Category Archives: Other Stuff

Heroes Against Hunger

Where can you find sculptures of Captain Underpants, Spider-Man, and Dirk Nowitzki all in one place? At NorthPark Center in Dallas as part of the 2019 Canstruction competition!

Alpha’s Dallas office, represented by Hannah McAdams, Jordan Koskelin, and Marianne Stanton, teamed with Archer Western and Spencer+Company this year to create a 7-foot tall Captain Underpants out of canned potatoes, beans, tomatoes, tuna, and corn!

The cansculptures will be on exhibit at NorthPark through September 22nd, after which all of the canned food will be donated to the North Texas Food Bank.

For more information on Canstruction, and to donate/vote for our sculpture, head to https://canstructiondallas2019.causevox.com/.

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Back to School 2019

Your social media feed undoubtedly has been flooded with this year’s back to school pictures, but we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to show off our Alpha family! Click through the slideshow to see our Alpha kiddos on their first days of school. You can even check out our previous Back to School posts from 2018, 2017, and 2016 and see how much some of them have changed!

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Hungry, Hungry Hippos!

With college football season just around the corner, we know that traffic heading north on I-35 is about to get even crazier than usual. If you need to grab a bite on your way to Norman or Stillwater, we suggest a stop at a legendary Gainesville spot. The Hungry Hippo Sub Shop is located just east of I-35, about an hour north of Dallas/Fort Worth. Voted “Cooke County’s Best Sub Shop,” they’ve been serving Gainesville’s best sandwiches since 1979. Thanks to Alpha’s Chris Pape for sending this photo from his recent visit!

Check out their Facebook page for more info!

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Bringing the Hill Country to North Texas

With live music, community fire pits, and 6,700-square-feet of covered space, Marty B’s in Bartonville, TX brings the feel of a Texas Hill Country resort to North Texas.

Their menu has a little bit of everything, including steaks, tacos, nachos, and barbecue. Finish your meal by making a s’more, or literally saddle up to their bar for a night cap!

If breakfast is more your style, hit up their take out window from 7:00-10:00am for  Marty’s Mom’s Breakfast, featuring homemade kolaches and breakfast tacos.

Check out Marty B’s at https://www.martybsplace.com/!

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Urban Alchemy Coffee

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/.

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The Core Coffee House

A motorcycle trip in May – what could
go wrong? The CoreWho 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.

Phone BoothAcross the street – an item from another place and time.

 

 

 

 

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Royal Annex Coffee

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.

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