IRVING, Texas, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Big Brothers Big Sisters held the 36th Annual Barrett Havran Memorial Big Taste of Fort Worth this past weekend, where the top restaurants and wineries in Fort Worth were invited to show off their selections. Participants competed for a variety of awards ranging from "Best of Big Taste" to "Best Wine of Big Taste." This year's winners included Whiskey & Rye at the Omni Fort Worth for "Best Booth Decor" and "Best Culinary Presentation," Moonlight Cakes for "Best Dessert," and Dionysus Imports for "Best Wine of Big Taste" (Oddero Barolo Nebbiolo 2010). Paradigm Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 and Blackbird Vineyards Arise Merlot Blend 2011 were both wine finalists at this year's event. Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House won big this year, taking home the "People's Choice" award and being the co-winner of the "Best of Big Taste," alongside longtime participant Max's Wine Dive. A great time was had by all and over $239,000 was raised to support the children in Tarrant County. A special thank you to all of the restaurants, wineries and sponsors who participated and helped make this year's event a huge success.
All proceeds of the event benefitted Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Barrett Martin Havran Little Steps Big Futures Program. For more information on the Barrett Havran Memorial Big Taste of Fort Worth and Big Brothers Big Sisters, visit www.bbbstx.org or call 888.887.BIGS.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring organization, holds itself accountable for children in its program to achieve measurable outcomes, such as educational success; avoidance of risky behaviors; and higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships. Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children ("Littles") with screened volunteer mentors ("Bigs") and monitors and supports these one-to-one mentoring matches throughout their course. The first-ever Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Outcomes Summary, released in 2012, substantiates that its mentoring programs have proven, positive academic, socio-emotional and behavioral outcomes for youth, areas linked to high school graduation, avoidance of juvenile delinquency and college or job readiness.
Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity, often those of single or low-income households or families where a parent is incarcerated or serving in the military, with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization's 85-year history. Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star serves over 30,000 children, volunteers and families through 20 offices and over 100 counties in Texas. Learn how you can positively impact a child's life - donate or volunteer at bbbstx.org.
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