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Inaugural “Pigskin Pairing” Event Kicks-Off TDA’s GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-up Week
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 • Posted September 23, 2009

Brady, TX – As part of the Texas Department of Agriculture’s GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up Week, the Brady/McCulloch County Chamber of Commerce and Hope From the Heart have partnered to host the inaugural Pigskin Pairing at 7pm on September 28th, 2009 at the Ed Davenport Civic Center in Brady, Texas.

The purpose of the Pigskin Pairing is to highlight the premier restaurants in our region and showcase their exciting menu creations featuring Texas commodities while broadcasting the Monday Night Football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Carolina Panthers. In addition to featuring local GO TEXAN Restaurants, the event will highlight a number of GO TEXAN product members and wineries.

Alphonse Dotson, McCulloch County Resident, former NFL player and owner of Certenberg Vineyard in Voca, will be unveiling his new wine. Dotson’s vineyard is in production on its first private label wine this year. Dotson will be joined by fellow NFL alumni Pierce Holt and Clayton Weishuhn in hosting this unique Monday Night Football Party. Holt and Weishuhn now own agriculture production operations in the Concho Valley Region.

Attendees will be able to sample and shop throughout the evening, as well as purchase tickets to vote on a “People’s Choice” winner for the restaurant whose offerings best compliments Certenberg Vineyard’s new wine.

Participating GO TEXAN members will include: The Turtle Restaurant of Brownwood; Brady Creek Restaurant, Flores Café & Cantina, Hard 8 Pit BBQ, Mi Familia Mexican Restaurant, all of Brady; Brennan’s Vineyards of Comanche; Jacoby Café and Pear Flat Candle Company both of Melvin; Sandstone Cellars and Santos Taqueria Y Cantina both of Mason; San Saba Side Oats Café & Bakery of Menard; Sugar Daddy’s Desserts and Zentner’s Daughter Steakhouse both of San Angelo; Spicewood Vineyards of Spicewood; Lamb Marketing Specialties of Sterling City; Fall Creek Vineyards of Tow; and Certenberg Vineyards of Voca.

The cost for the general public to attend the event is $25 a person. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Brady/McCulloch County Chamber of Commerce and Hope from the Heart, a McCulloch County non-profit that raises money to assist area residents with costs associated with cancer treatment that are not covered by medical insurance, such as travel to and from the treatment centers.

If you have questions or would like more information about the event, please contact Wendy Ellis at the Brady/McCulloch County Chamber of Commerce at 325-597-3491 or visit

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