Congratulations to the KS2-Alpha Testing BBQ team on their recent wins at the Scott W. Muennink Memorial BBQ Throwdown. The team took first place in fajitas, first place in chicken, and was named the Grand Champion of the event! Next up is the 29th Annual Jourdanton VFD BBQ Cook-Off May 17th-18th. Congratulations, guys, and good luck in Jourdanton!
“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!
The Old Town Market, which happens to be one of Brian Powell’s favorite spots, is moving! A new store will be coming to Double Oak soon, with Alpha providing materials testing for the project. This new location will continue to please the public with awesome barbecue, just like the original store has since 1977.
This store for choice meats has even been recognized by world renowned chef, Bobby Flay. The owners and experienced butchers want to give their customers the best experience that simply can’t be found anywhere else.
Their new location is expected to open in Spring 2019. For more information, check out their Facebook page here.
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!
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/.
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!
- Over 50 Leftover Recipes
- Turkey and Stuffing Muffins
- Thanksgiving Leftover Pizza
- Leftover Casserole
- Thanksgiving Sliders
Just down the street from our Dallas office, 9 Rabbits Bakery & Boba House is the perfect place to grab a pastry or cup of coffee. This rabbit themed café has an endless drink selection with choices of lattes, cold brew coffee, milk teas, smoothies or milkshakes (fruit or ice cream blendies)! 9 Rabbits Bakery was published in the D Magazine as one of the Best Sweets Shops of 2018. They make so many different desserts and baked goods you will have to go check it out for yourself. Don’t forget to try a croffle while you’re there!
Check out their website and menu at: http://www.9rabbitsbakery.com/