Annual DFW Restaurant Week hits August 15-21 for Good Eats

If you live in the Dallas-Ft.Worth area, it would be wise to start your diet now because DWF Restaurant Week is right around the corner. From August 15-21, the 19th Annual Restaurant Week offers discounts to 125 different restaurants in the area as a North Texas Charity Event.

How this event works is that the selected eateries prepare a three-course prix fixe menu for a set price of either $35 or $45 for dinner and many of the venues will also include two courses for lunch. Then 20 percent of the cost of the meal is donated to benefit families and children with the North Texas Food Bank and Lena Pope, which is an organization that provides counseling and education for children under 18.

A new event starting this year is a two-day, kick-off with the DFW Restaurant Week Food and Wine Festival. There is only one location, which is in Downtown Dallas at the Main Street Gardens from 5-10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. During these two days, top restaurants will display their culinary expertise, which includes domestic and international wines and new creative cocktails in the menu to set your dinner off the chart.

Here are a few tips so that you enjoy Restaurant Week to the fullest.

1. Make a reservation to ensure your table. These 125 restaurants will also be serving other customers, so remember to ask for the Restaurant Week pre fixe meal.
2. Be sure of the dates. Many of the restaurants will begin a few days earlier and then remain with the specials until September 4. The list of restaurants will identify the pre and post dates.
3. Get a little extra by shopping Central Market stores and receiving a voucher for a fourth course!

DFW is going to be another fabulous week of delicious wining and dining and it’s all for a great cause. Get hungry, and come out several times to your favorite eateries while the cost is reasonable.

South Korean Dogs Intended for Dinner Table Arrive in Texas

While over two million dogs are killed in South Korea each year to supply the nation’s demand for almost 100,000 pounds of meat, six Korean dogs have arrived at their new homes with the SPCA of Texas in Dallas. The SPCA will then work to place the dogs in the near future, according to an article published via Fox 4 News.

These lucky dogs were part of 250 dogs surrendered to the Humane Society International in an agreement with the South Korean farmer who promised to never raise dogs for their meat again. Instead, the former farmer plans to start selling scrap metal. The Humane Society says that each year about 1.7 million dogs are raised in the country for their meat. The practice of actually farming dogs is unique to South Korea, although dog meat is consumed in many locations around the world. It is a practice that the Humane Society would like to put an end to globally.

The first time that dogs from South Korea were imported by the Humane Society to stop them from being dog meat was in June 2015 when 23 animals, including 12 puppies, arrived at Alexandria, Virginia. These animals seemed very thankful to feel love for the first time in their lives and were divided among many shelters who eventually found them new homes. In this case, the farmer agreed to surrender all of his dogs and to grow blueberries instead.