Dallas bars and restaurants have been rallying today to offer help in the wake of last night's tragic downtown shooting. Some are delivering food to Dallas police, some are offering free food and drink to first responders and others are donating a portion of proceeds to the families of officers killed.
Throughout the day, we'll update this list of bars and restaurants that are raising funds or giving away free food to Dallas police. If there's an establishment that we haven't listed below, please email us the details at email@example.com or leave info in a comment below.
Jack Perkins, owner of The Slow Bone and Maple and Motor
"Blue Sunday. I'm asking all my friends who own businesses to donate 100% of your proceeds to the DPD's Assist the Officer foundation. If you're not open on Sunday, open this Sunday. Who's in?" Both The Slow Bone and Maple and Motor will be open Sunday, and all proceeds will benefit DPD's Assist the Officer Foundation.
"We are deeply saddened about what happened just down the street from Cane Rosso Deep Ellum last night. We wish to help in whatever small way that we can. Any Dallas Police or DART officer in uniform eats free at any Cane Rosso location today. Non-police that show us that they donated at least $100 to Dallas Assist the Officer Foundation or Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation gets a pizza on us." (Note: This offer has been extended through the weekend.)
Texas Ale Project
"Our Texas Ale Project family fully supports all first responders. Tonight and tomorrow all first responders will receive a beer on us in the taproom. Also, we will be donating 20% from beer sales in the T.A.P. tonight and tomorrow to the families of the fallen officers. #DallasStrong"
The Grapevine Bar
"10% of the sales at The Grapevine Bar tonight will be donated to the Assist the Officer Foundation."
"The police did their job last night. Today it's our turn to do ours. Any police in uniform can come on down for a free lunch on us. If you worked all night and changed clothes already, some proper ID will do just fine. Lunch, house beers, dinner, whatever ya want. Thanks for doing what you do."
Bonnell's Restaurant Group
"All uniformed officers eat free today and tonight at all locations. Please allow us to serve you today."
"Roots Juices would like to offer complimentary juices at both of our Dallas locations for all in uniform, today, Fri, July 8, and through the weekend. "
Hard Rock Cafe
"The Hard Rock Cafe Dallas is offering free lunch or dinner to any Dallas police officer or DART officer. They can stop by anytime today and enjoy a meal on the Hard Rock."
The Foundry Bar, Chicken Scratch and Smoke
"While it is a given that uniformed officers can enjoy a free meal from us. We do ask of our guests and our employees that if they see an officer in any other restaurant in DFW that they take care of that officer."
Luck at Trinity Groves
"Taking the lead from our good friends at Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine and Braindead Brewing we will also be offering free lunch and dinner to all police officers today. Now is the time for us to come together and not let hateful others drive us apart."
The Common Table
"On Tuesday the guys at Sierra Nevada Brewing Company have graciously stepped aside so we can do a fundraiser for GUNS & HOSES Foundation of North Texas. We will be pouring Lakewood Brewing Company. All sales of every All Call will be donated to Guns & Hoses. Additionally, any first responder, when shown proper ID, will get their first beer on us. It's a small token to say thank you for all that you do every day. We hope you'll join us."
Intrinsic Smokehouse & Brewery
"This weekend (Friday-Sunday) we will be offering a FREE MEAL to any on duty or off duty POLICE OFFICER. If you are not in the Garland area, stop by Braindead Brewing, Goodfriend beer garden and burger house, or Luck at Trinity Groves today for a free meal."
Goodfriend Beer Garden & Burger House
"Today (July 8th), lunch, dinner, or any meal is on us for anyone in uniform. Police, fire, DART, etc. We thank you for your service!"
Bread Winners, Henry’s Majestic and Quarter Bar
"Effective immediately and throughout the month of July ANY uniformed police officer from ANY DFW police association will dine for free in Bread Winners, Henry’s Majestic or Quarter Bar. In addition, the company will donate a percentage of the proceeds from the entire month of July sales for all concepts to the families of the fallen officers through the Dallas Police Association. In addition, overages in food or catering will be offered to DPD substations on a daily basis throughout July."
El Fenix and Taqueria La Ventana
"El Fenix Mexican Restaurants and Taqueria La Ventana are offering free meals to members of the police department from now through Sunday close. Just wear uniform or show ID."
