Posts by Sarah Bennett
There’s a new restaurant in town, and it’s looking for a team of people to make it run like clockwork. True Food Kitchen will open in The Plaza at Preston Center next month, but until then, they’re building a team of about 100 people.
Tomorrow and Wednesday, head to the Hilton Park Cities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Positions available are: host; server; back server; bartender; line cook; wok cook; prep cook; dishwasher; and pizza cook.
Looking to apply? Come prepared. Interviews will be held on the spot.
If you’re interest is in eating at the restaurant rather than working, circle your calendar for Nov. 19, because you won’t want to miss this. The menu includes everything from kale salads to panang curry, a tantalizing tea selection, deserts such as almond olive oil cake, and a creative cocktail menu. I can’t wait to try the “watermelon rose.”
If you’re the brunching type (like me), they’ve got that covered as well. From goji berry granola to quinoa Johnny cakes, you’re good to go. For younger patrons, there are alternatives on favorites such as “Turkey Sloppy Joe.”
So, like I said, mark your calendars, because I will be arm-wrestling you for a table.
OK, I’m being light with my headline here, but state Rep. Jason Villalba tweeted about meeting real estate mogul Ebby Halliday, and I thought it was really sweet:
— Jason Villalba (@JasonVillalba) October 16, 2013
Our own fearless leader, Wick Allison — owner of the D Magazine chain and People Newspapers — will speak at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church a week from today as part of the Friday Talk Series. Register here for $10 a pop for the luncheon, which begins at 11:45 a.m. Trust me, you won’t want to miss this. As an intern and an employee, I’ve gotten to hear Allison many times, and he’s an amazing speaker. Plus, lunch! You can’t go wrong.
The Council for Life Troutt Lecture Series, hosted at the home of Lisa and Kenny Troutt, will host Scott Klusendorf at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 7. Klusendorf is an author and president of the Life Training Institute, where he “has taught pro-life apologetics at the graduate level at more than 80 colleges and universities.” He also travels throughout the U.S. and Canada to train advocates.
Visit the website to RSVP.
The Pilates Barre is adding a location in Devonshire in addition to their flagship spot in University Park. Their new home — 5425 W. Lovers Lane — will open before the year’s end (a solid date isn’t set yet). You can lock in your pre-sale rate of $219 a month for a 12-month commitment, good for both locations. That’s usually $299 a month, so it’s a bargain.
Until the Lovers Lane studio opens, you can sweat it out at 6915 Hillcrest Ave.
You probably know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so why not help out the cause while you shop? This Saturday, stop by Dooney & Bourke in the Galleria to pick up a “pink ribbon tote” for $58. Five dollars from every purchase will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
The bag comes in navy or light pink, with pink piping and leather handles. It’s made of “durable cotton canvas” and features the Dooney & Bourke name with a pink ribbon.
To celebrate, there will also be pink cookies and water for refreshment. The first 25 purchasers will get a gift bag with surprises inside. As far as other merchandise, Dooney will also have a discount of 20 percent going on. So stop by from 2 to 5 p.m.!
The organizers of JFK Day have shown themselves to be very active in the community so far, and today, they’re at the Parish Episcopal School of Dallas. Check it out:
— #JFKDAY (@jfkday2013) October 2, 2013
Exciting news: The Hockaday School has announced that former first lady Laura Bush will be the keynote speaker at their centennial luncheon on April 11. Can I buy my ticket now? (We actually can’t yet, but for underwriting info, click here.)
The Parish Episcopal School announced a partnership with the George W. Bush Presidential Library today. The goal is to create a “multi-faceted and comprehensive educational partnership” where Parish students and educators can access the eight years’ worth of archives from the Bush Presidency.
“Partnering with the Bush Library not only gives our students access to a plethora of resources to produce that real work, but it provides them a showcase for that work,” Parish’s Allen Meyer Family Head of School David W. Monaco said.
The program will focus on four elements: educational Programming, mentoring and service, Academy of Global Studies, and Parish as a Bush Library and Museum Outreach Center.
The Dallas Public Library is once again calling for submissions for the “Express Yourself!” Youth Poetry Competition now through Jan. 19, 2014. Students who live in/attend school in Dallas, from grades 2 through 12, are eligible to submit.
“We love to give the young people of Dallas this platform to encourage their self-expression,” director of libraries Jo Giudice said in a statement. “Every year we are awed by the creativity in the submissions we receive.”
In April, the finalists will be honored at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, and published in the anthology. But that’s a long way off, so for now, just work on perfecting those submissions.
If you’re an image person and not a word person, you’re invited to draw or paint a cover for that anthology. The winner will be on the cover, and the four finalists will be featured on the back cover. Here are the full guidelines.