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Pretty young Texans swarm the Ritz for Bubbly Q cancer-fighting fete

Pretty young Texans swarm the Ritz for Bubbly Q cancer-fighting fete

Kevin Hopper, Jose Valderes, Susan Amassyali, Alexis Neisler, Maxim Lamarre at Bubbly Q
Kevin Hopper, Jose Valderes, Susan Amassyali, Alexis Neisler, Maxim Lamarre Photo by Bruno
Tara Cash, Lauren Anderson at Bubbly Q
Tara Cash, Lauren Anderson Photo by Bruno
Sally Taylor, Ross Taylor at Bubbly Q
Sally Taylor, Ross Taylor Photo by Bruno
Ryan Frazier, Melanie Frazier at Bubbly Q
 Ryan Frazier, Melanie Frazier Photo by Bruno
Rhett Butler, Erin Butler at Bubbly Q
Rhett Butler, Erin Butler Photo by Bruno
Reid Pattch, Matt Dakil at Bubbly Q
Reid Pattch, Matt Dakil Photo by Bruno
Paul Whitehead, Brittany Whitehead
Paul Whitehead, Brittany Whitehead Photo by Bruno
Nolan Preston, Lissi Mullen
Nolan Preston, Lissi Mullen Photo by Bruno
Melissa Cling, Mandy O'Neill at Bubbly Q
Melissa Cling, Mandy O'Neill Photo by Bruno
McKamy Tiner, Julia Taylor at Bubbly Q
 McKamy Tiner, Julia Taylor Photo by Bruno
Matt Wilson, Catherine Wilson
Matt Wilson, Catherine Wilson Photo by Bruno
Mark Fuqua, Nicole Seanor at Bubbly Q
Mark Fuqua, Nicole Seanor Photo by Bruno
Lindsay Collins, Joseph Bowens at Bubbly Q
Lindsay Collins, Joseph Bowens Photo by Bruno
Lee Warmack McDonald, Lauren McClaughlin at Bubbly Q
Lee Warmack McDonald, Lauren McClaughlin Photo by Bruno
Lauren Lapeyre, Quint Brown at Bubbly Q
Lauren Lapeyre, Quint Brown Photo by Bruno
Lauren Hill, Austin Hill at Bubbly Q
Lauren Hill, Austin Hill Photo by Bruno
Kym Wells, Vance Wells at Bubbly Q
Kym Wells, Vance Wells Photo by Bruno
Joyce Hill, Walt Hill at Bubbly Q
Joyce Hill, Walt Hill Photo by Bruno
Kevin Billings, Amanda Billings at Bubbly Q
Kevin Billings, Amanda Billings Photo by Bruno
Justin Allen, Elizabeth Allen at Bubbly Q
Justin Allen, Elizabeth Allen Photo by Bruno
Jeni Maldanado, Elissa Fairchild at Bubbly Q
Jeni Maldanado, Elissa Fairchild Photo by Bruno
Jonathan Yates, Taylor Liebson, Caroline Reinert, David Traufmann at Bubbly Q
Jonathan Yates, Taylor Liebson, Caroline Reinert, David Traufmann Photo by Bruno
Joe Jackson, Kelle Jackson at Bubbly Q
Joe Jackson, Kelle Jackson Photo by Bruno
Clay Pickerling, Erin Pickerling, Amy Vanderbilt, Jeff Vanderbilt at Bubbly Q
Clay Pickerling, Erin Pickerling, Amy Vanderbilt, Jeff Vanderbilt Photo by Bruno
Catharine Flagg, Dean Fearing at Bubbly Q
Catharine Flagg, Dean Fearing Photo by Bruno
Jayne Herring, Rachel Watkins at Bubbly Q
Jayne Herring, Rachel Watkins Photo by Bruno
Alexander Hicks, Steven Safra, Nathan Mulder, Brian Falco at Bubbly Q
Alexander Hicks, Steven Safra, Nathan Mulder, Brian Falco Photo by Bruno
Veronica Roper, Mallory Marshall at Bubbly Q
Veronica Roper, Mallory Marshall Photo by Bruno
Anne Marie Campbell, Stephanie Flanagan, Emma Rodgers at Bubbly Q
Anne Marie Campbell, Stephanie Flanagan, Emma Rodgers Photo by Bruno
Kevin Hopper, Jose Valderes, Susan Amassyali, Alexis Neisler, Maxim Lamarre at Bubbly Q
Tara Cash, Lauren Anderson at Bubbly Q
Sally Taylor, Ross Taylor at Bubbly Q
Ryan Frazier, Melanie Frazier at Bubbly Q
Rhett Butler, Erin Butler at Bubbly Q
Reid Pattch, Matt Dakil at Bubbly Q
Paul Whitehead, Brittany Whitehead
Nolan Preston, Lissi Mullen
Melissa Cling, Mandy O'Neill at Bubbly Q
McKamy Tiner, Julia Taylor at Bubbly Q
Matt Wilson, Catherine Wilson
Mark Fuqua, Nicole Seanor at Bubbly Q
Lindsay Collins, Joseph Bowens at Bubbly Q
Lee Warmack McDonald, Lauren McClaughlin at Bubbly Q
Lauren Lapeyre, Quint Brown at Bubbly Q
Lauren Hill, Austin Hill at Bubbly Q
Kym Wells, Vance Wells at Bubbly Q
Joyce Hill, Walt Hill at Bubbly Q
Kevin Billings, Amanda Billings at Bubbly Q
Justin Allen, Elizabeth Allen at Bubbly Q
Jeni Maldanado, Elissa Fairchild at Bubbly Q
Jonathan Yates, Taylor Liebson, Caroline Reinert, David Traufmann at Bubbly Q
Joe Jackson, Kelle Jackson at Bubbly Q
Clay Pickerling, Erin Pickerling, Amy Vanderbilt, Jeff Vanderbilt at Bubbly Q
Catharine Flagg, Dean Fearing at Bubbly Q
Jayne Herring, Rachel Watkins at Bubbly Q
Alexander Hicks, Steven Safra, Nathan Mulder, Brian Falco at Bubbly Q
Veronica Roper, Mallory Marshall at Bubbly Q
Anne Marie Campbell, Stephanie Flanagan, Emma Rodgers at Bubbly Q

