Taste of the NFL: The Ultimate Dallas Cowboys Tailgate Party

Taste of the NFL: The Ultimate Dallas Cowboys Tailgate Party presented by Lockheed Martin

You can now reserve your seating The Ultimate Dallas Cowboys Tailgate Party at the Glass Cactus, for 8 for $2,500. This is a great opportunity to strengthen client relationships or reward top employee performance.  And 100% of the funds raised for this event benefit the North Texas Food Bank‘s kids feeding programs.

Sunday, April 17, 2011
 6:30-9:30 p.m.
The Glass Cactus at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine
1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, Texas 76051

Complimentary Garage Parking Available
, Valet Parking Available for $10

The event will be hosted by Linebacker,  DeMarcus Ware #94, Abacus, Jasper’s and Rathbun’s Blue Plate Kitchen Executive Chef & Proprietor Kent Rathbun and Former Dallas Cowboys player and Five-time Super Bowl player, Preston Pearson

Featuring

• Gourmet Food Stations from Top Chefs • Current and Former Dallas Cowboys Players

• Live music • Silent Auction With More Than $75,000 worth of Awesome Items From Sports to Travel

• Fabulous Raffle Prizes Totaling $50,000

• Martini Luge Plus Beer, Wine & Select Cocktails

• Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders … and Much More!

In addition to the reserved tables for each event, they also have a $12,000 sponsorship package with great benefits or individual sponsorships or table for either event at $7,500.

For more information about reserved tables or sponsorships, contact Sayeda Mahler at Sayeda@ntfb.org or 214.347.9579

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Empty Bowls Benefitting the North Texas Food Bank

Empty Bowls: presented by Tom Thumb

Dine out with friends or colleagues and enjoy the best lunch deal in town at Empty Bowls, benefitting the North Texas Food Bank.

Discerning diners can sample soups, breads and desserts from local restaurants and food purveyors in North Texas, plus select a handmade bowl created by an area artisan and listen to classical music by Young Strings. This year, the North Texas Food Bank is offering a VIP ticket which allows guests to choose their bowl 30 minutes prior to the event.  Some of the most premiere bowls will be available.

Friday, February 25, 2011

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

VIP at 10:30 AM

Parking:Symphony Garage parking available • Valet Available
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center • 2301 Flora St. Dallas, TX 75201

Blue Goose Blue Mesa, Bolla at the Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa, Bolsa, Boudreaux’s Cajun Kitchen, Bread Winners Café & Bakery, Celebration Market & Restaurant, Childrens Medical Center & Sodexo, Chill Bubble Tea, Dining at the Meyerson, Empire Baking Company, Freeb!rds World Burrito, Horne & Dekker, It’s a Grind Coffee, McAlister’s Deli, North Texas Food Bank Community Kitchen, Pizza Inn Inc., Royal Cup Coffee, The Place at Perry’s, Tom Thumb, Truluck’s Seafood Steak and Crab House, Wolfgang Puck Catering

What is Empty Bowls?

Empty Bowls began as a small fundraising project that has now grown into a worldwide fundraising event. In 1990, a group of Michigan high school students, along with their art teacher, began actively searching for a unique way to help end hunger. After many ideas, they settled on a fundraiser where people of all kinds would be able to enjoy a simple meal of soup and bread served in a decorative ceramic bowl. Guests of the event were asked to keep the bowl as a reminder of those who suffer from hunger. Empty Bowls events are now held all over the world and have raised millions of dollars toward the fight against hunger.

Empty Bowls is unique in that it does not have headquarters, directors, or guidelines. Each city’s event is a unique experience unmatched by any other. The Dallas chapter of Empty Bowls was started up by John Williams, potter and former owner of Trinity Ceramic Supply Inc., and his wife Darlene Williams. Thanks to the hard work of John, Darlene, and everyone involved, Empty Bowls has grown into a successful event in the heart of Dallas. Dallas’ Empty Bowls has benefitted countless North Texans in need, providing two million meals over the last eleven years!

Reserved Tables for Empty Bowls

$2,000 — Lower Level Reserved Table for 10, includes 8 general admission tickets and 2 VIP tickets

$1,000 — Upper Level Reserved Table for 10, includes 8 general admission tickets and 2 VIP tickets 
(You may also upgrade all of your reserved table tickets to VIP tickets or purchase additional tickets.)

In addition to the reserved tables for each event, they also have a $12,000 sponsorship package with great benefits or individual sponsorships or table for either event at $7,500.

For more information about reserved tables or sponsorships, contact Sayeda Mahler at Sayeda@ntfb.org or 214.347.9579

Holiday Gift Ideas For Foodies From Kent Rathbun

The North Texas Food Bank's Hunger & Thirst Calendar, featuring Chef Kent's recipes and Pat Haverfield's photos.

Has the foodie in your life has been longing for a cookbook or other tasty treats from celebrity chef, Kent Rathbun? You are in luck.  With the holidays right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about choosing a calendar for 2011 to get organized at home and in the kitchen.

Chef Kent, Pat Haverfield and The North Texas Food Bank unveil the 2011 Hunger and Thirst Calendar. The Food Bank sells this calendar during the holidays to raise awareness and money for hunger. This is the first year that the calendar has recipe cards! So for those of you who have been waiting for a cookbook from Kent, here you go!

These 13 recipes are exclusive to this  Cookbook Calendar. What a great way to enhance your kitchen with magnificent food photography, learn new recipes and kick hunger in America.

Each month features one of Chef Kent’s signature recipes with a recipe cut-out card and a two dollar off coupon for Kent Rathbun Elements (a collection of sauces, dressings, spices and marinades made exclusively for the home chef).

The Hunger and Thirst Calendar is exclusively sold at the Dallas and Plano Central Market locations and at NTFB.org for $19.95 with 100 percent of proceeds going to the North Texas Food Bank. The calendar purchase provides 80 meals for hungry North Texans.

Bring Kent Rathbun Home For The Holidays

Are you going out of town for the holidays and would like to have Lobster Shooters for all your family to try? Or would you just like to relax and order Chef Kent’s Seasoned Pork Ribs (think Jasper’s), Candied Yams, Green Bean and Mushroom Casserole, Bourbon Cream Corn, or Wild Mushroom Bisque for  Christmas?

You now have access to all Rathbun’s delicious treats in the 2010 Neiman Marcus Holiday Book. It is the perfect place to shop for that hard to find gift for the foodie, where they will be offering holiday gift sets of Kent Rathbun Elements!!