¡Por Vida! Papouli’s Greek Grill and San Antonio

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Stop by and try our latest ¡Por Vida! plate featuring chicken and shrimp skewers with a traditional village salad, fresh fruit and cucumbers. Our ¡Por Vida! kid’s menu  offers fresh fruit, vegetables, non fried options, and low-fat milk or water.

¡Por Vida! is a restaurant recognition program that helps adults and children make healthier food choices by identifying those menu items that meet nutritional guidelines developed by the Healthy Restaurants Coalition. When you choose “¡Por Vida!”, you make a better choice “For Life”!

Say hello to IAAP our newest Lifestyle Partner

 Papouli’s Greek Grill believes in living a healthy lifestyle, one that takes in fresh food, a glass of fine wine, some fun exercise and above all else, family. We are honored to consider iaap, a San Antonio based producer of competitive running events, a part of our Papouli’s Greek Grill family.  

Together, we embrace our local community to promote a healthy lifestyle through competitive foot races of all levels. Check out all of the great events on the  IAAP calendar-www.iaapweb.com. Go for it…sign up for one, heck go for two, and bring along a friend! 

MAY RUNNING EVENTS
Click HERE to register online

Click HERE to register online

Saturday, May 2 @ 8am

Alamo Beer
415 Burnet | San Antonio, TX

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Saturday, May 2 @ 8am
2015 Run For Seniors 5K Run/Walk
Wheatley Heights Sports Complex
San Antonio, TX

Click HERE to register online
May 2 @ 8:30am
Cinco-K Run/Walk
Edgewood Central Office
San Antonio, TX

Click HERE to register online

Click HERE to register online

Click HERE to register online
Friday, May 8, 2015 @ 5:30pm
1901 S. Alamo
San Antonio, TX

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May 9 @ 8:30am

Wildseed Farms – Fredericksburg, TX

 Click HERE to register online

Click HERE to register online
14th Annual Doggie Dash: 5K Run/Walk

Saturday, May 16, 2015 @ 8am
703 Oak St.
Schertz, TX
Click HERE to register online

 The third Annual QUEST 4 Success 5K event will be held on Saturday, May 23rd  at Mission County Park I. The run will follow the beautiful Mission Reach River Trail. This year we anticipate another packed event with 450 runners and their families. The race begins at 8 am followed by a free kids run at 9:30 am, awards will be given at 10 am. There will be free food, fun, games, Zumba party, silent auction, and much more.
Click HERE to register online

Click HERE to register online
Saturday, May 30, 2015 @ 9am
VFW Post 76 * 10 10th St.
San Antonio, TX
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San Antonio Sports Corporate Cup 2015
Saturday, May 30, 2015

All Day

UIW – San Antonio, TX

Click HERE to register online

Click HERE to register online
Saturday, May 30 @ 8:30pm
Click HERE to register online

Greeks Bearing Gifts~Perqs

Papouli’s Perqs

At Papouli’s Greek Grill, our customers mean the world to us. To thank you, we proudly offer our Papouli’s Perqs loyalty program. Become a member of our family by enrolling today, and begin earning points immediately.

What Are the Perqs?

  • Earn 1 point for every dollar you spend at Papouli’s.
  • Earn 50 points just for registering! (Points will be reflected after your next visit.)
  • Every time you collect 100 points, you get a $10 credit on your Perqs card for use at any of our locations.
  • Get double points during the Mid-Day Double (2-5pm, Monday-Friday).
  • Get exclusive promotions throughout the year, including special gifts on your birthday and membership anniversary.
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    How are points determined?
    A point is earned for each dollar you spend at any Papouli’s Greek Grill location. Points are not awarded for taxes, discounts and offers.

    Can I redeem my points for cash?
    Sorry, points have no cash value and are not redeemable for cash.

    Will my points expire?
    Great news! Points do not expire.

    How do I check the balance on my Papouli’s Perqs card?
    Click on the Member Login link, and enter your username and password.

    Do take out or catering purchases count toward my points?
    Yes, absolutely!

  • Perqs Program – Terms and Conditions

    1. Points will not be awarded for taxes, discounts and other offers.
    2. Points cannot be earned for gift card purchases.
    3. Points may be earned at any Papouli’s Greek Grill location.
    4. Points have no cash value and cannot be redeemed for cash.
    5. No purchase is necessary to become a Perqs member.
    6. By enrolling in the program, members are granting Papouli’s permission to contact them with periodic emails, texts and other forms of contact.
    7. Members may not combine points.
    8. Papouli’s Greek Grill reserves the right to change or discontinue this program at any time. The accumulation of points does not entitle members to any vested rights with respect to awards or program benefits.
    9. The Perqs card does not have an expiration date.
    10. Points must be added at the time of purchase. Points cannot be earned for past transactions.
    11. Valid ID may be required at the time of purchase.
    12. 50 bonus points awarded for registering will be reflected in your account after your next visit.

Stop by any of our locations and pick your Papouli’s Perqs Card! Let good food and good memories begin.

Community Action

To bring change and to assist in making our community a better place for all, Papouli’s set forth with Alzheimer’s as our corporate charity in September 2011.  I have been advocating both at our national and state level ever since. The Alzheimer’s Association has made great strides in research, funding and disease awareness since 1984.  This year advocates and ambassadors took the Nation’s Capital, 1000 strong, seeking addition funding and passage of the HOPE Act.

