100% of proceeds, including auction items, from Thursday fundraiser at Dos Jefes to be donated to Guns & Hoses Foundation
Joseph Palladino has bled blue since he first put on the uniform of the New York City Police Department in 1983. Now the retired officer and successful restaurateur is stepping up to honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in their service to the City of Dallas.
On Thursday, July 14, from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., Palladino will host a “Dine for Dallas Blue” fundraiser at his newest Uptown concept, Dos Jefes, during which 100% of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to the Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas.
To accommodate as many guests as possible, and to maximize the funds raised, reservations are being accepted now for seatings at 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 9:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. Dos Jefes’ full dinner, cocktail and bottle service will be offered throughout the event. (For reservations, call 214.303.1880.)
“What happened here in Dallas last Thursday night broke my heart, it made me angry, and it reminded me that our city is blessed with some of the bravest men and women in uniform anywhere,” said Palladino. “Police offers put their lives on the line every day and they’re asked to do so much, so often, for so little. There’s only so much any of us can do to show our sincere gratitude, and what I can do is open the doors at Dos Jefes and ask people who share our gratitude to join us and add their support however they can.”
In addition to donating every dollar from the night’s dinner and drink sales, Palladino is organizing a silent auction under a tent outside Dos Jefes that will feature dozens of high-value items donated by local celebrities and other friends, including –
- Dinner for six at Nick & Sam’s Steakhouse with Dallas Cowboys Tony Romo and Jason Witten
- Autographed items donated by Romo and other Cowboys
- Dallas Mavericks signed memorabilia donated by Coach Rick Carlisle
- A round of golf for four at Dallas National Country Club (playing with Palladino)
- Dinner for 10 at Nick & Sam’s Steakhouse in Uptown
- Dinner for 10 at Nick & Sam’s Grill in the Park Cities
- Two private dinners at home for 10 prepared by Nick & Sam’s Executive Chef Samir Dhurandhar
- Complimentary weekend stay at Dream Hotels
- Pair of premium tickets to LSU/Alabama football game in Baton Rouge, including pre-game sideline passes and meet and greet with Coach Les Miles
Other auction items will be added to the list in the days leading up to the event. Several area celebrities are expected to drop by Dos Jefes throughout the night to show their support.
“I’m also really proud to say that my good friend, Brian Sheth, has stepped up and pledged to match all the money raised at Dos Jefes on Thursday dollar-for-dollar, up to $100,000,” said Palladino. “Brian recently moved his company to Dallas from San Francisco, and he wanted to show his appreciation and lend his support to our police department as well.”
Sheth is Co-Founder & President of Vista Equity Partners.
Palladino is also welcoming those who don’t have time for a full dinner to stop by, enjoy a drink at the bar and swipe their credit card to make a donation to the cause.
Palladino will be earmarking all donations to the Guns & Hoses Foundation to the families of the fallen officers and to the officers who were injured in Thursday’s ambush.
Dos Jefes – or “Two Bosses” – is an upscale tequila and tapas bar located at 2816 Fairmount St. in Uptown. It is a joint venture between Palladino and Nate Paul, CEO of World Class Capital. Palladino also owns Nick & Sam’s Steakhouse, Nick & Sam’s Grill in the Park Cities, Coal Vines, Quill Lounge in the Dallas Design District and Biergarten on Lamar outside the Omni Dallas Hotel.