For most of us, Dining Out for Life is now a fond memory, but the AIDS Council of Northeastern New York just released the official results of the April 26 event, and Hudson truly distinguished itself. As hosts at Club Helsinki, Dini Lamot and Windle Davis raised a record-breaking $1,945 in diner contributions. Three of the top five restaurants, in combined diner and restaurant contributions, were Hudson restaurants: Mexican Radio (No. 3 with $2,609), Ca Mea (No. 4 with $2,360), and Club Helsinki (No. 5 with $2,274). The event raised a total of $68,761, a 51 percent increase over last year. Of that amount, $10,140 was raised by Hudson's seven participating restaurants: Mexican Radio, Ca Mea, Club Helsinki, MOD, Baba Louie's, the Red Dot, and (p.m.) Wine Bar.
Mark your calendars. Next year's Dining Out for Life, the tenth anniversary of the event, is scheduled to take place on April 25.