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Tickets for collaborative Make. Eat. Drink. dinner go on sale Wednesday

Matthew Odam

Make. Eat. Drink., a collaboration of chefs and the artists who design and craft dishes found at some of the best restaurants in the country, takes place November 1 at the Hotel St. Cecilia. This year’s event will feature food from Emmer & Rye’s Kevin Fink, Naomi Pomeroy of Beast in Portland and Matt Jennings, the James Beard-nominated chef behind former Food & Wine and Esquire award-winning restaurant Townsman in Boston.

The chefs will prepare a collaborative dinner inspired by a special limited edition collection of dishware made by the evening’s co-host, Austin artist Keith Kreeger. Tickets for the dinner, which cost $300 and go on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m., include dinner, a piece from Kreeger and a signed copy of Pomeroy’s newly released book, “Taste and Technique: Recipes to Elevate Your Home Cooking,” which features one of Kreeger’s dishes on the cover. Proceeds from the annual event benefit Big Medium, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting contemporary art in Texas. Tickets for the event will be available at

“I have preached for a long time about the importance of the object in the dining experience and the dinners began as a way to illustrate that idea. They have grown into a unique opportunity for talented people from related fields to collaborate and create a one-of-a-kind experience,” Kreeger said.

In addition to his dishware, which you can find at restaurants like Uchi, Kreeger also recently partnered with chef-inspired apparel company Tilit for a ‘Kreeger Apron,’ which can be purchased online.