The Go Texan Restaurant Round-Up

The Go Texan Restaurant Round-Up – October 1, 2008

Chef Elmar Prambs

Celebrating the menus of the Lone Star State while helping Texans
in need…..

Establishments that are members of the Texas Department of
Agriculture’s GO TEXAN Restaurant Program can sign up to
participate in the GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up on
Oct. 1, 2008.

On that day — the first day of Texas Wine Month — participating
establishments may commit to give patrons a special Texas dining
experience and pledge to donate a portion of meal proceeds to a
local food bank.

Dinners can savor the fresh taste of fare from right here in the
Lone Star State. Support restaurants in your area that are
committed to serving ingredients from local farmers, ranchers
and producers. From shrimp to vegetables, from wine to artisan
cheeses, if it’s from Texas it’s the freshest and most flavorful
it can be.

Texas DuckParticipating Restaurants are listed at:

http://www.gotexan.org/restaurantroundup/participate.html

By dining at a participating GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up eatery
on Oct. 1, 2008, you’ll help kick off Texas Wine Month. You’ll
also support local food banks.

A list of food banks participating is provided online at:
http://www.gotexan.org/restaurantroundup/foodbank.html

Giveaways. Enter to Win!

In appreciation of your support of local restaurants, the GO
TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up would like to give you the chance
to explore even more of what the Lone Star State has to offer.

Complete this short questionnaire to be entered in a drawing
for great prizes and to receive an e-mail newsletter about
the Texas dining scene.

To enter the drawing complete the survey form at:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=lucqzV7Uw753JRdhmHakqw_3d_3d

Texas Shrimp

Survey participant will quality to win the following:

Culinary Adventure
Looking for a tasty vacation? Want to add some flavor to your
next adventure? Enjoy a one- or two-night stay at the Villa
at Messina Hof with a wine and cheese tasting, appetizers in
the Wine Masters Room, and dinner at the Chef’s table — a
complete five-course meal designed specifically for your taste
with a different Messina Hof wine paired with each course.

Explore the culinary treasures of the Brazos Valley such as
Truman’s chocolates, Joy Pottery, Royalty Pecan Farm, Monterray
Mushrooms, cheeses, fruits, beef cattle and more. The Brazos
Valley is the breadbasket of Texas and filled with undiscovered
artisans and farmers working together to create a wonderful
locally grown and handcrafted cuisine. Value: $750, excluding
tax and gratuity. Courtesy of Messina Hof Villa
 
The Gage Hotel
A two-night stay in Los Portales at The Gage Hotel and a dinner
for two for one night at Café Cenizo. Value: $600 Courtesy of
the Gage Hotel
 
“Big Reds & Bubbles”
Two tickets to “Big Reds & Bubbles,” the Wine & Food
Foundation’s red wine and champagne event at Austin’s Driskill
Hotel on Nov. 20, as well as one Enthusiast Wine & Food
Foundation membership. A membership to the Foundation is good
for one year and offers discounts, advance notice of events and
access to the online quarterly newsletter, Plate & Vine.
Value: $200 Courtesy of the Wine & Food Foundation of Texas 

“Tour de Vin”
Two tickets for the “Tour de Vin” event at Austin’s Whole Foods
Market (featuring many local restaurants) on Oct. 9, as well
as one Enthusiast Wine & Food Foundation membership. A membership
to the foundation is good for one year and offers discounts,
advance notice of events and access to the online quarterly
newsletter, Plate & Vine. Value: $170 Courtesy of the Wine
& Food Foundation of Texas
 
Gourmet Gift basket
Gift basket containing Texas wine and an assortment of gourmet
Texas food items. Value: $75 Courtesy of Llano Estacado Winery
 
For more information go to Texas Department of Agriculture:
http://www.gotexan.org/restaurantroundup/contact.html

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