The Bryan Museum presented restaurateur Johnny Carrabba with the sixth annual Buck ‘N Ball Award during its fundraising event, An Evening at The Bryan: La Dolce Vita, at the museum, 1315 21st St. in Galveston. The two-night affair kicked off March 24 with a cocktail reception and arm-chair chat with museum co-founder J.P. Bryan and Carrabba about the important contributions Italians made to Texas history. With his parents on the front row, Carrabba shared his family’s legacy — from his grandparents’ immigration to Texas and their hard work to establish themselves in a new country, to running the family grocery store and the multi-generational love of creating good food. More than 200 guests attended the glamorous gala on March 25 featuring an authentic Italian meal curated from a Carrabba family recipe, silent and live auctions, a performance by the Richard Brown Orchestra and award presentation.
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