Touchdown Tailgate Tasting Benefiting Café Momentum

Come watch chefs compete and give their take on traditional tailgate fair at the First Annual Touchdown Tailgate Tasting Benefiting Café Momentum, Presented by KitchenAid & Jenn-Air.

Image via Touchdown Tailgate Tasting benefiting Cafe Momentum Facebook Event Page

Local renowned chefs will gather at Expressions Home Gallery on Sunday, September 13, 2015 for the first annual Touchdown Tailgate Tasting benefiting Café Momentum. Each chef has been tasked with the challenge to serve up a dish with their spin on traditional tailgate food, featuring a set of pre-determined ingredients typically found at tailgates.

Local celebrities including TV personality, Dawn Neufeld; Zagat Dallas editor and freelance journalist, Steven Lindsey; and Director of The Law Offices of David T. Denney specializing in food, beverage and hospitality law, David Denney, will be on hand to judge each of the creations, with additional judges to be announced. Attendees will also have the opportunity to vote on their favorite dish and enjoy specialty cocktails provided by Leprechaun Premium Hard Cider and Reilly’s Whiskey.

Sampling of chefs participating in this year’s event include (pictured above): Anastacia Quinones (Kitchen LTO), Danyele McPherson (Remedy & HG Sply Co.), Jacob Williamson (Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck), Nathan Tate (Boulevardier & Rapscallion) and Patton Robertson (Sissy’s Southern Kitchen, Shelby Hall).

Funds raised from the event will go towards Café Momentum’s mission of transforming young lives by equipping the community’s most at-risk youth with life skills, education and employment opportunities to help them achieve their full potential.

The Touchdown Tailgate Tasting takes place Sunday, September 13th from 1:00-3:00pm at Expressions Home Gallery – 1500 Dragon St. Suite B, Dallas, TX. Tickets are $50 per person. To purchase tickets, please visit

About Café Momentum
Café Momentum is a restaurant training platform that provides post-release paid internships for juvenile offenders through which they will receive intensive culinary, job, and life-skill training as well as continued mentoring and support to foster successful re-entry into the community. In addition to significantly reducing recidivism, Café Momentum creates opportunities for long-term, sustainable (legal) employment for a demographic that would otherwise continue to burden the justice system and taxpayers. The restaurant is located at 1510 Pacific Ave. at Akard on Thanks-Giving Square in downtown Dallas and serves dinner Thursday through Saturday beginning at 5:30 p.m. For more information call (214) 303-1234 or go to You can also find them on Facebook at or Twitter and Instagram using the handle @cafemomentum.

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