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4/24 ER/MICU/8R dinner sponsored by McCarthy & provided by BrainDead Brewing

Posted Apr 29, 2020 by Tam Pham

Friday night's dinner was generously sponsored by our neighbor & friends at McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. and delivered by BrainDead Brewing, by special request. They did not disappoint. BDB crafted herb-roasted chicken with asparagus and wild mushroom risotto. Delish!! www.mccarthy.com www.braindeadbrewing.com Since it was likely our last delivery for a little while until more contributions came in, I let staff know, and they were so thankful for everyone who contributed to the meal train. They gushed about how much they appreciated the meals and how overwhelmed they are by the support of this community and how much it helped them. NBC5 will be airing an update on this MealTrain tomorrow morning, 4/30. I hope that we get another boost so that we can send the next meal delivery out! We are soooo close. Thanks again to everyone who made this happen. It truly is a bright spot. Tam

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4/23 lunch ER/8R by La Popular Tamale House

Posted Apr 24, 2020 by Tam Pham

Thursday was absolutely beautiful! As we were shy of a full meal service, La Popular Tamale House put together a Taco Thursday lunch to make it happen! Delicious tacos & fresh chips & salsa. Yum! Since it looks like this MealTrain is winding down, who better to make the delivery than me? Bonus was that my neighbor, Dr. Jo, who inspired me to organize the MealTrain, offered to join me! It was the perfect wrap up to a lovely community effort! I've compiled a few fun facts about what we have accomplished together in 32 days: - 3,680 meals (& smiles) delivered to ER/MICU/8R between 3/22-4/24 - 334 individuals & 7 corporate sponsors contributed $31,500 that went directly to the restaurants - Over 25 local restaurants provided delicious & nutritious meals - Hundreds of notes of support from Donors to these hardworking women & men Baylor staff has been overwhelmed with the support & kindness. The restaurants have been grateful for the opportunity. Again, none of this could have happened without each and every one of you! I am so grateful for your generosity.

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4/19 lunch sponsored by Jason L. Sanders provided by Cock & Bull

Posted Apr 20, 2020 by Tam Pham

Sunday's lunch for ER/MICU/8R was generously sponsored by Jason L. Sanders of Sanders Collins PLLC. This sponsor wanted to help in a bigger way than just their home takeout & heard about the MealTrain deliveries that Cock & Bull provided a few weeks back. Thank you for sponsoring the entire meal service! It truly keeps everyone moving forward. Www.sanderscollins.com Www.cockandbulldallas.com If any company or group is interested in sponsoring a meal service please let me know. Pls help us send meals through 4/30! Thanks so much!

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4/17 Lunch by sponsored by Abatix, delivered by GoodFriend

Posted Apr 18, 2020 by Tam Pham

Friday's lunch for ER/MICU/8R was generously sponsored by Abatix. Safety is their expertise. www.abatix.com. Our good friends at GoodFriend delivered delicious & nutritious meals to the hardworking staff. GoodFriend is so committed to helping during these unprecedented times, they even changed their name to Good Citizen. Check em out! Www.socialdistancingnow.com There are 7 meals that need to be funded for us to send meals until 4/30. Baylor is still on the rise on number of cases. Please share the MealTrain link with others. Thank you all for your support of this effort.

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4/15 ER/MICU/8R lunch by The Heights

Posted Apr 16, 2020 by Tam Pham

4/15 Wednesday's hearty lunch was delivered by our friends at The Heights. If you want well-executed deliciousness and great service, they're waiting for your call. www.theheightslakewood.com The Parkway Hills Baptist Church Common Ground Life Group generously donated for the MICU lunches. So, pending tonight's dinner delivery, all the Updates are caught up! With your contributions we are scheduled to deliver meals through 4/21. The generosity here has been nothing short of amazing - we have been able to send meals every day for the last month! The restaurants and Baylor staff have been so grateful for this MealTrain. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 cases are still on the rise at the moment. My goal is to deliver meals through 4/30, if you know of any companies or groups who would be interested in sponsoring a meal service, please send them this MealTrain link. I can include logo & message and any giveaways to send along with the meals. Or, if you are so moved, please forward or post this MealTrain link for individual support. Thank you for all of your support in the project. Together, we are making a difference. Tam

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4/14 ER/MICU/8R dinner by Redfield's

