The West Village may seem more crowded than usual tonight, but before getting too upset about the traffic and cursing the fact that you have to park on the roof of the parking garage, rest assured that all the commotion is for a good cause. The neighborhood is hosting its third annual Taste of West Village tonight from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., benefiting the North Texas Food Bank. Entry to the event is free, and a $1 donation to the North Texas Food Bank yields samples at each tasting station, including grilled chicken satay, Kobe beef sliders, brisket tacos, Vietnamese coffee, blood orange gelato and more. Cork Wine Bar will be out, serving up French Maid merlot and chardonnay and P.D. Johnson's will be handing out complimentary beer. If you're feeling a bit more generous, a $5 donation can be made at the North Texas Food Bank table; the donation enters you into a drawing to win dinner at a West Village restaurant. The Josh Goode Band, singer/songwriter Brad Thompson and acoustic act Greg Luce will provide the music.
Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.