By Gini Rainey
What could be better than spending an evening with your friends and raising a glass or two? Well, it would be spending the evening with your friends at Rose City Draft House and Bar, where your choice of beverage is challenged by the 57 craft beers on tap, along with drink specials that are mind boggling and a good wine list. Speaking of mind boggling, show up on Monday nights and you can test your massive wealth of useless information when Chaz’ Trivia contest gets into full gear at 7:45pm. Not only is it fun to test your brain power in a room full of folks, but they have some mighty awesome prizes to hand out, too.
Set back from the Broadway/Reick Road intersection behind Racquet and Jog, it won’t take you long to figure out why Rose City has become a great gathering place for those with discriminating tastes in craft beer. While some of you have already determined your go-to brew, the guys behind the bar are pretty darn helpful when it comes to deciding what to try, and once you do they make sure you have a nice cold glass in front of you in record time.
Now what does this entry have to do with “The Dish of the Week?” I hear you asking. Here’s the deal – on your way to a great evening at Rose City, you can pick up your favorite pizza, sandwich, wrap, or whatever you would like to eat and bring it along with you or better yet, pick a place that delivers and have it brought to you at the bar. Now, tell me how can you top that!
With a back bar loaded up with some great ales, great servers, and great fun, it would be a shame to let life pass you by without visiting Rose City this week to find out what adventures are waiting for you at 5393 S. Broadway. Open Sundays-Fridays 1pm-12am and Saturdays 1pm-1am, you can find out even more about this great pub by visiting https://www.facebook.com/Rose-City-Draft-House-and-Bar-1542558999292848/home or calling (903)561-2739.
Craft Beer and Cute Puppies Join For a Great Cause
Join the fun with your four-legged best friend October 27th (11am-7pm) at Dogtoberfest 2018!
Held at Juls Event Center, 7212 Old Jacksonville Hwy., Tyler, Dogtoberfest is the culmination of adoptable pets from local animal rescue groups, pet-related vendors, local live bands, restaurants and food trucks and craft breweries.
The Craft Beer tasting will take place indoors in the newly remodeled Juls Event Center!
The ultimate goal of the day is finding forever homes for as many homeless pets as possible.
They are currently seeking vendors, breweries, and more; applications are available online. For more info go to spcaeasttx.com/events/dogtoberfest-2018. If you have questions about the event, contact: email@example.com.
7th Annual Butterfly Hope Luncheon, November 1st
7th Annual Butterfly Hope Luncheon features Madison Cowan, First Winner of the Food Network Series “Chopped”
Thursday, November 1st at 11:30 am at the Rose Garden Center (420 Rose Park Drive, Tyler), the Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County will hold it’s 7th annual Butterfly Hope Luncheon featuring Madison Cowan, an Alzheimer’s Advocate and first winner of the Food Network series Chopped. This annual event benefits the Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County.
Tickets for the 7th annual Butterfly Hope Luncheon go on sale September 10th for $75 per person. For more info call (903)509-8323 to reserve a seat or visit alzalliance.org.
Madison is a hands-on family man, cook, producer and storyteller with roots in London, Jamaica and Detroit. In 2004, after being awarded a four-star rating from The Times as executive chef of Ashbells in London’s West End, he established Madison Cowan LLC, a global culinary production company that oversees operations in licensing and consulting, television production and private dining that has reached throughout Africa, Europe, Japan and South America.
Madison has catered to jazz legend Lionel Hampton, singer and human rights activist Odetta, actors Halle Berry, Scarlett Johansson and Anthony Anderson, rapper and poet Mos Def, fashion icon Donna Karan, playwright Lanford Wilson, former NYC Mayor David Dinkins and former President Bill Clinton.
He credits his mother’s inﬂuence as the springboard to his culinary experience: “She made certain I knew my way round the kitchen and would never depend on anyone for a meal. Sage advice I now impart to my own child.”
In 2010 Food Network selected him as a contestant for their hit Primetime series Chopped where he competed and won three consecutive episodes to become the ﬁrst ever Grand Champion. Following appearances on NBC’s Today Show and CBS This Morning, in April of 2012 he was victorious on Iron Chef America’s epic Battle Kale and co-starred in BBC America’s exciting travel series No Kitchen Required. Madison returned to television in late 2013 as a recurring judge in Food Network’s delectable series of chance, Kitchen Casino and currently features on multiple series such as Beat Bobby Flay, Guilty Pleasures, Worst Cooks in America, Chopped Junior and Guy’s Grocery Games.
Most notably, Madison’s charitable endeavors include advocating on behalf of both the Alzheimer’s Association and Alzheimer’s NYC in its quest to cure the dementia related disease, serving as culinary council member for Food Bank For New York City, a leader in the movement to end hunger and poverty and signing on with First Lady Michelle Obama’s Chefs Move To Schools initiative, which creates partnerships for professional chefs and public schools nationwide with the goal of solving childhood obesity within their communities by collaboratively educating children about food and healthy eating.
At the luncheon, Bishop Strickland will be honored with the Butterfly Hope Award for his steadfast leadership within the Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County for many years and his passion and commitment to the Alliance. Bishop Strickland has served on the Alliance Board and is now on the Alliance Advisory Council.
Sponsorships are available, please contact the Alliance office for more information. For more information regarding Alzheimer’s disease, Alliance programs & services or for volunteer opportunities please visit alzalliance.org.
About the Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County
Founded in 1982, the Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County is a local nonprofit organization committed to walking alongside all of those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Our services include personal consultations, education and awareness, caregiver support and resources, and brain health advocacy in Smith County.
Fit City Tyler’s “Fit Bite Program” Grows
Do you want to eat healthier when you are eating out? Fit City Tyler’s “Fit Bite Program” offers a current list of restaurants and their healthy menu options.
Participating restaurants are:
- Chick-Fil-A – 3830 Troup Hwy.
- Clear Springs – 6519 S. Broadway Ave.
- El Charro on The Ridge – 6899 Oak Hill Blvd.
- Jason’s Deli – 4913 S. Broadway Ave.
- McDonald’s – 3109 W. Gentry Pkwy., 1300 S. Beckham, 180 SSW Loop 323
- Slim Chickens – 3922 Troup Hwy., 7925 S. Broadway
- The Diner – 7924 S. Broadway Ave.
- The Potpourri House – 3320 Troup Hwy.
- Traditions Restaurant – 6205 S. Broadway Ave.
You can go online at fitcitytyler.com/fitbite and click each restaurant to view their menu items that qualify for placement into the “Fit Bite” Menu Recognition Program.
Look for the “Fit Bite” logo on window stickers, menu labels and informational posters. These will highlight the meats, fruits, vegetables and beverage options are prepared using any of these healthier cooking methods: grilled, broiled, baked, steamed, poached, roasted, sautéed or stewed.
Any restaurant in the Tyler area can join the free “Fit Bite Program.” To enroll, go to fitcitytyler.com. For more info email Terrence Ates at TAtes@NETPHD.org.
Fit City Tyler is a community wellness coalition that supports individuals, families, and businesses to create action toward adopting healthy lifestyles. The Fit City Tyler coalition consists of more than 100 local organizations: the media, hospitals, gyms, public and private schools, city and county government, community clinics, public health organizations, non-profits, restaurants, churches, health clubs, fitness gyms, CrossFit boxes, non-profit agencies and numerous community volunteers.
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