Frank has room in the back for a little store and grocery. They aren't fully stocked yet but I like where it's going! They are focusing on local and hard to find products and will also have a deli case with meat and cheeses. Here's a few of the favorite things I saw:
These were cute little hand made coozies. You can use it on your coffee cups, for example, to keep from wasting the paper sleeves that you get at most places, and stylishly keep from burning your litlte fingers.
Apparently this dear head was made out of recycled cans. Pretty freakin cool!
Cute little funky key chains.
This is an interesting gift idea. It's a book with a cutout for the flask. You never know when you need to hide your stash.
A master Barista, delicious delights, and blissful beverages
Tonight, I tried some of their sweets which were all good and also had a chance to try some of their caffeinated concoctions. Mmmm...
Tyler Wells, Coffee Manager, hard at work making coffee in a cyphen coffee pot. It had flames, bubbles, and enticed my chemistry background! Oh how I miss those days in a lab.
This guy is serious about his coffee! He has competed in and won multiple barista competitions, most recently winning the Latte Art Throwdown in August 2009!
A beautiful beignet. Light, sweet, and yummy. Good job, Susan!
Red Headed Stranger: house-made bacon infused Dripping Springs Vodka, Frank bloody mary mix, bacon and chedder cheese. I had one made withouth the bacon vodka and it was G-O-O-D, good!
Daytripper: Fresh watermelon juice, St. Germain, Tito's Vodka and fresh mint. This was my favorite drink of the night! I always love fresh watermelon and the melon was perfectly sweet.
Dun-da-da-DUNN! Bacon infused makers mark madness.
Sultry Kim showing off her beveridge drinking skills.
Brent, attempting a good picture like Kim's, with the crawish and pork sausage.
There's a cool little upstairs seating area as well with a full bar. Definitely venture up there if you get a chance.
Brent, Co-Owner Daniel, Adam with Makers Mark, and Kim
Chef Matt had to walk away and told me to jump back there if I needed to. Some hungry individuals came up so I jumped behind the table, threw on some gloves, and did my best to make a Chicago dog.
I was all fine until Chef Matt came up then the nerves struck! He gave me a proper demo after I finished making this beautiful lady's dog. His looked much better but he was super nice about it.
Co-Owners Yancy and Geoff Peveto, Creative Director Christian Helms, and Executive Chef Matt Helms.
Adam 'Pony Boy' Rios, and Co-Owners Jenn and Daniel Northcutt
Finally, they drug hard working Pastry Chef/Grocery Manager Susan Helms out from the kitchen, and her husband Matt Helms.
Coffee Manager, Tyler Wells and all around gal Erin.
Bananas foster, one of my favorite sweet treats here.
Cortado: an espresso 'cut' with a small amount of warm milk.
Delicious and beautiful.
This cute little accent was hand sewn by the Pastry Chef at Frank, Susan Helms. She is so talented! There's a great little back story on the flag's historical meaning, minus the hotdog. So go in and get the lowdown!
Jenn has self admitted 'boot problem'. As far as I can tell, it's no problem, these are awesome!
These cute little shoes belong to Sarah Wolfe with clinkevents.com. She says she's not a heels gal but she busted out some cute ones for tonight! I love the ruched strap.
Jennifer Marie's cute tootsies. She is the wife and muse of Tyler, one of the designers. She is also the purveyor of the aluminum deer head.
Attendees, friends Doug and Sarah sporting green cons and cute pink shoes.
How many chefs do you know who are a) cute chics b) come out rockin shorts and boots after being rumored to be covered in flour and c) are skinny despite their culinary creations? I know one now, Susan!
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