Ruth’s Chris Steak House hosts Fall Wine Walkabout to benefit the arts

Special to The Log
Michael J Thomas and Cheryl Jones and Company will perform again at Fall Wine Walkabout.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Silver Shells Resort in Destin will host its Third Annual Fall Wine Walkabout to benefit Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s 20th anniversary season from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 in the East Bar and Courtyard.

Chef Ruston Johnson has created a special menu featuring multiple culinary stations with heavy hors d'oeuvres paired with select fine wines courtesy of a variety of distributors. Billboard charting and national recording artist Michael J Thomas will perform along with soul stirring artists Cheryl Jones and Company, also known as the “Who’s Who” of entertainment on the Emerald Coast. CEO Marcia Hull said, “From the amazing food and wines to the first-class hospitality of Ruth’s Chris Steak House, we applaud their support to further the arts in our community.”

Patrons will have a chance to enter a charity raffle to win fabulous vacation getaway packages to South Beach’s Ritz Carlton, The Peabody in Memphis, Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado, New Orleans Hyatt, Point Clear Marriot Grand Hotel , Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, The Inn at Crystal Beach and much more. The MKAF Wine Pull is popular among wine enthusiasts featuring a collection of wines donated from private wine cellars, distributors and restaurants. Purchase numbered wine corks to match your winning bottles of wine.

Tickets are $50 per person or $40 for MKAF members and available at All proceeds will benefit the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s mission in bringing cultural experiences and education programs to children and families in Northwest Florida.

The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation was established in 1995 as a champion of cultural arts and education in Northwest Florida. MKAF operates the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin.