Monday, September 28, 2009

Creating Holiday Memories

When you were a child, you looked forward to each holiday and the special memories that were attached to each.

Memorial Day signaled the start of summer; Independence Day, a big summer picnic followed by a community fireworks display; Labor Day, the end of summer (ugh and the start of school); Halloween and all that candy; Thanksgiving (and lots of turkey); Christmas and a spirit of giving.

As you get older, the holidays still have all of those special memories but the years seem to fly by faster now, don't they ? It seems like I have just put away last year's Christmas decorations and very shortly, they will have to come out of the attic again!

The retail stores are getting a jump on the Christmas holidays as well. I saw one store employee assembling artificial Christmas trees next to a huge display of holiday wrapping paper.

At Mercy, we have already started booking holiday party events and have had numerous inquiries for additional events. Working at a restaurant gives you the unique opportunity to share holiday memories with your customers. Over the years, I have helped plan out quite a few events and they all hold special memories for me.

Mercy has many great options available for your office and company holiday events: [Appetizer platters coupled with wine/beer selections] or [multi-course dining events with wine pairings], with great pricing for most holiday budgeting.

Create some special memories of your own at Mercy this holiday season. Our catering menu is available for viewing at:

Let us know, we would love to be part of your holiday memory !

Mike Castagne

Monday, September 21, 2009

Pete Sampras and Todd Martin to Dallas !

As many of you know, Mercy has 2 sister companies: Sebastian’s Closet and TBarM Racquet Club. Sebastian’s is a mens and ladies boutique and TBarM is a tennis club. We share many of the same customers.

TBarM will be bringing “Pistol Pete” Sampras and Todd Martin to Dallas for a tennis exhibition at the Dr. Pepper arena in Frisco on Friday, November 6th at 7 pm.

Pete Sampras is one of the all time greatest tennis players to have played the sport. Up until this year, he held the record for the most grand slam wins in the history of the game. This is the second year we have brought Pete to Dallas and this promises to be the best yet. Todd Martin was a top ten tennis player in his own right and the competition between the two will be a showdown.

Prior to the full tennis match, there will be a competition between the top juniors of Dallas and Austin. Pete will be coaching the Dallas team while Todd will coach the Austin team. You will have a chance to see some of the top juniors in the state competing.

This is a unique opportunity to see Pete play up close. He is one of the most talented tennis professionals to have ever played the sport. I have had the great opportunity to spend some time with him and he told me how much he loves coming to Dallas as he finds the Dallas crowd really enthusiastic and supportive.

If you are looking for something different to do on a Friday night, you are guaranteed to have a fun evening. You can obtain tickets from or by calling 866-337-1312. There are a limited number of VIP suites available and all suite holders will be invited to a wine tasting hosted by Mercy at the Dr. Pepper center. Pete and Todd will be in attendance and be available for you to have pictures taken and get autographs, all before the matches begin.

I hope you can all make it on November 6. The Dr. Pepper arena is intimate and all seats allow for great up close viewing. We are going to have a great time and hope you are able to join us. See you there!

Glen Agritelley