Out & Equal event to raise funds for workplace summit scholarship

image001Out & Equal Dallas-Fort Worth will be raising money for its Evelyn Caldwell Scholarship Fund at an event at Times Ten Cellars on Thursday. The scholarship is named after an officer of Out & Equal who passed away in 2011.

“It’s to send some to the Out & Equal Workplace Summit representing Dallas,” said Out & Equal DFW President Jeffrey Gorczynski. “And bring those lessons back for the local community.”

This year’s summit will be held in Minneapolis on Oct. 29-31.

Gorczynski said there will be food, a wine bar and DJ. The $40 donation can be paid by cash or check at the door.

Times Ten Cellars, 6324 Prospect Ave. Aug. 22 from 6-8 p.m.

—  David Taffet

Last minute Valentine meal ideas

heartsFor those who really wait until the last minute to plan for Valentine’s — hey, first you gotta find a boyfriend — here are some other suggestions for what to do tonight:

• Bread Winners has a three-course dinner menu (salad, entree choice, sweets) that runs about $34/person (you share a dessert), more if you choose their wine pairings, at all four locations, including the one in Uptown (214-754-4940).

• The Gin Mill has paired local craft breweries like Deep Ellum and Four Corners alongside the pub-inspired courses. And heck — if you want wine, they have that too, from gay-owned Times Ten Cellars. Cost is $60/person. 214-824-3343 or GinMillDallas.com.

• Q de Cheval at the Hotel Inter-Continental is extending Valentine’s through the weekend, with a selection of four courses (including dessert — a heart pastry filled with raspberry mousse for two) plus a glass of champagne for $69/person. 972-386-3061.

• The Cedars Social offers a three-course menu including beet gnocchi, dayboat scallops, Berkshire pork rack and steamed fluke, plus dessert, for $75/person. 214-928-7700.

• If you’re over in Fort Worth, Lanny’s Mexican cocina’s Valentine’s menu also extends from Feb. 14 to 16, with main courses of ribeye or trout, a first course of lobster agnelotti or scallops, and a dessert, for $95/person. 817-850-9996.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones