Man about town, Rawlins Gilliland, attended a fundraising event at Double Wide on Sunday night. He was so moved he sent this recap.
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Last night’s fundraiser at the Doublewide that supported the employees of the four restaurant bars on Lower Greenville whose jobs were lost in last week’s fire. At 8:45, Angela Hunt arrived, in the last weeks of her pregnancy, speaking to the gathered and donating $500 of her personal money which was amazing. Then the auctions—- which included balloon rides over Dallas— and karaoke went on to raise several thousand dollars more, I heard between $7-8,000. The party didn’t wind until the lights came on at last call. Host MC Reid Robinson was a great glue that kept the gig going throughout, singing a cover of Bowie’s ‘China Girl’ to the smashed-mouthed late crowd and everyone had a ball. I sang two songs (Hank William’s ‘I Can’t Help It If I’m Still In Love With You and Dobie Bros. ‘Minute by Minute’)and had 3 Blue Moons. It’s great that in a short time this was tossed together. Hopefully, it’s the first of several fundraisers for this worthwhile group of shell-shocked service industry pros.
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Yow. Zah. Andrew Chalk worked his little butt off at Savor Dallas on Saturday night. Below he files 7 video reports on the highlights of the evening.
The Reserve Tasting, where the best wines of the weekend were served, took place on Saturday night at Savor Dallas 2010. Here is a quick recap of some of the finer wines poured. I’m happy to report that there was a precious bucket of Champagne. The Krug Champagne mentioned at the beginning of this video was priced close to $200 in the go-go days of 2007. The recession has brought it down to a more approachable $130.
One of the best wineries in Texas, Becker Vineyards poured at both tastings on Saturday night.
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