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Gooddeeds writ in meat and margaritas this week, diners, beginning with caterer Don Strange, who is receiving the Texas Treasure Business Award Wednesday from our very own Senator Leticia Van de Putte. The man who has stoked chuck-wagon nostalgia for 50 years will continue the celebration Thursday at his Welfare ranch with an auction benefitting the Sam J. Riklin Rotary Diploma Plus Program for low-income students. Larry Gatlin will serenade and the whole thing will be filmed for vicarious consumption on the Food Network’s The Secret Life of ...

You can support three local organizations that also serve youngsters by going out to your usual Sunday brunch/dinner. On September 9, Rosario’s owner Lisa Wong will donate all proceeds from food and drink sales to SAY Sí, Jump-Start Performance Co., and the Children’s Shelter. Throughout the day, Jump-Start will provide roving street-theater window vignettes. Rarely has tequila done so much for so many. The benefit is a reprise of Wong’s 2005 Comidaid, which raised $25,000 for Katrina victims. Wong estimates Rosario’s served more than 1,000 diners that year, and you know we don’t like to backslide. 11 a.m.-7p.m., 910 S. Alamo, (210) 223-1806,

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