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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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Date Set for Breast Cancer Walk

NORTH TEXAS _ The 2014 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of North Texas (Makingstrideswalk.org/northtexas) has been set for Oct. 4 at the University of Texas at Arlington.

The 4th annual North Texas event will begin at 9 a.m. on the UTA campus at Lot 52, located at 1101 South West St., in Arlington. The American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) created Making Strides Against Breast Cancer community walks in 1993 to build awareness and generate funds to fight the disease. In that time, 10 million walkers in the U.S. have collected more than $594 million and last year, nearly 6,000 walkers in North Texas raised more than $300,000.

 Breast cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer death after lung cancer. The chance of a woman developing breast cancer at some time in her life is about 1 in 8, and in 2014, approximately 232,670 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,400 will die from the disease in the U.S.

Making Strides proceeds are used by the American Cancer Society to fund breast cancer research grants, offer free patient/caregiver services, provide in-depth cancer information, and support legislative advocacy to make sure cancer patients have access to the care they need.

Call the local American Cancer Society office at 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit makingstrideswalk.org to help continue saving lives.

 

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Twisted Up Over Dancing

Maksim Chmerkovsiy will dance in Dallas in July. Will he or won't he take his shirt off?

Maksim Chmerkovsiy will dance in Dallas in July. Will he or won’t he take his shirt off?

There are not many shows I watch faithfully. “Modern Family” is one, and “The Today Show” is another, although Savannah Guthrie is on my last nerve.

There’s one more: “Dancing With the Stars.”

So now I’m all kinds of excited that those masters of twinkling toes and dazzling costumes are coming to north Texas! Yes, two shows of “Ballroom with a Twist” are planned July 19 at the Music Hall at Fair Park. At both 2 and 7:30 p.m., you can expect to see professional dancers Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Karina Smirnoff, Tony Dovolani and Cheryl Burke.

Tickets are on sale at The Box Office, 5959 Royal Lane, in Dallas; 1-800-982-2787 or ticketmaster.com.

Fox trot or waltz? Cha cha or jive?

 

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Restaurant Week Awaits Diners' Decisions

Steak is but one item from the menus of more than 100 restaurants participating in Dallas-Fort Worth Restaurant Week.

Steak is but one item from the menus of more than 100 restaurants participating in Dallas-Fort Worth Restaurant Week.

Decisions, decisions.

It’s time for diners to make their selections for North Texas’ popular summer food and wine event, the 16th annual DFW Restaurant Week presented by Central Market, which begins Sunday.

With a new name and pricing options to spotlight the stellar lineup of participating restaurants throughout the Metroplex, DFW Restaurant Week will again benefit the North Texas Food Bank and Lena Pope Home. Diners must decide which restaurants they’ll choose from the list of this year’s 125 participating restaurants and menus detailed at DFWRestaurantWeek.com.

Diners can enjoy a different scene and cuisine every day as they select from top restaurants offering  three-course prix fixe dinners for $35, the $45 level at select restaurants or the Cadillac Lunch Experience featuring three-course lunches for just $25 at many locations.  Twenty percent from each meal purchased will be donated to charity partners, the North Texas Food Bank in Dallas or the Lena Pope Home in Fort Worth.

Formerly knows as KRLD Restaurant Week, the dining event serves as a major charity fundraiser supporting the regional community, raising a record $760,000 last year for the charities. Those funds represented a 9 percent increase in funds raised over the  previous year. 

“DFW Restaurant Week is one of our most popular and important fundraisers,” said Jan Pruitt, president and CEO of theNorth Texas Food Bank.  “It’s an ideal way to enjoy a fabulous meal at a deal, while also putting food on tables for children, families and seniors in need.”

Todd A. Landry, executive director, Lena Pope Home, says DFW Restaurant Week makes an enormous impact on funding and awareness for the organization’s work helping Tarrant County children and families.  “We love the excitement of Reservation Day when the restaurants are revealed and our supporters begin to tell us where they will be dining for DFW Restaurant Week.”

 

 

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