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Open Palette at Sheraton Dallas Hotel.jpg Local Apple Cocktail

Just in time for temperatures to start dropping in Dallas, Open Palette has stirred up a new cocktail that tastes like fall in a cup. Meet the Local Apple!  

One of Open Palette’s bartenders crafted the Local Apple cocktail recipe using the local Dallas distillery, Herman Marshall Whiskey.

If you prefer to sip the cocktail from the comfort of your home, Open Palette’s bartenders have shared the ingredients so you can mix the cocktail, curl up by a fire or to watch a movie, and enjoy! 

Local Apple:

  • 2 oz. Herman Marshall Whiskey

  • 1 oz. Egg White

  • ¾ oz. Lemon Juice

  • ½ oz. Simple Syrup

  • ¼ Muddled Apple

  • Garnish with a toasted apple moon and a cinnamon sprinkle

Open Palette, Sheraton Dallas Hotel’s restaurant and bar, is located inside the hotel and offers modern American cuisine with bold spins on flavors. Pair the cocktail with the restaurant’s popular dish, the Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich.

Throughout the hotel and Open Palette, there are deeper and more frequent cleanings performed by the hotel’s Sanitization Team with hospital-grade disinfectants and electrostatic sprayers, re-arranged furniture to allow for more distancing, partitions at service lines, physical distancing signage, a QR code for menus, and hand sanitation stations throughout, among many other protocols to ensure safety among guests and staff.

Sheraton Dallas Hotel is the largest hotel in North Texas with 1,840 guest rooms and 230,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention spaces. The hotel recently completed renovations in November 2019. 

 

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Texans Can Academies - Dallas Cares for Kids Golf

Texans Can Academies hosted another successful annual Dallas Cares for Kids Golf Classic. The tournament took place on October 5, 2020, at Las Colinas Country Club and serves as one of the premier golf tournaments in the Dallas community. Pro Football Hall of Famer Tim Brown was the Celebrity Host. 

All proceeds from the Dallas Care for Kids Golf Classic are dedicated to providing every Texans Can Academies student in Dallas the opportunity to pursue their dreams while removing barriers that keep them from attaining their education and provides solutions to the 86% of Texans Can Academies students who live below the poverty line. Proceeds help fund school uniforms for students that cannot afford them, eye exams and glasses for students so they can focus better in classes, dental services to low-income students, basic needs for students like food and clothing, and professional counseling and mental health services available to students 24/7, year-round. 

Texans Can Academies is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with six Dallas-area high school campuses that welcome all students aged 14 to 21. Texans Can Academies schools work with disadvantaged and at-risk youth statewide who have struggled in a traditional high school setting and would not otherwise have the chance at a diploma. The organization believes providing the highest quality education for all students is necessary in ensuring their economic independence. 

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After months of uncertainty, social isolation and economic hardships, it is important now more than ever to examine mental health among teens.In this American Psychological Association article, it states that “...loneliness and social isolation are twice as harmful to physical and mental health as obesity”. 

To help their high school students experience positive mental health and to support them in their success, Texans Can Academies has 24/7 professional counseling services available for their students at all 14 campuses in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio. Students can call a toll-free number 24-hours, seven-days-a-week, year-round for emergencies or to schedule off-campus counseling appointments to help them with any issues they are experiencing, big or small. Texans Can Academies covers the cost of the services making it possible for their students to receive completely confidential, complimentary crisis intervention help when they need it.

Texans Can Academies has always strived to help their students with all aspects of their care and provides their students with the opportunity to openly discuss their fears, insecurities, worries and anything else trouble them. Texans Can Academies does not receive any information about who uses the program or why. Up to three counseling appointments are available for each different problem a student may have in one school year. 

Written consent from a parent or legal guardian is required for students under the age of 18 years seeking to receive counseling services. All services are confidential in compliance with HIPAA regulations and State student requirements.

Texans Can Academies is a unique network of 14 charter schools located in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio. The schools are tuition-free, open enrollment, public high schools of choice serving students who have struggled in a high school setting. 

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Taco ‘bout a great day to celebrate! Copper & Steel Table and Bar at Hyatt Regency Frisco-Dallas wants to celebrate National Taco Day with you on Sunday, October 4th! Their Taco Flight is the perfect way to go to recognize the glorious day and gives guests a taste of three different types of tacos. 

