Last weekend's Taste of the NFL: The Ultimate Cowboys Tailgate Party offered up celebrity, entertainment and gourmet eats in a surprisingly badass setting at the Glass Cactus. And while my focus tends to be on cuisine at these sort of events, I'd like to tell you about the stuff that really matters: the event's impact on the cause of hunger, through its support for the North Texas Food Bank. OK, with a few choice details and food photos peppered throughout, just for fun.
the number of chef stations at the event
1 in 4
the number of children in the state of Texas who are at risk of hunger
the number of meals provided by the NTFB in its first 30 years
the approximate number of single women who sighed audibly when Dallas star and friend of the NTFB Jesse Metcalf mentioned his girlfriend in the first four words of his speech
foodbitch Kobe beef brochette with cipollini onion, shisito pepper and soy demi-glace by chef Scott Gottlich of The Second Floor
the percentage of dollars raised at the event that went directly to the North Texas Food Bank