We are only 2 weeks into December and I can no longer remember how many potluck parties I’ve been to since early November. It’s almostÂ guaranteedÂ at these everyone-bring-what-you-wantÂ friend/family gatherings there will be at least two “types” of mashedÂ potatoes. And one does-anyone-know-what-that-is dish.
This is our first holiday season since the launch of Dallas Food Nerd, so I was quite excited when we were approached by On The Border about partnering for a nerdy food holiday party. I don’t know many foodies who would turn down an opportunity to have FREE* noms provided for a party of our choosing. Since a few friends of ours just opened their new offices in a fun lofty space downtown we decided to make it a joint let’s eat and check out the new digs party.
The process of ordering food through On The Border Catering team was really impressive. I have never had a problem knowing what I want to eat when I visit a new restaurant, but the idea of trying to think of what our fellow nerds might like seemed like a lot of pressure. So, I called OTB Catering’s 800 number and talked with a very chipper woman who was very helpful. I told her about our group, how many we were expecting and she proceeded to provide dish recommendations.
We ended up getting:
- A mix of fajitas with all the fixins
- OMGuacamole (not it’s real name, but it should be called that)
- Stuffed Jalapenos
- Veggie Quesadillas
- Salsa and a Lifetime Supply of Chips (give or take a few)