CHARITY WIRE – Dallas chefs and restaurateurs are a charitable bunch, always willing to chip in and help those in need. On January 19th, more than ten Dallas chefs (including chef chairman Brian Luscher, Danyele McPherson, and Misti Norris) will cook at the 8th annual Stewpot Alliance Soup’s On! luncheon and art sale. Each chef will prepare a signature soup for the luncheon’s first course, and tickets can be purchased here.
FORT WORTH – Winter Restaurant Week kicks off next Monday, with more than 20 restaurants in Fort Worth, Grapevine, Southlake, and Arlington participating in the inaugural event. The restaurants, which include Fort Worth’s Grace and Little Red Wasp, will offer three-course prix fixe dinners at $29, $39, or $49 per person. A portion of proceeds from each dinner will go to three local charities, including the Tarrant Area Food Bank. Find menus and participating weeks here.
UPTOWN – CultureMap Dallas reports that McKinney Avenue’s long-standing Corner Bar has officially closed its doors. The stalwart drinking establishment will be reconcepted as Chelsea Corner, the bar that occupied the Corner Bar space in the 1980s. Kent and Tracy Moore Rathbun will develop the menu, which will hopefully include updated versions of the pizza, burgers, and cocktails that made Chelsea Corner a stand-by in the ‘80s. [CultureMap Dallas]