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OK, this may be a month or so away, but as you’ll see, it’s worth planning ahead for and making advanced arrangements. A while back, we alerted you to an event where fine chefs prepared inventive takes on cafeteria food, and here we have an0ther seemingly casual affair where some of the areas finest chefs let their hair down for a bit (but not without a hair net, of course!)

Chef’s Picnic at the Lake in Dallas on June 26th from 12pm – 3pm is going to be quite the celebration, indeed. There are other notable causes that tie-in to this event, above and beyond the food, of course. Two Dallas-area institutions are celebrating 100 year Anniversary: White Rock Lake and The Dallas Chapter of the Red Cross.

Check out the Press release for the full information:

Featuring a picnic lunch prepared by Dallas’ top chefs, served from the original Bath House concession stand, along with beer, wine and refreshments from Ben E. Keith, music, and exhibition of old-school photographs and memorabilia from White Rock Lake and the American Red Cross – Dallas Area Chapter and more, Chefs’ Picnic at the Lake will transport guests to a time when White Rock Lake was the staple of summertime in Dallas. 

Deep Eddy Sweet Tea vodka will be serving up signature cocktails including the Minty Deep Daily, The Skinny Dip and The Deep Eddy Splash.

Leading a team of DFW’s finest Chefs, The Grape’s Brian C. Luscher along with Janice Provost, Parigi; Marc Cassel, Peavy Road (coming soon); Graham Dodds, Bolsa; Jeff Harris, RedFork; Nathan Tate and Randall Copeland, Restaurant Ava; Diane and Justin Fourton, Pecan Lodge; and Hollie Dorethy, Personal Chef, prepare an extraordinary seated picnic luncheon with their unique spin on the traditional al fresco-fare.

Proceeds from Chefs’ Picnic at the Lakebenefit the American Red Cross – Dallas Area Chapter and the Comerica White Rock Lake Centennial Celebration which will help fund ten capital projects to include enhancing hike and bike trails, improving parking lots, renovating White Rock Dog Park, restoring the park forests and more.

Sponsors to date include Comerica White Rock Lake Centennial Celebration, Ben E. Keith, The Grape, Highland Park Cafeteria and the American Red Cross – Dallas Chapter.

Tickets are $55 per person in advance and include complimentary valet parking at The Bath House Cultural Center, located at 521 East Lawther Drive in Dallas.  For more information and to purchase tickets go to www.highlandparkcafeteria.com or call 214-632-0784.

Chefs’ Picnic at the Lake is held in conjunction with The Beach Party of the Century hosted by For the Love of the Lake with support from White Rock Lake Foundation and the Friends of the Bath House.  For a full list of events June 25-26 and to purchase tickets go to www.whiterocklake.org or call 214-660-1100.

Oh, yes. We’ve told you there would plenty of them. If you didn’t believe us, well, hopefully you’re starting to come around. We’ve got another special “Appy Hour” for you this week! This time, we’re going to be slinging all kinds of specials at the new Nodding Donkey in Uptown on Thursday, the 21st (2900 Thomas Ave, Dallas, TX, 75204).

As with all of our other shin-digs, there are going to be tons of drink specials that you can only get once you buzz on in using our BestBuzz App (So get on your iPhone or Android and get to downloadin’ if you haven’t already!). This time around, the Nodding Donkey will be offering deals like $2 Donkey Punch, $2 Miller Lite Drafts, $4 Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka and even 1/2 price wings.

Of course, that isn’t all of the fun, here. Scan the code below to RSVP, and you’ll be automatically entered to win a trip to the CAYMAN ISLANDS (7 days/6 nights, airfare, hotel, and more). 

SEE Y’ALL THERE!

We told you that we would be all over town, giving you all tons of chances to take advantage of great food, drink and fun specials with the BestBuzz App!

We’re back at it, and this time, we’ll be throwing the next “Appy Hour” at Christie’s Sports Bar in Uptown on Friday, April 1st from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. How does 50% off of appetizers sound? How about $2 Bud Light Drafts, $2 Wells, $3 shot specials and $4 Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka? Sounds pretty swell, right? That’s what we thought!

So, if you haven’t already downloaded the BestBuzz App yet, what more proof do you need that it will pay dividends sooner, than later? Just hit up the App-store on your iPhone or Android, search “bestbuzz” and install. You’re set!

OK, now that all of that is cleared up, we’ll see you and your Buzz on Friday, at Christie’s Sports Bar in Uptown (2811 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204), for all kinds of “Appy” times!