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Restaurant Week Set for August Kick-off

NORTH TEXAS –  The countdown is on for the 17th annual DFW Restaurant Week presented by Central Market, and this year the event features a new twist.

For the first time, diners can get a first taste of featured food and cocktails at the festive DFW Restaurant Week First Course Kick-Off Party, set for August 7.  Information is available at  FirstCourseDFW.com.

DFW Restaurant Week’s goal is to serve-up a combined $800,000 for the charity beneficiaries, Lena Pope and the North Texas Food Bank, to help children and families in need. DFW Restaurant Week, formerly known as KRLD Restaurant Week, was founded by NewsRadio 1080 KRLD in 1997.

“DFW Restaurant Week is our largest single fundraiser, offering supporters the opportunity to dine out for a cause and place food on the table for hungry families,” said Jan Pruitt, president and CEO, North Texas Food Bank.  “The donation we receive from each meal purchased during the campaign will provide between 15 and 27 meals for hungry North Texans.”

North Texas diners can enjoy a different scene and cuisine every day as they select from more than 125 top restaurants offering three-course prix fixe dinners for either $35 or $45.  The Cadillac Lunch Experience. sponsored by Oak Farms Dairy, is another option, and it features three-course lunches for $25, at select locations.  Twenty percent from each meal purchased will be donated to one of the charity partners. The list of participating restaurants and menus is available at DFWRestaurantWeek.com.


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Bring on the Flamenco dancers!

Bring your appetite because it is time for the 3rd Annual Mid-Cities SOS Celebrity Chefs Event and with the theme Carnaval, this party is one that will be talked about all year long! 

Chair Julie English has added a bit of flair to this year’s Celebrity Chefs… Brazil’s national drink: Caipirinhas made with Leblon Cachaça.   Considered the third most consumed spirit in the world, Cachaca may not be your well known friend just yet, however show up Monday, January 19th, from 6 to 9:30pm, at the Grapevine Convention Center, and you will get an introduction you will most likely never forget! 

Celebrity Chef Timothy (Ty) Thoren of Gaylord Texan serves as this year’s Lead Chef.  Additionally Chef Joanne Bondy from Old Hickory Steakhouse, Chef Nathan Boothe from Truluck’s Seafood, Steak, Crab House, Chef Susan Clark from Sweet Memories Cakes and Catering, Chef Noah Miller from Central Market, Chef Brian Olenjack from Olenjack’s Grille, Chef Todd Philips from J.R. Steakhouse, Chef Morris Salerno from The Grotto Steakhouse, Chef Sally Bolick Strong and Chef Mike Swirczynski from Bravo!! Catering and Event Planning, Chef Chris Wilson from Market Street and Chef Charles Youts from Classic Café will also be on hand serving up their special culinary creations. 

The Mid-Cities SOS focuses their help on the darling but fragile children of SafeHaven of Tarrant County which is where the dollars raised at this event go.   

The 3rd Annual Mid-Cities SOS Celebrity Chefs event takes place Monday, January 19th, from 6 to 9:30pm, at the Grapevine Community Center.  Tickets, $100 each or $1000 for a table of ten, are available by visiting the Mid-Cities SOS website www.mid-citiessos.org or by calling Margaret DeLay at 817-488-6926.

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