Appetite for Life to Benefit Cancer Center Survivorship and Integrative Medicine Program

Local restaurants throughout Middlesex County have joined together for a third year in a special dining program, Appetite for Life, to benefit the Center for Survivorship and Integrative Medicine (CSIM) at the Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center. Each of the restaurants listed below have chosen a day during the month of June to donate a portion of their proceeds to the cancer program, which provides special integrative medicine and survivorship programs to cancer patients.

Two special events:

Appetite for Life Kickoff Party

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

5-7 p.m.

Tuscany Grill, Middletown CT

(Dedicated in memory of their business partner Chef Tim Reilly)

Appetite for Life Penny Lane Party

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

5-7 p.m.

Penny Lane Pub, Old Saybrook CT

Purchase tickets. (Ticket includes one beer or wine drink and appetizers!)

The following is a list of all the restaurants, by town, that are participating in the Appetite for Life dining program.


June 6 Gabrielle’s Restaurant (Lunch/Dinner 10%)


June 14 Baci Grill Restaurant (Lunch/Dinner 10%)


Week of June 3-9 Oliver's Restaurant & Taverne ($10 gift cards sold for $5--100% donated)

June 9 Sweet P's Ice Cream ($1 per ice cream cone)


June 5 Red Tomato Pizzeria (Dinner 10%)

July 14   Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale (Magical Charity Carousel)


May 30 Tuscany Grill (Kick-off Party 5-7pm Tickets $10-100%)

Month of June NoRA Cupcake Company (Cupcake of the month 50%)

Week of June 4-8 The New England Emporium (Lunch/Dinner Healthy Specials 20%)

June 5 Esca Restaurant & Wine Bar (Lunch/Dinner 10%)

June 11 Illiano’s Ristorante & Pizzeria (Lunch/Dinner 15%)

June 13 Inn at Middletown’s Tavern at the Armory (Lunch/Dinner 10%)

June 18 Cold Stone Creamery (All day 25%)

June 21 Tuscany Grill (“Tip a Cancer Caregiver” Lunch/Dinner)

June 7  Mezzo Grille (Lunch/Dinner 10%)

Old Saybrook

May 13 The Monkey Farm Café (Lunch/Dinner Food Sales 25%).

June 4 J.A.M.S.S. (Breakfast 7-10 am 5%)

Week of June 10-17 Fromage Fine Foods & Coffees (Sales of D’Affinas Cheese 20%)

June 14 The Back Porch (Lunch/Dinner 10%)

June 16 The Feed Bag Pet Supplies (Blue Buffalo products 5% of sales)

June 17 Tissa's Le Souk du Maroc and The James Soda Fountain-In honor of Richard Barry (Lunch/Dinner 10%)

June 19 Luigi's Restaurant- In memory of, Joanne DiBella (Lunch/Dinner 15%)

June 20 Penny Lane Pub (Appetite for Life Penny Lane Party 5-7pm Tickets $15—100%)


June 13   Sophia's Italian Restaurant (Lunch/Dinner 10%)

Thank you to the following restaurants for their donations to Appetite for Life:  Sal’s Pizza & Pasta (Old Saybrook) and Portland Restaurant.

For updates, visit Middlesex Hospital's Facebook page, or call 860-358-6200. 

Sponsored in part by

Contact Information

Kathleen Russo

28 Crescent Street
Middletown, CT 06457

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