"Big Daddy" Bails You Out with a Stimulus Package for Both Wallet and Palate

Style News Wire | 4/16/2009, 7 p.m.
In the midst of the longest recession period since the Second World War, our president has created a stimulus package ...

In the midst of the longest recession period since the Second World War, our president has created a stimulus package to jump-start our wounded economy. Following this trend, Kent Rathbun, Texas’s own culinary “Commander-In-Chief” strives to keep spirits high (and bellies full) during these difficult times of layoffs and budget cuts with the implementation of “Big Daddy’s Stimulus Package.” A slew of daily specials at Abacus and Jasper’s restaurants have been developed to help guests do their part for the suffering market.

“I believe that our take on the Big Daddy Stimulus Package will entice guests to join us for a relaxed evening without talk of 401Ks and equity positions,” said Kent Rathbun, Executive Chef and Partner of award-winning Abacus and Jasper’s restaurants. “While it is impossible to ignore the situation completely, we can do our part to cushion the economic strain and give back to our loyal patrons.”

Ease your economic woes nearly every day of the week at Abacus. Margin Monday gives you half-off any bottle of wine under $150; TARP Tuesday allows half-price small plates; Bailout Wednesday has half-price specialty drinks and martinis; and Earmark Thursday satisfies with half-price Hors d’ oeuvres in the bar from 6 p.m. to close.

Jasper’s Plano gives you a break on Margin Mondays with half-price martinis and on Geithner Gathering Sundays with half-price wine bottles up to $150. The Woodlands and Austin locations bail you out on Margin Mondays and Geithner Gathering Sundays with half-price wine bottles up to $150, on TARP Tuesdays with half-price dinner menu appetizers, Bailout Wednesdays with half-off regularly priced martinis, and Earmark Thursdays with half-price desserts!

Since Abacus opened 1999, the fine dining establishment has received numerous accolades and has been catapulted into the local, regional and national spotlight with industry recognition coming from Mobile Four-Stars, AAA Four Diamonds, DiRONA, Five Star rating from the Dallas Morning News and “Most Popular Restaurant in Dallas” rating by Zagat Survey in 2007 and 2008. Abacus has been featured in publications such as Elle, Southern Living, Veranda, Texas Monthly, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Esquire Magazine, Rosie Magazine and Wine Spectator.

Rated one of Esquire Magazine’s Top 20 Best New Restaurants in America, Jasper’s features a casual design with a “modern outdoors” theme complete with stained concrete floors, teak outdoor-style furniture, bamboo planters, dramatic lighting and artistic-interpretations of natural elements. Executive chef and partner Kent Rathbun has made a name for himself in the culinary world through his interest in creating unique and unsurpassed dishes.  Jasper’s menu reflects Rathbun’s “home cooking” style with the best of America’s regional cuisine, including rotisserie chicken, fish, steaks, salads and pizza.