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Bishop Arts District: Neighborfood presented by Dishcrawl – June 29

18 Jun

If you love food as much as we do, then you’ll appreciate the Neighborfood Event coming up at the end of the month in the Dallas Bishop Arts District. Saturday, June 29th, marks the day in which eight Bishop Arts restaurants will partner up with Dishcrawl to help benefit local charities by giving foodies exactly what they want: access to MORE delicious food. Attendees can purchase an entry ticket that includes food at a participating restaurant and drink specials. More than one ticket can be purchased of course!
Proceeds from Neighborfood 2013 will go towards the North Texas Food Bank, United Way of Tarrant County, The Family Place, Color Me Empowered, the Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, American Red Cross North TX Region, Operation Finally Home and the Cancer Support Community of North Texas. That’s a LOT of charities!

The following Dallas eateries are participating in Neighborfood 2013:

  • 303 Grill
  • Café Brazil
  • Dude, Sweet Chocolate
  • Espumosso Caffee
  • La Original Michioavana
  • Taqueria
  • Whitehall Exchange
  • Waldron Lodge

    $10 (now) $15 (day of)
    General Admission tickets include on food ticket, which is for the tasting of a special dish at one restaurant. More food (& beverage) tickets are available at the event for $5 each.

    Admission for children is Free, but they will need a ticket for eating. One ticket might be able to take care of two kids when it comes to the food sharing.

    Heya, Wilson

    Heya, Wilson

    Like a good neighbor, Bishop Arts is always there…..with tasty food and businesses wanting to do good.

    For even more information on this event visit

    Bishop Arts District | 500 N Bishop Avenue, Dallas 75208

    Be The Match Walk Run DFW 5K 2013

    27 Feb

    You can Run. You can Walk. But you can’t hide…especially in a lime green Be The Match Walk+Run t-shirt! btm runMost importantly you CAN help fight blood cancer. Every four minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer like leukemia or lymphoma, and many times the only only hope for a cure is a marrow transplant. How else do you think Robin Roberts was able to get back in her seat on GMA? Many people are afraid of the thought of this – donating bone marrow. While it seems daunting the process is not as bad as it seems. However, this post isn’t about recruiting for donors (although you should seriously consider), but focuses on another way everyone (even the “less brave”) can help support the fight.robin-roberts_abc-gma_240x340_76 The DFW Be The Match Walk Run will be Saturday, March 2nd, at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie. This time the horses won’t be the ones racing, but runners, survivors, caregivers, friends and supporters will “saddle up” in hoodies and headbands as their most comfy Nikes hit the pavement for 3.5 miles. The 5K race will commence at 9:00am, while the 1K starts just 5 minutes after.

    Gather your teams, customized t-shirts, jogging tights and head to the race tracks the 2013 Be The Match 5K Run. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
    Then pick up your packets early on Friday at Sports Authority in Irving.

    Whether you’re running in honor of a loved one, running with a corporate team or supporting a family member/friend that is presently in their fight with a blood cancer the Be The Match DFW race is right where you need to on Saturday, March 2nd! Take some time after the race to visit the Be The Match Connect Area where you can leave messages of hope for patients or add special photos and mementos to the Messages of Hope banner.small_Event_Map

    Schedule of Events

    7:30am – Event Village Opens

    8:45am – Tot Trot

    9:00am – 5K Starts

    9:05am – 1K Starts

    Be sure to Stop by the event village and sign the Messages of Hope banner! At the end of the DFW event, the banner will tour marrow transplant centers and registry drive events. Sign up to Be The Match for someone left with one more chance at life, or be the one to spread the word and make a difference. The 2013 BTM Walk+Run is just one way to say you care and help in fundraising and remembering loved ones. Join a community of fighters March 2nd at Grand Prairie Lone Star Park. See you at the racetrack!


    Lone Star Park | 1000 Lone Star Parkway, Grand Prairie, TX 75050

    *Take a couple of minutes to also check out the official Be The Match Blog and learn more not only about BTM, but also the many lives this movement affects!

    North Texas Food Bank’s Empty Bowls 14th Annual Luncheon at the Meyerson

    24 Feb

    The table is set for North Texas Food Bank’s yearly fundraiser luncheon at the Meyerson! empty_bowlsEmpty Bowls 2013 will be held on Friday, March 1, 2013, at Dallas’ long-standing symphony center from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Enjoy a taste of savory soups, breads and desserts by several DFW restaurants all under one Arts District roof. Make it your lunch break and make it a point to support NTFB. You’ll even go home with your very own custom hand crafted bowl made by a local artisan. Not only will you help fill empty bowls for locals in need of food, but you’ll take home a beautifully designed bowl yourself.

