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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Rock N Taco on McKinney is Closing/Closed/Remoldeling

A loyal Disher was scheduled to host a fundraiser at Rock N Taco this Wednesday and they had to cancel. She received this note: Unfortunately, we just found out that Rock ‘n’ Taco is closing it’s doors and will not be able to host our event. We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you so […]

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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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Underground Dinner with Chef David Anthony Temple To Benefit Slow Food Dallas Community Garden

There are fewer than 24 spots left for the April 26 private, underground dinner with Chef David Temple. Temple will prepare a five-course tasting menu focusing on fresh, seasonal, local vegetables, and paired with fish. Chef Temple, who started his career in Louisiana before settling in Dallas where he hooked up with Tom Spicer, is […]

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Chefs Duke It Out As Dining Out in Dallas Returns

Dallas finest are sharpening their knives, firing up their burners, and readying their forks for Dining Out In Dallas’ Battle of the Chefs Challenge, led by James Johnson of Pappas Bros. Steakhouse and presented by the Texas Neurofibromatosis (NF) Foundation. On April 6, during the organization’s 18th annual event (which, incidentally, has raised more than […]

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20th Anniversary Cotes du Coeur Promises To Be a Grand Night For a Great Cause

If last nights Catalog Preview Party is any indication of what is to come at the upcoming 20th Anniversary Cotes du Coeur International Fine Wine Auction and Chef Celebration Dinner we are in for a fantastic event.  In the posh setting of the Samuel Lynne Galleries, surrounded by artwork from a variety of artists including […]

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Feed the Hungry While Spoiling Yourself Rotten

From now through next Friday (March 11) the North Texas Food Bank will be receiving 25 percent of purchases made with The A-List’s “Spoiled for Good” Program. In a fundraising partnership between the two entities, NTFB will receive a quarter of the proceeds when A-Listers purchase discounted gift certificates at foodie and spa citywide. Snatch […]

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Couple of Good Food Gigs: Les Dames d’Escoffier Raiser Grazer and Savor Dallas’ Wine Panel Tasting Seminar

One. As I have said before, the silent auction at the annual Les Dames d’Escoffier Raiser Grazer event is the best around. If you love food and travel you can get some great bargains. The next RG is Sunday (March 6) from 5-8 at City Place (2711 North Haskell). Les Dames is a group of […]

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Empty Bowls Full To the Brim With Supporters of North Texas Food Bank

Last Friday, D editorial intern Courtney Foreman attended the annual Empty Bowls fundraiser for the North Texas Food Bank at the Meyerson. Behold her observations: Guests at Friday’s Empty Bowls Luncheon (benefiting the North Texas Food Bank) mingled in the Meyerson Symphony Center lobby amid tables blanketed with hundreds of handcrafted bowls. Hand crafted by […]

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