Greenville Avenue Pizza Company is no stranger to innovative pizzas and special releases. But for their latest limited-edition offering, they enlisted the help of Café Momentum interns.
Café Momentum’s unique concept provides a 12-month paid internship program for young men and women coming out of juvenile facilities. The interns rotate through all aspects of the restaurant, learning culinary skills in addition to life and social skills to help them transition into the next phase of their lives.
The Stags Leap District Winegrowers Association announced today that tickets are now available for their first ‘House of Cab Dallas’ taking place September 26, 2017, at two venues within Trinity Groves in Dallas, Texas. At Saint Rocco’s restaurant, a handful of guests will be seated for a vintner-moderated blind library tasting of 13 Stags Leap District designated Cabernet Sauvignons from 1992-2010.
At 3015, also at Trinity Groves, guests will have the only “Sneak Preview” tasting outside of Napa for the upcoming 2014 Stags Leap District Appellation Collection release and can meet vintners. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by 3015 and Café Momentum with proceeds benefiting Café Momentum, whose mission supports at-risk youth with culinary, job and life-skill training as well as continued mentoring and support to foster successful re-entry into the community. Continue reading →
Texas Chili Festival is a celebration of autumn that combines music and chili. The event will feature different North Texas chefs competing as they feature their culinary takes on the “Bowl o’ Red” traditions. Chili will be available for purchase, along with other food options, and participating chili Chef’s will provide 1 oz sampling portions while supplies last. Continue reading →
Local renowned chefs will gather at Expressions Home Gallery on Sunday, September 13, 2015 for the first annual Touchdown Tailgate Tasting benefiting Café Momentum. Each chef has been tasked with the challenge to serve up a dish with their spin on traditional tailgate food, featuring a set of pre-determined ingredients typically found at tailgates. Local celebrities including TV personality, Dawn Neufeld; Zagat Dallas editor and freelance journalist, Steven Lindsey; and Director of The Law Offices of David T. Denney specializing in food, beverage and hospitality law, David Denney, will be on hand to judge each of the creations, with additional judges to be announced. Attendees will also have the opportunity to vote on their favorite dish. Specialty cocktails will be provided by Leprechaun Premium Hard Cider and Reilly’s Whiskey. Sampling of chefs participating in this year’s event include:
Funds raised from the event will go towards Café Momentum’s mission of transforming young lives by equipping the community’s most at-risk youth with life skills, education and employment opportunities to help them achieve their full potential.
“We are excited to kick off football season with the ultimate of tailgate throw downs,” says Chad Houser, Café Momentum executive director and chef. “I can’t wait to see what culinary twists my fellow chefs will add to beloved tailgate favorites”.
The Touchdown Tailgate Tasting takes place Sunday, September 13th from 1:00-3:00pm at Expressions Home Gallery – 1500 Dragon St. Suite B, Dallas, TX. Tickets for the Touchdown Tailgate Tasting are available for $50 per person. To purchase tickets, please visit the website.
We see plenty of big benefit dinners flow through for the offering at craveDFW and we are always pleased to keep everyone in the loop for these fun evenings. They are often a release for a chef to do something creative and outside their wheelhouse, and it gives an intimate look at what many of our talented chefs are thinking.
That said, the good people at Fluent (the uber cool personal concierge service in Dallas) and Dude, Sweet’s Katherine Clapner announced today a superb event they call Big Night, Big Table. This event will be served family style and is hosted by many of your favorite restaurants in Bishop Arts. It also benefits Cafe Momentum and Reagan Elementary School. The date is October 27th and costs an even $100. Check out this big line up, and purchase your tickets online. Continue reading →
Recently we announced that Outpost on Beckley, which was opened by the design dream team John Paul Valverde and Miguel Vicens, was taken over by Compound Restaurant Management, the same folks who own Bolsa and Smoke as well as many other fine dining establishments in Oak Cliff and West Dallas. There has been a heavy push to see that the tiny eatery succeeds, and the menu was quickly revamped by Smoke super star chef Tim Byres. In addition, the new owners have employed local musicians to fill the smallish space, as well as Gong Show style comedic karaoke nights.
The plan has been working, and Outpost has made a positive turn-around. Continue reading →