It was standing-room-only at Brent’s in Fondren last night as Jackson Restaurant Week hosted a kickoff party. The invitation-only event included Brent’s sliders and mini shakes, Broad Street Brownies, Southern Beverage beers, Cathead Vodka and wine served up by Fondren Cellars, and goodie bags that included ties from the Rogue. Music came courtesy of Coldwater Independence. And, each of the five charities vying for a chance at $10,000 had a chance to make a stump speech for their cause.

Jackson Restaurant Week kicks off Sunday and runs through October 8. For more information, click here.