Tonight: Dine Out and Make a Difference

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1:00 pm | February 24, 2014

For three nights in February, specifically Feb. 25 through Feb. 27, a host of outstanding restaurants throughout the Pasadena area will be participating in Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services’ annual fundraiser, Dinners From the Heart.

Participating restaurants include: Arroyo Chop House, AKA Bistro, Bistro 45, Mi Piace, Gale’s, El Cholo, Patina, Vibrato, The Raymond, Mijares, Vertical Wine Bistro to name a few. The event is a win-win, as it enables caring members of the community to enjoy first-class meals, while simultaneously raising money to help fund Hathaway-Sycamores’ comprehensive therapeutic and other support services for children and families struggling with mental-health issues and other life challenges.

Dinners range from $75 to $250 per person, and include a complimentary bottle of wine for each party of two. This year’s event also features several group dinners with highly accomplished special guest speakers including: Los Angeles Times’ sports writers Sam Farmer and Gary Klein at Smitty’s Grill; actor Gedde Watanabe at Briganti; chef Claud Beltran and winemaker Wes Hagen at The Eatery; and International Wine & Food Society’s Dave Felton and Richard Sanford and Thekla Sanford of Alma Rosa Winery at Patina.

To participate in this extremely worthwhile as well as delectable fundraiser, simply select a date and choose from one of 40 restaurants and make a reservation by contacting And Sica at (626) 395-7100 ext. 2516 or Seats are limited at each participating restaurant, so it’s recommended that reservations be made well in advance.

Since its inception in 1991, Dinners From the Heart has raised more than $665,000 for the programs and services provided by Hathaway-Sycamores. Special thanks for this year’s Dinners From the Heart go to event chairs: The Los Altos Auxiliary; as well as Bob and Gregg Smith of Smith Brothers Restaurant Corporation and their participating restaurants Arroyo Chop House, Cheval Bistro, Parkway Grill, Smitty’s Grill, Seco, and Vibrato.