Friday, August 17, 2012

Bits and Bites

Coming up....

-- Pay it Forward with Daniel Curtis will be held at the AT&T Conference Center, August 21, 6 - 10 pm. Daniel was the assistant food and beverage director at The Carillon restaurant (located at the AT&T) when he was left quadriplegic after a diving accident. A fundraiser for him last year raised $65,000 to help with medical expenses, and now, he wants to pay it forward to help others. This year, a number of the area's top chefs will prepare dishes to be paired with cocktails from local beverage crafters. Tickets begin at $100, and can be purchased through the Lone Star Paralysis Foundation. 
-- J Blacks Feel Good Kitchen and Lounge celebrates their 5th anniversary on August 23rd with some complimentary bubbles, nibbles, and gift bags, while they last! 
-- Con Olio Olive Oil will be hosting Extra Virginity author Tom Mueller at both their stores on Saturday, August 25th for a talk and book signing. That evening, Fonda San Miguel will host him for a special pairing dinner for $85 person, reservations can be made here. From their PR info, the evening "will showcase Fonda's exquisite plates, and how fresh extra virgin olive oils make the difference in each entree." Liquid gold, indeed!
-- August 28 at 24 Diner, there will be a five course beer pairing dinner held with Oskar Blues Brewery libations from Colorado. The menu looks divine! $65/person, please call to make reservations.

And finally:
-- Sugar Mama's Bakery is looking for experienced counter help as well as bakers! Open interviews on Tuesday, August 21 from 9 - 11am; see their Facebook post!

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