Posted Apr 15, 2020 by Tam Pham

4/14 Tuesday night's dinner was provided by our friends at Redfield's! You may have seen recent buzz about this restaurant in the Medical District with their newly commissioned Rosie the Riveter-esque mural. Why is it -esque? It pays tribute to our hardworking nurses who make the world go round. Beautiful sentiment and artwork. Pic below, but swing by and check it out & pick up something from their delish menu! www.redfieldstavern.com Speaking of tributes, a special donation was made by friends at YaYa Bunco Grp, in memory of their dear friend Brooke Ziegler & to honor her daughters, Claire and Gayle. Gayle is a front-line nurse in Denver.❤️ Thank you for supporting our efforts! Tam

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4/12 Easter dinner & 4/13 Monday lunch sponsored by Spirit Realty Capital, crafted by Garden Cafe & Leila Bakery

Posted Apr 15, 2020 by Tam Pham

You know when you have that feeling that magic is going to happen because of the people involved? I do, because that is what came together for our Easter Sunday dinner and Monday (post-Easter) lunch. Spirit Realty Capital generously offered to sponsor meals for all 3 depts & for both shifts, as well as an added special treat! What a way to wrap up the comfort food weekend for the special folks at Baylor! Garden Cafe agreed to fire up their kitchen especially for these meal services and brought their "A" game with their famous meat loaf, herb roasted chicken and veggie "meat" loaf with fresh sides. To add something special, we asked Leila Bakery & Cafe to make their ever-popular pecan pies & carrot cake to wrap up that comfort "food hug!" Rave reviews from staff on this lovely meal. Our friends at Spirit Realty Capital, Garden Cafe & Leila Bakery & Cafe are amazing and lovely to work with. It was magic to wrap up a lovely holiday weekend with all of them. www.spiritrealty.com www.gardencafe.net www.leilabakery.com Thanks to everyone for making this happen! Tam

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4/11 ER/MICU/8R lunch by La Popular Tamale House

Posted Apr 15, 2020 by Tam Pham

What sends big warm "food" hugs better than hot handmade tamales? Not much! Luckily for staff last Saturday, 4/11, even though it was chilly outside, East Dallas favorite La Popular Tamale House warmed it up on day 2 of comfort food on this MealTrain! Delicious tamales in varying protein options and rice and beans brought it home! This multi-generational family recipes and the staff at La Popular is on point! Bring home comfort food for your crew! www.lapopulartamalehouse.com

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4/10 Good Friday dinner sponsored by Botham Jean Foundation, provided by Dallas Grilled Cheese Co!

Posted Apr 15, 2020 by Tam Pham

On 4/10, Good Friday dinner was generously sponsored by Botham Jean Foundation. We are so grateful for the support. None of this is possible without the kindness of the donors. See more about this lovely foundation & their mission: www.bothamjeanfoundation.org This meal provided by our friends at the Dallas Grilled Cheese Co. kicked off our comfort food weekend! On the menu: crispy & melty grilled cheese sandwiches provided meat and meatless options, with their signature DGC Old World Tomato Basil soup, and decadent dessert to wrap up the comfort food trio. If you haven't tried this melty deliciousness, you are missing out! (Bonus is that it's a big hit with my kiddo and I can still get a "grown-up" version!) www.dallasgrilledcheese.co

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4/9 ER/MICU/8R lunch by Toasted

Posted Apr 14, 2020 by Tam Pham

On 4/9 lunch, local favorite, Toasted, served up their signature sandwiches on fresh baked bread in mouthwatering combinations for the hardworking folks @ Baylor. Delish!! https://toasted.coffee/

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4/8 ER/MICU/8R dinner by Hello Dumpling!

Posted Apr 14, 2020 by Tam Pham

Hello! My apologies for getting behind on the updates. I'll be getting y'all all caught up, so please don't let my lag keep you from enjoying all of the smiles and the incredible effort from everyone! On 4/8, the incomparable Hello Dumpling served up delicious, hand pulled noodles and dumplings. As an added surprise, they enlisted the help of these "East Dallas chicks" to provide fresh eggs so their owners could craft delectable desserts & smiles to the Baylor teams. What a fun collaborative effort! Thank you!! https://www.facebook.com/HelloDumpling/

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4/7 ER/MICU/8R lunch from Hook Line & Sinker

Posted Apr 8, 2020 by Tam Pham

Tuesday's lunch was provided by Hook Line & Sinker. They served up healthy rice and veggies with salmon or chicken. Fresh & delish!! www.hookline-sinker.com Thanks for all of your contributions to make this happen, and remember these local eateries for your home takeout! They are working with me to make the donations stretch further. Thanks for everyone's support!

