It may be Barbershop Music Appreciation Day, but...really, who cares? It's also Reservation Day.
Today is the big reveal for which restaurants are participating in KRLD's Restaurant Week Aug. 17 through 23, and the first day during which you can call in your reservations. More than 130 Dallas/Fort Worth restaurants will offer $35 three-course meals, with $7 from each meal to benefit the North Texas Food Bank. Last year, Restaurant Week raised more than $430,000 for charity and logged some 75,000 reservations. The list of participating restaurants has just been unveiled at the KRLD web page.
Also going on this week:
Park Cities Prime (8411 Preston Rd.)--one of the eateries participating in Restaurant Week--is offering an "extensive selection" of half-price wine by the bottle for dinner through the end of August. In case you were wondering just what that "extensive selection entails," know that Wine Spectator handed the steakhouse its Award of Excellence, so it's safe to guess that you won't have to choose between Ernest & Julio and Yellow Tail.
Chipotle is sponsoring a free screening of documentary Food, Inc., 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Magnolia (3699 McKinney Ave.). Check out the trailer if you need something to suppress your appetite until lunchtime.
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Thursday also marks the KRLD Dinner Club event with Jim White, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at Landmark Restaurant in the Warwick Melrose Hotel (3015 Oak Lawn Ave.). The five-course meal includes wines chosen by wine master Joel Butler to pair with prime strip loin, Maine lobster and braised lamb's tongue. Not baaaaaad...sorry. Reservations ($95 per person) are limited to 20.