As if we needed an excuse to say “let’s dine out,” grab a friend or pick a date and attend the 21st Annual Dining Out for Life event on Wednesday, April 24 benefitting Open Hand. This is one of the largest fundraising events of the year for Open Hand. Restaurants all across Atlanta will donate 25 percent or more of each table's tab -- breakfast, lunch or dinner -- to the community nutrition programs of Open Hand. Suggestions? Enthusiastic participants include Aria, Bantam + Biddy, Communitas Hospitality restaurants Gilbert's Cafe & Bar, HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern 10th & Piedmont, and Fifth Group Restaurants Alma Cocina, Ecco, Lure, The Original El Taco and South City Kitchen Vinings. Make reservations online for some restaurants. Nonprofit Open Hand has delivered more than 20 million meals since its start in 1988. By Dining Out for Life, you can help the organization continue its work in our community: delivering more than 5,000 nutritious meals every day, providing nutrition education, therapy and coaching, and empowering folks battling chronic disease and disability to live more healthily and independently. So be sure you dine out for breakfast, lunch and dinner to contribute to this great cause!