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Hannah’s Favorite Cafe

This recommendation comes from Alpha’s Hannah McAdams, a Cypress, TX native. Located in Hannah’s hometown, Hanan’s Café features a “chalkboard menu” meaning the options change daily. They use local ingredients to make healthy yet delicious meals for breakfast and lunch. Pair the banana French toast tower with a classic Americano or a Honey Bun Latte. The eggs benedict is amazing too!

Check out their website http://www.hananscafe.com/ for more information!

Do you have a favorite local spot you’d like featured on our blog? Let us know! Email Marianne or Hannah to give your favorite restaurant some love!

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A Season of Giving

Alpha Testing’s Dallas office collected food for the North Texas Food Bank as part of their Thanksgiving celebrations this year. The items donated will feed over 120 families in our north Texas community. Thank you to all who donated, and to Karen Rodriguez, SHRM-CP for organizing the food drive!

For more information on how you can get involved with the North Texas Food Bank, head to their website at https://www.ntfb.org/.

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Thanksgiving Leftover Creations

The week after Thanksgiving usually entails eating the same thing over and over until you are tired of turkey. We found a few tasty recipes that use your leftovers to spice up brunch or dinner.

Stuffing Waffles, Turkey Frittatas, or Eggs Benedict with Stuffing Cakes will be perfect fuel before you go Black Friday shopping. For dinner, how about Turkey Pot Pie, Leftover Casserole, Mashed Potato Cakes, Turkey Chili, Sliders or Pizza?

Give one of these recipes a try, and let us know how it goes!

  1. Over 50 Leftover Recipes
  2. Turkey and Stuffing Muffins
  3. Thanksgiving Leftover Pizza
  4. Leftover Casserole
  5. Thanksgiving Sliders

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Unite for Troops

After the events of 9/11, the owners of  Porter’s Army Navy a family owned and operated store in Irving, TX, recognized that many of their customers were looking for a way to help, but didn’t know where to start. In response to this need, the Porter family started Unite for Troops, an annual event and Veteran’s Day celebration held to raise money and collect items for care packages to send to our troops overseas.

Alpha Testing’s Diana Rohrback, herself a veteran, organized Alpha’s contributions to this year’s event, which included donating food and personal care items for care packages as well as purchasing raffle tickets to help with some of the shipping costs for the care packages.

Unite for Troops sends the Alpha family a big THANK YOU for all of the donations!

For more information on Unite for Troops, and to learn how you can help, head to http://unitefortroops.com/.

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Diana (far right) with her fellow Unite for Troops volunteers!

 

 

Halloween at Alpha!

The Alpha team showed their Halloween spirit yesterday, and you can check out some pics from the offices on our Facebook and LinkedIn pages. Here are a few more photos of our Alpha family!

Breakfast All Day!

A great restaurant with breakfast served all day is hard to come by. Crickles and Co., located in the heart of Oak Lawn, keeps their full menu available from open to close! This scratch kitchen uses seasonal ingredients to make delicious brunch and pastries. There are options for every kind of mood. If you are feeling healthy, the grilled veggie wrap and trainer’s omelette are great choices. If you want to soak up some carbs, the iron cake Belgian waffle or biscuit sandwich are the way to go.

Crickles is also well known for their bakery. They can make just about anything, and they even have GF options! Right now, we’d go with a slice of pumpkin cheesecake, and grab a few truffles to go.

For more information on their menu and catering options visit their website: http://cricklesandco.com/index.html

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Affogato Anyone?

Epic Gelato brings a taste of Italy to Flower Mound, TX. Partnering with Eiland Coffee, who supplies coffee from around the world, Epic Gelato is the perfect place to try something new. Treat yourself to a gelato cake or an affogato, which is espresso combined with a scoop of gelato. The flavors are mouthwatering including Belgian Chocolate, Mascarpone Cherry, Peanut Butter Crunch and Vanilla Rose. Pastries and smoothies are also on the menu.  “Take a minute for yourself” as Epic Gelato would say and stop in for a treat!

For more info and flavors: http://www.epicgelato.com/

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