August 14 is going to be a big day. That’s when Pecan Lodge and Lockhart Smokehouse will co-host the Shannon Stone Memorial Fundraiser. The event is another local effort to help the family of the firefighter Shannon Stone who fell over a railing at Rangers Ballpark while attempting to catch a ball for his six-year-old son.
As a father myself, I was doubly heartbroken for the Stone family but delighted to see the close-knit Dallas restaurant scene come together for a great cause. As such, I have donated a $30 gift card to the northern Mexico-style restaurant Taco Ocho in Richardson to the Shannon Stone Benefit. It’s the least I could do.
Other food bloggers and writers have contributed more than I. Alice Laussade, Dallas Observer‘s James Beard-nominated Cheap Bastard, is offering the opportunity to lunch with her. Daniel Vaughn, BBQ connoisseur is also offering a meal with himself, plus four others.
The dinner will be held at the Dallas Farmers Market Saturday, August 14 between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Sponsors include Dallas Farmers Market, Texas BBQ Posse, Il Cane Rosso, Edible DFW, CraveDFW, Deep Eddy Vodka, Lone Star Beer, Dirt, and US Foods.
If you have the time and money, please consider attending (tickets are a scant $30 and include a BBQ dinner).
Complete details can be found here.