Please excuse the generic post. I am on beyond blown deadline (BBD). Thanks to the many restaurants and fish markets that emailed the news: Copper River Salmon is Here! I can’t post you all, so if you’d like to sell yourself, do so below. Well, you know what I mean.5 Comments »
It hurts me to report this, because I do find myself at Pizza Patrón on some occasions, excited to hand over a $10 bill in exchange for cinnamon churros and greasy, greasy pizza – pizza so bad that it tastes good. But I think we can all agree that Pizza Patrón is being a nincompoop about its latest promotion that the pizza chain just announced. According to the press release, if you order in Spanish between 5 and 8 p.m. on June 5, you can receive a free large pepperoni pizza while supplies last. I’m all for the promotion of our immigrant communities and celebrating their positive force of change, but there has to be a better way to do it than this weird publicity stunt that’s given non-Spanish speakers a platform to complain. This free pizza exchange has already prompted a lot of crazies to reinforce their ideas that we should be speaking English in this country in public places at all times. (To which I politely reply: No. Thank. You.)
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We don’t often think of schools and restaurants in the same train of thought. In this post, our Kids Kritic, Elizabeth Chandler, notes the synergism between food trucks/restaurants and schools. Kudos to restaurants who support their local schools by hosting a “Restaurant Night” and giving back a portion of their proceeds to the school.
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Recently, my old elementary school had the food truck, Trailercakes, selling their cupcakes after school. I think this is a great idea. Now, my school district being smaller than some, like Dallas and Houston, we don’t have as many kids, but still, the line was probably from end to end of the school. I tried to get my brother to get me a few cupcakes. They have the mini ones, but sadly, the line was too long and he had to go home. It was a tragedy with a capital T. Also, I couldn’t somehow manage to race from middle school to the elementary school; and running? Not my thing.
Anyways, speaking of middle school I think it would be a great idea to do the same thing (have a food truck show up) in middle school or the high school. I mean that’s 1,2,3,4 times that many people for middle school and for the high school instead of going home or eating *shudder* high school cafeteria food. Since food trucks are kind of a new thing, kids won’t know what they are, but they will know it is a miniature-sized restaurant that is 5 yards away from the school.
Another thing I think is great is restaurants, real ones, are teaming up with schools to do stuff like 10% of their sales go to blank elementary, middle, or high school. Or kids eat free night. Things like that I think is great because it is great for business for the restaurants, and cheaper for the family. So keep on teaming up, schools, with food trucks or restaurants. Bye, y’all.
DMN reporter Eric Aasen says that the one woman, Christi Erpillo, has successfully found a way to dip a Samoa into a vat of boiling oil. The fried food expert is using her favorite cookie to celebrate the Girl Scouts’ 100th anniversary this year at the State Fair, which starts September 28.
Erpillo plans to top the chocolate-caramel-coconut cookie with more chocolate drizzle, caramel, and toasted coconut.
Apologies to all of y’all drooling at your desk right now.3 Comments »
About a year and a half ago, there was a small Hatfield-and-McCoy feud in Southlake. Jack Layman, a former manager at Rockfish in Southlake, quit and opened Jack’s Porch in a space nearby. When I reported this, the situation ticked a lot of people from both sides off and they got into a big rumble in the comments section. Apparently Layman was bound by a “non-compete” contract and Jack’s Porch was a little too close to the Rockfish location. I guess Rockfish won because one observer sends word that Jack’s Porch is closed. And he/she is wondering why. Anybody out there know the details?5 Comments »