First Course: DFW Restaurant Week Kick-Off Party

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Tickets are still on sale for this Thursday, which is sure to be an incredible night kicking off the 18th annual DFW Restaurant Week presented by Central Market. In true Dallas fashion this will bring all the stops, including celebrating "Top Chef" Tre Wilcox.

Join in the foodie frenzy and support the North Texas Food Bank and Lena Pope with an exclusive “first taste” of delicious fare and craft cocktails from local restaurants at one of Big D’s most chic entertainment venues, Sixty Five Hundred. This festive event is a culinary crusade not to be missed!

Event Features:

Tasty samples from 10+ DFW restaurants including Eddie V’s, Texas De Brazil, Sambuca, Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse, Meso Maya, Seasons 52, Cook Hall and more


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Mixology stations with refreshing craft cocktails, beer and wine tastings

VIP meet and greet with special celebrity “Top Chef” Tre Wilcox, also named ‘Best Chef’ by The Dallas Morning News

Photo: Eddie V's

Silent Auction with art pieces donated by Daniel Padilla Gallery to benefit North Texas Food Bank and Lena Pope.

 Hand Painted Art by: Daniel Padilla

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When: Thursday, August 6 – arrival at 7 pm

WhereSixty Five Hundred, 6500 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas, TX 75235

Tickets: FirstCourseDFW.com

Pre-Sale General Admission $50; Day-Of General Admission $65

Pre-Sale VIP $80; Day-Of VIP $95

Don't forget to tag DFW Restaurant Week, North Texas Food Bank and Lena Pope on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and use #DFWRestaurantWk and #FirstCourseDFW!
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Here are more photos of some of my favs to look forwards to trying:
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Photo: Seasons 52
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Photo (Dallas Observer): Cook Hall
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Photo: Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse
About DFW Restaurant Week

Celebrating 18 years in 2015, DFW Restaurant Week presented by Central Market (formerly KRLD Restaurant Week), was founded by NewsRadio 1080 KRLD in August 1997. Since its creation, the event continues to flourish as a popular marketing and fundraising opportunity and has helped raise millions for the supported charity partners the North Texas Food Bank and Lena Pope.  For the full dish on Dallas/Fort Worth’s hottest summer food and wine event, please visit dfwrestaurantweek.com. 

About North Texas Food Bank

The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a top-ranked nonprofit relief organization. Leading the fight against hunger in our community, we distribute donated, purchased, and prepared foods through a network of more than 1,000 programs and more than 200 Partner Agencies across 13 counties. Since 1982, NTFB has distributed more than half a billion pounds of food. NTFB supports the nutritional needs of North Texans through research, education, advocacy and strategic partnerships. In fiscal year 2014, NTFB provided access to 62 million nutritious meals. NTFB is a member of Feeding America, a national hunger relief organization. 

About Lena Pope

More than 80 years ago, Lena Pope Home began providing hope for North Texas children. Since its founding in 1930, the programs offered by Lena Pope have evolved to meet the changing needs of the community. Today, with early intervention and prevention programs, we help create hope, happiness, and success for children and families through two focused areas: counseling and education.