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Marquee Grill Execuchef Tre Wilcox is Auctioning Himself Off

Eater Dallas and Park Cities People may have talked about this already, but in case you’ve been hiding in a cave: Marquee Grill Execuchef and “Top Chef Allstar” Tre Wilcox is auctioning himself off for charity. You heard that right, ladies. It’s time to start bidding on Charitybuzz. Winner gets to spend two days in […]

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Abraham Salum Popped Up at Cafe Momentum Last Night

I deputized Disher Melisa Ambers to cover last night’s sold-out Café Momentum dinner at the the Communities Foundation of Texas on Caruth-Haven. The concept behind the dinner series, developed by Chad Houser and Janice Provost of Parigi, is dedicated to teaching young, at-risk youth with life skills. Café Momentum works closely with the programs of […]

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The Mercury, Execu-Chef Chris Ward, and GALT Host The Dog Days of Summer

This Saturday, The Mercury’s executive chef Chris Ward will fundraise for our furry friends with a Dog Days of Summer event. From 2 to 5 pm, The Mercury will transform into a venue for cooking demos, tastings, and a silent auction at benefiting The Greyhound Adoption League of Texas (GALT). The ticket price of $65 […]

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Cool Off With Adult Popsicles

Last Thursday, The Park and Stanley Korshak held a fashion show in Korshak’s courtyard. Within seconds of getting out of my car, I was a sweaty mess. Yet, none of the beautiful people around me seemed to be having issues with the heat. Why is this? I wondered. Then a server walked by with a […]

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Stuff the Catering Van and Get a Free Appetizer at Desperados’ “Say Adios to Hunger” Food Drive

Wondering what’s going on with the Desperados’ Greenville Avenue renovation? Looks like we’ll see some action there in the coming week.  In the meantime, let’s talk about the fact that September 1 marks Desperados’ 35th anniversary. In honor of the date, Desperados will launch their  Say Adios To Hunger campaign with the North Texas Food […]

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Success Story: Shannon Stone Fundraiser at Pecan Lodge Catering in Dallas Farmers Market

I received several texts and tweets from peeps who attended last nights barbecue bonanza fundraiser at Pecan Lodge Catering at the Dallas Farmers Market. According to one of the organizers, the event raised close to $10,000 for the family of Lt. Shannon Stone, the fireman who died in July after falling head first from the […]

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Chef Chris Ward Supports Greyhounds With Afternoon of Foodie Fun At The Mercury

Dog days of summer got you down? Prepare to perk up on from 2 to 5 pm on Saturday, September 10 when Mercury chef Chris Ward will host an afternoon of food & fun and a silent auction at The Mercury benefiting The Greyhound Adoption League of Texas (GALT). Tickets run $65 and include one […]

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Café Momentum Version 3: Sharon Hage at Garden Cafe

On Sunday night, ace contributor Julissa Treviño attended the third Café Momentum dinner and sends this report… On Sunday night, Chad Houser and Janice Provost held their third pop-up dinner under the Café Momentum umbrella at Garden Café in Dallas. If any restaurant has been getting hype in the city, it’s this duo’s project. Café […]

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GO TEXAN Restaurant Roundup Week Starts July 25

The groovy folks at the Texas Agriculture Department really know how to throw a party. They also do a great job of promoting Texas food through their GO TEXAN program http://www.gotexan.org/. Each year they present a week-long celebration of Texas products by asking restaurants all over the state to create special fixed-price menus which consist […]

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The Grape Celebrates The Feast of Saint Martha for The Stewpot

I don’t know where Chef/Owner Brian Luscher and his lovely wife, GM/Sommelier Courtney Luscher of  The Grape  get all their time, but I applaud their generous spirit.  They are two of the most involved people in the Dallas charity scene we have, and their next event just hit my inbox.  July 28-30 they will hold the 2nd […]

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3rd Annual Food For Thought Features Big Chefs for Big Thought

August 6th the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL) will host their third annual Food for Thought event featuring some of our favorite chefs in the city, benefiting Big Thought, a Dallas based non profit dedicated to helping improve public education.  Signature tastes will be presented throughout the night from Brian Luscher of The Grape, […]

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Central 214 Goes to the Dogs

About 150 people showed up to Hotel Palomar last night with their pets to sip beer (people), sniff butts (dogs), and eat cheeseburgers (both). Naughty Chef Blythe Beck was feeling rather nice as hostess of the patio picnic to honor her recent rescue dog, Sheriff, and raise money for Operation Kindness. A puparazzo snapped pics […]

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White Rock Centennial Celebration: Chefs’ Picnic at White Rock Lake in Dallas

White Rock Lake’s Art Deco Bath House will bustle this weekend with two days of parties designed to celebrate 100 years of White Rock Lake and Dallas’ chapter of the American Red Cross. The schedule for all of the White Rock Centennial Celebration events is here. The historic Bath House balcony overlooking White Rock Lake […]

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Auction Napa Valley Brings in $7.3 Million For Charity and Gives Guests a Lavish Weekend of Wine and Food

The last sold shout comes out from Wine Auctioneer pro Fritz Hatten on a drenched but joyous group of over 800 Auction Napa Valley  guests dawning rubber boots and Napa wine festive attire celebrating the 31styear of the wine and dine weekend benefiting local Napa Valley charities.  $7.3 million was raised over the 4 day […]

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Best Buddies Teams Dallas Chefs With New Best Buddy Friends

Last night Best Buddies Dallas celebrated their “Life is Sweet” event with sweet treats prepared by some of our favorite chefs in the city and their buddy chef helpers.  The first of these “Life is Sweet” events occured just last fall on a chilly night in November, and with the great success of that evening for Best Buddies, […]

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Dallas Vegan and Beauty Bar Host Vegan Bake Sale to Benefit Japan

eh-hem… In coordination with the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale, Dallas Vegan will be holding a vegan bake sale this Saturday, April 30th, from noon to 4 pm at Beauty Bar Dallas on Henderson Ave. Think whole pies, cupcakes, cookies, and donuts, in addition to gluten-free and raw options. Proceeds will benefit Direct Relief International, an […]

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