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Posted at 4:58 PM ET, 03/ 2/2009

Dining To-Dos and a Foodie Save the Date

By Julia Beizer

Order the baby chicken at Posto on Thursday, and every penny you spend on the dish goes to charity. (Olivia Boinet)

A diner's calendar could get pretty full this week -- Scotch dinner tonight, Tequila and Mezcal dinner on Wednesday -- but as far as I'm concerned, the events really heat up on Thursday and Friday.

If you were planning on going out to eat one time this week, Thursday should be the day. Eat at any of these restaurants for the annual Dining Out For Life event, and anywhere from 25 to 100 percent of your bill goes to Food and Friends, an organization that provides food and counseling to people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other illnesses. Posto tops my go-to list. The buzzy Logan Circle spot is donating 100 percent of its proceeds to the organization.

D.C.'s beloved pizza-and-sliders joint Matchbox offers mouth-watering mini-burgers in groups of three, six or nine. In celebration of Friday's date -- 03/06/09 -- both Matchbox locations will offer a special of $1 per slider, sold in groups of three. Since the usual prices are $8 for three, $14 for six and $18 for nine, that's a pretty big discount. "It only happens once a century," says co-owner Drew Kim.

Looking ahead, Taste of the Nation -- the annual food-focused fundraiser for Share Our Strength -- takes place at the Mellon Auditorium on March 30. Organizers expect the event to sell out, so if you're not one of the lucky people to win tickets at our next happy hour, you'll want to buy them in advance.

-- Julia

By Julia Beizer  | March 2, 2009; 4:58 PM ET
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