Are you reading this while you slurp cereal? Do you have steaming pho to your front? Is tomato bisque your lunch jam? Well, then consider yourself exceptionally lucky. So many people have nothing on their plates, zilch in their bowls. And so Tom Thumb is presenting Empty Bowls — An Artful Taste to End Hunger, benefiting the Tarrant Area Food Bank. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday in the Amon Carter Exhibit Hall inside Will Rogers Memorial Center (3401 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth), the charitable and hungry can taste the soups and desserts of local chefs (from the likes of Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine, Tim Love Catering, Reata Restaurant and others) and receive a complimentary keepsake ceramic, china or wooden bowl created by a variety of artists. A silent auction will also offer various treasures, including bowls signed by celebrities ranging from the legit Tony Bennett to the bizarrely ubiquitous Dr. Oz. Whether it’s the vittles or the vessels you’re after, it’s one lunch hour to remind us just how fortunate we are. Tickets ($45 general, $125 VIP) are sold in advance only. Call 817-332-9177, ext. 137, or visit tafb.org.
Thu., March 28, 2013