COMMISSIONER STAPLES CALLS ON LONE STAR CHEFS TO GO LOCAL DURING 2013 GO TEXAN RESTAURANT ROUND-UP
Statewide dine-out week highlights local ingredients, benefits local food banks
AUSTIN — Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples is calling on chefs and restaurant owners committed to buying and serving local ingredients to bring the best of Texas to the table during the sixth annual GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up, presented by Farm Credit.
During the statewide dine-out week, July 22-28, GO TEXAN member restaurants are offering special Texas menu items or a Texas food-and-beverage pairing. Participating restaurants will also donate to local food banks.
“Meals at your favorite restaurant always taste better when they are created with Texas ingredients,” Commissioner Staples said. “The abundance and quality of products produced by our farmers, ranchers, winemakers and fishermen provide Lone Star chefs with the perfect opportunity to feature fresh, Texas fare. The GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up celebrates that connection. I encourage chefs to take part in Texas’ only statewide dine-out week dedicated to serving locally produced Texas food and beverages and encourage patrons to ‘Go Out. Go Eat. GO TEXAN.’”
GO TEXAN is providing posters, save-the-date cards and other marketing materials to participating restaurants to help inform consumers of this opportunity to enjoy the best of Texas.
Establishments interested in becoming a GO TEXAN restaurant and becoming eligible to participate in Round-Up can visit www.GOTEXANRestaurantRoundUp.com. To learn more about the GO TEXAN Restaurant Program, contact Wendy Womack at (512) 463-7170 or gtrr@TexasAgriculture.gov.
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