Win Two Tickets to Food for Thought

by Crave Staff

Win two tickets valued at $200 to the upcoming Food for Thought by merely giving us a shout out here. Here are the details for the event:

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers hosts the 3rd annual Food for Thought on Saturday, August 6 from 7pm-11pm at The Tower Club in downtown Dallas. Showcasing DFW’s finest Chefs and cuisine, Food for Thought benefits Big Thought, one of Dallas’ leading nonprofits dedicated to improving public education. Additionally, FOX Analyst and former Dallas Cowboy Daryl Johnston will receive DAYL’s Gavel of Excellence award for his significant contributions related to SLANT 45, the youth education program of the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee.

Food for Thought features more than a dozen chefs from our city’s finest establishments presenting signature “tastes” of their specialties during the evening. The event includes entertainment, silent and live auction and premium bar. Chefs and restaurants include John Tesar, The Commissary; Brian C. Luscher, The Grape; Tiffany Derry , Private Social; Matt McCallister, formerly of Stephen Pyles; Justin and Diane Fourton, Pecan Lodge; Scott Blankenship, The Tower Club; Samir Dhurandhar, Coal Vines and Nick and Sam’s; Lisa Garza, Taste Studio; Wilfredo Calderon, Chiloso Mexican Bistro, Khanh Dao, Pho Colonial with additional stations provided by Whole Foods and Artizone.

Each year, Food for Thought honors a local civic leader with the Gavel of Excellence award for significant contributions of service made to our community. This year’s recipient is

Daryl “Moose” Johnston will be honored with the coveted Gavel of Excellence Award for his work with SLANT 45: Service Learning Adventures of North Texas.

EDIT: We chose a winner… Rachel, the tickets are on the way!  Congratulations.  For the rest of us… we need to buy a ticket today.


For more information and to purchase tickets call

214-979-2952 or go to their official website.


Filed under chefs, Contest, Crave Girl, Downtown, Events, fun with food, Wine

33 responses to “Win Two Tickets to Food for Thought


  2. Giant Sis

    Wow – what an amazing line-up of chefs! Sounds like a great night out!

  3. Susie

    Sounds like my kind of event! I love what Big Thought does!

  4. Cheryl Ittybittyfoodies Mama

    Amazing line up plus it’s for a good cause

  5. Wow! What a spectacular event!

  6. Connie

    Awesome. I love when organizations are organized with a child at heart. Great cause.

  7. Keir

    As a Dallas newbie I’m looking forward to it!

  8. Nikki

    These are some great chefs..what a great and fun event.

  9. Monica

    This event is the weekend before my hubby’s birthday. If we got to go, it would be great (and would make us feel a bit better about not getting tickets to the Cafe Momentum event the following night.) If we win the tickets, we’ll make sure this very deserving charity gets some of our moolah in the silent auction…

  10. Great event and great talent!

  11. Sounds like a fun event!

  12. We appreciate everyone’s thoughts on this event. What a special night to assist children. We will announce the winner first thing in the morning so we can get the tickets mailed out. Be sure to use your proper email address so we may contact you. Keep reading craveDFW!

  13. Liz D

    What a wonderful event! Keeping my fingers crossed for some extra luck.

  14. Ali Morgan

    This event has such a fantastic line-up!! Anyone getting to go is going to have such a fantastic time!!! Great times for a great cause, what could be better?!

  15. I would love to attend this!

  16. Rob

    With that group of chefs I’m pretty sure no one will leave hungry.

  17. Chris

    Great lineup of chefs

  18. Alyson

    Would love to win these tickets! Great line up and an excellent alternative to Restaurant Week madness.

  19. Alisha W.

    Great chefs, great food and great cause! Fabulous event 🙂

  20. Audra

    This is an incredible cause that will be hosted by an incredible group of people and organizations! My boyfriend and I would be absolutely thrilled and honored to attend this wonderful event! I love silent auction’s and what better way to contribute to an awesome cause! We need more events like this in Dallas.

  21. Big Thought does BIG work in the Dallas/Bachman Lake area! Would love to be there to support the mission of this agency.

  22. Casey

    Sounds like an amazing event! I’d love to be able to attend.

  23. Alice

    This is such a “awesome” program & look at all the fanstatic chefs that are “performing”. This would be a dream come true as there is no way we could accomplish this on our own. Whom ever wins the tickets I hope will have the time of their life!!! Good luck everyone!

  24. Andrew lewis

    Sounds like another great event. And the tower club has awesome views. Should be a fun evening

  25. Carla Hollis

    Count me in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. Rob

    Sounds like a great event would love to win

  27. What a great event!

  28. Matt M

    We really do have an amazing and talented foodie community, hoping for some luck here, would love to go.

  29. Michelle

    Eek! I would love to go!

  30. Justin Foley

    Love it! Hope I win!

  31. Adam

    Great lineup, and exciting to hear my employer is participating…
    Did I miss the boat on the contest?

    • We will announce the winner of the tickets at about 10:30. We have to print off everyones name and put them into a hat! (We need to write a little routine to do this automatically.)

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