Tuesday, September 27, 2016

hello, metrofreshuals!

Good morning MetroFreshuals!  Today is my sister Heidi's birthday.  Because she's a lady, and it's impolite to discuss actual numbers, I won't tell you which one.  But it's one of those milestones!  What you need to know about my sister is that if she were to open a restaurant next door to me, she'd put me out of business.  She's an amazing cook.  Her ideas are impeccable, her execution is beautiful, and her attention to detail is amazing.  You know, when my family gets together, we basically entertain ourselves with food, or talking about food.  I always count myself one of the lucky ones, when we're together as a family and Heidi is in the kitchen.  I learn a lot - and EAT a lot.  I always talk about the women in my culinary world who influenced me - from grandma and nana, to my mom, and, of course, Souper Jenny.  But Heidi is right up there.  So many times, when I'm in my own kitchen I have her in my head - not in a bad way, like a psyche out way, but in the way that encourages me to be better.

So happy birthday to my big sister.  She's awesome and we love her.

As Rockstar told you yesterday, I was on Good Day ATL.  I made a pasta dish that's featured in my cookbook.  It was SO delicious.  Here's the you tube link to the appearance.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkJJyy2_ufg&feature=youtu.be

Just one more thing (well, two) and then I'll let you get back to whatever you were doing.  Our 11th anniversary is coming up.  We're celebrating next Wednesday, October 5 with a day of giving.  10% of our daily sales will go to The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.  Our little friend Reese Rivera was diagnosed a few months ago with cancer.  Her parents Jenn and Grant have been getting amazing treatment and service at CHOA, so we've decided to honor her, (and them) with a donation from that day to the Aflac Center.  We'll be having a party on the patio that night from 6-8 with Richie, of course, who'll be releasing his new 2017 photography calendar - ROCKSTARZ!  He'll be selling and signing the calendar with proceeds also going to CHOA.  It's a day of giving back, so plan on one or two meals at MetroFresh next Wednesday!

And finally - we're having a surprise Soup Salad today.  If you're looking to stock your freezer for the coming cooler temps, come in and pick up a cold quart for just $5!

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