Dwight Watch 2013: Kolache Factory Ups the Ante for Dwight Howard
And finally, I know this. For I am on food detail.
Over the weekend, Dallas-based chicken finger outlet Raising Cane's made this offer to Dwight:
Now, I can tolerate a lot of stuff, but another city, especially a chach haven like Dallas, thinking they can come in and compete for free agents using food as their weapon? This is tantamount to walking into Greg Oden's house and bragging about the size of your package.
Nobody eats more than Houston. Nobody loves food more than Houston. Nobody knows better how to properly deploy food than Houston.
WE. ARE. FAT.
So I took it upon myself to call upon the food community in Houston to step up and trump Raising Cane's. We conducted a brief Dwight-a-thon on my radio show Tuesday, and the food community came up big.
The unquestioned leader of the charge was the Kolache Factory.
Their retail marketing director, Andrew Eller, called my radio show and made Dwight an offer that he shouldn't refuse: a lifetime of free kolaches. Take that, chicken fingers! On top of that, Eller gave Houstonians some skin in the game, offering up a free kolache to all Houstonians on July 15 if Dwight signs with the Rockets!
You heard correct! FREE Kolaches for Dwight Howard and all Houstonian's if he signs with the Houston Rockets!!! Details to follow.— Kolache Factory (@KolacheFactory) July 1, 2013
One Houston institution (Kolache Factory) helping another (your Rockets). Beautiful.
Along the way, on my show, Dwight was offered everything from free barbecue (Beef & Bun BBQ) to free calzones (Nick's Place) to free burgers (Hubcap Grill) to free pest control (McGrath Pest Control).
So Dallas, we see your chicken fingers, and raise you a mountain of kolaches, barbecue sandwiches and calzones.
For we are Houston, and we are #FoodStrong.
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