TS caught a rare “unplugged” set by Hello Lover at SWIG Gin Mill… Hello Lover is upbeat power pop punk rock…. danceable, sexy, & fun for all notes i Fratelli Ristorante & Wine Bar manager John Hardy. Johnny and his bro Joe supply the riffs. “Like” them on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hello-Lover/108340453574.
Catch Hello Lover at La Grange on Christmas night, and Club Dada on New Year’s Eve!
Egypt will always have the Nile River, The Sphinx, and The Pyramids at Giza, but how many tourists will abandon an adventure to Egypt if by Sharia law they eliminate booze, bikinis, and co-ed bedrooms?
The Sauce (TS to his friends)… wishes a Peaceful Advent, a Merry Christmas, and Happy Holiday Season’s Greetings to all who like this time of year. TS announces enthusiastically that the decorations are up at i Fratelli Ristorante & Wine Bar so gather your family for holiday get-togethers.
Friday Night Lights
Congrats to those Bishop Nolan Vikings and David’s son Aaron Cole as state champions in TAPPS Division I. It was a Cole family affair in Temple last weekend as many made the drive. The Brothers are enjoying the State title vicariously as no championships were earned back in our supposedly “good ol’ days”.
Southlake’s Carroll Dragons are still in the title hunt against Skyline. We don’t have a store in the Skyline neighborhood yet, so GO DRAGONS!
Beer and Wine of course!
St Arnold’s Christmas Ale is on tap at i Fratelli Ristorante & Wine Bar. Don’t forget that Samuel Adams Winter Lager and the passionately popular Maredsous 8 makes its seasonal visit on draught.
Modus by Ruffino is a new addition to our list. Such a sophisticated blend of Sangiovese, Merlot, and Cab. Look for the Modus label painted on the brick in the lobby (though it is presently covered by a Christmas tree you can remember and spy it after the holidays). Try Modus with our Steak Gorgonzola tapa.
We want to thank all of our amazing i Fratelli friends and fans for their entries in the first Post Your Pooch Pic Contest on Facebook. Selecting the finalists from the nearly 50 entries was extremely difficult—almost impossible, in fact. The Cole brothers had their work cut out for them. “I am constantly amazed by the ingenuity and wit of our patrons. How lucky we are,” said George Cole. There were so many creative, whimsical, and heartwarming photographs. We were delighted to accept entries from all over the Metroplex—from Coppell to Uptown. In case you did not see them, we will be posting the seven finalists right here on our blog.
And, be sure to make plans for the Smooch Your Pooch promotion next Dogtober, and watch our Facebook page and Twitter feed for exclusive offers and events!
Congratulations to our winner—Beverly Widner and Peppy of Coppell.
Happy Thanksgiving to you are your family this week! What was your favorite Post Your Pooch Pic Photo?