Spotlight on Kidnapped Journalist Austin Tice

Martin's Tavern and 1789 are among the restaurants participating in the fundraiser.

After being kidnapped while reporting in Syria in 2014, Austin Bennett Tice remains the only American journalist being held overseas today. He served as a Marine in Iraq and then went to Georgetown University Law School. He has worked for McClatchy and CBS News.

A coalition of D.C. restaurants are joining the National Press Club, the Washington Post, Georgetown University and Reporters Without Borders to raise awareness of Tice’s case — and to raise more reward money through the Night Out program.

On Thursday, May 2, participating restaurants will donate a pledged percentage of their proceeds to an Austin Tice fund. The money will go toward increasing the FBI’s reward offer for Tice, which stands at $1 million. Dinner at restaurants such as Pizza Paradiso, Hank’s Oyster Bar, Zaytinya, 1789, Capitol Lounge and Martin’s Tavern will contribute to the cause.

Visit to view a full list of participating restaurants or to make an online donation.

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