Café at Adele’s joins Northern Nevada Hopes’ “Dining Out for Life” in making a difference in the lives of those living with HIV.
On Thursday, Café at Adele’s will donate 20 percent of every dining ticket total to Northern Nevada Hopes so the non-profit organization can continue its work of raising awareness about and providing STD, HIV and Hepatitis C testing, as well as providing extensive support and medical care for those living with HIV in northern Nevada.
“Karen and I support ‘Dining Out for Life’ because we believe that until there is a cure for HIV/AIDS, each of us must do what we can to help those living with what can be a devastating disease, regardless of how a person came to be living with it,” said Chef Charlie Abowd, who with his wife Karen Abowd, owns Café at Adele’s. “This is a disease that like others, requires not only more research with the hope that at some point we will have a cure, but that also requires each of us to approach this with a compassionate heart and to help where we can.
“’Dining Out for Life’ is a way each of us can directly help,” Abowd said.
While the donation will apply to every meal, whether breakfast, lunch or dinner, the celebration begins at 6:30 p.m. with music by Notch 8, a Reno/Carson City-based band, guaranteed to add joy to the evening.
Formed in winter of 2011, Notch 8 has quickly grown to be a local favorite, playing a variety of venues and bringing a refreshing touch to a playlist that spans favorites songs from the 1950s through 1990s, as well as an array of original tunes. Each of the band’s members has many years of musicianship behind them some of the relationships began in the late 1980s, said Jeff Moser, the group’s bass guitarist.
“Notch 8 started with James Wilsey (guitar and vocals) and me in winter 2011 with 12 songs he knew,” Moser said. “We then added Drew List with his accordion, never realizing how big an impact that would have on the sound.”
From there, Notch 8 brought in drummer Bob Conrad who has played professionally worldwide, solidifying the band’s line-up by the end of January 2012.
“I think we appeal to a broad base because of the range of the music and how we’ve incorporated elements of country, folk and roots-rock,” Moser said, adding the bands use of amplified acoustic instruments gives Notch 8 the diversity of both playing loud, or not. “We are able to play soft which means we have more venues available to us and you can come see us and still be able to talk to the person next to you if you want.”
Notch 8 has plans to get into the studio “very soon” though no solid date has been set.
Notch 8 will be the lone opening act in July for WAR at the annual A Concert Under the Stars, a benefit for The Greenhouse Project.
For more information about or to book Notch 8, find them on Facebook. To learn more about Northern Nevada Hopes visit nnhopes.org or call 775-786-4673.
Café at Adele’s, located at 1112 N. Carson St. For reservations call 775-882-3353. For more information, visit adelesrestaurantandlounge.com.