MARCH 24 – 31

Wisconsin Gazette - - Opinion -

When Mil­wau­kee chef Dan Ja­cobs was on the verge of open­ing his first restau­rant, DanDan, in the sum­mer of 2016, he was di­ag­nosed with a rare and cur­rently in­cur­able con­di­tion known as Kennedy’s Dis­ease. The ge­netic neu­ro­mus­cu­lar dis­ease im­pacts pa­tients’ mo­bil­ity and abil­ity to speak over time. Rather than dwell on the news, Ja­cobs used this dras­tic change in his life to pro­mote aware­ness of the dis­ease and to raise funds for the Kennedy’s Dis­ease As­so­ci­a­tion.

is a cock­tail party-style tast­ing event that features small plates pre­pared by 30 chefs from some of the best restau­rants in Mil­wau­kee. The event is 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 25 at the Ital­ian Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 631 E. Chicago St. Tick­ets are $65 and can be pur­chased at

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