The Second Annual Carmine's Cares/Virgil's Fights AIDS benefit will be held on Feb. 28 from 5 PM on at the popular Times Square area restaurants, Carmine's and Virgil's, located on West 44th Street on opposite sides of Broadway.
Server Jim Sterner came up with the idea of waiters donating their gratuities for a single evening's work in order to help Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS ( BC/EFA). Sterner enlisted the support from wait staff at both eateries, which are owned by Alicart, Inc. Alicart agreed to match the wait staff contributions, which resulted in a $14,000 donation last year.
All money goes to BC/EFA to support the fights against HIV and AIDS.
While Monday nights are not typically busy, reservations are recommended at both restaurants. For Carmine's call (212) 221-3800 and for Virgil's call (212) 921-9494.
-- By Murdoch McBride