Taco Flight $12 (or $5 each)

  • Achiote Chicken, Tomato, Avocado, Cotija, Cilantro GF
  • Smoked Brisket, Salsa Verde, Queso Fresco, Fresh Jalapeno  GF
  • Ancho BBQ Boar, Avocado Crema, Pickled Onion, Cilantro

Hyatt Regency Frisco-Dallas’ Copper & Steel Table and Bar puts a Texas twist on American classics with dishes made from local meats. Pair your taco flight with a draft or bottle beer, glass of wine or from a selection of unique and delicious cocktails.

Hyatt Regency Frisco-Dallas Hotel is offering a special rate of $99+tax for standard rooms, based on availability. Visit the hotel’s website to book your room now using the booking code FRIS99. The hotel features 18 floors and 303 rooms and is connected to Stonebriar Centre. It offers an elevated experience for guests. 

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Is there anyone that doesn't love a delicious, juicy cheeseburger? Stop by Sheraton Dallas Hotel’s signature restaurant and bar, Open Palette, to enjoy the holiday today with their mouthwatering bacon cheeseburger. The burger features noble star bacon, muenster cheese, aged cheddar cheese, arugula, and BBQ onion jam. The dish is available for $16. 

Open Palette offers fresh, flavorful American classics inspired by the hotel’s Dallas roots. Grab a beer, cocktail, or glass of wine to pair with the burger.

Open Palette features tables that are spread out to ensure socially distancing. Throughout the hotel and Open Palette, there are deeper and more frequent cleanings, physical distancing signage, hand sanitation stations throughout, re-arranged furniture to allow for more distancing, among many other protocols to ensure safety among guests and staff.

 

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The teachers and staff at Texans Can Academies have truly gone above and beyond for their hard working students. This past spring Texans Can Academies staff members contributed a whopping $40,000 to the student scholarship fund. The generous donations made by caring staff provided 34 students with academic scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year. 

This term, scholarships were awarded based on campus recommendations and granted to students who showed academic achievement, leadership and a passion to continue their education. In this time of COVID-19 uncertainty it is important for students to feel supported in their educational endeavors, whether it be in person or virtually. Texans Can Academies is proud to be able to continue aiding their students in furthering their education. 

 Texans Can Academies upholds the mission to ensure students have all the skills and opportunities for a strong, sustainable career path and higher education. The dropout recovery and prevention schools offer students, aged 14 to 21, a second chance at earning their high school diploma instead of a General Education Development (GED). Texans Can Academies is additionally always looking to partner with individuals, companies and organizations for their scholarship matching programs with TCA employees. 

For more information about Texans Can Academies and the scholarship matching programs, please visit www.texanscan.org or email pcarroll@texanscan.org.

 

About Texans Can Academies

Celebrating 34 years of providing the highest quality education for all students, Texans Can Academies are graduating thinkers.  Texans Can Academies are a unique network of 14 charter schools located in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio.  The schools are tuition-free, open enrollment, public high schools of choice serving students who have struggled in a traditional high school setting. Texans Can Academies offers students, aged 14 to 21, a second chance at earning their high school diploma instead of a General Education Development (GED). To date, more than 151,883 youth have been given a second chance at life with the opportunity to pursue their dreams. Cars for Kids is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization benefiting Texans Can Academies and is the only car donation program in Texas that is operated by the charity it serves.  For more information, visit: www.texanscan.org or www.carsforkids.org.

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PINK Cocktail.jpg The PINK Cocktail is available at Sheraton Dallas Hotel's Open Palette.

Sheraton Dallas Hotel’s Open Palette urges guests to paint their happy hour pink with the PINK cocktail. Open Palette’s cocktail menu plays to the hotel’s artistic theme and typically has a drink for every color but is currently highlighting their PINK cocktail. The restaurants serves modern American cuisine with bold spins on flavors and has plenty of to-go options.

Open Palette features tables that are spread out to ensure socially distancing. Throughout the hotel and Open Palette, there are deep and frequent cleanings in all public spaces with an emphasis on high-touch surfaces with hospital-grade disinfectants. Safety measures include electrostatic sprayers to sanitize areas, physical distancing signage reminding guests to maintain social distance protocols, hand sanitizer stations throughout the hotel, and re-arranged furniture to allow for more distancing, among many other protocols.

 

If you prefer to stay home, Open Palette is sharing the recipe to stir up the PINK cocktail to enjoy from afar. Cheers!

