Eat for a Cause -- Other Than Being Hungry,
We Mean

Put your money where your mouth is. Various Dallas eateries are supplying food and drink for a cause. Read on for details of this week's charitable happenings.

The place: Texas Motor Speedway/Asphalt Chef The cause: Speedway Children's Charities and Mario Batali Foundation

Pork, gulf shrimp, or New York cheddar? This week, vote for the secret ingredient for Asphalt Chef. Mario Batali, Guy Fieri and Tim Love pair with their sous chefs, NASCAR champions Jimmie Johnson and Kurt Busch and Foreigner lead singer Kelly Hansen to cook for the title of Asphalt Chef. Cast your vote here.

The cook-off takes place November 6 at the speedway.

Lone Star Tower Clubhouse at Texas Motor Speedway 3545 Lone Star Circle, Fort Worth

The restaurant: El Chico The cause: End Human Trafficking

On Thursday, El Chico in Denton will donate 10 percent of every food bill to TRAFFICK911. Help them raise money for a safe house for sexually exploited children.

El Chico 2201 S. Interstate 35 E., Suite J1, Denton

The restaurant: Norma's Cafe The cause: Salute the Troops

All veterans head to Norma's for a free breakfast on Veterans Day, November 11. All other customers can send personalized postcards to troops November 1-15.

Norma's Café 17721 N. Dallas Parkway, Suite 130 and 1123 W. Davis St.

The restaurant: Morton's The Steakhouse The cause: Make-A-Wish Foundation

Need a tall drink? Calling all cork dorks, bid on a 3-foot-tall bottle of wine to benefit Make-A-Wish. The only remaining bottle of "Siamo Insieme" is up for on-line auction through October 30. The first 27-liter bottle raised $25,000 for Make-A-Wish.

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