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Baldwin Offers a $25,000 Challenge to Dallas

by Crave Staff

A very rare and generous challenge contribution by actor Alec Baldwin will help put the AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Annual Fund over the $1 million mark for the first time.

Baldwin issued the surprise challenge for $25,000 from the stage during his appearance in the Brinker International Forum at the Winspear Opera House last Friday night. It was his first visit to the Center and its striking venues.    Continue reading

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40 Under 40 Benefit For Dallas Furniture Bank

by Steven Doyle

Last evening I stopped in the 40 Under 40 Awards Presentation and Battle of the Bakers that benefited the Dallas Furniture Bank.  There were several recipients of the award that pop up on craveDFW from time to time like Iris McCallister, CEO of Oh* Brownie, Sander Wolf from, Catharine Flagg who is a  partner at Jackson & Flagg Public Relations, and local food and style writer Jennifer Buxton.   Continue reading


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A Special Benefit at Zen Bistro and Dessert Bar

by Steven Doyle

Last March I had the pleasure to meet two very fine women who started a bakery in Deep Ellum. I first met their father outside their yet-to-open shop as I was racing across town on foot and noticed the man painting the walls out  front of what would become Zen Bistro & Dessert Bar. He invited me in for a chat and quickly scribbled down their names and cell phone numbers. He was excited for me to chat with his daughters.

Just days later I met both Chonnie Richey and Czarina Hounsel, two women devoted to their families, to their business and to each other. They are also so very involved in their community, devoting their time and profits to helping others.

Ironically, one of the charities they have supported through out the time they have been in operation is Children’s Medical Center in Dallas.       Continue reading

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Stonewall Gardens Food Truck Rally

by Steven Doyle

As food trucks become more entrenched into our daily routine we are fining more and more popping up. There will be at least five new versions roll out this month alone hitting the streets of DFW.

Local charities have already corralled the trucks in various fashion with events to raise funds for their concerns, and today we wish to direct you towards one such event that will benefit a local elementary school garden and science program.   Continue reading

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NTFB Empty Bowl Event

by Steven Doyle

The North Texas Food Bank announced the date for the annual Empty Bowls luncheon, March 9, 2012 from 11am to 1pm. For a donation of $35 (advance price) luncheon guests can enjoy any of the soups, breads and desserts provided by over a dozen select restaurants, and go home with a hand crafted bowl created by an area artisan. While savoring the luncheon delicacies, Young Strings of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra entertain in the beautiful atrium of the Meyerson Symphony Center.   Continue reading


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Greyt Gala Dinner

by Crave Staff

The Greyhound Adoption League of Texas (GALT) celebrates over a decade of saving greyhound lives March 3 (6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.) with the 11th annual Greyt Gala Dinner and Auction to be held at the Hilton Dallas in Southlake Town Square.

This year’s theme Faith, Hope, and Charity, honors three of the many abused injured greyhounds cared for by GALT over the past several years; Faith, a female missing her right ear, was removed from a hoarder (along with her 8 puppies); Hope, a stray discovered cowering under a house near a busy highway on a freezing morning after suffering for months in the open without adequate food; and, Charity, found severely underweight at only 45 pounds due to starvation.   Continue reading

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