First Ever HIV+ Restaurant Is Ready To Open For Business


Casey House, (the first and only stand-alone hospital for people with AIDS/HIV) Tweeted an invitation to anyone willing to put their lives on the line. Perhaps that’s a bit dramatic, but surly I’m not alone in feeling discomforted. Their Tweet reads:

Join Matt Basile and his team of HIV positive cooks at the first- ever HIV positive eatery! 

Of course, following the tweet was the hashtag #SmashStigma. It costs $125 to eat at this restaurant who only employs those who are HIV positive. So here’s your choice: either A) pay your electric bill, or B) feel really uncomfortable in Canada in the name of “social justice.” Hmmm, such difficult decisions…


On a more serious note, the “stigma” is there for a reason. Until recently, you couldn’t just knowingly spread this life threatening disease without consequencesNow, it’s like a badge of honor, something to flaunt and carry with pride. Christian Hui Tweeted this:

Why is he honored to have an incurable disease? What about that makes him proud? Does he get +5 oppression points, or something? Here is a link to the site. View it at your own risk. 

Do you support this event? Why or why not? Let me know in the comments, on Facebook, or on Twitter.

  • Jon Zorg


  • uF

    Is this Charlie Sheen’s place?

  • Stark Van Cooley

    Yeah, no offense but I just came in to ask directions to a NON-HIV restaurant

  • Alexander Rivers

    “Judge the cooking, not the cook”… by making the whole restaurant themed and aimed at who the cooks are?

  • metroidjunkie

    A disease that destroys your immune system is now considered a badge of honor. What’s next, Cancer Cuisine?

  • tasman

    These people are certifiable.

  • Timothy Weaver

    Don’t you just love the way they give you a disapproving stare like they scolding you for not wanting to catch the incurable, immunity-destroying disease and then post it on Twitter. God, how f*****g obnoxious.

  • Sarsar Char


  • Erek Baker

    “Judge the cooking, not the cook.”

    Well, ya see, in order for that to happen, I’m gonna need you to start marketing/advertising the food, rather than flaunting your damn dangerous communicable disease.

    • metroidjunkie

      When someone advertises something off like that, it usually means what actually matters is shit. Our food is shit, but spend a lot of money here anyway, because…. we’re infected with HIV and proud of it?

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