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Respect the Rosé: Run for the Rosés

We’ve been drinking pink wine with some of our favorite chefs since 2016! Our favorite theme party is back with Respect the Rosé: Run for the Rosés, presented by Lexus, at Brennan’s of Houston on Saturday, June 29. Some of our favorite chefs will collaborate on a multi-course extravaganza made even better by a selection of first-class rosés and other wines from our favorite producers.

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Southern Smoke Festival

Southern Smoke Festival, presented by Alaska Seafood, is back on October 5, 2024! We’re bringing out the big stars for our annual park party fundraiser. More than 70 incredible food and beverage pros from across the country will join the best wine, spirit, and beer producers and outstanding live music at Discovery Green in the heart of Downtown Houston.

Proceeds will benefit Southern Smoke Foundation, which has distributed more than $11.7 million to F+B workers nationwide and more than 5,000 no cost counseling sessions.

Tickets on sale July 9 at noon CT! 

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Southern Smoke Decanted

Decanted, presented by Lexus, unlocks the best of our wines and each other in Southern Smoke’s wine auction, uniting wine lovers with vintners from around the world in a spectacular afternoon benefiting Southern Smoke Foundation. Save the date for Spring 2025!

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Free Austin Industry Roundtable

May 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join Southern Smoke Foundation, Hot Luck and the University ofHouston Psychology Clinic for an industry roundtable discussion on resources available to create a healthier workplace. Learn about how to prepare for a crisis and how to apply for crisis grants; no cost mental health resources for F+B resources in 10 states and D.C.; tips on financial fitness. Panelists include Jesse H. Walker, M.A., Southern Smoke liaison and clinical psychology doctoral candidate at the University of Houston; Chefs Ashley Christensen, Edgar Rico and Tavel Bristol-Joseph; Southern Smoke Chief Mission Officer Cat Bill; Southern Smoke Founding Director Chris Shepherd; and moderator Matthew Odam of the Austin American-Statesman.


May 25
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


The State Theatre
719 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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