Damian’s Cucina Italiana
, 3011 Smith, is hosting a Meatball Brawl
from 1 to 4 p.m. Guests are invited to enjoy an afternoon of wine tastings and musical entertainment, while eating their way through a lineup of innovative meatball dishes from local talent, including top area chefs Mark Holley of Holley’s Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar
, Richard Kaplan of Weights & Measures
and chef Alexandre Scarafile of Sud Italia
. In honor of the late Frankie Mandola, the event will benefit his charity, the Texas Italian-American Sports Foundation
, which raises money for scholarships for local athletes. Tickets are $55 per person and including food wine sampling.