THE SAUCE

Holly Days

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The Halls are Decked

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.

Festive surroundings for imbibing and noshing!

What else…?

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”.

David and Sandra Cole with son Aaron

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.

TGIF!  Happy Weekend to all

Thank You for Posting Your Pooch Pic

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Submitted By: Courtney Whistler, Flower Mound,TX

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?

The Typical Cole Family Thanksgiving Meal

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We asked our 77-year-old Dad to describe a typical Cole Family of Irving Thanksgiving meal.  He rattled off 13 items within 60 seconds.

Two birds:
One for now and another for turkey sandwiches for the “big game” later.

Five starches:
Mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn bread dressing, rolls, peas (not enough vitamins to be a real veggie)?

One gravy:
A big ladle with bowls on every table.

Two vegetable-starch casseroles:
Broccoli-rice-cheese and, yes, that ever-popular green-bean-mushroom-soup concoction with fried onion strings on top.

Two fruits:
“If you don’t include the Brothers,” he said wryly, “Waldorf salad and cranberry sauce (available with and without skins).”

One dessert:
Pie including pecan, chocolate, pumpkin, and often apple.

 

He has difficulty remembering some things — like taking his meds, coming up with the words to complete his daily crossword puzzles, or quoting who said what to whom. But the Thanksgiving dinner is still a no-brainer for Dad — mostly because it was a favorite of our Mom’s, whom we miss dearly.

What’s your typical Thanksgiving meal?

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
In gratitude,

The Cole Brothers:  George, David, Mike, and Darrell