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. Suntory Whisky Toki

  • 0.5 oz. Marolo Barolo Chinato Aromatic Wine

  • 1 oz. Lemon Juice

  • 0.75 oz. Simple Syrup 

Instructions:

  • Combine all ingredients into a small shaker tin

  • Add ice

  • Shake 20 times

  • Strain into a glass over fresh ice

  • Garnish with a lemon peel or raspberries

 

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Get more for less at Sheraton Dallas Hotel by receiving 20% off when you stay at the hotel for three nights for the holiday weekend. Room rates begin at $144/night with a 24-hour cancellation policy. Join Sheraton Dallas for Labor Day Weekend and enjoy all that Downtown Dallas has to offer! Book your stay online now by visiting the hotel’s website here.  

Have you been spending your time sitting on the couch and becoming a Netflix and Hulu expert? How about spending the long weekend in downtown Dallas by visiting the largest hotel in North Texas that has one of the largest hotel fitness centers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, such as Peloton bikes, versatile strength training and cardio machines, and free weights. You can fit in a workout or ride on a Peloton bike into your day that will only be a short elevator ride away in a space that is cleaned and sanitized throughout the day. Every other machine is also blocked off to allow for physical distancing. 

Enjoy optimism and positivity vibes - something we could all use right now - from the hotel’s outdoor mural. The theme of the mural is “optimism starts with you” and focuses on creating positive vibes for the community. It’s the perfect Instagrammable spot! The mural was painted by Dallas-based multi-disciplinary artist, Mariel Pohlman, and is located on the wall facing Harwood St.

While you are at Sheraton Dallas for the weekend, visit Open Mkt. inside the hotel for fresh bites to-go including salads, pizza, house-made baked goods, and local snacks, as well as bottles of wine and beer, sodas, and other drinks to enjoy in your room or to take with you across the street for a picnic at Pacific Plaza Park. Stop by Open Palette for a meal and drink, or pick up your meal to-go. Don’t forget to try the PINK Cocktail which is refreshing in this end-of-summer heat and features Suntory Toki Whiskey, aromatic wine, lemon juice and simple syrup.

Rest easy knowing that the hotel has a Sanitation Team in place, a group of dedicated staff, that performs deep and frequent cleaning and sanitizing in all public spaces with an emphasis on high-touch surfaces with hospital-grade disinfectants. Safety measures include electrostatic sprayers to sanitize areas, physical distancing signage reminding guests to maintain social distance protocols, hand sanitation stations throughout the hotel, re-arranged furniture to allow for more distancing, contactless service through mobile technology, among many other protocols. 

Enjoy the weekend in Downtown Dallas by visiting the following nearby attractions that are open to the public:

Visit Dallas also has the Dallas CityPASS available, which is a ticket booklet that saves 40% off admission to four attractions in Dallas and saves time by skipping the ticket line and gaining easy access at most attractions.

Sheraton Dallas Hotel is the largest hotel in North Texas with 1,840 guest rooms and 230,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention spaces. The hotel recently completed renovations in November 2019. 

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Looking to switch up your home office environment or upgrade to the lap of luxury? The iconic Fairmont Dallas hotel in the heart of downtown Dallas is ready to welcome you to ‘Work from Hotel’ with their new rate specials for those looking to get (and work) away. 

 

Book a one-bedroom suite and enjoy a spacious work environment with separate bedroom, downtown views, and access to the gorgeous Olympic-sized rooftop pool and terrace.

 

Work from Hotel Package:

  • One-bedroom suite with separate living and dining area, dining table, and desk to spread out and get comfortable.

  • Complimentary high speed Wi-Fi with premium speeds to accommodate Zoom meetings.

  • Enjoy six complimentary water bottles per day as well as in-room Keurig Coffee Maker and Fairmont tea. 

  • 24 hour access to Fitness Center and unlimited On-Demand movie access

  • 15% off Starbucks Café offerings.

  • Access to Front Desk Grab & Go housemade prepackaged meals, Pyramid Bar, and hotel gift & convenience store for snacks and sips.

  • Access to the hotel’s beautiful rooftop Olympic-sized pool and terrace overlooking downtown. 

 

Start your morning with a short elevator ride down to Starbucks and get ready for the day with a view of the city. If you’re also tackling school from home, bring the kids along and refresh your remote learning routine with ‘science class’ at the terrace-level vegetable garden and honeybee hives and ‘P.E.’ at the pool. 

 

Once the work day is over, hit the pool and enjoy the hotel’s summer drink specials. Or check-in to the hotel for a change of weekend scenery and grab six beers (domestic or import) on ice for $35 or top off your favorite cocktail with a floater for just $8. 

