Special Dinners for Good: YES and RED

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Dishes and drinks from 2014’s Eat (RED). Photo courtesy RED.

Local drag queen Juanita More! is famous not only for her fabulous parties and performances, but also for her cooking skills (and philanthropy!). On Thursday May 28th, she’s hosting a dinner to launch Pride Month with Kitchit to raise money for YES, the Youth Empowerment Summit, an annual conference for LGBTQ and ally youth activists who are dedicated to racial, economic, and educational justice for trans and queer youth. The four-course dinner runs from 7pm to 10pm and includes slow-roasted pork with salsa verde and ricotta toast, as well as a cream of squash blossom soup. Juanita promises lots of surprises and “wild wining” too, so don’t miss a chance to attend. Tickets are $100 per person. And psssst, use code juanitamore for a whopping $45 off your ticket! 3359 Cesar Chavez St. at Mission.

From June 1st through 30th, dine out to raise money for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS with Eat (RED) Drink (RED). Many local restaurants will be participating by creating special dishes, cocktails, and even tasting menus to raise money for the (RED) cause. The program is nationwide, so if you have any travel planned be sure to check it out. Locally, participants include Pabu and Ramen Bar, RN74, and Clock Bar, as well as Lucy Restaurant & Bar in Yountville. See the full list of participants here, and follow along on Instagram and Twitter.