Tailgate Time

Dallas chefs churn out their best tailgate bites for foodie fundraiser

Dallas chefs churn out their best tailgate bites for foodie fundraiser

Elizabeth Wimpress, Robert Weatherly, Lynae Fearing
Elizabeth Wimpress, Robert Weatherly, Lynae Fearing Photo by Shana Anderson
Chef Patton Robertson, Chad Houser, Chef Danyele McPherson, Chef Jacob Williamson, Chef Nathan Tate
Patton Robertson, Chad Houser, Danyele McPherson, Jacob Williamson, Nathan Tate Photo by Shana Anderson
Christie Whitten, Lainie Krister, Francisco Ruiz, Allane O'Neil, Harrison Polsky
Christie Whitten, Lainie Krister, Francisco Ruiz, Allane O'Neil, Harrison Polsky Photo by Shana Anderson
Stephen Myers, Daniel Magoon
Stephen Myers, Daniel Magoon Photo by Shana Anderson
Anastacia Quinones, Danyele McPherson
Anastacia Quinones, Danyele McPherson Photo by Shana Anderson
Leprechaun Cider girl
Leprechaun Premium Hard Cider poured the drinks. Photo by Shana Anderson
Patton Robertson's winning food
Patton Robertson's winning dish. Photo by Shana Anderson
Rapscallion team preparing banh mi
Rapscallion team plates their banh mis. Photo by Shana Anderson
Danyele McPherson's pizza rolls
Danyele McPherson's pizza rolls. Photo by Shana Anderson
Randy Flink, Paige Flink
Randy Flink, Paige Flink Photo by Shana Anderson
Allison Cooley, Mike Parsons
Allison Cooley, Mike Parsons Photo by Shana Anderson
Alex Schaul, Celeste Randall, Johnathan Fin, Clara Seddelmeyer
Alex Schaul, Celeste Randall, Johnathan Fin, Clara Seddelmeyer Photo by Shana Anderson
Sarah Blaskovich, David Denney, Jennifer Chininis, Chad Houser, Dawn Neufeld, Steven Lindsey
Sarah Blaskovich, David Denney, Jennifer Chininis, Chad Houser, Dawn Neufeld, Steven Lindsey Photo by Shana Anderson
Jef Tingley, Dawn Neufeld, Rod Orta
Jef Tingley, Dawn Neufeld, Rod Orta Photo by Shana Anderson
Elizabeth Wimpress, Robert Weatherly, Lynae Fearing
Chef Patton Robertson, Chad Houser, Chef Danyele McPherson, Chef Jacob Williamson, Chef Nathan Tate
Christie Whitten, Lainie Krister, Francisco Ruiz, Allane O'Neil, Harrison Polsky
Stephen Myers, Daniel Magoon
Anastacia Quinones, Danyele McPherson
Leprechaun Cider girl
Patton Robertson's winning food
Rapscallion team preparing banh mi
Danyele McPherson's pizza rolls
Randy Flink, Paige Flink
Allison Cooley, Mike Parsons
Alex Schaul, Celeste Randall, Johnathan Fin, Clara Seddelmeyer
Sarah Blaskovich, David Denney, Jennifer Chininis, Chad Houser, Dawn Neufeld, Steven Lindsey
Jef Tingley, Dawn Neufeld, Rod Orta

What: Touchdown Tailgate Tasting

Where: Expressions Home Gallery

The 411: For this first-time fundraiser, top Dallas chefs were tasked with putting creative spins on traditional tailgate food. They started with a box of mystery ingredients that included bratwurst, ribs, pickles, apples, guacamole, and Leprechaun Premium Hard Cider, which turned into such far-ranging dishes as barbecue tamales, made by Anastacia Quinones of Kitchen LTO, and barbecue banh mi sandwiches, from Nathan Tate of Rapscallion and Boulevardier. Despite worthy eats prepared by Remedy’s Danyele McPherson and Five Sixty’s Jacob Williamson, Patton Robertson of Sissy’s Southern Kitchen and Shelby Hall took top honors for his barbecue parfait. Robertson not only won over the judges — including yours truly, Sarah Blaskovich, Dawn Neufeld, David Denney, and Steven Lindsey — but also the attendees. Were there drinks too? Naturally, from Reilly’s Whiskey and Leprechaun Premium Hard Cider. Proceeds benefited Cafe Momentum.

Who: Cafe Momentum executive director Chad Houser, Stan Allen, Jennifer Williams, Allane O’ Neil, Lisa Truitt, Christie Whitten, Francisco Ruiz, John McCarley, Daniel Magoon, Paige and Randy Flink, Elizabeth Wimpress, Robert Weatherly, Lynae Fearing, Lisa Duffee, Jef Tingley, and Rod Orta.