The Love For Kids 9th Annual Palette to Palate

    Art | Wine | Food Benefit Presents

    September 21, 2019 | 7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

    Alanna Sarabia

    Mistress of Ceremonies

    Love For Kids is so honored to have Alanna Sarabia as our Mistress of Ceremonies for our 9th Annual Palette to Palate fundraiser, Tropicana Cabaret- A Cuban Experience. We welcome you Alanna to the Love For Kids family, where “IT’S ALL ABOUT THE KIDS, NOW AND FOR THE LAST 44 YEARS”

    Alanna Sarabia earned her B.A. in Electronic Media from Texas State University in 2011 and started her television career in San Antonio, TX. Somewhere in between, Alanna won Miss San Antonio and danced for the San Antonio Spurs as a Silver Dancer. She hung up her sash and pom-poms to focus on co-hosting San Antonio Living on WOAI-NBC, Daytime @ Nine on Fox 29-KABB, and host of the CW 35-KMYS as the "CW Insider". Today you can catch her interviewing local and national celebrities on Good Morning Texas on WFAA-ABC in Dallas, TX

    Love For Kids, Inc. Annual Palette to Palate fundraiser, The Tropicana Cabaret – A Cuban Experience will be an event you do not want to miss! It will be an exciting night with an impressive display of local art, fabulous wine tastings and an array of restaurants serving their best culinary fare. Gas Monkey Live will be transformed into a legendary 40’s Cuban supper club, featuring dining and dancing and hot salsa music! Love For Kids, Inc. has been able to reach about 167,018 disadvantaged children, 38,913 special needs and chronically ill children and 55,170 in need seniors throughout Dallas, Denton and parts of Collin counties. Your support and participation will enable Love For Kids, Inc. to continue providing programming, resources and events that have served the community for the past 44 years.

    Carolyn Hrncir- Event Chair

    is proud to present the 2019 Palette to Palate

    Celebrity Chef Josh Harmon

    Josh Harmon is a 2017 Eater chef of the year and tastemaker rising star nominee that loves creating his take on “progressive American" cuisine. Harmon’s background in culinary comes from New York restaurants as David Burkes’ Townhouse, Buddhakan in the Chelsea Market, and Le Cirque. His history in Dallas includes time at Steven Pyles James Beard nominated restaurant as well as Grace in Fort Worth. Josh has opened a critically acclaimed restaurant in “Deep Ellum” called Junction. There at Junction craft kitchen he won awards including Chefs For Farmers and was chosen as best southern restaurant in the DFW by the Dallas Observer. To add his impressive list of accompaniments, Josh has opened a sandwich shop called Butlers Cabinet that received best sandwich shop by Fort Worth magazine and is now running the food program at long time Dallas institute The Belmont Hotel.

    The Tradition of Cuba

    The Cigar Butler

    Sabino aka "The Cigar Roller" has been entertaining guests with his cigar rolling demonstrations for over 15 years in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. His style is known at golf tournaments, corporate events, private events, local weddings, celebrity weddings -- Tony Romo, Sean Lee and Dirk Nowitzki and, this is his largest event to date, Super Bowl XLV.

    The treasured tradition of Cuban hand-rolled cigars will be one of the highlights of the evening at The Tropicana Cabaret. Definitely do stop in to experience the expert presentation by Sabino in The Cigar Patio Lounge! Who knows…the spirit of Hemingway may appear while enjoying an excellent custom Cuban cigar and sipping smooth imported rum…one never knows who might venture into The Cigar Patio Lounge…

    Presenting The 2019 Bill Barrett Philanthropy Award Winner

    Linda Wells

    Love for Kids is so honored to have Linda Wells as the 2019 Bill Barrett Philanthropic Award winner. She has won the hearts of so many, because she gave so much of herself to help those in need in the community. Help us on Saturday, September 21st pay tribute and her story of determination against all odds to always give back, no matter what the circumstances.

    She's a strong believer in serving others and has been involved in her community. She is proud to have worked
    with and be a part of the following organizations:
    • Junior League of Dallas
    • Tuesday Garden Club
    • Children’s Medical Center
    • Susan G. Komen
    • Office of International Affairs, City of Dallas
    • Child Care Dallas
    • Interfaith Housing
    • EQUIP coordinator Park Cities
    • Presbyterian Church

    Love For Kids Logo

    Cornerstone Partners

    Forty-four years ago, Love For Kids, Inc. laid a strong foundation that has continued to grow through the years. Today we are proud to recognize our Cornerstone Partners, who assist Love For Kids, Inc. each and every day to strengthen our impact in the community. Love For Kids, Inc. is honored to acknowledge the Barrett Family Foundation, Circle R Ranch, Dallas Margarita Society/Dallas Children’s Charities, Huffines Auto Dealerships, and Granite Redevelopment for their enduring support of Love For Kids, Inc.

    The Tropicana Cabaret Sponsors

    Cabaret Entertainment

    40’s Supper Club Entertainment Starring The Incomparable Stefani Little

    Dance The Night Away With The Award Winning Sizzling Latin Band This Side of Cuba
    CANTA Rhythm & Brass Band Featuring Lisa Ramirez

    Lisa Stef- Bigger Pic at Gate

    2018 Stetsons & Stilettos II Event