Young Texans Against Cancer welcomed nearly 500 of the city’s loveliest young philanthropists to the Ritz-Carlton, Dallas for the sixth annual Bubbly Q. The sizzling fundraiser overflowed with champagne and dishes from the best restaurants in Dallas.

Celebrity chef Dean Fearing worked the room flawlessly, declaring the must-eats to eager attendees. Among his favorites were Five Sixty’s spicy tuna tartare-miso cones and Abraham Salum’s chorizo and potato croquettes. Fearing couldn’t get enough of Salum’s salsa — and, honestly, neither could we.

To their credit, all the restaurants — Boulevardier, Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, Nobu and Lockhart Smokehouse, among them — brought their A game. But we expected nothing less. They wouldn’t dare bring anything but the best to Fearing’s turf.

With hand-crafted cocktails from Eddie “Lucky” Campbell in hand, well-heeled guests — including Jack Perkins, Jayne Herring, Jenifer Strauss, Kevin Hopper, Jose Valderes, Susan Amassyali, Alexis Neisler, Maxim Lamarre, Erin and Rhett Butler, Melissa Cling, Mandy O'Neill, Mark Fuqua, Nicole Seanor, and Kelle and Joe Jackson — made the rounds and tried their luck in the silent auction, where items up for grabs included hotel stays, jewelry and other unforgettable experiences.

When all the savories had been explored, it was time for something sweet, and Dallas favorites like Kate Weiser Chocolate, Paciugo, Tiff’s Treats and Oh Browie didn’t disappoint with their selection of top-notch desserts. Throughout the night, Jose G kept the patio bumping with lively beats. 

YTAC president Catharine Flagg declared the evening a success, raising $132,000 to be distributed to its beneficiaries. Founded in Houston, with chapters in Dallas, Austin and San Antonio, Young Texans Against Cancer aims to raise cancer awareness among 22- to 45-year-olds.