Thursday, May 19, 2011

Naughty Chef does a Good Deed


Event Debuts Chef Blythe Beck’s New Texas-Themed Summer Menu & Cocktails...Benefits USO DFW

WHAT: Central 214 Memorial Day Weekend Patio Party & Sunset Movie

In town for the Memorial Day weekend? Head on over for a taste of Chef Blythe Beck’s new Texas-themed summer menu and cocktails at the 2nd Annual Central 214 Memorial Day Patio Party, set for Sunday evening.

This year’s event will support the troops with 50 percent of proceeds going to the USO Dallas/Fort Worth, which has welcomed more than 1 million service members traveling through DFW Airport. Kick-back with bites, drinks and DJ tunes on the popular courtyard patio. Help us send a little piece of Texas to U.S. Troops overseas by signing a special USO Hello From the Home Front banner. The Central 214 Memorial Day Patio Party is sponsored by Ben E. Keith and Austin-based Deep Eddy Vodka. There is no entry fee.

Stick around after the party for the premier of the popular Central 214 Sunset Movie Series. Sunday, May 29, kicks-off a four-week-long tribute to the ‘80s, beginning with “Ferris Beuller’s Day Off.” Central 214’s extensive Late Night Happy Hour food and drink menu will be offered each week for the patio flicks.

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WHEN: Sunday, May 29, 2011
Memorial Day Patio Party 6:00pm- 9:00pm
Sunset Movie On the Patio 9:00pm (Dusk)

WHERE: Central 214 at Hotel Palomar Dallas
Courtyard Patio
5680 North Central Expwy. at Mockingbird Lane Dallas, TX 75206

Central 214’s extensive menu celebrates familiar flavors and the rich tradition of contemporary regional American cuisine. Diners experience Executive Chef Blythe Beck’s passion for food and for life through her hearty and traditional classics seasoned with rich ingredients and a famously “naughty” twist. The menu evolves with the seasons and features only the freshest steak, pork, seafood, poultry and local produce. Chef Blythe Beck practices the environmentally friendly standards of the Monterey Bay Seafood Watchlist when selecting seafood for the menu. Located adjacent to Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Dallas, Central 214 is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as weekend brunch. Reservations are recommended. Complimentary valet parking is available. Visit us at or on Facebook:

Margarita photo by Emily Loving

Founded in 1981 by Bill Kimpton, San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is a collection of boutique hotels and chef-driven restaurants in the U.S. and the acknowledged industry pioneer who first introduced the boutique hotel concept to America. Like each hotel, all Kimpton restaurants share common cornerstones: heartfelt care; chef-driven, seasonal menus that celebrate local farms and purveyors; artisanal wines hand-selected by master sommelier Emily Wines; cocktails crafted by master mixologist Jacques Bezuidenhout; and striking interiors with a vibrant style and design.

Guided by company-wide EarthCare practices, Kimpton Restaurants demonstrate a dedication to preserving the environment through the use of local and sustainable ingredients, whenever possible. With concepts ranging from rustic Italian cuisine in the Pacific Northwest to oceanic fare on the Florida coast and alluring lounges and bars tucked away in the nation’s capital, each Kimpton Restaurant is as distinct and expressive as its location. Kimpton restaurants include Fifth Floor in San Francisco, Tulio in Seattle, Poste Moderne Brasserie in Washington, D.C. and Panzano in Denver. For more information, please visit or call 1-800-KIMPTON.

About the USO
The USO (United Service Organizations) lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops and their families, wounded warriors and their families and the families of the fallen.

The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. We rely on the generosity of our volunteers and donors. In addition to individual donors and other corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by Worldwide Strategic Partners: American Airlines, AT&T Inc., BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, Clear Channel Communications, The Coca-Cola Company, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Procter & Gamble and TriWest Healthcare Alliance. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this patriotic mission and to learn more about the USO, please visit

1 comment:

Travellady said...

Great hamburgers. Blythe grilled them herself right on the patio. Lounged around the patio and watched Ferris Buehler's Day Off with new friends I met at the party