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Texas Top Chefs Create Their Own Burgers for This Stylish Event

Eat Your Heart Out, Foodies!

BY Jenn D'Agostino // 11.02.16

What: Eighth Annual Burgers & Burgundy

Where: Ron Kirk Pedestrian Bridge

PC Moment: Dallas’s most stylish and charitable joined celebrity chefs from across Texas on Friday, October 7 for the eighth annual Burgers & Burgundy event benefitting DIFFA/Dallas. Guests mingled and admired the view of the Dallas skyline from the Ron Kirk Pedestrian Bridge. As they sipped wine and cocktails and listened to festive live music, they sampled a variety of mouth-watering burgers crafted by Texas’ best chefs.

Channel 8 personality and emcee, Jane McGarry, also announced the new DIFFA Style Council Ambassadors. The list includes Gonzalo Bueno, Annika Cail, Justin (JC) Collins, Bill Corbellini, Caroline Kraddick, Suzi Ellis, Melissa Enriquez, Jenny Esping Kirtland, Faisal Halum, Lainie Kritser, Julian Leaver, Muffin Lemak, Josh Madans, Bina Palnitkar Patel, and Ann Sutherland. They also announced the theme for DIFFA’s highly-anticipated spring event, House of DIFFA: “DIFFA Arabesque” will take guests on an enchanting journey with a compelling fashion experience that will provide an exciting mix of philanthropy, theatrics, and a legendary runway production. House of DIFFA will be held on May 6, 2017 at the Omni Hotel in downtown Dallas.

Who: Host John Tesar; event chair Aileen Roach; and honorary co-chair, Simona Beal; Dallas chefs including John Tesar (Knife), Brian Luscher (Luscher’s Red Hots & The Grape), Jermaine Brown (Julia Pearl), Casey Thompson, David Fingerman (Madrina), Sharon Van Meter (3015 at Trinity Groves), Blaine Staniford (Grace), Jacob Williamson (Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck), and Rodman Shields (Common Table); DIFFA/Dallas board chair Chuck Steelman; House of DIFFA 2017 chair Sami Abboud; Clint Bradley, Brian Bolke, Brittanie Buchanan Oleniczak, Justin Bundick, Ramon Longoria, Rhonda Sargent Chambers, Nicole Seanor, Angela Auld, Jim DiMarino, Carol Quist, Stephanie and Michael Seay, Kyle Noonan, Jonathan Rosenberg, Patrick Ware, Allan Knight, Greg Haynes Johnson, and Matt Wilkerson.

Holiday Gifting

  • Nocturne Studio
  • Cle Du Peau - Nail Polish
  • Oscar De La Renta - Clutch
  • Oscar De La Renta - Earrings
  • Mariquite Masterson
  • Mariquite Masterson
  • Bond No 9 - Candle
  • Casa di Lino
  • Cle Du Peau - Lip Gloss
  • Loeffler Randall - Shoes
  • Bond No 9 - Perfume
  • Loeffler Randall - Clutch

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