"Armoury will also offer complimentary meals to all police officers and first responders throughout the weekend. This time, let us serve you."
"Our friends at the Dallas Police Department work hard every day to keep us safe. To show our respect and thank you we would like to offer any uniformed police officer (or with a valid ID) a free meal or drink today. It's the absolute least we can do for our friends who put their lives on the live every day for us."
Cafe Izmir Downtown
"Dallas Police Department and DART thank you for your service and for protecting our city. We support you! If you need a break today come by Cafe Izmir- Downtown Dallas and have lunch on us."
"Dallas Police Department Dallas Area Rapid Transit (Official DART page) Our hearts are with you. Please be our guest at our downtown Dallas location at 1410 Main Street. We are providing free food to any law enforcement personnel all day. #DPD #Dallas #SpreadtheLove"
The Elbow Room
"We want to send our love and support to all Dallas police. We invite officers to come in all weekend long for free food and half off drinks. We're all in this together & appreciate all you do for us. ?#?DallasStrong?"
ZaLat and DaLat
"We mourn with our city today and support our Dallas men and women in blue. Until close of business today, all ZaLat Pizzas and DaLat Vietnamese Restaurant will not charge uniformed Dallas Police officers and Dart Police Officers for their meals. We thank you for your service, your heroism and your professionalism last nite in keeping us safe even while you were in danger. DPD has always taken amazing care of our shops and our staff whenever we have needed help. We mourn with you today."
Deep Ellum Brewing Company
"As a small token of our thanks, we've donated $1,000 to the Assist the Officer Foundation (www.atodallas.org) and ask that you do too. For anyone that makes a donation of $20 or more, you've got an "in-kind" complimentary tab on us in the Taproom + Kitchen for the remainder of the month.
And for all those that risk it all for our city, your money is no good here. Feel free to drop by for a meal or a beer anytime. My only warning is you might get a hug and a high five because you deserve it! Thank you. A million times over... thank you!"
Cow Tipping Creamery
"We are deeply saddened about what happened in downtown Dallas last night. We wish to help in whatever small way that we can. Any Dallas Police or DART officer in uniform gets free ice cream today. Non-police that show us that they donated at least $100 to Dallas Assist the Officer Foundation or Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation gets a stacker on us." (Note: This offer has been extended through the weekend.)
Boom Juice and Be Raw Food and Juice
"We are offering a free meal to officers in uniform - or with proper ID."
Delta Charlie’s at Dallas Executive Airport, Primo’s Tex Mex Grille, The Hub Sports Bar & Grill, Ron’s Place, Ron’s Corner Tavern and Big Shots Sports Café
"Free meals for all police officers for month of July. Now through July 31, 2016."
Opening Bell Coffee
"Complimentary coffee for all Dallas Police Officers in uniform or with DPD ID/badge."
"We'll be donating a portion of this weekend's proceeds to support the brave men and women of the Dallas Police Department, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (Official DART page), and their loved ones."
Nick & Sam's Steakhouse, Nick & Sam's Grill (Park Cities), Biergarten, Coal Vines, Dos Jefes
"All of Joseph Palladino's concepts not only are offering free meals for police officers all weekend ... police eat free there 365 days a year," a press rep for Palladino said. "Palladino, as you may know, is a retired New York cop, so he's always looked out for the men and women in blue."
"Cicis is offering its unlimited pizza, pasta, salad, soup and dessert buffet for free to all police officers beginning this Sunday, 7/10, through next Saturday, 7/16. All DFW locations. Wear uniform or show badge."
Monkey King Noodle Company
"The Dallas police did their job last night protecting our right to peaceably assemble. It's our turn to do ours. Any police officer in uniform (or with a badge) can swing by our restaurant today and through this weekend for whatever you want. It's on the house. Thanks for doing what you do."
Lake Highlands Creamery
"100% of our tips this weekend will be donated to The Fallen Officer Fund."
Dakota's, Cedar Grove, DISH Preston Hollow, Front Room Tavern
"Dakota's and all the other NL Group restaurants (Cedar Grove, DISH Preston Hollow, Front Room Tavern) have always provided special concessions/accommodations such as a complimentary meal for anyone in official uniform including the Dallas Police Dept, Dallas Fire Dept, and US Armed Forces."
