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Four Awesome Food Events in Dallas This Weekend, October 2-5

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In case you missed last week's opportunity to hob-nob with John Tesar, fear not. Tesar will be joining a host of celebrity chefs for everyone's favorite alliterative meat and booze combo: the 6th Annual Burgers & Burgundy event. The chefs will "be rep-representin'" their slider and wine pairings which were specially devised for this fundraiser, all to benefit the Dallas chapter of Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS. It's food for good, y'all. Tickets start at $100.

What it be: DIFFA/Dallas presents 6th Annual Burgers & Burgundy

When it do: Friday, Oct. 3rd, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

Where dat is: Bill and Karen Seanor's Home 4637 Meadowood Rd. Dallas, TX 75220

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Augustine of Hippo once said, "The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." This metaphor lends itself rather well to my personal ethos, wherein I believe the world is a smoker and those who do not travel eat only one brisket. If you happen to be one of those unfortunate souls who have not braved the back roads of Texas for the promise of smoke rings then all is not lost, for Smoked Dallas brings with it a myriad of prized barbeque from all over the state. There will be Black's Barbeque from Lockhart, Bee Cave's Schmidt Family Barbeque and BBQ on the Brazos, based out of Cresson. There are 16 vendors on the roster and for $45 you can sample them all. Sarah Jaffe, along with a host of other musicians, will be there to serenade you as you fall gently into a meat-induced coma.

What it be: Smoked Dallas

When it do: Saturday, Oct. 4 from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Where dat is: Main Street Garden Park 1902 Main Street Dallas, Texas 75201

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When you're a bar, you don't have to wait until the 15th, let alone the 20th anniversary to get excited. You can go balls-to-the-wall, block-party-all-night-long for year numero 11. The Double Wide would like nothing more than for you to join in the celebration for their anniversary party, which will also serve as a welcoming committee for the new kid on Exposition Avenue, Cold Beer Company. For all the livers bound to work overtime at this soiree, there will also be food on hand from Easy Slider and Joe Dawgs. Tickets are $25.

What it be: Double Wide's 11th Anniversary

When it do: Saturday, Oct. 4 doors open at 5 p.m.

Where dat is: The Double Wide 3510 Commerce St. Dallas, Texas 75226

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Youth Village Resources (YVR), an independent organization founded in 2001, serves pre and post-incarcerated youth in Texas. The goal of YVR is stop the revolving door of incarceration by providing kids with the skills necessary to navigate their lives both personally and professionally, and Café Momentum has been a big part of that. This Sunday, YVR will be showcasing their pre-release programs to the public, so consider this your invitation. If stemming the tide of recidivism wets your appetite, the Café Momentum team will be throwing some sausages on the barbie. A whole host of Dallas chef royalty -- including Jack Perkins of The Slow Bone and Tida Pichakron of Haute Patisserie -- will also be there to support the cause. Or should I say causes -- because your appetite is important, too. Tickets are $40.

What it be: YVR Fall Open House & Cookout

When it do: Sunday, Oct. 5th, 2014 at 5 p.m.

Where dat is: 1933 E. Levee St. Dallas, Texas 75207

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