      Advanced Tickets Online: $35
      “No Bowl” Tickets: $25
      VIP Tickets: $100

    The 14th Annual Empty Bowls luncheon, presented by Kroger, at the Morton Meyerson is just another one of the North Texas Food Bank’s grand opportunities for you to help your fellow North Texans find their next meal.soup breadbowl

    To vote for the 2013 People’s Choice Award at Empty Bowls click here! Vote for your favorite restaurant and/or food item at the luncheon. Each vote is $1 and you only get 5 votes. VIP guests get early entry at 10:30am.

    On the first Friday of March enjoy your lunch and feed a bunch!


    Meyerson Symphony Center | 2301 Flora St. Dallas, TX 75201

    2013 Hot Chocolate Run 5K/15K Dallas Fair Park

    3 Feb

    Don’t end up like Augustus. Get off your marshmallow, throw on some sneakers and head to Dallas Fair Park for a “world of pure imagination”. This Saturday, February 9th, the Dallas Hot Chocolate Run will unite lovers of chocolate from across the metroplex for a 15K and 5K run benefiting the Ronald McDonald House program. “America’s Sweetest Race” is sweeping the nation and that includes North Texas. While doing your Chocolate Run you may even spot an Oompa Loompa on the course.

    hotcocoaThe 5K is scheduled to start at 7:30am and the 15K will commence at 8:10am. All runners/upbeat walkers are required to stay at a 15 minute mile pace or faster (like 4 miles per hour) for the Hot Chocolate Race, so choose to walk briskly or stay on the sidelines with your cup of hot cocoa.

    The Hot Chocolate Expo will be located inside the Automobile Building and registered runners can pick up their race packets Thursday 2/7 (11a-8p) and Friday 2/8 (11a-8p). Not telling what’s inside the Chocolatey Expo, besides goodie bags and race packets but it’s sure to be a treat! and probably plenty more that our greedy Augustus would love to get his chubby hands on. This is the only location where race packets will be distributed. Parking here is $10.

    Included in your goodie bags are some fancy-looking hoodies that you’ll want to keep forever. If the “chocolate” part of this Dallas event wasn’t enough to get you signed on, the sweater is definitely an added benefit. Get registered here!

    Hot Chocolate Dallas Race Registration

    Will Run for Chocolate

    Will Run for Chocolate

    Love chocolate? If you’re interested in being a Hot Chocolate volunteer click here.

    You don’t have to win a golden ticket to get into these gates. Simply register online for the 2013 Hot Chocolate Run in Dallas and be a part of the milky mad dashes around the Cotton Bowl with other chocolate lovers like yourself on a crisp February morning. Ronald McDonald House will thank you and so will your winter gut!

    The Art of Dessert West 7th Street – Dec 13

    2 Dec

    dess-sogoodIf you live or work in the Fort Worth area and have a specific tooth in your mouth devoted to sweetness then you’ll want to make a stop Thursday night (December 13th) over at West 7th for The Art of Dessert. Between 5:30pm and 8pm merchants and restaurants of West 7th will be serving dessert samples and conducting special exhibits of area visual and performing artists. Don’t just walk to get to the next sweet treat, but also burn some calories browsing the shops of West 7th. All proceeds for The Art of Dessert at West 7th will benefit The Henry House Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by PGA golfer J.J. Henry with a mission to generate public awareness and provide community-based programs that focus on healthcare and the well-being of kids in the community.

    A few West 7th partnering restaurants include: Patrizio, Brownstone, Sweet Tomatoes, Fireside Pies, Hacienda San Miguel and the new Movie Tavern.

    Shopping in Fort Worth can’t get much sweeter! Enjoy this evening of decadent desserts made to tantalize your palette on Thursday Dec. 13th.


    Location: North University Drive and West 7th, Fort Worth

    Neiman Marcus Adult Crawl 2012

    2 Dec

    NeimanMarcus_Logo_SquaredDespite some of his unpopular actions, rapper Kanye West suggest in one of his songs that “you gotta crawl before you ball”, But what if you could switch it up and do them both simultaneously?! This holiday season you can both crawl AND have a ball (or perpetrate inside one of the fancier department stores like you’re Ballin’) when attending the first ever Neiman Marcus Adult Crawl! Throughout the month of December North Texas Food Bank and Neiman’s are putting on a Holiday Window Display and Adult Crawl December 6, 13 and 20! Every Thursday before Christmas the Neiman Marcus Window Tube will transform into a playground for grown folks – yep, that even means you!

