Category Archives: From the Highway

Fossasti’s Delicatessen

Alpha Testing’s Chris Pape was in Victoria, TX this week, and stopped for lunch at the oldest deli in Texas! Established in 1882, Fossasti’s Delicatessen is part western saloon, part New York deli. Have a seat at the spittoon-style bar, order yourself a root beer (in a frosted mug of course!), and enjoy one of their many specialty sandwiches. Finish up with some peach cobbler, and you’re all set to head home! For more information on Fossati’s, head to their Facebook page!

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“Joey Doesn’t Share Food!”

“Joey doesn’t share food,” but now you can try the “Joey” sandwich along with all other menu items named after the cast of Friends at Central Perk in Hamilton, Texas!

Named after the iconic coffee shop from the series, Central Perk offers breakfast, lunch, coffee and desserts for the most avid Friends fan. The next time you head down US 281 make sure to stop by this adorable bistro.

For more information, check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Central-Perk-244670441477/ .

Thanks to Alpha’s Chris Pape for this recommendation, and keep sending us your favorite restaurants and coffee shops so we can feature them!

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Time’s (Almost) Up!

Time is running out to send us your Alpha “A” pictures! Make sure to get your entries in by September 5th for your chance to win a Go Pro, an underwater camera, or a SOUTHWEST AIRLINES GIFT CERTIFICATE! Send your entries to Marianne at mstanton@alphatesting.com!

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What Can I Win?

With August just around the corner, we thought we’d show you a couple of the prizes you can win if you enter our Where Has Your Alpha “A” Been? contest! There’s still time to enter, so make sure you send your photos to Marianne at mstanton@alphatesting.com!

Contest Update 2

There are more prizes to come! In the meantime, here are a few more contest entries!

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Road Trip!

Looking to escape the Texas heat for a week, or just ready to plan next summer’s vacation? We recommend a road trip to Mount Rushmore National Memorial! Located in South Dakota’s magnificent Black Hills, Mount Rushmore is a definite must see, especially around the 4th of July.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the drive, we have some great places for your family to visit along the way!

First up, the Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, KS where you can learn about the history of space travel, and even see Odyssey, the restored Apollo 13 Command Module. No kid (or adult) can resist imagining life in space or learning the history of rockets!

Next, head to Omaha, NE, where you can visit Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. Make sure to visit the zoo’s Desert Dome, which is the largest indoor desert in the world and includes animals and plants from southern Africa’s Namib Desert, the Red Center of Australia and the Sonoran Desert of the southwest United States. Don’t forget to pack those swimsuits, so you can cool off at the Alaskan Adventure splash grounds after a long day of exploring.

Once you make it to South Dakota, we suggest staying in Custer, SD, minutes from Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park, Badlands National Park, Crazy Horse Memorial, and much more! If you visit around Independence Day, you might even run into Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt, and Lincoln.

If you venture up north, or anywhere else this summer, make sure to take your Alpha backpack and hat so we can see where your Alpha ‘A’ has been!

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Contest Update!

Here’s a look at some of the entries from our “Where Has Your Alpha ‘A’ Been?” contest! Keep sending in those photos to Marianne (mstanton@alphatesting.com), and we’ll reveal the first of our prizes on July 12th! Don’t forget, entries are due September 5th, and winners will be announced September 6th!

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School is Almost Out – Time to Plan that Summer Vacation!

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With the last day of school approaching and the Texas heat cranking up, it’s safe to say summer vacation is right around the corner! Make it a summer to remember using the Texas Bucket List as your travel guide this year – complete with over 40 Texas destinations to keep the fun going all season long.

Cool off by floating one of the many Hill Country Rivers, see the endangered Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle’s down in Padre Island National Seashore, or take a hike up to Enchanted Rock’s pink granite dome. The possibilities are endless and right in your backyard!

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