Sponsor Spotlight: AutoTrader.com, Presenting Sponsor

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We are proud to announce that great friend of Open Hand and major force for good in our community, AutoTrader.com is this year’s Dining Out for Life Presenting Sponsor. 2014 actually marks a decade of Dining Out for Life Sponsorship from AutoTrader.com. Over the course of the past ten years AutoTrader.com has provided more than $150,000 in sponsorship dollars for this event, not to mention the generosity and volunteer manpower they provide for Open Hand year round.

Thank you to AutoTrader.com for your humbling support of our mission and this event!

Learn more about AutoTrader.com and their impact on the community here.


Sponsor Spotlight: LocumTenens.com, Saucier Level Sponsor

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We’re excited to announce that for the second year in a row, LocumTenens.com is one of our top sponsors, participating at the Saucier ($10,000) level.  LocumTenens.com is a physician recruiting agency that helps physicians find the right temporary and permanent jobs, and assists healthcare facilities and government agencies with their physician staffing needs. Additionally, LocumTenens.com is an outstanding corporate citizen, as evidenced by the impressive roster of community and national charitable organizations it supports.

Thank you, LocumTenens.com for your generosity, we’re proud to have you as a 2014 Saucier Level Sponsor!

Visit LocumTenens.com to learn more.

Participating Restaurant Spotlight: Highland Tap Steak Cellar

higlandtapReigning as the best and only steakhouse in the Virgina Highland Area since 1989, Highland Tap Steak Cellar retains the neighboring patrons in addition to out-of-townees passing through Atlanta. Although built in the late eighty’s, decorated with stone walls and located under the street, it easily exudes the ambiance of any 1920’s saloon complete with dim lights, a warm interior and award winning martinis since opening. On Wednesday April 23rd, 2014, Highland Tap will be participating in Open Hand’s Dining Out for Life benefit by donating 25% of their revenue to our cause to help end world hunger.

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1026 N Highland Ave NE • Atlanta, GA30306 • (404) 875-3673

Participating Restaurant Spotlight: Willys Mexicana Grill

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2280 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta GA 30309

1100 Hammond Drive, NE, Atlanta GA 30328

1071 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta GA 30309

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Noted for their burritos, Willy’s Mexicana Grill offers a plethora of authentic Mexican cuisines made fresh daily before your eyes. Bringing the flavor across the country from San Francisco to Atlanta, Willy started his first location in Atlanta solo eventually utilizing the help his family offered and growing his business into what it is today. Help Willy expand even more by eating at one of the participating locations on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 for the Dining Out for Life benefit held by Open Hand Atlanta. 25% of their proceeds will assist Open Hand in feeding the chronically ill.


Participating Restaurant Spotlight: Blue Ridge Grill

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1261 West Paces Ferry Rd NW

Atlanta, GA 30327

(404) 233-5030

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Voted best ambiance and service, Blue Ridge Grill offers an exquisite old-time American menu accompanied by the mountaineer surrounding and comprehensive wine list, ensure any dining event the relaxation it deserves. Known for its rustic presence, the balcony provides a glorious view while being full service from cocktails to dessert, many of the customers live for the environment. Serving dishes like grilled Georgia Trout, iron skillet-seared mussels and hickory-grilled rib-eye, keeps the customers returning, again and again; and again. On April 23rd, 2014, Dine out for Life at Blue Ridge Grill and help Project Open hand raise money for our battle against hunger initiative as Blue ridge Grill will be donating 25% of their proceeds that day to our cause.

Participating Restaurant Spotlight: Muss & Turner’s


1675 Cumberland Pkwy SE #309 • Smyrna, GA 30080• (770) 434-1114

Looking for a neighborhood restaurant in Smyrna where you can enjoy yourself and be comfortable?  Look no further than Muss & Turner’s where owners Todd Mussman and Ryan Turner showcase their core philosophy and guiding principle:  PEOPLE MATTER MOST.  Loyal guests, staff with ambition and pride in their jobs, and a passionate culinary team demonstrate this philosophy every day.

 Muss & Turner’s has grown into a gourmet deli at lunchtime to a seasonal bistro in the evening. The lunch, dinner and brunch menus offer something for everyone:  chicken, beef, fish, pork and vegetarian dishes, as well as soups and salads.  The culinary team maintains relationships with local farmers and changes the menu every 4 weeks.

 Dine out at Muss & Turner’s on April 23 and 50% of their proceeds will be donated to Open Hand Atlanta and our mission to manage and eliminate chronic and critical illness in the Atlanta area.

Reserve your table at Muss and Turner’s NOW!

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Participating Restaurant Spotlight: Bantam and Biddy

ImageAnsley Mall:

Suite 301, 1544 Piedmont Ave NE

Atlanta, GA 30324 (404) 907-3469


1050 Crescent Ave NE #6

Atlanta, GA 30309 (404) 835-6450

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Introducing free-range and pasteurized poultry to Atlanta, Bantam and Biddy serves a variety of southern dishes including seasonal organic vegetables, from it original location in Ansley Mall and its second, newer location in Midtown. Open at 7am, serving breakfast, brunch, and dinner until 9pm, and equipped with an espresso bar (Midtown), Bantam and Biddy owns the local breakfast and brunch rushes. Also equipped with a full bar, B&B can provide an eating experience appropriate for the Atlanta nightlife. As its original location returns for its sophomore year to support Open Hand Atlanta, the Midtown location will be back for the first time to participate in our annual Dining Out for Life benefit. Held on April 23rd, 2014, Bantam and Biddy will thrive that day to donate 25% of their daily revenue to Open Hand Atlanta.