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Charitable young professionals take over Uptown Dallas patio for bubbly fête

Young professionals take over Uptown Dallas patio for bubbly fête

Kim Brown, Taylor Stewart, Holley Cadwell
Kim Brown, Taylor Stewart, Holley Cadwell Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
James Carroll, Phuong Tran, Dean Fearing, Katherine Harper
James Carroll, Phuong Tran, Dean Fearing, Katherine Harper Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Jodi Pratt, Ken Pratt
Ken Pratt, Jodi Pratt  Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Leah McCann Patel Jo Dara
Jo Dara, Leah McCann Patel Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Leila Bergquist, Leigh Barbolla, Lindsay Claussen, Brian Donlinger
Leila Bergquist, Leigh Barbolla, Lindsay Claussen, Brian Donlinger Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Maureen Locus Ericka Ellis
Maureen Locus, Erika Ellis  Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Briana buxbaum, Meredith brewer, Liz Oviatt
Briana Buxbaum, Meredith Brewer, Liz Oviatt Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Ashley Thompson, Holland Burian, Lauren nix
Ashley Thompson, Holland Burian, Lauren Nix  Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Austin gulledge, Allie svenstrup
Austin Gulledge, Allie Svenstrup Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Connor Hustava Joy Feeney Jason Ko
Connor Hustava, Joy Feeney, Jason Ko  Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Jack Parker, Phuong Tran, Eunice Kuo, Matthew Na
Jack Parker, Phuong Tran, Eunice Kuo, Matthew Na Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Bubbly Q 2016
Fearing's has a pretty patio on which to party. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Bubbly Q 2016
Craft cocktails by Eddie "Lucky" Campbell. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Bubbly Q 2016
Lockhart Smokehouse was serving brisket, of course. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Bubbly Q 2016
Lobster bisque with truffle grilled cheese by Parigi Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Bubbly Q 2016
Fearing's chef Eric Dreyer plates the Nacho Cheese Dorito-crusted fried chicken. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Bubbly Q 2016
Mexican chocolate panna cotta from Uchi Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Kim Brown, Taylor Stewart, Holley Cadwell
James Carroll, Phuong Tran, Dean Fearing, Katherine Harper
Jodi Pratt, Ken Pratt
Leah McCann Patel Jo Dara
Leila Bergquist, Leigh Barbolla, Lindsay Claussen, Brian Donlinger
Maureen Locus Ericka Ellis
Briana buxbaum, Meredith brewer, Liz Oviatt
Ashley Thompson, Holland Burian, Lauren nix
Austin gulledge, Allie svenstrup
Connor Hustava Joy Feeney Jason Ko
Jack Parker, Phuong Tran, Eunice Kuo, Matthew Na
Bubbly Q 2016
Bubbly Q 2016
Bubbly Q 2016
Bubbly Q 2016
Bubbly Q 2016
Bubbly Q 2016

Ritz-Carlton restaurant Fearing’s has the prettiest patio on which to party, so it’s no surprise that hundreds of charitable young Dallasites RSVP’d for BubblyQ, the annual fundraiser thrown by Young Texans Against Cancer.

Event chair James Carroll, honorary chair Katherine Harper, and chef chair Dean Fearing formed the welcoming committee, then encouraged attendees to explore the fare prepared by some of Dallas top restaurants, including Parigi, Five Sixty, 18th & Vine, The Joule, Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, Uchi, and, of course, Fearing’s.

For drinks, famed barman Eddie “Lucky” Campbell mixed up craft concoctions like Moscow Mules. True to theme, champagne flowed from multiple bars —which is never a bad thing.

While DJ Jennifer Miller spun tunes, guests roamed around, snapping pictures in the Social Light photo booth and bidding in the silent auction. Items up for grabs ranged from spa treatments to staycations and various sports experiences, like front-row tickets to the Cowboys game on Thanksgiving Day. Trips were also hot commodities; a long weekend in Nantucket and a visit to the Breakers in Palm Beach (including airfare) received a lot of attention.

Guests — including Jason Ko, Kim Brown, Taylor Stewart, Holley Cadwell, Leila Bergquist, Tori Reed, Tom Moecher, Leigh Barbolla, Lindsay Claussen, Vodi Cook, and Brian Donlinger — went home with their choice of cake pops from the Hospitality Sweet or cupcakes from Unrefined Bakery. We promise not to judge those who took both.

BubblyQ is YTAC Dallas’ biggest fundraiser of the year. The 2016 beneficiaries include 1 Million 4 Anna, First Descents, Hope Lodge Dallas, Leukemia Texas, Clayton Dabney, Medical City (Camp I-Hope), Bridge Breast Network, and research at the Mary Crowley Cancer Research Center and UT Southwestern through Dr. Erin Lampson.