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ER/MICU/8R meals by Brick & Bones

Posted Apr 6, 2020 by Tam Pham

Make no bones about it, these rockstars from Brick & Bones served up their D Magazine Best winning chicken & sides specialities for the hardworking folks @ Baylor! www.bricknbones.com Tonight, one of the shift leads told me that MealTrain has given the staff something to look to when they come in for their shifts. A real morale booster! Thanks to all of YOU for making this happen! Tam

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4/4 Dinner by Baller Mom Meals

Posted Apr 5, 2020 by Tam Pham

What a spread! Saturday's dinner was served by delightfully practical & delicious Baller Mom Meals! Make your at-home weekly mealtime easy or your next group event (when we're all free to roam again). www.ballermommeals.com Let's keep it going! With gratitude, Tam

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4/3 ER/MICU/8R lunch by Lake House White Rock

Posted Apr 4, 2020 by Tam Pham

Friday's delicious lunch was brought by our friends @ Lake House White Rock! On the menu: yummy & nutritious quinoa bowls with salmon or chicken to give these hardworking working women & men energy for their long shifts. Thanks to everyone for making this happen! Tam http://lakehousewhiterock.com

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4/2 ER/MICU/8R Dinner by Cowboy Chicken

Posted Apr 3, 2020 by Tam Pham

Winner, winner chicken dinner!! Thursday's wood-fired chicken dinner was provided by the wonderful, community-minded people @ Cowboy Chicken! Amazing food & people - check them out! www.cowboychicken.com The appreciation coming from Baylor & restaurant staff is loud and clear... and it's all thanks to you amazing donors! Let's keep it going! Sincerely, Tam

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More pics April Fool's Wed Brunch sponsored by Poo-Pourri

Posted Apr 2, 2020 by Tam Pham

More pics, just because it was so fun! Tonight's meals to Night Shift will be provided by Cowboy Chicken! www.cowboychicken.com

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April Fool's hijinks & lunch sponsored by Poo-Pourri, provided by Cock & Bull/Whistling Pig

Posted Apr 2, 2020 by Tam Pham

HIIIILLLLLAAARIOUS day yesterday sponsored by lovely folks at Poo-Pourri. "Wednesday Brunch" was brought by our friends at Cock & Bull and Whistling Pig, as well as a few gags from Poo-Pourri and me. SO much fun. The Poo-Pourri team has been such a wonderful (and funny) partner in this. Thank you so much for supporting this project! It truly has been my pleasure to work with the Poo-Pourri team. Here's a sweet note from Baylor staff yesterday: "Thank you for all that you have done. I am the nurse manager of 8 Roberts and I wanted to let you know that this is a bright spot in their day." Let's keep it going, everyone. We are making a difference! Tam www.poopourri.com www.cockandbulldallas.com www.thewhistlingpigdallas.com

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3/31 MICU lunch by The Heights!

Posted Mar 31, 2020 by Tam Pham

MICU lunch was provided by the amazing team @ The Heights! It's a classy, delicious restaurant in the heart of Lakewood. Fun tidbit is that this local fave is owned by smooth crooner, Ricki Derek! Check out his tunes & their food! Tomorrow's lunch is going to be packed with funny deliciousness!! Stay tuned for the April Fool's lunch donated by our friends at Poo-Pourri! You won't want to miss these pics!!!

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3/30 ER/8R lunch by Taco Joint!

Posted Mar 30, 2020 by Tam Pham

ER & 8R lunch served! If you haven't tried the Taco Joint, you're missing out! In fact, dial up a to-go order. So good! This little gesture is so appreciated by staff. I encourage them to check out your notes on the donor page, and I share their love notes back to y'all in the pics! YOU are making this happen - I can't thank everyone enough! Sincerely, Tam

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3/29 MICU dinner by Hello Dumpling

Posted Mar 29, 2020 by Tam Pham

Tonight's MICU dinner was delivered by the incomparable Hello Dumpling team! Also, I have great news! With your incredible outpouring of support, starting this week, we will be able deliver meals to all 3 depts each day! Everyone's effort has been nothing short of amazing! Staff is beyond grateful for everything. They have all told me that it means so much that they are supported by all of you! Thank you ALL for making this happen! Tam

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3/28 - ER/MICU/8R - Poo-Pourri sponsored Midnite Bfast!

Posted Mar 29, 2020 by Tam Pham

What a treat!!! Last night, the amazing team at Poo-Pourri generously sponsored Midnight Breakfast for ALL 3 depts! Not only did they get delicious meals delivered by Cock & Bull, laughs were delivered as everyone received Poo-Pourri goodies that brought giggles & left those depts smelling good! 😉 #letthat💩go Here's the the Instagram story: https://instagram.com/stories/poopourri/2275865674056027231?utm_source=ig_story_item_share&igshid=nfkryluof3ct

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3/28-ALL 3 Depts are in for a TREAT TONIGHT!!

