Richardson’s Bilad Bakery and Restaurant was the host of the first Breaking Bread dinner in Texas — an event created to celebrate diversity, immigrants and small restaurants, reports Dallas Observer. The Iraqi eatery hosted over a hundred people over the course of two Wednesday night dinners — both of which sold out quickly after their $20 tickets were made available.
DFW local Salvy Mohammad worked with Breaking Bread NYC, the originator of the community-building food event series, to host the first Texas dinner series.
Breaking Bread NYC, after the first Trump administration travel ban announcement, decided to focus all their events on the seven countries initially affected (Iraq was pinpointed in the first travel ban executive order, though has been removed for the revised order.)
Bilad’s owners told the Observer that proceeds from this dinner will go toward another community-building initiative they’re working on — welcoming diners who can’t afford their food to eat for free.