Kitchens for a Cause

This year, A Wish With Wings serves up a Kitchens Tour sure to delight food lovers, home cooks, history buffs and anyone who appreciates the art of a well-designed kitchen.

| photography by Alex Lepe |

A kitchen is as unique as the person who cooks in it. Some emphasize a particular time or place, others its utility or ease of use, while some focus more on atmosphere and aesthetics. For many of us, the kitchen is a place for making memories and enjoying the camaraderie of family and friends. For the six TCU-area homeowners who will be showcasing their noteworthy kitchens for charity this month, it’s also an opportunity to share a little piece of home with the community.

Here is an exclusive sneak peek at the kitchens that will be open to guests this month.

Anne and John Stella

2328 Stadium Drive

The first thing you notice about Anne and John Stella’s kitchen is... Read More

Dr. Nancy and Mark Dambro

2405 Stadium Drive

“We tried to make it look like Mrs. Baird could cook in here”... Read More

Rhonda and Steve Davidson

2420 Stadium Drive

When you step into Rhonda and Steve Davidson’s kitchen, it feels... Read More

Marguerite and James Arno

2421 Stadium Drive

Unlike several of their neighbors, Marguerite and James Arno have kept... Read More

Melissa and Kevin Russell

2425 Stadium Drive

This breathtaking Forest Highlands property has a storied past... Read More

Mary Beth and Bryan Cox

2441 Stadium Drive

Walking into Mary Beth and Bryan Cox’s cozy, farmhouse... Read More

The Kitchens Tour returns on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and this year, chefs from Bonnell’s, Grace, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle, FW Market + Table, Melt, MICHAEL'S, McKinley's Bakery, Billy's BBQ, La Piazza, St. Emilion, Chef V, Wild Mushroom, Fort Worth Fudge, Let's Eat and Cuisine for Healing will be cooking up culinary perfection in six historic University West kitchens. The fourth annual tour raises money for A Wish With Wings to continue its mission of granting wishes for local children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Guests will be able to sample gourmet treats, interact with chefs and have the rare chance to tour breathtaking, one-of-a-kind kitchens in six homes on Stadium Drive, nestled southeast of Colonial Country Club.

It’s also a chance to see a little bit of TCU history. In 1929 construction began on Amon G. Carter Stadium, and that same year, a little street known as Edgevale would be renamed Stadium Drive. Less than a year later, the Frogs would play their first game in the new stadium, facing off against the University of Arkansas. Meanwhile, cottages and bungalows began to fill the vacant lots in the University West area in the years that followed.

This year attendees will be able to walk through the threshold of the prestigious Frank Howard and Mary D. Fleming Walsh residence as well as cozy up in a kitchen with a Mrs. Baird pedigree.