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Beto Rodarte, Julian Rodarte

Father and son duo’s restaurant is part of A Taste of West Dallas benefitting Wesley-Rankin Community Center presented by Texas Capital Bank         

Don’t miss Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay show on Thursday, October 18th at 9:00 p.m. or Friday, October 19th at noon, which features father/son chefs duo Beto Rodarte and his son Julian Rodarte of Beto & Son at Trinity Groves. Beto & Son is one of the restaurants participating in Sunday’s A Taste of West Dallas event benefitting Wesley-Rankin Community Center and presented by Texas Capital Bank.

 “We’re thrilled for Beto and Julian,” said event founders and co-chairs Mari and Don Epperson, along with Kay and Duncan Fulton.  “We have no idea who wins, but we are cheering for them both and are excited they are participating in A Taste of West Dallas.”

This fun evening at 3015 at Trinity Groves benefits Wesley-Rankin Community Center (WRCC) and features a VIP cocktail reception with World Master Chef Sharon Van Meter, followed by a tasting of sips and savory bites from various chefs, restaurants and breweries in West Dallas.  Sips will consist of beer, wine and tequila.

Wesley-Rankin Community Center has been serving the West Dallas community for over 100 years.  Through caring relationships, Wesley-Rankin Community Center partners with our West Dallas neighbors providing education and resources to drive community transformation.

Participating restaurants as of October 16, 2018 include 3015 at Trinity Groves, Amberjax Fish Market Grille, Beto & Son at Trinity Groves, LUCK – Local Urban Craft Kitchen, Oak Highlands Brewery, Odom’s Bar-B-Que, Pura Vida Tequila, Saint Rocco’s New York Italian at Trinity Groves, Snappy Catfish, and Steam Theory Brewing Company.


Wesley-Rankin programs create an intelligent pathway for students to achieve their ambitions in education, regardless of their financial circumstances.  In addition to children and youth, Wesley-Rankin supports adults through Adult Academy courses and senior citizen programming.   Together, the Center bridges gaps in the inequities of education, the arts and mental health. The Center believes that everyone deserves a fair chance to reach his/her potential. Visit the website for updates:

Wesley-Rankin Community Center History:
In 1902, the “Devil's Doorstep” was in need. Known today as West Dallas, this area was once ruled by the Bonnie and Clyde gang. When most people chose to never enter the neighborhood, Hattie Rankin did not think twice. Her presence with the mother of a gangster during his execution led to the future of a community center. She walked the streets of the neighborhood, grieving with those in crisis and celebrating victories. Hattie's belief in West Dallas, combined with her unwavering support, connection and enrichment has continued for 116 years through the life of the United Methodist mission, the Wesley-Rankin Community Center.

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