Posted Mar 28, 2020 by Tam Pham

The lovely & hilarious folks @ locally-owned/woman-owned Poo-Pourri are generously treating ALL 3 depts Midnight Breakfast provided by Cock and Bull!! And that's no bull💩! 😁 There may be some fun treats involved, too! I'll update with pics as soon as I have them!!!

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3/27 MICU dinner by Lakewood Smokehouse!

Posted Mar 28, 2020 by Tam Pham

Love you all for your support to keep this going strong for the hardworking people of Baylor and the local restaurant community! Everyone , and I mean everyone - healthcare workers, restaurants and donors - have been nothing short of amazing!! Thank you community!!

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3/26 ER lunch by Scalini's

Posted Mar 26, 2020 by Tam Pham

Today's delicious pasta & salad ER lunch was provided by ScalinisDallas.com! Tomorrow, Lakewood Smokehouse will be bringing the heat with their delicious BBQ for the MICU dinner service. Don't forget to include these awesome restaurants in your family's take-out rotations!

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3/25 MICU lunch & smiles delivered

Posted Mar 25, 2020 by Tam Pham

MICU lunch was delivered today by Maya's Modern Mediterranean! Tomorrow's ER lunch will be provided by Scallini's Lakewood. Let's keep their bellies & hearts full, while we stay home! I'm posting the scheduled meals in the MealTrain. Love to all of you amazing folks who are contributing and making this happen! Tam

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3/24 ER dinner delivered 3/25 MICU lunch confirmed!!

Posted Mar 24, 2020 by Tam Pham

Y'all are amazing! We delivered today's ER dinner prepared by Barley House and we have tomorrow's MICU lunch confirmed with Maya's Mediterranean! We also, for the first time have enough in the kitty for me to plan ahead so I'll post the delivery schedule as I confirm them! Thank you sooo much! This makes such a difference in their day. It's like a big warm virtual hug! Sincerely, Tam

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3rd meal delivery confirmed

Posted Mar 23, 2020 by Tam Pham

Ok, we're $50 shy of tomorrow's lunch so I'll fill the gap so ER can get dinner delivered by Barley House tomorrow. So 3rd Meal delivery is confirmed! Let's start working toward 4th meal for MICU on Wed. ❤ Www.BarleyHouse.com

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2nd meal to MICU delivered!

Posted Mar 23, 2020 by Tam Pham

Here are pics of the 2nd meal to MICU delivered today! The texts and responses have been nothing short of heartfelt APPRECIATION. Let's keep their bellies & hearts full by keeping the MealTrain going and stay home!! We are currently $200 shy of our next meal delivery which will be to ER. Pls share if you can!

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The Whistling Pig crew

Posted Mar 22, 2020 by Tam Pham

Pics of our awesome friends @ The Whistling Pig who made the delicious lunches for the ER today.

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ER loved it! Lunch was a success!

Posted Mar 22, 2020 by Tam Pham

Y'all, they loved it and are so appreciative! This pic makes me get warm fuzzies. Thanks again, everyone!!

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1st meal service delivered & 2nd confirmed for tomorrow!

Posted Mar 22, 2020 by Tam Pham

Thank you so much for making this happen! Our 1st meal delivery went out today! Whistling Pig (sister restaurant to Cock & Bull) delivered lunch today to Baylor ER. They were so excited & grateful when we confirmed that we were going to bring them lunch. Simple things really do matter to communicate that we're all in it together. I'm still waiting on pics, but I know they're swamped. I'll post when I receive them. The 2nd delivery is confirmed for tomorrow. Lunch will be delivered by The Lake house to the Baylor Medical ICU. Not only are the Baylor staff excited and appreciative, the restaurants owners have been doing a phenomenal job to make these contributions stretch so we can keep the ball rolling to get as many meals delivered as possible! If you're looking for take out, consider these restaurants that are making this project happen! http://www.thewhistlingpigdallas.com/ http://lakehousewhiterock.com/ We have our 3rd restaurant lined up, so please share so that we can keep the contributions rolling and keep it going! Thanks for all of your help & kindness, Tam

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1st delivery set for lunch tomorrow 3/22

Posted Mar 21, 2020 by Tam Pham

Hi, All! I Great news! We've raised about half the amount and my friends who are the owners of Whistling Pig and Cock & Bull are going to fulfill our 1st meal drop off for tomorrow's lunch to the ER! They offered to cover any shortages to make this happen! Stay tuned for pics!!! Thanks to all of those who pitched in to make it happen! http://www.thewhistlingpigdallas.com/ http://www.cockandbulldallas.com/

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