One meaty fundraiser

10th annual Burgers & Burgundy backyard bash sizzles for DIFFA Dallas

10th annual Burgers & Burgundy backyard bash sizzles for DIFFA Dallas

Lindsay Jacobs, Carlos Guzman
Lindsay Jacobs, Carlos Guzman  Photo by Joseph Brewster and Thomas Garza
Lael Brodsky, Peter Brodsky
Lael Brodsky, Peter Brodsky Photo by Joseph Brewster and Thomas Garza
Karen Dollar, Nickki St. George
Karen Dollar, Nickki St. George Photo by Joseph Brewster and Thomas Garza
Jennifer Fisher, Carly Moss
Jennifer Fisher, Carly Moss Photo by Joseph Brewster and Thomas Garza
Luke Branyan, Rachel Branyan
Luke Branyan, Rachel Branyan Photo by Joseph Brewster and Thomas Garza
Faith Washington, Keith Smith, Michael Francis
Faith Washington, Keith Smith, Michael Francis Photo by Joseph Brewster and Thomas Garza
Chris Parker, Cameron Hernholn, Aaron Williams
Chris Parker, Cameron Hernholn, Aaron Williams Photo by Joseph Brewster and Thomas Garza
Duane Rettig, Kay Rettig
Duane Rettig, Kay Rettig  Photo by Joseph Brewster and Thomas Garza
Bullion, Bruno Davaillon, Burgers Burgundy
Bruno Davaillon and the team from Bullion. Photo by Joseph Brewster and Thomas Garza
David White, Gina Zucchet
David White, Gina Zucchet  Photo by Joseph Brewster and Thomas Garza
Grace, Blaine Staniford, Adam Jones, Burgers Burgundy
Blaine Staniford, Adam Jones, and the team from Grace-Little Red Wasp Photo by Joseph Brewster and Thomas Garza
Allane O'Neil, Christie Whitten
Allane O'Neil, Christie Whitten Photo by Joseph Brewster and Thomas Garza
Burgers & Burgundy 2018, Eye at the Joule
The event under The Eye at the Joule. Photo by Joseph Brewster and Thomas Garza
Sarah Wright, Bryan Curran
Sarah Wright, Bryan Curran  Photo by Joseph Brewster and Thomas Garza
Terri Provencal, John Tesar
Terri Provencal, John Tesar Photo by Joseph Brewster and Thomas Garza
Lindsay Jacobs, Carlos Guzman
Lael Brodsky, Peter Brodsky
Karen Dollar, Nickki St. George
Jennifer Fisher, Carly Moss
Luke Branyan, Rachel Branyan
Faith Washington, Keith Smith, Michael Francis
Chris Parker, Cameron Hernholn, Aaron Williams
Duane Rettig, Kay Rettig
Bullion, Bruno Davaillon, Burgers Burgundy
David White, Gina Zucchet
Grace, Blaine Staniford, Adam Jones, Burgers Burgundy
Allane O'Neil, Christie Whitten
Burgers & Burgundy 2018, Eye at the Joule
Sarah Wright, Bryan Curran
Terri Provencal, John Tesar

What: Burgers & Burgundy

Where: The Eye at The Joule

The 411: For a few rare hours in which rain was not deluging Dallas in early October, foodies and fashionistas joined celebrity chefs at The Eye at The Joule for the 10th annual Burgers & Burgundy, benefiting DIFFA/ Dallas (The Dallas Chapter of Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS). Hosted by The Joule Hotel, the milestone backyard bash was presented by chef John Tesar and Terri Provencal, with hosts Bryan Loving and Jim Sheehan

Guests mingled and took selfies under The Eye as they sipped on cocktails provided by Ketel One Vodka, wine provided by Impeccable Rosé, and coffee creations provided by Starbucks, while listening to tunes by DJ Steffi Burns. But enough about the drinks.

People were there to eat burgers, and they were not disappointed. Partygoers sampled burgers created by the likes of chefs Tesar (Knife, Knife Burger), Justin Brunson (Old Major; Denver, Colorado), Tim Rattray (The Granary; San Antonio), Josh Smith (Moody’s Delicatessen; Boston, Massachussetts), Mat Urban (Commissary), Nick Walker (CBD Provisions), Bruno Davaillon (Bullion), Sharon Van Meter (Taco y Vino), Blaine Staniford (Grace), Mariel Street (Liberty Burger), Josh Sutcliff (Mirador), Coner Seargeant (Wheelhouse), and Rodman Shields (Common Table).

Guests bid mightily in a silent auction of restaurant experiences, gift cards, and hotel stays. DIFFA/Dallas chair Lee Borchert welcomed and thanked guests, and Steve Noviello made the much-anticipated announcement of the 2018-2019 DIFFA/Dallas Style Council ambassadors, who will help the organization raise funds and awareness, and help educate the community about HIV/AIDS. 

Who: Lindsay Jacobs, Carlos Guzman, Lael Brodsky, Peter Brodsky, Karen Dollar, Nickki St. George, Jennifer Fisher, Carly Moss, Luke Branyan, Rachel Branyan, Faith Washington, Keith Smith, Michael Francis, Chris Parker, Cameron Hernholn, Aaron Williams, Duane Rettig, Kay Rettig, David White, Gina Zucchet, Allane O'Neil, Christie Whitten, Sarah Wright, and Bryan Curran.  

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