Thursday, August 11, 2011

Two Pitmasters, a Pizzaiolo and some Burnt End Pizza

Update: The auction items have been announced for this great event that is only a few days away. Tickets are limited, so get yours here.

Auction Items for the Shannon Stone Memorial Fundraiser August 14, 2011:

From the Dallas Stars:

Signed Brendon Morrow hockey puck

Signed Loui Eriksson hockey puck

Signed Steve Ott. 8x10 picture

The Life of a Legend Lithograph, Signed by Mickey Mantle. No. 257 in a series of 2,400. Donated by the family of baseball legend Mickey Mantle of the NY Yankees.(Minimum Bid $2,000)

Locker Room Tour at AA Center for guest and 15 friends from the Dallas Mavericks

Nolan Ryan 13x19 Print: Nolan Ryan pitches 5000 strikeout pitch against Oakland A’s in 1989. Print signed by Nolan Ryan. By photographer David Woo/The Dallas Morning News (Minimum bid $400)

Collector’s 13x19 Print: Legendary Golfers Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson walk off the the green at Colonial Country Club. Copy of an original print signed by Hogan and Nelson. By photographer David Woo/The Dallas Morning News

13x19 Print: Emmitt Smith Crossing the Texas Stadium as he breaks the all-time NFL rushing record in 2002 Photo by Irwin Thompson/The Dallas Morning News

13x19 Print: Cowboys Stadium in Arlington glows after a late night storm Photo by Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News

13x19 Print: The “Triplets”, Dallas Cowboys Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin celebrate a 1995 touchdown. Photo by Louis DeLuca/The Dallas Morning News

13x19 Print: The city of Dallas skyline reflected in the Trinity River flood plain after a heavy rain Photo by Guy Reynolds/The Dallas Morning News

13x19 Print: Billy Walker mans the pits at legendary Pat Gee’s Barbecue outside of Tyler. Photo by Guy Reynolds/The Dallas Morning News

13x19 Print: Nolan Ryan pitches in 1993, his final season. Photo by Louis DeLuca/The Dallas Morning News

13x19 Print: Texas Rangers Bengie Molina and Neftali Feliz celebrate beating the New York Yankees to win the 2010 American League Championship Series. Photo by Louis DeLuca/The Dallas Morning News

Dine with D Magazine’s Nancy Nichols, Editor of Side Dish

Dine with The Cheap Bastard, Alice Laussade

Shiner Platter at Lockhart Smokehouse for you and 3 friends with BBQ Snob Daniel Vaughn

Private Chef for an Evening
Chef Randall Copeland of Restaurant Ava

Private Chef for an Evening
Chef Jeffery Hobbs of Suze Restaurant

Brunch for Two Compliments of Fearing’s Restaurant at the Ritz Carlton

Dinner for 40 Compliments of Jay Jerrier, Il Cane Rosso

Dinner for 2 Compliments of Eddie V’s Prime Seafood

Dinner for 2 Taco Ocho Richardson

Lure Salon Dry Bar includes hair treatment, professional blowout, with wine and cheese tray for 6

Floral arranging class for 2, courtesy of DIRT Design Studio

8/2/11: In less than two weeks, Pecan Lodge will be hosting a Fundraiser for the Stone Family after the tragic death of Shannon Stone in early July at the Ballpark in Arlington. The event that will bring together some of the best fire tamers Dallas has to offer. Pitmasters from both Pecan Lodge and Lockhart Smokehouse along with pizzaiolo Jay Jerrier of Il Cane Rosso will prepare the food, and there will be plenty of other action with live music and a live auction.

The details of the auction aren't finalized, but some of the items include local sports memorabilia, lunch with James Beard nominated food writer, the Cheap Bastard, and a meal with myself and four others to share a Shiner Platter at Lockhart Smokehouse. Here's the full press release:


Pecan Lodge Catering and Lockhart Smokehouse join forces for a
Shannon Stone Memorial Fundraiser in Dallas

- Diane Mason Fourton of Pecan Lodge Catering and Jill Grobowsky Bergus of Lockhart Smokehouse were so moved by the tragic death of Lt. Shannon Stone at the Texas Rangers Game on July 7, 2011 that they have put aside barbecue competitiveness to help the family of the fallen firefighter with a fundraiser.

The event will feature a barbecue dinner with smoked meats from both Pecan Lodge (D Magazine’s “Best BBQ” in Dallas winner for 2011) and Lockhart Smokehouse (our local Cathedral for carnivores), burnt end pizzas from Il Cane Rosso’s Jay Jerrier along with drinks, music and a live auction. The auction items are being finalized and will be announced soon.

Sponsors include Dallas Farmers Market, Texas BBQ Posse, Full Custom Gospel BBQ, Il Cane Rosso, Edible DFW, Crave DFW, Deep Eddy Vodka and US Foods.
Local food and barbecue fans wishing to support the Stone family through this exciting event can purchase tickets, priced at $30 each at

1010 S. Pearl Expy, Dallas, TX 75201 :


Diane Mason Fourton | Pecan Lodge | 214-274-6965 |
Jill Grobowsy Bergus | Lockhart Smokehouse | 469-766-0383 |

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Each joint is judged on the essence of Texas 'cue...sliced brisket and pork ribs. Sausage is only considered if house made. Sauce is good, but good meat needs no adornment to satisfy. Each review can only be based on specific cuts of meat on that particular day. Finally, if the place fries up catfish or serves a caesar salad, then chances are they aren't paying enough attention to the pits, so we mostly steered clear.