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Moojo Makes a Sandwich, Kerbey Lane Brings Out the Pumpkins

By Virginia B. Wood, October 29, 2015, 10:00am, On the Range

The Peached Tortilla and Quickie Pickie grows, Texas French Bread honors Boggy Creek Farm, and more in your morning food news.

Moojo will celebrate National Sandwich Day on Tuesday, Nov. 3 by offering $1 off on their custom ice cream sandwiches to any customer who mentions the promotion or does one jumping jack at the register. This time of year, customers can choose from any of the regular ice cream and cookie flavors or opt for seasonal treats such as pumpkin pie or peppermint stick ice cream with warm gingerbread cookies. Also, during the week of Nov. 1-7, customers are urged to participate in the Moojo Combo Challenge by posting photos of their custom ice cream sandwich creations on social media with the hashtag #MoojoMyWay for a chance to see their creations on the store menu for a week.

The Peached Tortilla founder Eric Silverstein’s next project is a party and event venue to be called Peached Social House. Architect Kevin Stewart will transform the former Build-a-Sofa store at 6500 Burnet Rd. into a space suitable for everything from rehearsal dinners and weddings to pop-up restaurants and community events. The facility will include a prep kitchen, corporate conference space, and an in-house audio visual system. Catering services will be available from the Peached Tortilla brick-and-mortar and its food trucks. Silverstein will begin accepting bookings for the new venue after the first of the year.

Based on the success of their first "elevated" neighborhood convenience store and gastropub at 1208 East 11th, Zahir Prasla and Mohammed Walid are set to open a second Quickie Pickie at 2027 E. Cesar Chavez in January 2016.

Texas French Bread hosts a fall dinner in honor of Boggy Creek Farm. When Murph and Ben Wilcott decided to add a farm-to-table bistro to the French bakery founded by their mom, their primary source of fresh, organic produce was Boggy Creek. The Wilcotts still shop there every week, and they are hosting this dinner to recognize the contribution farmers Larry Butler and Carol Ann Sayle have made to the bistro’s success. Reservations necessary. Sunday, Nov. 1, 6:30pm.

Kerbey Lane Cafe's seven local outlets began offering their Great Pumpkin menu this week featuring inviting dishes such as pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin French toast, and pumpkin bread and granola parfaits with yogurt and fresh fruit. The dishes in the seasonal menu were developed in collaboration by the culinary team leader Carl Leefe and cooks throughout the Kerbey Lane system. Look for twists on a breakfast classic with the Texas Benedict made with grilled steak on Jalapeno corncakes or the fried avocado eggs Francisco with scrambled eggs, tomato, bacon, fried avocado slices, and queso on English muffins. The Great Pumpkin menu items will be available until early 2016.

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