I lunched on this beautiful Nicoise salad at Little Palace today -- a huge sacrifice (ha!) to help support the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. See, today is FoodFight day!

For the fourth consecutive year, the Central Ohio Restaurant Association is partnering with Mid-Ohio Foodbank to benefit Operation Feed, the food bank's annual food and funds campaign. Dine out at participating restaurants for breakfast lunch and dinner today, and 5% of your bill goes directly to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. Every dollar raised translates into three meals for struggling families in Cetnral Ohio.

I highly recommend that salad, by the way (black-salt-crusted ahi tuna, hard-boiled eggs, red-skinned potatoes, cherry tomatoes, olives and green beans in a vinaigrette).

But here's the full list of participating restaurants:

A Catered Event
Acme Hot Dog & Sausage Co.
The Angry Baker
Bubushka's Kitchen
Barcelona
Basi Italia
Betty's Fine Food and Spirits
Black Creek Bistro
Bob Evans
Bodega
Boston's
Brezel
Cafe Brioso
Chick-Fil-A in Hilliars
Club 185
Cup O Joe
DeepWood
Dirty Frank's
Elevator
Figlio
G. Michael's
Harvest Pizzeria
Hubbard Grille
Impero Coffee Roasters
Intercontinental Restaurant
Jeni's
Jury Room
Katzinger's
Level Dining Lounge
Little Palace
Local Roots
Los Jalapenos Reynoldsburg
Mary Kelley's
Max and Erma's on the Boulevard
Mezzo
MoJoe Lounge
Mozart's
Mudflats Bar and Grill
Northstar Cafe
Old Mohawk
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
Papa John's
Pattycake Bakery
Phillips Original Coney Island
Qdoba in Clintonville and Grandview
Refectory
Roosters
Sage
Schmidt's
Skillet
Stauf's
Surly Girl Saloon
The Top
Third & Hollywood
Tip Top Kitchen & Cocktails
Vienna Ice Cafe
Vino Vino
Wedgewood Pizza
Yellow Brick Pizza
Z Cucina

If you can't dine out today but still want to help out, here's a link to donate directly to the FoodFight's Virtual Food Drive.

FoodFight
foodfighthunger.com