Dine Out for Education

Spring 2020 Dine Out NO!  TAKE OUT Yes!

Due to the school and restaurant closures related to COVID-19, the spring 2020 Dine Out for Education event as we know it was cancelled.  We have opted to have a TAKE OUT event instead on April 2 to support our restaurant partners.

We can’t Dine Out on Thursday, April 2, but we can TAKE OUT! We are so grateful to our Dine Out restaurant partners for their past support and would love to support them in return during these challenging times – no donations involved.

Instead of dining out this Thursday, place an order with any of these 30 restaurant partners that are open and offering take out and delivery! Check their facebook pages and websites for any special menus, hours, and offers! For the downtown area restaurant partners, you can find hours and delivery info here: Downtown Restaurant Information

Aspen Leaf Frozen Yogurt
Big Grove Brewpub
Big Grove Brewery
BlueBird Cafe
Bluebird Diner
Bread Garden Market
Carl & Ernie’s Good Time Pub
Coaches Corner Sports Pub
Dumpling Darling
El Dorado Mexican Restaurant
Joensy’s Restaurant
Hudson’s Southside Tap
Molly’s Cupcakes
Mosley’s Barbeque – Iowa City and North Liberty
Pagliai’s Pizza
Red’s Alehouse
Rocky O’Brien’s
Short’s Burgers Eastside
The Dandy Lion
Tin Roost
Twelve01 Kitchen and Tap
Vue Rooftop
Which Wich – Coralville only
Wildwood Smokehouse & Saloon

Check back in the fall for the dates of our 2020-2021 fall and spring Dine Out events.

Dine Out for Education is a community-wide event held each spring and fall when our school families and community members are asked to dine out at one (or more!) of our participating restaurants and businesses.   Our 40+ restaurant partners agree to donate 10% of their daily sales on the day of the event to the ICCSD Foundation.

Their donations support many ICCSD school programs, including School of the Wild; Symphony Goes to School; Visiting Author; KinderTales; STEM Initiatives and MakerSpaces at the secondary schools; LiveArts for 8th graders; and staff appreciation and recognition programs.

We are especially grateful for our 21 five-year restaurant partners for their long-time commitment to the schools in our community:

Aspen Leaf Frozen Yogurt
BlueBird Café
Bluebird Diner
Bread Garden Market
El Banditos
El Dorado
Joseph’s Steak House
Midtown Family Restaurant
Midtown Family Restaurant 2
Molly’s Cupcakes

Oasis Falafel
Orchard Green Restaurant
Pagliai’s Pizza
Reds Alehouse
Red Pepper Deli & Grill
ReUnion Brewery
Short’s Burgers Eastside
Which Wich
Yogopia Frozen Yogurt

Special thanks to our promotional sponsor, Allegra Iowa City, who provides all of our posters to publicize the event.  Their generous support allows the ICCSD Foundation to partner with local restaurants twice a year to present Food For Thought: Dine out for Education.

TAKE OUT Restuarant Partners

To see online menus for our restaurant partners and links for take out orders, click here.