The San Antonio and South Texas Chapter covers 8 Congressional Districts. Representative Will Hurd (TX23) in office only 11 weeks sat down with me and our team of seven to learn more on how he can be a part of the change. As his ambassador for Alzheimer’s I will continue to provide and be a resource for both his congressional and district office.  Our team visited Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (TX15), Rep. Lamar Smith (TX21), Rep. Filemon Vela (TX34), Rep. Joaquin Castro (TX20), Rep. Blake Farenthold (TX27), Rep. Henry Cuellar (TX28) and Senator’s John Cornyn and Ted Cruz.

Alzheimers’ is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. Of the top 10 killers, Alzheimer’s is the only one that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. Alzheimer’s is: the most expensive disease in America at $226 billion in 2015. The total cost of care for those with Alzheimer’s, with more than two-thirds paid by Medicare and Medicaid.

FEDERAL PRIORITIES 2015

Alzheimer’s disease is a growing crisis for our families and the economy. The federal government must address the challenges the disease poses and take bold action to confront this epidemic now.

1. Increase the commitment to Alzheimer’s research

Alzheimer’s is the most expensive disease in America. Nearly one in every five Medicare dollars is spent on someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, and by 2050, it will be nearly one in every three dollars. Between now and 2050, caring for people with Alzheimer’s will cost our country $20.8 trillion. If we meet the goal of the National Alzheimer’s Plan to have an Alzheimer’s treatment by 2025, Medicare spending would be reduced on those with the disease by nearly 25 percent in 2050 alone – and the federal government would recoup its research investment within three years.

While Congress has recently provided additional funding for Alzheimer’s research at the NIH – including an additional $25 million in fiscal year 2015 – the chronic underinvestment in Alzheimer’s research persists and it continues to fall far short of what researchers say is needed to reach the 2025 goal. For every $100 that the NIH spends on Alzheimer’s research, Medicare and Medicaid spend over $26,000 caring for those with the disease. Congress must continue its commitment to the fight against Alzheimer’s by increasing funding for research by $300 million in fiscal year 2016.

2. Improve access to care planning

To ensure high quality medical care and better outcomes for individuals with Alzheimer’s, the disease must be diagnosed, care must be planned, and the diagnosis must be noted in the individual’s medical record. Studies also suggest that an early diagnosis and care planning improve a caregiver’s long-term health. Yet, less than half of seniors who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, or their caregivers, are aware of the diagnosis. One reason is the lack of time and resources available to doctors to discuss treatment options and support services with newly diagnosed individuals and their caregivers.

Consistent with the National Alzheimer’s Plan’s call for timely diagnosis and education for newly diagnosed individuals, the Health Outcomes, Planning, and Education (HOPE) for Alzheimer’s Act would provide Medicare coverage for comprehensive care planning services – for both the individual and his/her caregiver – following a dementia diagnosis. Providers would be required to document the diagnosis and care planning services in the individual’s medical record. The federal government would conduct outreach to providers to educate them about the new benefit.

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Holy Week 2015

As we begin the end of our Lenten journey with Holy Week upon us, I would like you to stop by and enjoy our wonderful house made dishes.  We have recently expanded our menu to include Vegetarian Moussaka a classic Greek casserole stacked eggplant and other vegetables layered with robust tomato, feta, wine sauce and our house made béchamel sauce. Our fresh leaf spinach is lightly steamed with a touch of olive oil, white wine, garlic and Papouli’s custom seasoning. Followed by our Grilled Salmon fillet, flame grilled seasoned with our custom mediterranean spices. For an appetizer try the fried calamari fries. This dish is hand-breaded, lightly fried strips of calamari with choice of dill- tzatziki or our signature Milano Marinara sauce.

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Arms of Hope

Arms of Hope is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit Christian organization.  Arms of Hope offers residential and outreach programs for children and single-mother families who are fleeing poverty, homelessness, abuse and neglect. We at Papouli’s Greek Grill have been donating and providing the lunch for their annual San Antonio Charity Golf Tournament for over the past 3 years.

It is a passion to give back to the community with which we and our families reside at any and every opportunity. Chef Alex Moseley has spearheaded this event for us and continues to do a great job with Walter Williams continuing to bring us back. The golf tourney usually has around 80 teams and is back at the Canyon Springs Golf Club this year, Monday, November 3, 2014.

Registration  & Lunch 11:30 a.m.

Shotgun Start, 4 Person Scramble 1:00 p.m.

For more information please go to : ArmsofHope.org

It’s here! Fabulous fall and Thanksgiving cooking

Nothing brings more joy  than to see the fall cooking magazines arrive in the mail. The incredible opportunity to delight not only my family but my extended family with new finds and tasty deletable delights. And they vary for everyone which is even better because it is not making just one new dish but that opportunity to explore as many as I like.

Which one of us would not like  to try our hand at making this Warm Focaccia with Sweet Roasted Squash, Thyme & Honey featured on the cover of Food & Wine this month? I am completely sold on this bread with a nice Cabernet Sauvignon. Then on food network magazine this month, my all-time favorite Chef Ina Garten shares her holiday table in A make-a-head Feast.

In our family my cousin was asking back in August where Thanksgiving would be this year. We love to gather at my mom’s house out on the large covered patio, circle and say grace. We have a room of aunts, uncles, first and second cousins, husbands, wives and kids; maybe even a few friends crowded in for the warmth of food, friendship and love.

As we enter into this holiday I am ever mindful of what brings us together: the food and it is a holiday?  No, it is that circle of grace the one that gives and takes and builds lasting memories. Memories you stretch back to as an adult and remember your grandmother or the hope of the future and the joy it can bring.

I will start devouring  these magazines and many others and return with my new dishes to surprise and hopefully delight my guest and share with you this holiday season.

 

Happy cooking ~

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