July 14: Reservation Day for DFW Restaurant Week

July 14: Participating Restaurants Unveiled

& Reservations Open for August Dining

New First Course Kick-Off Party to Give Exclusive First Taste with Festive Cirque-Themed Event

DALLAS, TX (July 9, 2014) The countdown is on for the start of the summer’s hottest dining event, the 17th annual DFW Restaurant Week presented by Central Market.  Reservation Day, July 14, the official list of participating restaurants will be unveiled and reservations will open for August dining.  For the first time ever, diners can get a first taste of featured food and cocktails at the festive DFW Restaurant Week First Course Kick-Off Party, set for August 7.  DFW Restaurant Week aims to serve-up a combined $800,000 for the charity beneficiaries, Lena Pope and the North Texas Food Bank, to help children and families in need.

“DFW Restaurant Week is our largest single fundraiser, offering supporters the opportunity to dine out for a cause and place food on the table for hungry families,” said Jan Pruitt, president and CEO, North Texas Food Bank.  “The donation we receive from each meal purchased during the campaign will provide between 15 and 27 meals for hungry North Texans.”

DFW Restaurant Week – Delectable Details

Diners can enjoy a different scene and cuisine every day as they select from more than 125 top restaurants offering delicious three-course prix fixe dinners for either $35 or $45, or the Cadillac Lunch Experience brought to you by Oak Farms Dairy, featuring three-course lunches for just $25, at select locations.  Twenty (20) percent from each meal purchased will be donated to one of the charity partners. On Reservation Day the official list of participating restaurants, menus and other delicious offerings will be live on DFWRestaurantWeek.com, such as:

  • Preview sponsored by GuideLive: Aug. 8-10 – Advance weekend of dining at select restaurants
  • DFW Restaurant Week Dining – Aug. 11-17; with restaurant extensions through Aug. 24 or Aug. 31
  • Central Market Fourth Course – Spend $25 at local Central Markets and request a certificate for a free dinner course at participating restaurants! Earn “two for one” certificates on Reservation Day, July 14!

DFW Restaurant Week First Course Kick-Off Party – Aug. 7

Celebrity chefs and spirited mixologists will be the stars of the show for this festive cirque-style evening kicking-off DFW Restaurant Week 2014. Attendees will whet their appetites with featured craft cocktails, wine, beer and delectable bites from 20+ favorite North Texas restaurants, along with live main stage music by

Larry G(ee), circus-themed performers, chef demos and more. Tickets go on sale today at FirstCourseDFW.com, with 20 percent of every VIP and General Admission ticket also going to NTFB and Lena Pope.

“DFW Restaurant Week provides vital funding and awareness for Lena Pope’s work to help Fort Worth children and families, while also supporting our Tarrant County restaurant friends,” said Todd A. Landry, executive director of Lena Pope.  “The addition of this year’s First Course Kick-Off Party means added excitement and opportunity to dine out, discover new culinary adventures, and give back to the community at the same time!”

DFW Restaurant Week Sponsors

The 17th annual DFW Restaurant Week presented by Central Market is also sponsored by CBS RADIO DFW, Metroplex Cadillac Dealers, AIWF, GuideLive, Texas Beef Council, Oak Farms Dairy, Glazer Wines, OpenTable, Sysco, FreshPoint and 360 West Magazine.

For more information or details on exciting promotions offered with DFW Restaurant Week 2014 and its partners, please visit dfwrestaurantweek.com and follow on Facebook and Twitter. 

About DFW Restaurant Week

Celebrating 17 years in 2014, DFW Restaurant Week presented by Central Market (formally KRLD Restaurant Week), was founded by NewsRadio 1080 KRLD in August 1997. Since its creation, the event continues to flourish as a popular marketing and fundraising opportunity and has helped raise millions for the supported charity partners the North Texas Food Bank and Lena Pope Home.  For the full dish on Dallas/Fort Worth’s hottest summer food and wine event, please visit dfwrestaurantweek.com.

About North Texas Food Bank

The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a top-ranked nonprofit relief organization. Leading the fight against hunger in our community, we distribute donated, purchased, and prepared foods through a network of more than 1,000 feeding programs and 262 Partner Agencies in 13 counties. Since 1982, NTFB has distributed more than half a billion pounds of food. NTFB supports the nutritional needs of North Texans through research, education, advocacy and strategic partnerships. In fiscal year 2013, NTFB provided access to 62 million nutritious meals. NTFB is a member of Feeding America, a national hunger relief organization (feedingamerica.org).

About Lena Pope

More than 80 years ago, Lena Pope Home began providing hope for North Texas children. Since its founding in 1930, the programs offered by Lena Pope have evolved to meet the changing needs of the community. Today, with early intervention and prevention programs, we help create hope, happiness, and success for children and families through two focused areas: counseling and education.

Submitted by Hendrika Rhoad, Lovell PR for North Texas Food Bank and Lena Pope.

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