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!
After the success of our Fort Worth office’s Chili Cook-Off, last week was our Dallas office’s turn! While the chili purists of the group argued there’s only one true chili recipe, our entrants made it interesting with a myriad of creative – and delicious – varieties. All were outstanding, but after the votes were counted the awards went to:
1st Place – Brennan Scala
2nd Place– John Moreland
3rd Place– Dee Kubicki
Thanks to the Sunshine Committee for their hard work in the planning of the event, and we’re looking forward to next year!
As Texans, we’re always looking for the best new places to find great Tex-Mex food. If you’re in the Dallas Uptown area, then add Taco Lingo to your list! Taco Lingo opened in 2019, bringing hand-pressed tortillas, made in house of course, filled with high quality ingredients.
We tried a little bit of everything, including the chicken & waffles taco, steak and eggs, and huevos rancheros, but the big surprise on the menu is definitely their cinnamon rolls! Make sure to order at least two, because one definitely won’t be enough for your group.
Check out Taco Lingo at https://www.tacolingo.com/!
Our Fort Worth office held their inaugural Chili Cook-Off last Friday, with nearly 20 entries for this year’s contest! There was a little bit of everything, including mild chili, spicy chili, beef chili, pork chili, and everything in between.
Congratulations to this year’s Chili Champ, Justin Rose, and his venison chili! They also crowned a Chili Chump, Marnie Quedensley, whose entry didn’t quite finish at the top of the voting.
Thank you to everyone who participated, and we can’t wait to have even more entries next year!
Our offices celebrated Thanksgiving last week with their annual Thanksgiving potlucks! Click through the slideshow below for photos from the celebrations.
In celebration of National Taco Day, we’ve rounded up some of the best places to get your taco fix in our service regions. Check them out below, and let us know what your favorites are!
To learn about National Taco Day, visit https://www.nationaltacoday.com/.
If you’ve spent any time at our Dallas Royal Annex, then you’ve heard many a marketer or salesman talk about J’s Deli. You can’t beat the convenience (it’s only a 3 minute walk away), and their breakfast burritos are definitely a fan favorite!
If you’re looking to grab a quick lunch, their daily specials, not to mention their burgers and fries, always hit the spot. You might even find a group from the main office sitting on the patio on Friday afternoon after a busy week!