It’s not uncommon for Dallasites to attend a foodie event- we have several a month, but what made Foodies for Philanthropy so special was how WeWork Uptown and six restaurants joined forces to create a tasty event and feed the community by having donations go the North Texas Food Bank.


As you can see by the crowds, this was a popular event! We were able to go from table to table trying different bites of dishes served at popular restaurants. At Uciba, they rolled the sushi right in front of us and then served it on plate with yucca chips and an edamame-jalapeño hummus.


Whiskey Cake in Plano was there and served of their signature whiskey cake! It was such a popular dish that I barely managed to snag the last piece (probably a good thing, because I could’ve eaten a few more slices with no regrets!) Due to the popularity of the event, the food went fast, but many people stayed to socialize.


In the end, everyone had the opportunity to leave with a little goodie bag that included coworking passes at WeWork, some drink tokens at Hide, a gift card from Uchiba, and other great items!


The best part? Enough funds were raised to help at least 22,000 families in North Texas! The war on poverty and hunger is not over. Visit to learn how you can help.


(Disclaimer: My ticket was complimentary, and all opinions are my own.)