The Mercury is hosting a fundraiser for the Greyhound Adoption League on Sunday, August 30, from 2-5 pm. For $40 you get a cooking demo by chef Ward–shrimp tempura, miniature tacos, spooned risotto, Cobb salad, chicken satay–one drink ticket (you can get extra cocktails at the cash bar), souvenir recipe book, and doggy bag full of canine treats. VIP tickets are available for $75 and include premium seating and a gift from the chef. Anyway, here’s why this is a win-win. I like dogs. This benefits rescued greyhounds. I like Chris Ward. He’s a darn good chef. And, frankly, $40 ain’t that much, and it’s a good cause. You can buy tickets at www.galtx.org or call 972-503-GALT.