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Al fresco foodie fundraiser sneak-peeks Hall Arts Hotel in downtown Dallas

Foodie fundraiser sneak-peeks Hall Arts Hotel in downtown Dallas

Abby Witkowksi, Ellen Burger, Sarah Hoffman and Starla Crosson
Abby Witkowski, Ellen Burger, Sarah Hoffman, and Starla Crosson. Photo by Tamytha Cameron
Nancy Dreyer, Chef Eric Dreyer
Nancy Dreyer and Eric Dreyer. Photo by Tamytha Cameron
Hamilton Sneed
Hamilton Sneed. Photo by Tamytha Cameron
Christy Scardino and Frank Scardino
Christy Scardino and Frank Scardino. Photo by Tamytha Cameron
Chef Scott Townend, and Katie Doherty
Chef Scott Townend and Katie Doherty. Photo by Tamytha Cameron
Kymberley Scalia, Sara Lovas, Abby Witkowski and Sarah Hoffman
Kymberley Scalia, Sara Lovas, Abby Witkowski, and Sarah Hoffman. Photo by Tamytha Cameron
Mary Stoner Yost, Linda Zimmerman and Suzie Smith
Mary Stoner Yost, Linda Zimmerman, and Suzie Smith. Photo by Tamytha Cameron
Taste of Hall
The party was held al fresco. Photo by Tamytha Cameron
Kersten Rettig and Clark Knippers
Kersten Rettig and Clark Knippers. Photo by Tamytha Cameron
Chef Eric Dryer (HALL Arts Hotel, Jolie Humphrey and Bart Humphrey
Eric Dryer, Jolie Humphrey, and Bart Humphrey. Photo by Tamytha Cameron
Margaret James and Stephen James
Margaret James and Stephen James. Photo by Tamytha Cameron
Darryl Jett and Jennifer Wasserman
Darryl Jett and Jennifer Wasserman. Photo by Tamytha Cameron
Abby Witkowksi, Ellen Burger, Sarah Hoffman and Starla Crosson
Nancy Dreyer, Chef Eric Dreyer
Hamilton Sneed
Christy Scardino and Frank Scardino
Chef Scott Townend, and Katie Doherty
Kymberley Scalia, Sara Lovas, Abby Witkowski and Sarah Hoffman
Mary Stoner Yost, Linda Zimmerman and Suzie Smith
Taste of Hall
Kersten Rettig and Clark Knippers
Chef Eric Dryer (HALL Arts Hotel, Jolie Humphrey and Bart Humphrey
Margaret James and Stephen James
Darryl Jett and Jennifer Wasserman

What: Taste of Hall benefiting AWARE

Where: The Artisan, Hall Arts Hotel Terrace

The 411: Dallas foodies arrived hungry to the sparkling new downtown hot spot on September 12 for an evening of noshing and sipping at sunset.

They were there to celebrate the Dallas Arts District's culinary community while raising funds for AWARE, a nonprofit that helps local individuals, families, and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s disease. (September, after all, is Alzheimer's Awareness Month.)

The food festival of sorts introduced Chef Eric Dreyer of the hotel's forthcoming Ellie's Restaurant & Lounge, opening this fall. Guests got to meet Dreyer and sneak-peek his cuisine, as well as that of Chef Scott Townend of Hall Arts Hotel.

Other participating restaurants included Flora Street Café, Miriam Cocina Latina, Musume, Playwright Pub, and The Artisan.

Patrons sipped signature cocktails, enjoyed wine tastings (Hall wines, of course), and mingled into the night.

All proceeds generated from the event will go directly to supporting AWARE initiatives. Since its founding in 1989, AWARE (which stands for Alzheimer’s Women’s Association for Resources and Education) has donated more than $13 million toward its mission of fighting Alzheimer’s disease.

Who: Abby Witkowski, Ellen Burger, Sarah Hoffman, Starla CrossonNancy Dreyer, Hamilton SneedChristy Scardino, Frank Scardino, Katie DohertyKymberley Scalia, Sara LovasMary Stoner Yost, Linda Zimmerman, Suzie SmithKersten Rettig, Clark KnippersJolie Humphrey, Bart HumphreyDarryl Jett, Jennifer Wasserman, Margaret James, and Stephen James.