Take Main Street in downtown Fort Worth. Now close three blocks, from 6th Street to 9th Street. Next, set up tables and chairs for 500 guests right down the middle of the street and feature dinner from Del Frisco’s, Grace, Reata, Ruth’s Chris and The Capital Grille. This may sound like a Carnegie wedding reception, but in reality it is Downtown Fort Worth, Inc.’s upcoming event, Main Table, taking place at 5:30 p.m., Sept. 8.
“We’ve seen this happen in other cities, and often you’ll see them as farm-to-market sort of events,” says Andy Taft, president of Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. “We thought we would take an urban spin on it and showcase five of downtown’s premier steakhouses.”
A single ticket costs $125, which includes wine, an appetizer, a side vegetable, a steak dinner and a dessert from one of the restaurants. Further beverages are available for purchase. “Of course, selling out early will be a good sign [and] generating a lot of positive publicity for downtown and the restaurants.” Proceeds from Main Table will fund community events downtown like the Parade of Lights, Nov. 29, and the 2014 MAIN Street Fort Worth Arts Festival.