In a first for Dallas restaurant reviewing we present Corky the greyhound reviewing Chris Ward’s food at The Mercury.
Corky is a dog up for adoption through the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas (GALT). When fully fit, she will be handed over to a caring family as her new owner. In the interim, her injured leg will take between twelve to sixteen weeks to fully heal and cost GALT (even with veterinarian concessions) between $3,000 and $5,000. To support this kind of work the all-volunteer organization held a fundraiser on Saturday at The Mercury where dog-loving chef Chris Ward conducted a cooking class for dozens of GALT supporters and other sponsors also contributed. LaGesse Auctioneers, LLC conducted a live auction, John Hudson Photography photographed the event, Admiral Linen contributed money, and Three Dog Bakery provided goody bag contents. Artist Danielle Bennignus donated two hand-painted chefs jackets to the live auction.
GALT Chairman, John McQuade, told me that he started the charity a decade ago. It has grown to the point that it deals with 300-400 dogs a year in Texas. They find them all homes. Three quarters are adopted locally, but they have had families come in from as far afield as Maryland, Canada and even some expats. living in Mexico. All the dogs are thoroughly checked and treated by veterinarians before being released. While awaiting adoption they are lodged with ‘foster parents’ and some 50 are in this care at present, ready to be adopted. E-mail adoption committee chairman Nancy Colwell if you are interested.