Thursday, March 24, 2016

Empty Bowls Feeds and Fulfills

On March 11, samplings from North Texas’ finest restaurants and handcrafted bowls from some of the area’s potters, wood turners and glass artists were featured at this year’s Empty Bowls fundraiser. Hosted by Kroger, the 17th annual event featured more than 20 restaurants eager to feed those in attendance. Guests enjoyed lunch at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, while supporting the North Texas Food Bank. In addition to soup and other bowl friendly fare from 20 of North Texas’ finest restaurants, attendees could select a handcrafted bowl from some of Texas’ finest artists as a memento of the day. Participating restaurants included Blue Mesa Grill, Celebration Market and Restaurant, Dining at the Meyerson, Empire Baking Co., Kroger, Low Country Quisine, McAlister’s Deli, Meso Maya, Mi Cocina, Mozzarella Company, NTFB Community Kitchen, Panera Bread, Royal Cup Coffee, Snappy Salads, SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza, Tejano Brothers, True Food Kitchen, Urban Crust, and Wolfgang Puck Catering. The Dallas Empty Bowls event was created more than fifteen years ago by local potters, John and Darlene Williams, and has become a community staple - raising $161,121 for the North Texas Food Bank. Preliminary results from this year's event indicate that there was a nearly 30% increase in revenue over last year, an incredible feat for the North Texas Food Bank and all those who assisted in making this another remarkable event. The funds raised will provide access to more than 600,000 meals for those in need. All proceeds benefited the North Texas Food Bank.