Eat Out and Help StreetSmart Between Now and End of the Year, Plus a Chance to Win!



Last year I told you all about StreetSmarts, and initiative that was started in Great Britain to help diners contribute to nonprofit organizations that give aid to the less fortunate — by simply adding a few bucks or rounding up on your tab. This year, they're at it again and have expanded their list of participating restaurants. Plus they've come up with an incentive for Bites readers to win a really nice prize for being part of the the process.

This year, you can eat at any of 20 different restaurants and food trucks and opt to add a voluntary $1 to the bill to benefit Nashville's Room In The Inn which provides shelter and other services to the homeless. This year's participating establishments are: Anatolia Turkish Restaurant, Bella Napoli, Biscuit Love Truck, Chago’s Cantina, Dalts, Edley’s Bar-B-Que, Finezza, Firefly Grille, Flyte, Hoss’ Loaded Burgers, Marché, Margot Café & Bar, Merchants, Midtown Cafe, Noshville Midtown, Paddy Boy’s Q to U, The Silly Goose, Sunset Grill, The Wild Cow and The Wild Hare.

So here's the incentive part: Be honest and let us know how you'll support this effort; simply leave a comment and we'll pick a lucky winner from all the participants on Friday, Dec. 28. Get out there and do some good eating folks, and you'll have great chance to win another meal — plus tickets to the award-winning Nashville Symphony. Sounds like a no-brainer to me.

The organizers hope that Bites readers will spend some of their dining dollars at these restaurants between now and the end of the year when the initiative ends, and they've gone a little further to incentivize you all. We're dealing with the honor system here, people, but if you'll just mention in the comments which of these restaurants you've eaten at and added a buck to your bill, or even which ones you intend to patronize, you'll be entered into a drawing to win a $25 Amerigo Gift Certificate and a pair of Nashville Symphony tickets, good for any performance in the 12-13 season.

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