Devon’s Top 10 Reasons to Join TCG in Dallas: Culinary Edition

by Devon Berkshire

in National Conference

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My countdown of things I’m excited to share with you in Dallas at the 2013 TCG National Conference: Learn Do Teach is about to get culinary:

Reason #8: Did someone say Food Trucks?! One of the benefits of virtually taking over a beautiful district for our Conference, as I wrote about in my last post, is that we get to be creative with our catering! To that end, for the first time ever, our Conference lunches will feature a culinary smorgasbord from several of the Dallas Arts District’s top food trucks. Conference-goers can expect spicy Asian vegetarian tacos from Good Karma Kitchen, jambalaya from Cajun Tailgators, classic sliders from Easy Slider, brisket and pulled pork sandwiches from OinknMoo BBQ, among other surprises! And for those who just like to eat and run, or eat while running, TCG will happily provide a Wolfgang Puck-designed box lunch.

Reason #7: Speaking of brisket, you can’t go to Dallas and miss the barbecue (unless you’re a vegetarian, in which case, silently appreciating barbecue culture is enough). A quick rundown for the novices out there… There are 4 basic styles of barbecue: Kansas City, Memphis, Carolina, and Texas. You can learn about the other three at another Conference, but for this one, here’s the skinny: In Texas barbecue, beef is king. Beef ribs and brisket rule the smoker with a cast iron grip; it’s bold in flavor and may or may not be served with sauce. Whatever your taste in barbecue, click here for four barbecue joints you should try when you’re in Dallas for the TCG Conference (courtesy of our local host committee).

So, while we stealthily assemble the exciting Conference programming, rest assured that lunch and dinner are fixing to be delicious, and register now – while your mouth is still watering!


Devon Berkshire is the Associate Director of Conferences at Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and as the logistics arm of the Communications and Conferences team, handles the programming and planning of TCG’s in-person convenings, most notably the widely attended annual National Conference. A longtime event planner and theatre person, she is also a founder and Board Co-President of non-profit theatre company Studio 42, and has produced a variety of innovative plays, workshops and exciting events with the company. Prior to joining TCG, Devon produced corporate events in the financial sector, and ran an independent event-planning company, Jax & Devo. Devon holds a B.A. from Vassar College and an M.F.A. in acting from the American Repertory Theatre’s Institute at Harvard University and Moscow Art Theatre.