Our first Pizza DoughNation of 2013: Basset Rescue on January 7

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Help us save Bassets with your pizza purchase anytime Monday, January 7.  Basset Rescue Across Texas (BRAT) will receive 15% of your purchase total to cover veterinary costs, food and boarding for the dogs in their rescue.  Just mention BRAT when you place your order at any i Fratelli Pizza or dine at i Fratelli Ristorante & Wine Bar.

BRAT dogs are saved from overcrowded shelters and given a second chance at life.


Pizza for a Cause: Nimitz High School Culinary Arts on Monday, December 17

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Did you know that both David and Mike Cole attended El Centro College in Dallas studying culinary arts?  That know-how has translated into years of quality Italian specialties (at i Fratelli Ristorante & Wine Bar) and our famous thin-n-crispy pizza.  The brothers recognize the importance of fostering interest in the culinary arts among students of all ages, and David Cole acts as a mentor and guest speaker at many institutions.

The Coles were recently invited to the Conrad Hilton College of Restaurant and Hospitality Management at the University of Houston to share the story of the founding of i Fratelli.  The Hilton College has begun the task of organizing and cataloging archival material from our 25 year history, which will be part of the collection of the school.

Your pizza purchase (or your lunch or dinner at i Fratelli Ristorante & Wine Bar) on Monday, December 17 will support the Nimitz High School Culinary Arts program.  Just mention Nimitz when you place your order at any i Fratelli location.

David Cole at the Hilton College, University of Houston

i Fratelli sponsors The Main Place on December 10

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The Main Place in Irving is a ‘store without a cash register’ which provides free clothing to high school students currently homeless, unaccompanied or in need.

Nationally, more than 1.6 million children or 1 in 45 are homeless in America, according to a report by The National Center on Family Homelessness. That is a 38% increase since the start of the U.S. recession in 2007.

Founder Sharon Johnston started ten years ago with a jean drive at the Irving Women’s Network holiday luncheon.  Today, The Main Place  boasts over 6,000 square feet, often overflowing with pre-owned clothes.

Learn more about their mission at http://themainplaceirving.org/index.htm