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Windows of Hope: participating restaurants

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Amici Ristorante was one of just a handful of restaurants in Carytown when it first opened 10 years ago this month. Owners Carlo Gaione and Antonio Capece are celebrating the decade in business with a gift of free pasta appetizers to their customers. Now through Oct. 14, Amici will give away dishes like fettuccine al pesto, agnolotti alla panna (dumplings with spinach and ricotta) and capallini al pomodoro (angel hair with garlic-basil tomato sauce), as well as daily specialty pastas. 353-4700.

If you dine out only once next week make it Oct. 11, the month anniversary of the date we all know only too well. That night restaurants around the country will join together to donate at least 10 percent of the evening's sales to the Windows of Hope Family Relief Fund, to give aid to the families of food service employees who were killed during the attacks on the World Trade Center.

The fund was established by Windows on the World and other food-service establishments in the WTC. Combined, they had over 400 employees who died Sept. 11. The money will go for immediate aid to their families and scholarships for their children.

At press time, we had learned of several Richmond restaurants participating in the event: the new Paysanne in Shockoe Slip, Cabo's Corner Bistro, Silverado Steak Company in Chesterfield County, 2525 West Main Cafe, Pomegranate Euro Bistro and Tiki Bob's Cantina. The Windows of Hope Web site keeps a running list of participating restaurants. Check windowsofhope.org/pages/restaurants.html.

ChefsCare 911's dine-out America event is a similar fund-raising drive on the same date, with the following restaurants donating various percentages of their profits. See www.911chefscare.com.

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