Friday, September 17, 2010

World Habitat Day-Habitat For Humanity

After the successful completion of SLGT's partnership with Habitat For Humanity on September 13-19, I felt compelled to post regarding the upcoming annual 'World Habitat Day' that has been designated by the United Nations to take place the first Monday in October of every year, this year being October 4, 2010.

This year, the Houston Habitat For Humanity local affiliate will be participating in two ways.  First, the event will be used to raise awareness by posting pictures and information on the local Habitat For Humanity Facebook page, and second, local restaurants can donate a portion of their sales that day to the local chapter.

What a great way to help this cause! During the SLGT build, so many volunteers went out and got their hands dirty, sweat buckets and took time off of work to build a new home for a deserving family.  However, it is understandable that not everyone can do this kind of work, nor do they have the time or work schedule that allows them to.  By participating in 'World Habitat Day', you can give back to Houston and to those in need when circumstances prevented you from being able to do so in an actual build project. 

What can be easier than taking a picture of yourself holding a sign that says "What will you build?" and submitting it to the Habitat For Humanity Facebook page?  If you find yourself grabbing a bite for lunch or dinner that day, why not do so at a participating restaurant?

Here is the official press release regarding 'World Habitat Day': Social Media Press Release

Houston's local affiliate page (contact information, etc.) Houston Habitat For Humanity

Houston's 'World Habitat Day' information page: Houston World Habitat Day 

Houston Habitat For Humanity Facebook Page: Houston Habitat For Humanity, Facebook

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Chef's Under Fire-a culinary event in Houston

Like the food at Central Market?  How about Max's Wine Dive?  Azuma Sushi?  Gotta favorite restaurant in Houston?  If so, then the chef there is likely competing in Keeper Collection's "Chefs Under Fire" Culinary Competition.  You can bask in the greatness that is sure to come from these fine Chef's battling it out at Sysco Houston, Inc. on October 4, 2010.  Chef Monica Pope, from famed restaurant T'afia, will be the judge.  Seating is limited.  Don't miss your opportunity to rub elbows with some of Houston's finest Chefs and fellow foodies.

For more information, see the official website: Chefs Under Fire

Deets below (via email from Amber Roussel and Monica Danna of 'Ah-Ha Creative')

Chefs Under Fire™ Announces Details of Regional Events in Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin/San Antonio & Houston

Local judges panels include Chef Sharon Van Meter, Chef Scott Gottlich, Chef Josh Watkins, Chef Paul Qui and Chef Monica Pope
Chefs Under Fire™ has announced the details of their Area Regional Events. CUF 2010 is the second annual Chefs Under Fire culinary competition hosted by Keeper Collection, LLC, and is traveling throughout Texas this fall to bring the heat to your city.
  • The Austin/San Antonio event will take place Monday, September 27, 2010 at 7pm at Texas Beef Council in Austin, TX with judges Chef Josh Watkins of The Carillon and Chef Paul Qui of Uchiko.  
Event Sponsors include Capital One Bank. A limited number of tickets are available to the public for the event. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased on the Chefs Under Fire website.
...want to know more? 
View the full media releases for each city on
Amber Roussel | Ah-Ha! Creative
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Monica Danna | colab
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