 

Nightly Rates begin at $149 for weekday stays, Weekly Rates begin at $699 for a five day rental, and Monthly Rates begin at $2,800 with valet parking included for monthly rentals.

 

To take advantage of this offer, please call the hotel’s front desk directly at 214-720-2020. Offer valid on stays through December 30, 2020.

 

Please find photos of the hotel, Grab & Go menu, and rooftop pool here.

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Now that working remotely is the new normal, you may be getting a little tired of your home office, aka your kitchen table in a lot of cases. If you’re ready to leave the kitchen table (or the couch - we don’t judge!), or give the family new walls and outdoor scenery while you work with new surroundings, consider a ‘workcation’ in the lush Texas Hill Country. 

 

The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa invites you to bring the whole family out for a getaway complete with Hill Country views, high-speed wifi, a 9-acre waterpark that’ll tucker the kids out, and most importantly - plenty of space to spread out, refresh and stretch your mind.

 

Nothing helps the creative juices more than new surroundings for inspiration. Or just need what our boss’ call an attitude adjustment? Adjust your location, add a lot of fresh air, pour in great cuisine and top off with lots of activities within walking distance like a spa, golf, fitness center and four pools and loads of lounge chairs for work breaks and you are all set. 

 

Supplement remote learning with a variety of children’s activities offered daily by the resort. Kiddos interested in animals and science can attend weekly Zoomagination presentations in which local animal conservationists bring out their furry, and sometimes scaly, friends for an educational afternoon. Kids can have a recess to remember at the River Bluff Water Experience, get some P.E. time in at the Backyard lawn, and finish the day with the perfect after school snack - s’mores! 

 

Enjoy the Work, Learn & Play Package:

Switch up your home office view with the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country's Work, Learn, and Play package with room for your family or group. Rates begin at $899 using discount code "P91".

 

Enjoy deluxe accommodations in the spacious hospitality suite with connecting guest room ensuring plenty of space for your 'home' office, high-speed Wi-Fi in your room and throughout the property, and a 20% discount on all on-site printing and parcel fees (excluding outbound shipping) at the hotel’s Fed-Ex office.

 

Guest rooms include a comfortable desk and plenty of electrical outlets for you to use; get cozy in the ergonomic desk chair and log on for your work day. When you’re ready to leave the room, grab your laptop and set up your new office by one of the resort’s four pools, multiple outdoor shaded areas, indoor quiet niches and cozy spots or in the lounge areas after a relaxing treatment in Lantana Spa. When it’s time to unplug for the day, cocktails, a great selection of wine and lots of local beers on tap are available to toast the end of the work day.  

 

The hospitality suite is perfect for work and play. A large living room with seating areas and an 8-seat dining table allow for collaboration and meals with your group, and the in-room refrigerator is ready to hold the perfect snacks for when inspiration hits during the night. This suite is complete with a king-size Murphy bed and connecting guest room with one king bed or two king beds, providing plenty of room for the whole family or team. 

 

Wake up to a complimentary in-suite coffee machine and refrigerator just steps from your comfortable bed.  Once you are ready for the day, begin with a delicious complimentary daily breakfast for one each morning at Cibolo Moon, then stock up on the necessities at Cibolo

Moon Marketplace with a $50 F&B credit per stay.

 

After the day is over, enjoy the Riverbluff Water Experience, Fitness Center complete with Peloton Bikes and a MIRROR, and access to the Lantana Spa adults only pool deck with cabanas. The Riverbluff Water Experience is a vast 9-acre waterpark with four pools, five waterslides, plenty of cabanas to reserve and a 1,100 foot lazy river, perfect for a family seeking fun while you work! 

 

Need to step out for a moment? Enjoy complimentary valet parking for one vehicle per day. 

There are contactless dining options available in Cibolo Moon’s Market with Grab and Go breakfast, lunch, dinners, cocktails, and in-room dining. Cibolo Moon restaurant is open with indoor and patio dining for three meals a day or walk over to the water park’s River Top Grill in your bathing suit and have lunch or dinner there.   

 

After “work” or school, take the kids on a stroll around the resort property, play tennis or basketball, ride the water slides and body slides with them or float the lazy river together. Lantana Spa is open to smooth out your stress Thursdays through Sundays. And for those who play golf, TPC San Antonio’s on-site two 18-hole PGA TOURNAMENT courses are open seven days a week - why not treat yourself to an extra-long lunch break?

 

You’ll surely have the best background and most relaxed work face on your next video call! 

See you soon!