On Sunday, one of the pioneers of the LGA food scene, Truck Yard, will get all gourmet on us with a celebrity chef Chili Cook-off. Chefs from neighboring bistros like Remedy (Danyele McPherson), Rapscallion (Nathan Tate), Clark Food & Wine Co. (Randall Warder) and others will compete for the best of Texas’ signature cuisine. The cost is $25 at the door, and proceeds benefit Angie’s Friends Animal Rescue.
Speaking of Clark, it was one of my favorite new restaurants of 2014. Hard to believe it’s been a full year since the Lower Greenville Avenue eatery opened, but it has — and it’s celebrating with a first anniversary dinner benefiting Genesis Women’s Shelter. On Thursday, come in for a special three-course dinner for just $40 between 6 and 10 p.m. and $8 will go to the shelter.