Great grazing

Have you ever been to one of those progressive dinners? You know, the kind where you move from one location to the next to sample different dishes?

“Meet the Chefs Food & Wine Extravaganza” is a little like that except you don’t have to travel very far. It takes place March 30th and features six of the top area chefs from their respective restaurants all gathered in one place, the Port Aransas Civic Center, 701 Avenue A.

Lezlie KeeblerThe chefs will serve heavy hors d’oeuvres and appropriate wines they have personally selected to go with their culinary delights, all to help the Kiwanis afford educational and beneficial programs to the children locally and around the Coastal Bend.

Kris Amundsen, Lisabella's, Port AransasThe participating restaurants are:

  • Lisabella’s Bistro, Chef Kris Amundsen
  • La Barataria Restaurant, Chef Lezlie Keebler
  • The Black Marlin Restaurant, Chef Kaharim Becerra
  • The Phoenix Restaurant, Chef Tiana Worsham
  • The Venetian Hot Plate, Chef Mark Pulich
  • Stingrays Taphouse & Grill, Chef Gordon Johns

It all begins at 6:00 p.m. and goes until  8:30 p.m. The cost is $45.00 per person and all proceeds go to the Port Aransas Kiwanis Club to benefit community youth.

Kiwanis International was founded in 1915 in Detroit, Michigan, and became an international organization with the creation of the Kiwanis Club of Hamilton, Ontario, the following year. At first members focused on business networking but a few years later the organization changed its focus to service. The organization expanded worldwide and there are Kiwanians in 11 European nations.

The Port Aransas club was chartered in 1996.

Meet the Chefs will be limited to 200 guests. Tickets may be purchased at either the American Bank or the Value Bank, both on Alister Street in Port Aransas or by contacting M. R. Yogi Barrett, the Event Director, by email at, or by phone at 410-971-9804. You may also contact the club President, Heath Lauseng at or call 361-749-1858. Checks may be mailed to P.O. Box 968, Port Aransas, TX 78373 for “Will Call” purchases.

For more information about the club, visit the Web site at, send an email to or write to Port Aransas Kiwanis Club, P. O. Box 968, Port Aransas, Texas, 78373. I’ll see you there. —

About Dee

"What if?" Those two words all too easily send Devorah Fox spinning into flights of fancy. Best-selling author of “The Redoubt,” voted one of 50 Self-Published Books Worth Reading 2016, and three other books in The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam epic historical fantasy series. She also co-authored the contemporary thriller, Naked Came the Sharks, with Jed Donellie. She contributed to Masters of Time: a SciFi/Fantasy Time Travel Anthology and has several Short Reads to her name, including Murder by the Book, A Mystery Mini. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she now lives in The Barefoot Palace on the Texas Gulf Coast with rescued tabby cats ... and a dragon named Inky. Visit the “Dee-Scoveries” blog at
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