For the past few years, the Alpha Testing® team has enjoyed the adventure of finding unique, local coffee shops and restaurants and posting our experiences here on our blog. As our daily life continues to change, we can still be community-minded and support these businesses!
Here are a few ways to help some North Texas businesses we love, both those we’ve already shared with you and some we’re excited to try!
- Take a break from home and pick up some coffee to go!
- Support businesses by purchasing online gift cards to use later:
- Dude, Sweet Chocolate – click here
- Fat Straws Bubble Tea, Co. – click here
- These restaurants and shops are offering pickup and delivery!
We look forward to sharing businesses from around Texas in the coming weeks!
If you’re looking for a cozy coffee shop or a new Sunday brunch spot, our Fort Worth Business Development Manager Becky Eaton suggests Urban Alchemy Coffee + Wine Bar in Arlington.
Locally owned, Urban Alchemy has a little bit of everything, from biscuits and gravy to chocolate ganache cake. To check out their menu, head to https://www.urbanalchemy.bar/.
A motorcycle trip in May – what could
go wrong? Who knew that on May 10th, 2019 – it would be cold (well, 51 degrees) and damp (well, actually pouring rain) in the Kerrville area. Jeff Wilt found himself in serious need of caffeine, warmth, and a dry seat in Medina, TX.
Thank heaven he found The Core Coffee House on Hwy 16, featuring Espresso, Pizza and Prayer. One addition, a wonderful small dog that had a 6 foot vertical – and proved it when encouraged. Great people and a warm cuppa to cover all needs.
Across the street – an item from another place and time.
We try to bring you new and unique coffee shops on our blog, but we were surprised to find Joshua Rogg setting up his own coffee shop in our Royal Lane office this morning! Members of our team enjoyed freshly ground, Chemex® brewed coffee, and it definitely gives Starbucks a run for its money. Head to https://www.chemexcoffeemaker.com/ to learn more.
Much of Texas has been blessed with a “cool” month of June, but this is still Texas so we all know it’s just a matter of time before those temperatures hit the triple digits. If you’re looking for some air conditioned fun, head over to Houston’s Tea and Victory for some old-fashioned board games! Grab a couple of your favorite people to play one, or a few, of their over 500 board games! You read that right, over FIVE HUNDRED. Have some friendly competition while enjoying some loose-leaf tea, locally roasted coffee, and unique treats.
Visit http://teaandvictory.com/ to learn more about one of Houston’s first board game cafes.
Sons of Liberty Coffee was voted Best Coffee in Fort Worth by the Readers last year in Fort Worth Magazine. Located close to downtown and with free parking, Sons of Liberty is the perfect place for a meeting or to hang out with friends. They serve awesome drinks like nitro infused cold brew, liberty lattes and chocolate milk on tap! Tacos and sandwiches are also on the menu. For hours and location go to: https://sonscoffee.com/
Friendly reminder, Mother’s Day is May 12th! If you struggle to find the perfect something for that special mom in your life, remember that time with you and her loved ones is probably what she wants more than anything. One of the best ways to get everyone together? Invite all of her favorite people for a delicious brunch! We’ve taken the guesswork out of it for you, and rounded up a few lists of the best brunch spots in Dallas, Fort Worth Houston, and San Antonio. Make those reservations early!