The Brunch Bunch

Black Tie Dinner taps into Dallas brunch bunch with inaugural event

Black Tie Dinner taps into Dallas brunch bunch with inaugural event

Nate Robbins, Mindy Berkson, Stephen Gilhooly, Phillip Murrell
Nate Robbins, Mindy Berkson, Stephen Gilhooly, Phillip Murrell Photo courtesy of Black Tie Dinner
Keith James, Steve Deitsch, Sharon Anaston
Keith James, Steve Deitsch, Sharon Anaston Photo courtesy of Black Tie Dinner
David Sassano, Tom Bucherie, Don Tapani, John Crawford, Jon Leach
David Sassono, Tom Bucherie, Don Tapani, John Crawford, Jon Leach Photo courtesy of Black Tie Dinner
Wayne Smith as Cher
Wayne Smith as Cher Photo courtesy of Black Tie Dinner
David Chadd, Brad Pritchett
David Chadd, Brad Pritchett Photo courtesy of Black Tie Dinner
Bob Mosser, Jennifer Compton, Robert Calderon
Bob Mosser, Jennifer Compton, Robert Calderon Photo courtesy of Black Tie Dinner
David Chaves, Scott Bates, Bob Harbeson, JR Shoman
David Chaves, Scott Bates, Bob Harbeson, JR Shoman Photo courtesy of Black Tie Dinner
Nate Robbins, Mindy Berkson, Stephen Gilhooly, Phillip Murrell
Keith James, Steve Deitsch, Sharon Anaston
David Sassano, Tom Bucherie, Don Tapani, John Crawford, Jon Leach
Wayne Smith as Cher
David Chadd, Brad Pritchett
Bob Mosser, Jennifer Compton, Robert Calderon
David Chaves, Scott Bates, Bob Harbeson, JR Shoman

What: Black Tie Dinner Brunch

Where: The Crescent

The 411: More than 100 guests arrived to celebrate this inaugural brunch to increase support for the Black Tie Dinner's 2017 beneficiaries. Guests were treated to mimosas with orange popsicles from Social Ice, served to them personally by a Cher impersonator, and an Absolut Elyx Bloody Mary cart was on hand as well. Hungry guests were delighted to find a cooked-to-order omelet station, crab cakes, and chicken and waffles to enjoy while mingling with old friends and meeting new ones.

Attendees also had the chance to create their own succulent terrariums, pose for a caricature, leave messages on a graffiti wall, and listen to the smooth sounds of guitarist Jason Bennett. Lucky raffle winners left with spring bow ties designed by Jeremy Michael Calhoun, and the VIP swag bags included pocket squares and custom shirts from Austen Dor, along with Jason Mason wallets and gift cards to Orno and Top Knot. 

Black Tie Dinner is slated for Saturday, November 11. Since its inception in 1982, it has been the largest fund raising dinner for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community in the nation. Each year, Black Tie Dinner selects up to 20 North Texas beneficiaries to receive dinner proceeds as well as the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the Dinner's national beneficiary. To date, Black Tie Dinner has distributed over $21 million. 

Who: Mindy Berkson, Morgan Cox, David Chadd, Brad Pritchett, Bob Mosser, Jennifer Compton, Robert Calderon, Nate Robbins, Stephen Gilhooly, Phillip Murrell, David Sassano, and Tom Bucherie