(special event) mom’s birthday & save the date

Happy birthday to my mom! (She always forgets, but I don’t!)

I thought today would be a great day to release our special save-the-date for our most loyal and foodie friends out there . . .

Stay tuned for further details.

We’re also undergoing a considerable makeover this coming weekend, just in time — so you’ll be able to enjoy the food and check out the new ambience of our restaurant space. Can hardly wait!

Tickets will go on sale within a week. Questions? Comment here or drop us a note on Facebook. (Don’t forget to like us!)

Are you a food blogger? Contact us here for a free ticket to our launch party. 🙂

(special event) food & fashion

Sorry for my sort-of disappearance. I hope some of you knew we’d have the sense to have a Father’s Day special running last weekend (we know you did!) and you got to enjoy lunch with Pop with us.

I’ve been MIA because of random busy-ness at home in the ’burbs, getting involved with a trillion different things and meeting TONS of new and awesome people, and also because I’ve recently opened a new jewelry business!

This may seem neither here nor there, but I mention it because my mother is hosting a free lunch on Sunday, 22 July with my jewelry show — it’s going to be awesome. And fabulous. You’ll learn some great fashion tips and learn how to use accessorizing to your advantage and dress up your favorite outfits. In fact — feel free to bring your favorite clothes for work, the weekend, or for going out and I’ll give you a hand.

The event is invite-only — which means you need to get your name on the guest list!

Here’s the info. Share it with anyone you know who loves jewelry and fashion — or come by yourself if you’ve got a birthday or anniversary to shop for . . .

request an invitation by e-mail or phone . . . or by commenting here. We’re going green on tickets, so your name on the list serves as admission.

customer loyalty programs

So, just a heads up, our Foursquare promotion went officially live today. For every eight check-ins from dining in at the restaurant, you earn a free entrée of your choice. (The only catch is, it has to be $12 and under.)

On that note, I also challenge you to steal my mayorship from me! (Remember, I only come in very occasionally.) Mayors earn a free plate of onion cakes (my favorite appetizer)!

What is Foursquare? It’s simple: download the app to your smartphone and “check in” whenever you visit us — and it’ll keep a tally on how often you’ve checked in. Certain venues, like ours, run specials you can unlock at certain points (e.g., when you’ve dined with us eight times, or even when you’ve checked in for the very first time).

We also offer “social media coupons,” which reward you for checking in on Foursquare or Facebook (which doesn’t track cumulative visits, but will work for this purpose). You’ll get a coupon to use next time you come eat with us (but not every single time, of course! The coupons are one-time only).

Bummed about not having a smartphone? You can still get 5% by ordering food from our website 😉 . . . I suppose it’s pretty safe to assume you’ve got access to a computer!

blissfully unaware

my sister, always to the point

Remember Justin Halpern’s famous tweets & resulting memoirs, $#*! My Dad Says? I read the book a while back, and the whole reason why I picked it up during that trip to Barnes & Noble was because I could relate. My dad is full of the random, and I knew when I started this blog that he would be a tremendous source of laughs. I started our “dad stories” series back in December with tales about his boots and his inability to accept Christmas presents (or gifts of any sort, really), but I think my sister’s one Facebook status from yesterday trumped any long-winded story I have ever written you, so look out for brief “tweet”-like posts in the future, borrowed from either of us for your entertainment. Without further ado, here is what she said:

“My dad wore a ‘Happy Halloween’ sweater on Easter.”

The morning after she posted this, she had 20 likes.