by Steven Doyle
If involved in any scene whatsoever, food, fashion or anything involving fun, you know of the man named Jackson. A single named entity right here in Dallas. He owns the exciting company Fluent, which is an ultra Dallas concierge service, or a lifestyle management company, that brings clients closer to the things they need most. Like most of Dallas, I consider Jackson a friend. If nothing else, the man inspires us all to be the best we can be at all things.
Jackson is a true Dallas icon, and today he needs us. Jackson recently suffered a stroke leaving him paralyzed on half his body. The tone and lean Jackson will no doubt recover, but like many of us who operate our own businesses Jackson does not have health insurance and his bills are mounting by leaps and bounds daily.
This is where it gets interesting. A GoFundMe was set up which helped tremendously, but his peers and advocates, his friends, are coming together for one tremendous evening to help Jackson where he has helped so many before.
Jackson, and his partner Lisa Moore have raised untold thousands in a host of efforts to assist one cause or another. This week that cause is for Jackson.
Dozens of chefs from across the city will gather at 3015 the event center of Trinity Groves and serve up fine fare and tastings. There will also be an interactive fashion show with the stylings of Jackson as core detail. Fashion from Jackson and many other fun items will be raffled.
As of today participants include: The Standard Pour-cocktails with CITADELLE GIN, Pierre Ferrand Cognac and Belvedere Vodka
Tim Lavender-Japanese sweet potato, Italian parsley butter, creme fraiche
Brook Hollow Golf Club-award winning gen mango sorbet cones
Shinsei-crispy chicken thigh steamed buns
Stampede 66 by Stephan Pyles and Stephan Pyles Flora Street Cafe-smoked Tx akaushi hanger tender, sweet potato espuma, cranberry-fresno jam, forrest mushrooms
Bolsa Restaurant-smoked pork street tacos, chayote-pineapple slaw, jalapeno oil
Dude Sweet Chocolate-all the chubbies and cracks
Misti Norris-smoked pork and turnip pakora, fermented pear jam, wild greens
ReMARKable Affairs Dallas Catering-deconstructed braised short rib, creamy polenta and cauliflower, leek soup shooters
Parigi Restaurant-Janice’ epic caesar
LUCK at Trinity Groves-chicken mulligatawny soup
Oddfellows-AQ’s winter wonderland salad
Rush Patisserie-sweet potato creme verrine, gingerbread struesel
The Mozzarella Company and Empire Baking Co.-all the breads and cheese
Underground Dinners by Chef DAT-Traditional gumbo, cornbread and all the fixins
Fat Chicken at Trinity Groves-fat chicken deviled eggs
Knife Dallas-black truffle pasta
Souk at Trinity Groves-sliced rotisserie lamb, hummus
3015 at Trinity Groves-wild mushroom risotto
Nick And Sams Grill-dry aged NY strip, red curry crab, Thai grits
V-Eats Modern Vegan at Trinity Groves-sambal glazed royal trumpet mushroom scallop nachos, vegan sushi rolls
Gemma Restaurant and Sachet Restaurant-casarecce, Turkish lamb ragu, pomegranite, labne, mint
You will not want to miss this amazing event with a cause this Sunday, December 10th from 5 to 9pm. Buy your tickets here.