    Crawl Nights are every Thursday before Xmas

    Crawl Nights are every Thursday before Xmas – Photo by D Magazine

    To be a part of NTFB’s Adult Crawl Night at Neiman Marcus one just has to donate $20 and be over the age of 18. After that the fun begins and you return to your childhood but right among one of the ritziest downtown retailers. You’ll even get a complimentary beverage from the NM Espresso Bar. Plus it’s all going towards a great cause – the North Texas Food Bank, who’s pretty FED UP with Hunger! NTFB is ecstatic to be Neiman Marcus’ holiday charity of choice this year. Not only will you get a little exercise this holiday season, but your $20 donation to the food bank will go mighty far so you’ll feel good to have helped out other fellow North Texans in need! The NTFB Adult Crawl will be from 5pm to 7pm every Thursday before Christmas, so make sure your knees are in good shape and that back is too!




    Neiman Marcus – Downtown Dallas | 1201 Elm Street #2800

    The First Annual DFW Trucks for Tots | DFW Food Trucks Christmas Benefit in Deep Ellum

    1 Dec

    On December 8th, 25 DFW Food Trucks will gather together in Deep Ellum for the first ever DFW Trucks for Tots Benefit Event. This massive toy drive for Dallas Fort Worth’s Toys for Tots will take place at the corner of Gaston Avenue and Elm Street in Deep Ellum between 11:00am and 7:00pm. Toy donations will be received on site by 20 U.S. Marines as live music plays in the background and kids enjoy bounce houses. Also more than 50 vendors will be at Trucks for Tots offering holiday shopping and crafts!tosy4tots

    Trucks for Tots donators and attendees will enjoy live performances by the Lincoln High School Tiger Marching Band, whose students will actively be collecting new unwrapped toys for kids in need along with W.E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy.

    During the months of October, November and December the US Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program carries out their mission to collect new toys and distribute them as Christmas gifts to children who are less fortunate throughout the community. You can help be a part of doing something grand for a child during the holidays!

    Photo from Pegasus News (

    Photo from Pegasus News (

    Choose from any of the confirmed DFW food trucks parked at the 2012 Trucks For Tots event: Easy Slider, Gepetto’s Pizza, Three Lions, The Gastro Bomber, Rock & Roll Tacos, Ssahm BBQ, Rockstar Bakeshop and many more. DFW Trucks For Tots in Deep Ellum is also brought to you by the DFW Food Truck Group, Deep Ellum Outdoor Market, DART and other local sponsors. Remember, you can take the DART and get off at the Deep Ellum station right across the street from the Trucks for Tots location! See you Saturday, 12/8! You bring the toys and we’ll bring the food trucks!


    Location: 2505 Elm Street, Dallas, TX

    The 45th Annual Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot

    18 Nov

    Click below for all the details on the 2012 Turkey Trot in Dallas

    2nd Annual ONE RUN | CSC North Texas 5K at Reverchon Park

    30 Sep

    Join in the 2012 One Run at Reverchon Park October 6th and help support those affected by ALL cancers. You can run, you can walk, you can stroll or skip, but whatever you do, cross the finish line! The Cancer Support Community of North Texas is having their 2nd Annual One Run about a month later than last year’s. Even at the Inaugural One Run there was an awesome turnout with live music, vendors, cancer survivors as well as supporters, so this year will be even greater!

    Interested participants can join a team, start their own or run solo! Register online at or click here. Runners can also register at Luke’s Locker on Mockingbird Lane or show up at the park the morning of the race at 7am to sign up. Click here for more information on registration and packet pickup. The 2nd Annual One Run includes a 1K walk, a 5K run along Katy Trail, a post-run party, family activities and Vocal Trash! Don’t let the name fool you though! The musical group is far from garbage! Banging on recycled metal items and unique pieces of equipment they come up with high energy music and sounds that will lift almost anyone’s spirits.

    Cancer Support Community North Texas is the only affiliate of CSC (formerly known as Gilda’s Club) in the state of Texas, and offers support groups, educational seminars, workshops and social events to all those touched in some way by cancer. Stop by the club house one day in Oak Lawn area to see what’s going on or how you might volunteer!

    Vocal Trash

    As the One Run grows bigger and bigger gaining publicity and support, their main sponsor this year is Cancer Treatment Centers of America. You don’t have to be a cancer caregiver, survivor or even an expert runner, just support the fight against this highly despised disease. All cancer categories will be recognized so you can rock your colors also! Lace up those sneakers Saturday morning and we’ll see you at Reverchon Park bright and early!

    Registration – 7:00am
    1K Walk – 8:10am
    5K Race – 8:30am
    After Party – 8:45-11am

    Those affected by ALL cancers unite at the ONE RUN

    Reverchon Park | 3535 Maple Avenue, Dallas 75219

    2012 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Dallas | North Texas Alzheimer’s Walks

    19 Sep



    TIME: 8:00 AM

    LOCATION: REVERCHON PARK (3505 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75219)


    Join the Alzheimer’s Association in raising awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s. Choose from one of the other 4 races scheduled to take place throughout North Texas.


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