Thairrific, Zephyr Bakery Cafe
"It's our honor to provide meals to DPD officers in uniform or with ID who come by and need a break this weekend."
"Our hearts are heavy for our hometown and our community. To quickly support, Chili’s and Maggiano’s restaurants in Dallas are delivering food to Dallas and DART police precincts and officers securing the crime scene throughout the weekend. Also, any officer that dines at our Dallas restaurants will receive a meal on us. We are committed to making people feel special in any way we can during this time of grief for the Dallas community."
"Parigi Dallas restaurant in Uptown plans a Back the Blue Brunch tomorrow, Sat., July 9. From 10:30 am to 2:30 pm, Officers in uniform will be treated to a complimentary brunch. Also, 50% of Brunch proceeds will be donated to the DPD Fund for families of the injured and deceased."
Tutta's Pizza, Ellen's Southern Kitchen
"Dallas Police Department, Dallas Fire And Rescue, DART Officers are appreciated in the Dallas West End! Come out to Tutta's and Ellen's Southern Kitchen & Bar this weekend for lunch or dinner on us!"
"The Dallas Police Department has kept every Meat Fight event safe. In an effort to support them in a time of great need, Meat Fight is now auctioning off two VIP tickets to Meat Fight 2016. All monies raised in this auction will go directly to the Assist the Officer Foundation. 100%."
Lakewood Brewing Co.
"To help Guns & Hoses give as much as they can, starting today and through the end of July at the Lakewood Taproom, 100% of the sales from All Call will go directly to the Guns & Hoses Foundation of NTX to help aid the families of the victims of this week’s tragedy. And if you’re a first responder, your beers are on us."
Remingtons Seafood Grill
"Remingtons Seafood Grill in Addison is offering free appetizers to all officers in uniform or those with proper ID. In light of the tragedies they wanted to offer a gift to those that protect and serve."
"Join us for lunch today and drink a pint of Lakewood Brewing Company All Call in partnership with GUNS & HOSES Foundation of North Texas. 100% of the sales will go to the Dallas Family Police Fund, if you don't feel like drinking a beer you still have the option to donate. Oskar Blues Brewery 2013 Ten Fidy is our tapping for today, it's pouring and ready to be drank."
Asian Mint, The Mint
"We treat all active Dallas police officers to 30% off their meal FOREVER. Just come in uniform or show your badge as we say thank you for keeping our beloved city safe. BRUNCH ITEMS ALL WEEKENDS in JULY ARE ON US for POLICE OFFICERS!"
Full Circle Tavern
"Full Circle Tavern will be giving a free meal to any uniformed police through Sunday, July 10th. We have always done a 15% for any civil servant or military and will continue to do so."
"The tragedy in Dallas is on all our minds today. As a movie theater, our best asset is giving people an escape and we think our police and their families could use one this weekend. This weekend through Sunday, we will be donating 10% of all revenue from both our Dallas and Richardson locations to The Russ Martin Show Listeners Foundation - a local organization which aids families of fallen officers. All law enforcement officers (Police, DART Police, Game Wardens, Fire Fighters, First Responders, etc.) and their families will receive free movie tickets and 25% off any food or beverages ordered at our theater. A badge, ID card or pay stub will work as proof. This is only valid at our Dallas and Richardson locations."
"We are offering all DPD officers complimentary meals through July 17. Thank you for your service and commitment to our community. If you would like to donate directly to the families, please go to www.atodallas.org. 100% of our Sunday sales will be donated to ATODALLAS.ORG. Come on over!"
"Today and next Sunday, we're giving 50% of our brunch sales to the families of Thursday night's victims."
"Dallas Police, Fire & EMT workers gratitude has been Extended through the weekend: Dallas has been in chaos so we wanted to give everyone more time to take a well deserved break. Please stop by in uniform anytime this weekend for FREE Pizza as our show of support for the great risks and work that you do for our city. Our hearts go out to you and your families after this weeks horrible events. Please share with anyone you know who serves us so honorably on a daily basis."
"Lee Harvey's wants our men and women in blue to know that we love and support them.
Until close of business on Sunday, we will not charge officers for their meals, your first drink is on us too.
Thank you for your service and heroism."
