse
James
JG Domestic
Johnny Brenda’s
Johnny Rockets
Jones
Khyber Pass Pub
Knock
Landmark Americana
Las Margaritas
Latest Dish, The
Lemon Grass Thai
Lolita
London Grill
M Restaurant
Marigold Kitchen
Matyson
Mercato
Meritage
Mexican Post
Mexican Post CC
Mixto
More Than Just Ice Cream
Morimoto
Ms. Tootsie’s Soul Food Cafe
Mustard Greens
My Thai
New Wave Cafe
Nineteen
North 3rd Restaurant
Novita Bistro
Oyster House
Paradiso
Parc
Percy Street Barbecue
Pizzeria Stella
Pod
Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
Prime Rib, The
Qbbq & Tequila
Race Street Cafe
Rembrandt’s
Restaurant School @ Walnut Hill College, The
Ristorante Panorama
Rose Tattoo Cafe
Royal Tavern
Salt and Pepper
Sampan
Seafood Unlimited
Silk City Diner
Singapore Kosher Vegetarian Restaurant
Southwark
Spasso
Square 1682
terra
Time
Tinto
Tria Rittenhouse
Tria Wash West
Trio
Trolley Car Diner
Twenty Manning
Umbria
Valanni
Varga Bar
Venture Inn
Villa Di Roma
Westbury Bar
Witch, The
Woody’s
Xochitl
Zahav
Zinc Bistro a Vins

Bucks County (6)
Bowman’s Tavern
Poco’s Restaurant
Rick’s Restaurant
The Raven
The Washington House
Tortuga’s Cocina

Chester County (10)
Catherine’s Restaurant
Cedar Hollow Inn
Columbia Bar & Grill
High Street Caffe
Jazmine Thai
Kildare’s Irish Pub
Market Street Grill
Mas Mexicali Cantina
Side Bar & Grille
Three Little Pigs

Delaware County (6)
IHOP Ardmore
Lotus Farm to Table
Nais Cuisine
Picasso Restaurant and Bar
Pinocchio’s Pizza, Inc.
The Original Clam Tavern

Montgomery County (6)
IHOP
IHOP Blue Bell
PJ Whelihans Pub Blue Bell
Spring Mill Cafe
Trax Cafe
White Elephant Restaurant

NEW JERSEY (11)
Andreotti’s Viennese Cafe
Barnsboro Inn
Cafe Gallery
Cork
Indeblue Indian Cuisine
Los Amigos Restaurant
Nunzio Ristorante Rustico
Pop Shoppe, The
Tortilla Press
Tortilla Press Cantina
Westmont Diner

DELAWARE (19)
Caffe Gelato Restaurant
Soffritto Italian Grill
Timothy’s of Newark
Stewart’s Brewing Company
BellaVista Trattoria & Pizzeria
Bellefonte Cafe
Bellefonte Cafe
Chelsea Tavern
El Diablo Burritos
Extreme Pizza
Lamberti’s Cucina, Philadelphia Pike
Lamberti’s Italian Grill & Bar
Lucky’s Coffe Shop and Restaurants
Luigi Vitrone’s Pastabilities Rest.
Melting Pot, The
Stoney’s British Pub
BBC Tavern and Grill
Jack’s Bistro
Jessop’s Tavern