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Dining Out For Life and Sunday Brunching in Capitol Hill This Weekend

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Dining Out For Life and Sunday Brunching in Capitol Hill This Weekend

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We always love dining out at great restaurants in Capitol Hill, but this week it’s especially fulfilling. Your meal helps support a great cause on Thursday, thanks to Dining Out For Life.

Lifelong AIDS Alliance is an incredible Seattle charity, and for the Divas, it’s personal. Kim and Chavi met by working with Lifelong years ago, and the life-saving work of Lifelong has touched many lives close to us. This week, the national event Dining Out For Life will raise funds for AIDS service organizations, and Lifelong is the beneficiary in Seattle.

We got so lucky this year! We have a gorgeous evening open house this week on Capitol Hill (just a few blocks from Lifelong’s awesome thrift store, which you should also check out). That means it will be easy for us to Dine Out For Life on Thursday. The hard part will be choosing between so many favorites.

On Sunday, we’ll also be able to grab brunch from one of the many great spots near the open house. We have some great suggestions for all of you in Divaland who want to explore these culinary options this weekend and visit us at our open house.

The De Lorges is a gorgeous 1920’s building situated in the middle of the best dining, shopping, arts and nightlife offerings. Vintage details such as the rounded doorways and picture rail and modern updates like the stainless steel kitchen appliances dovetail to create a beautiful home. Filled with light, yet you’ll stay cool all summer with indirect exposure. You can live your best urban life and are minutes from amazing transit options that take you throughout Seattle and beyond. More info after the jump >

Dining Out For Life On Thursday

30 percent of your bill goes to support Lifelong AIDS Alliance when you dine at these restaurants on Thursday. Lifelong’s expansive support network helps provide those living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses with medical care, nutrition, and counseling. See the Dining Out For Life Seattle page for a full list of participants.

Kedai Makan

Kedai Makan serves delicious Malaysian cuisine at reasonable prices. Carnivores and vegetarians alike will find plenty to love here, provided they like a little kick to their food.

Eater recommends the Spicy Frog Legs and Lamb Curry at Kedai Makan.


For a truly luxurious night out, get to Poppy. Chef Jerry Traunfeld won the James Beard award for his exquisite, seasonal cuisine. The menu is always changing but is consistent in its expert use of spices from around the world and herbs from Traunfeld’s huge herb garden.

The Thali tray at Poppy assembles portions of ten dishes with harmonizing flavors.

DeLuxe Bar and Grill

Want something more casual. Get to DeLuxe for a hearty pub food, good drinks, and an extensive burger menu. This friendly tavern has been a fixture in Seattle for decades, and a longtime supporter of the LGBT community.


Brunching To Bring in May on Sunday

Without rain in the forecast, even if it is still a little chilly, we are expecting a perfect morning for a brunch on Sunday. Here are some delectable options in North Capitol Hill.

Harry’s Fine Foods

Tucked away on Bellevue Ave E in a former corner market, this relatively recent addition to the neighborhood is always worth a visit. (Their beautifully lit “Chandelarium” is gorgeous year-round!) Harry’s rotating menu focuses on fresh ingredients and flavors from the region. Brunch is a casual affair, with counter service and a “sit where you like” set-up. Super chill, in a good way.

Queen of the Brunch Drag Show at Julia’s

For something less chill, more pageant, get to Julia’s for their popular Queen of the Brunch Drag Show. General admission is $20 and does not include the meal (or tips for those hard-working queens), but if you want a lively performance and a killer Bloody Mary to round out your April, look no further.

Via Julia’s Queen of the Brunch. Photo by Brian Buck.

Glo’s Cafe

Brunch lovers know…show up early if you are eating at Glo’s Cafe. This uber-popular breakfast joint packs them in every day of the week, but especially on weekends. Expect a wait time of about 30 minutes if you show up around 10:30 or later. Is it worth the wait? You betcha.

Image via user Narisa on Flickr


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