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Chef’s Notes

 Roca Patron Cocktail and Food Pairings  When I first heard whispers that Patron was announcing a new line called “Roca Patron” I have to admit, I was pretty excited. Once I learned they had major plans to take the art of Tequila making back to its roots, crafting small batches of premium artisan tequila, using a [...]

By | May 20th, 2015|Abacus Jasper's Blog, Ask the Chef, In the Kitchen, Recipe, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Chef’s Notes

Team Member Spotlight

Charlotte Gannon, Catering Sales Manager Meet Charlotte Gannon Say hello and meet the team. Today we're shining the spotlight on one of our newest team members, Charlotte Gannon, Catering Sales Manager for Kent Rathbun Catering. We caught up with Charlotte earlier this week to learn more about her talents and the 20 [...]

By | May 15th, 2015|Abacus Jasper's Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Team Member Spotlight

Mother’s Day Cheat Sheet

Did You Procrastinate Making Mother's Day Plans? It’s ok procrastinators! If you find yourself scrambling to make last minute Mother’s Day plans, I've rounded up a few of my very favorite options. From treating your favorite Mom to Sunday Jazz brunch, to taking her out for a nice dinner at Abacus, I've got you covered [...]

By | May 8th, 2015|Abacus Jasper's Blog, Ask the Chef, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Mother’s Day Cheat Sheet

Join Our Team

We're Saucy and We Know It Hickory Is Hiring All Positions  Above anything else, the most important ingredient throughout Kent Rathbun Concepts is our team. Nothing we do can be done without them, and that goes for clearing tables to parking guests cars and preparing our award-winning menu to extending 5-star service. [...]

By | May 7th, 2015|Abacus Jasper's Blog, Ask the Chef, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Join Our Team

My two cents on Mark Vamos’ 4-Star Review in the Dallas Morning News

“Asia meets Texas deliciously as ever at Abacus” Not too long ago I had the pleasure of hosting journalist Mark Vamos at Abacus. First, let me start by saying that I genuinely enjoyed reading the review, appreciate the positive comments, and am honored to receive the 4-star rating. Early in my career, I made it [...]

By | March 30th, 2015|Abacus Jasper's Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on My two cents on Mark Vamos’ 4-Star Review in the Dallas Morning News

What’s New At Abacus

Lydia Hirose on Spring, Private Dining and a Forbes Award  We caught up with Lydia Hirose, General Manager over the weekend to talk about what's new for spring, our recent Forbes award and corporate entertaining. Get the inside scoop directly from Lydia and join the conversation by posting your comments below. NEW & SEASONAL: Spring is [...]

By | March 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What’s New At Abacus

Two Minutes with Matthew Scott on Raymond Vineyards Blending Event

We caught up with Matthew Scott to get his perspective on the Raymond Vineyards Wine Blending Events at Jasper’s and Abacus this week. In just two minutes we got the inside scoop on his tasting notes, what to expect, and how to get your hands on this limited production “on-premise” masterpiece. Eight Sommeliers. One [...]

By | February 2nd, 2015|Events|Comments Off on Two Minutes with Matthew Scott on Raymond Vineyards Blending Event

On-site vs Delivery Catering – What is the difference?

When you’re planning a party, food is often the number one priority. Sharing a meal – whether it’s a sit-down dinner, passed hors d’oeuvres, or food-stations –the ritual of eating really brings people together. Food generates conversation, gives people energy, and can turn a good event to a great one. So when the time comes [...]

By | November 12th, 2014|Abacus Jasper's Blog|Comments Off on On-site vs Delivery Catering – What is the difference?

Patron’s Latest Endeavor: Roca Patron

As someone who appreciates premium liquors and spirits, I’m honored to help launch Patron Tequila’s new handcrafted, artisanal Roca line. So honored, in fact, that we’ll be showcasing Roca Patron with a special event this week at all Jasper’s locations. You won’t want to miss these events – whether you’re a tequila aficionado like me, [...]

By | October 28th, 2014|Abacus Jasper's Blog|Comments Off on Patron’s Latest Endeavor: Roca Patron