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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 ~

Harvest of Hope ~ October 12, 2014

We at Papouli’s Greek Grill are excited to par-take in our 5th Harvest to Hope this Sunday, October 12, 2014.

Harvest of Hope,  benefits our local San Antonio, Tx Food Bank. Our Chef Alex Mosley has won the best table display with his creative carvings and food arrangements at past events.

Please join us for this great event as we prepare for you our new Spicy Gladiator sauce severed with pita slices  and chicken tenders.  Also, we will be featuring our  Fall Pumpkin Galaktoboureko we look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

What joins us together ……

As I awoke this morning I learned of a loss. One of my dearest lifetime friends lost his mother. I began to relive all the precious memories I had stored of her in my life.

I then began to figure out how I could help, as friend.  I instantly turned to food. It is the comfort of our souls. It is the breath and laughter we share around a table or a patio. It is the gift we give to each other. I am in my kitchen pulling up a new recipe to share, to comfort and give hope to his grief that  I pray will in time heal.

As we journey through our day and lives, to me the memories and bonds that hold us together are what we share and give when we have nothing but love for one another.

Peace.

Summer travel

Honolulu, HI Summer 2014

Honolulu, HI
Summer 2014

Pineapple Pancakes Summer 2014

Pineapple Pancakes
Summer 2014

Local Favorites Summer 2014

Local Favorites
Summer 2014

KCC Market Saturday's July 2014

KCC Market
Saturday’s July 2014

Summer travel. Whether  you went to a local theme park or to another continent one thing they both have in common is trying out and experiencing new food.

This summer we spent time in Honolulu, Hawaii.  It provided me with the opportunity to cook and bake with local fruits and flavors. I had a great time creating pineapple biscuits and pancakes. I ate the most divine white peach ever. I added it to wine and cheese platter one evening….scrumptious!

Discovering the local market on Saturday mornings was a jaunt I dearly loved. It seemed that Saturday on the island did always feel like a “Saturday in the park, I think it was the fourth of July”.  That jaunt was 8 miles round  trip. Because of this we did not always take back an abundance of food but we did eat our fair share while at the KCC Market.

One of my favorites was a pesto sauce pizza with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. These gals grew everything on their land and it was simply delicious. I needed the 4 mile walk back to simply wear off my indulgences. When we  returned home I found myself passing on our Texas pineapples at our local market as  they really did appear to be of a different breed. This both saddened and excited me; I was sad because I really enjoyed those pineapple biscuits. But, I was excited because now I knew what I wanted in a pineapple and would not settle… but now look forward to my travels back to  the island I love.

I think this speaks to my desire to travel, to experience the food, and the people and to live in a culture that is not my own but one in which the community invites me in to share.

Happy Cooking ~

 

 

 

Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum 2014

United States Capitol Building

United States Capitol Building (Photo credit: Jack Says Relax)

This week I am attending my 2nd advocacy forum for Alzheimer’s. The “ASK” is for Congress to support the Alzheimer’s Accountability Act (S.2192/H.R. 4351). The Act would require the scientists at the NIH to submit an annual Alzheimer’s research budget proposal directly to Congress and the President, specifying the resources needed to fully implement the National Alzheimer’s Plan without political and budgetary restrictions. We will take to the hill tomorrow and be the voice for those who eventually become silent.

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