For all the events and charity functions that we have in Dallas, perhaps my favorite occurs annually on a January afternoon featuring some of the best chefs in the city making their signature soups for one of our most worthy charities in the city, Soup’s On for The Stewpot.
Led each year by Chef/ Chair Brian Luscher of The Grape creating his much loved Mushroom Soup, with the help of the dedicated members of The Stewpot Alliance, including co-chairs Kay Lunceford and Trish Weigand, the event raises both funds and awareness for the incredible work The Stewpot does helping the homeless of Dallas.
Chef Brian will be joined by Chefs Randall Copeland of Restaurant Ava; Bruno Davaillon of The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek; Jason Maddy of Oak; Chad Kelley of Café Pacific; Janice Provost of Parigi; Anastasia Quiñones of Komali; Abraham Salum of Salum; and Jason Weaver of the Omni Dallas, to name a few.
This year is particularly special as the great fundraising that occurred in the past has allowed The Stewpot to purchase a new building across from its facility in downtown Dallas, 508 Park, which is in development. The building is being turned into a multi-use facility to house a music academy, recording studio, concert amphitheater, rooftop terrace, community garden, and the Museum of Street Culture. The mission of The Stewpot is to offer a safe haven for homeless and at-risk individuals in Dallas.
Soup’s On for The Stewpot will occur on January 29, 2013 at The Omni Hotel, with the art sale beginning at 11, luncheon at noon with special guest Wes Moore, author of The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates. Tickets and information available here.
The ninjas over at Deep Ellum Brewing Co. have been making some amazing beer since the brewery launched in November of last year. For the DEBC’s first birthday, there’s going to be a huge birthday bash for friends and family on Saturday, November 17 from noon to 3 p.m.. Tickets are now sold out. However, we’re giving you the chance to attend this anniversary celebration. Yes, there will be beer. And, yes, there will be food trucks and live music. Cody Foote and The O’s are playing on the stage, and you can taste DEBC’s newest beer, Pollenator, at what DEBC calls “an historic event.” To see the rest of the beer list, go here.
So, how do you win one of these four pairs of tickets? Leave a comment below. Tell us what your favorite DEBC beer is, and maybe, if you’re really desperate to go, why you love DEBC. We’ll pick four winners from the pile on Thursday at 12 p.m.
On Friday night, Anthony Bourdain’s fans packed the seats inside Fort Worth’s Bass Hall to hear the crass No Reservations host bash Food Network stars and do his usual shtick. Except this time, Bourdain brought his bestie, Eric Ripert, along for the ride. He and the Le Bernardin chef ripped each other to shreds. It was a sight to behold. For the first hour, the friends took turns sitting under a single hanging lamp while one of them interrogated the other. Honest to turkeys, both of them would make awful policemen. They’re not intimidating enough.
Cutie pie Eric Ripert was giggling for the first 15 minutes or so, right until Bourdain started going after him. The Buddhism-practicing Frenchmen flicked Bourdain off with both hands once Bourdain jumped into a story of Ripert punching a rude dude defending his witchy wife in the face. This is a lesson to all: don’t mess with chefs. They have a mean right hook.
When it was Bourdain’s turn to sit in the hotseat, Ripert was a little more forgiving with his questions.6 Comments »
We try to answer your questions before you ask them, but this high-maintenance Disher wants more than Carol can give her—a list of all of the restaurants and take-out options for Thanksgiving Day dining. Natch football is involved in her complicated scenario. Read on and rant:
We are headed to a football game on Thanksgiving Day (not the Cowboys- University of Texas). So we will be looking for a restaurant open for brunch off the regular that day. I am assuming a few spots will be open? I know you always get a list of places open for dinner, but could you also ask who might be open for brunch from 8AM to 11AM? I just thought there are people like us going to football games who don’t want turkey for breakfast /brunch
I’m too crabby today to tell her where I’d like her to go. So perhaps you can be of assistance.5 Comments »