Hash Over: Libertine Fights Brain Cancer, NBC Starts Fish Fight, and Stephan Pyles Holds Celebrity Dinner Sunday

The Libertine Bar may have the Best Bar Food in Dallas, along with a great selection of beer and wine--and, of course, the monthly Playlister P local-music DJ nights. But beginning at 7 p.m. tomorrow night, the bar's brain cancer awareness event gives yet another reason to love the Lower Greenville pub.

After a friend of the bar was diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer, the staff organized an impromptu concert with a live and silent auction to raise funds for her walk Saturday at Trinity Park in Fort Worth as part of the 4th Annual Dallas-Fort Worth Brain Tumor Walk.

Performers will include John Pedigo (The O's, Boys Named Sue), Tim O'Brien (The Dogkickers), Laura Harrell (Romp Almighty) and MIchael Cox (Speedtrucker). Auction items include Mavericks' floor seats, limo rides, haircuts, bakery gift certificates and more.

Also going on this week...

The Wine and Food Foundation's 10th Anniversary Stephan Pyles Celebrity Chef Dinner benefitting Pyles' culinary scholarship is 7 p.m. Sunday following a 6 p.m. reception at--where else?--Stephan Pyles. During the dinner, five celebrity chefs will prepare a course each. Chefs include 2009 Stephan Pyles Culinary Scholarship winner Thomas (Coner) Sargeant, Samar's Vijay Sadhu, Jason Dady of The Lodge Restaurant of Castle Hills (in San Antonio--not the Dallas topless club), Tracy Miller of Local, Pyles himself and his Executive Chef Matt McCallister, and Zach Townsend from Pure Chocolate Desserts by Zach. Cost is $125 per person, which covers tax and gratuity. The full menu is available here.

NBC-DFW has totally ripped off City of Ate's so very original idea (we forget just who we stole it from) of pitting one local restaurant against another, with a feature they call Golden Local Debates. Doesn't quite have the same ring to it as Toque to Toque, does it? Except they refuse to even take a stand on the issue, and instead are letting readers vote. The current debate is for best fish restaurant, with Flying Fish going up against Fish City Grill, the latter of which leads it 58-percent to 42-percent. Can somebody help this poor Flying Fish? Well, a lot can happen in the eight days remaining to vote. When are they going to get to the real battle: Luby's Vs. Furr's?

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Jesse Hughey
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