‘Dine to Be Kind’ to help animals at more than 60 local restaurants today

Flier courtesy of Asheville Humane Society

To show local animals you care today, all you have to do is dine out.

More than 60 local restaurants will donate 15 percent of their proceeds from Tuesday, March 10, to Asheville Humane Society for the nonprofit’s annual “Dine to be Kind” fundraiser. Funds raised at the event support the organization’s ongoing efforts to make Buncombe County a no-kill community.

And there’s no need to worry about what you order — money from all food and drinks purchased at the restaurants will go toward the fund — breakfast, lunch, dinner — even take out orders and bar tabs.

Sponsored this year by Meridian Animal Hospital, this is the 12th year of the popular event, which raised nearly $30,000 in 2014. And the Humane Society stresses that this could not be done without the event’s volunteers, or “Restaurant Ambassadors,” who pulled in almost one-third of last year’s funds by greeting diners at participating restaurants and explaining the organization’s goals and needs — and what their money will be used to accomplish.

Asheville Humane suggests bringing a large group of friends, family or coworkers to the table with you — because for today, it’s not just the more the merrier, but the more people raising money for happy, healthy animals. Too busy to dine out today? You can donate directly to the cause here.

Here’s the list of restaurants participating in the 2015 “Dine to Be Kind” event:

12 Bones (River Arts District & South)

The Admiral

Another Broken Egg Cafe

Apollo Flame (Hendersonville Road)

Avenue M

The Barleycorn

Biscuit Head (West Asheville & Biltmore Ave.)

Blue Sky Cafe

BT’s Burger Joint

The Bull and Beggar

The Cantina

Chai Pani

Charlotte Street Pub & Grill



City Bakery (Biltmore Ave. & Charlotte St.)

Cucina 24

Doc Chey’s Noodle House

Edna’s of Asheville

Fig Bistro

Glass Onion


The Hop Ice Cream Cafe & The Hop West

IHOP (Arden, Smokey Park Highway, Tunnel Road & Weaverville)

Juicy Lucy’s Burger Bar and Grill

The Laughing Seed

Lexington Avenue Brewery


The Local Joint & The Joint Next Door

The Local Taco

Maggie B’s Wine & Specialty Store

Marco’s Pizzeria (North & South)

The Market Place Restaurant

Mayfels *Closed Tuesdays, only participated Monday, March 9*

Mellow Mushroom

Native Kitchen & Social Pub

Nine Mile (Montford & West)

Okie Dokies Smokehouse *Dinner Only*



Rise ‘n Shine Cafe

Roly Poly Sandwiches


Strada Italiano

Storm Rhum Bar & Bistro

Sunny Point Cafe


Urban Burrito

Veranda Cafe

Vinnie’s Neighborhood Italian

White Duck Taco Shop (Downtown & River Arts District)

Wicked Weed Brewing

Zia Taqueria


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