A Texas Restaurant Association Chapter

2024 Taste of the Triangle is Coming Soon!

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All children need a ticket regardless of age • No Strollers
Each attendee MUST HAVE TICKET to enter. This includes children of ALL ages. No strollers or trays will be allowed entry. The competition element of the Taste of the Triangle is managed by a third-party marketing group to ensure impartial judging and fairness. The Sabine Area Restaurant Association is not responsible for the voting process and/or the results.

Dr. Molly Dahm Hospitality Scholarship

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How to donate:

  • Visit Lamar's secure online giving form
  • Click on GIVE NOW red box.
  • In DESIGNATION, use pull down arrow and select OTHER (PLEASE SELECT BELOW).
  • In OTHER DESIGNATION enter: Molly J. Dahm, Ph.D. Scholarship in Nutrition and Hospitality.
Thank you for your support!
Scholarship Fund

Our Mission Statement

Our Mission Statement

Sabine Area Restaurant Association is a chapter of the Texas Restaurant Association and a local resource for the hospitality and foodservice industry. The mission of S.A.R.A. is to support scholarships for Lamar University’s Hospitality Management Program, The Texas Restaurant Association’s Education Foundation, and educational and professional development for the Texas Chefs Association. Proceeds from our annual events and activities go back into our community through support of many local charities.

A Brief History of S.A.R.A.

SARA’s roots can be traced back to the 1950’s when restaurant owners came together to raise money to keep the lights on during union strikes in our area. The association became more organized in 1976 when they elected an official board of directors, and put in place a set of by-laws. You can explore the original documents on here...

S.A.R.A. Board Member Officers

Charles Dutt
CEC, AAC, President
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Ty Gwynn
Vice President
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Dr. Molly Dahm
Financial Advisor
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Monica Roberts
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Upcoming Events


The largest food event of the year. The 42nd annual Taste of the Triangle more info


Restaurant News

The latest...

11/17/2022: Beginning November 1, Texas Food And Beverage Businesses Can Apply To The State For COVID-19 Recovery Grants Of Up To $20,000

TRA leads coalition of hospitality and tourism partners to successfully fund grants, creating one of the only pandemic recovery programs in Texas AUSTIN, TX (October 26, 2022) – On November 1, 2022, T…

Become a Member

Become a member of S.A.R.A. to create a unified voice to help shape our industry locally, and on the state and national levels through our partnerships with the TRA, TCA, and the NRA. Every year law makers, tax officials, and public health officials create new policies, laws, and guidelines that effect restauranteurs and operators. Being involved in S.A.R.A. can keep restaurant owners and operators tapped in to the industry and provide the tools they need to steer the industry in the right direction.

S.A.R.A. organizes the largest and best food event of the year, The Taste of the Triangle. Every year the event evolves and gets better. Become a member of S.A.R.A. and help keep this great tradition alive.

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COVID-19 Relief for Local Restaurants

During the unprecedented pandemic, SARA came together to help restaurants by leveraging sara-tra.com as a platform to collect donations from businesses and the general public to distribute to struggling restaurant operators. Relief was given to 20 local restaurants who applied for assistance online.

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