Chicken from CLark Food & Wine Co.

Lower Greenville Avenue is flourishing right now, both with restaurants and businesses giving it some great energy. Well, here are some more foodie events around my favorite neighborhood.

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.