The Bishop Arts Southern food spot is cooking free lunch today, Monday, for first responders. "Good morning!!! Brisket is smoked! Cobbler is baked!!! Please remind all the first responders in your life to come get loved on at Pink Magnolia from 11-2!!!! We heart you!!!!"
"Help us raise money for the "Assist The Officer" Foundation! We're donating 100% of proceeds from all Fireside locations to the ATO Foundation to support the victims' families from the July 7th attack. Visit any of our locations on Thursday, July 14th, and help us raise money for this great cause!"
Greenville Avenue Pizza Company
Greenville Avenue Pizza Company is hosting a "National Cow Appreciation Day" event from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday night that is unrelated to the Dallas police shooting, but will also offer free food to officers. "During the event, Dallas police officers will eat for free in a small gesture of support and solidarity for the brave men and women protecting our city. So be sure to invite your local police officers, and let’s all offer our heartfelt thanks, warm hugs and gratis pizza."
Cindi's New York Deli
"As a small token of our love and appreciation for our heroes, any officer in uniform eats free at any of our 5 locations this month."
Fuzzy's Taco Shop
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, families and loved ones affected by the tragedy in Dallas. Through July 15, Dallas Police and first responders will eat free when you wear your uniform or show your badge/ID when placing your order. $10 maximum per person; valid at Dallas-area Fuzzy's Taco Shop locations only."
This afternoon, Dos Jefes announced an upcoming DPD fundraiser hosted by owner Joseph Palladino. "On Thursday, July 14, from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., Palladino will host a 'Dine for Dallas Blue' fundraiser at his newest Uptown concept, Dos Jefes, during which 100% of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to the Assist the Officer Foundation. To accommodate as many guests as possible, and to maximize the funds raised, reservations are being accepted now for seatings at 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 9:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. Dos Jefes’ full dinner, cocktail and bottle service will be offered throughout the event. (For reservations, call 214-303-1880.)"
Hash House A Go Go
"Hash House A Go Go is currently accepting donations for the Assist the Officer Foundation at its North Texas location during normal store hours. Also known as ATO Dallas, the foundation is providing financial and immediate assistance to any of the officers’ families who were affected in light of the recent tragedy that took place on July 7, 2016. The foundation additionally provides assistance to any officer who faces the loss of income due to a serious injury, life-threatening illness or other catastrophic event. Hash House A Go Go will match 25% of the total donations for the entire week."
The Cedars Social
"The Cedars Social, next-door neighbor of the Dallas Police Department, is opening their doors for lunch this week, Monday, July 11 through Friday, July 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Collaborating chefs will work together at the boutique venue to create a daily delicious lunch option; the proceeds of which will be donated to the Assist the Officers Fund." Front of house staff from Boulevardier and Rapscallion have volunteered to work the lunches, according to a press release. Here's a rundown of participating chefs:
Tuesday, July 12, will feature Justin Box, from Fearing’s Restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton, and Janice Provost, Executive Chef and Owner of Parigi Dallas.
Wednesday, July 13, will feature Nick Amoriello, Executive Chef of Kitchen LTO, with Carolanne Treadwell, Sous Chef of CBD Provisions.
Thursday, July 14, will feature Anastacia Quinones, recently of Café Momentum and Uno Immanivong, Executive Chef and Owner of Chino Chinatown.
Friday, July 15, will feature The Cedars Social’s own Dexter Samuel, and another chef to be determined.
"Who: Cowboy Chicken and the ATO (Assist the Officer Foundation)
Where: All (13) North Texas Cowboy Chicken restaurants
When: Thursday, July 14, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. (open to close)
How: Fundraiser to benefit the ATO (Assist the Officer Foundation) to support our recently fallen and injured DART and DPD officers.
20% of all North Texas Cowboy Chicken sales on July 14 will go to the injured officers and families of the fallen. Cash donations also accepted in-restaurant only."
"During the entire month of July, Celebration Restaurant is honored to provide complimentary meals to any Dallas Police Department or DART Police Department Officers, whether uniformed or with credentials. As has been our long-standing tradition, officers from any department will receive 50% off their meal."
Cotton Patch Cafe
"All first responders in uniform or with proper identification will receive a free entrée and non-alcoholic beverage at Cotton Patch Café through July 24."
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