Treat yourself

August in Dallas means KRLD Restaurant Week.

An excuse to explore a new restaurant or return to an old favorite.

$6 of each $30 fixed-price three-course meal goes to the North Texas Food Bank or the Lena Pope Home. Tax, tip, and beverages not included, but a feel-good evening is guaranteed.

Our local AIWF chapter adds a best menu competition, challenging restaurants to present the best food and wine pairing menu.

And the winning chef gets a trip to the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, including five nights of lodging in Napa Valley, and airfare.

Previous winners are Brian Luscher of The Grape, Joanne Bondy of Ciudad, Samir Dhurandhar of Nick and Sam’s, and Tre Wilcox of Abacus.

Participating restaurants only. Reservations required.

Wine pricing is at the discretion of the restaurant.

Monday, 16-Aug through Sunday, 22-Aug. Some restaurants extend the gig for a second week.