Why do you love PURE?
What is your favorite dish to make at PURE?
What are some of your hobbies outside of work?
How long have you been with PURE?
What is your proudest moment that you can remember at PURE?
What is a special talent you have?
What is something we may not know about you?
What has been the happiest moment of your life?
If money wasn't a thing, how would you spend a perfect day?
What is a goal you are working towards?
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you travel to and why?
What do you bring to PURE that is unique?
Do you have a favorite quote, if so what is it?
What do you like to do in your free time with your family?
What color bandana are we most likely to find you in while working?
We try to keep busy here at PURE taqueria!
Whether its karaoke at Roswell, yoga at Alpharetta, or just a fun night on the rooftop at Brookhaven, we've got it all!
Check out what's been going on this past month!
Last week, Alpharetta hosted its first Frida Yoga night under the string lights between N2P and PURE. Our own Allison Acker, the Administrative Assistant at PURE taqueria Franchising, taught the awesome class under the trees and lights.
Afterwards, yogis headed next door to grab Frida Pitchers with guacamole, scoring a free Frida Tank!
Last week was a busy one at Alpharetta. Thursday served up some awesome Oysters, Chipotle Shrimp, and Mussel Soup
Join alpharetta next Sunday on October 22 for a Falcon's Oyster Tailgate!
Alpharetta will continue to host FREE Yoga Wednesdays at 6:30pm. When it gets chilly, we'll light up our flat-top fire pit for some evening yoga under the lights! Make sure to bring your own mat, towel, and sweatshirt for afterwards!
"she is the powerhouse behind sunday's tamales, sopes, and handmade tortillas"
What is your favorite item to make with homemade tortillas?
- Mini Taquitos
How long have you been making homemade tortillas?
-My entire life.
Who taught you how to make homemade tortillas?
- My mother taught me.
At PURE, you can find Maria’s handmade tortillas in special dishes like the Enchiladas Mexicanas, Chiquitos tacos, as well as in the sopes for brunch. Maria has worked at PURE since PURE Alpharetta opened its doors in 2005.
She is the powerhouse in charge of Sunday’s delicious tamales, homemade tortillas, and sopes. For some inspiration, we decided to learn a bit more about her.
For some some added mexican authenticity next time you make homemade tacos, enchiladas, or fajitas, check out Maria's recipe below:
2 cups maseca flour
1/4 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1 and 2/3 cups water
Combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
Add water one cup at a time.
Knead mixture in between each water addition for a total of 2.5-3 minutes.
Prepare tortilla press with parchment paper or split plastic bag
Roll about 1/4 cup dough into a ball.
Place between parchment paper or plastic bag on press.
Press tortillas with equal pressure.
Remove tortilla from press and place on sheet pan with parchment paper until ready to heat.
Heat tortillas over medium heat on a flat skillet for 1-2 minutes each side.
Serve warm and enjoy!
Now go make yourself some homemade tacos!
During the month of August, PURE taqueria took part in fundraising for The Giving Kitchen to aid Atlanta area restaurant workers facing unanticipated hardships. Throughout the month, our Guests helped us us raise over $7,000 through donations, purchases of Dos Equis and our Giving Cocktail made with Camarena tequila, and special fundraising events.
Our PURE staff did an excellent job of informing Guests about the organization. Three employees with the highest donation totals received recognition for their performance including Kristen Reinkemeyer from Alpharetta, Dominick Racano from Brookhaven, and Ryan Sharpless from Brookhaven. Kristen came in first place with $744.00 in donations, Dominick came in second with $730.00 and Ryan came in third with $338.00.
A big thanks to our Guests and employees who helped spread PURE love!
For more information about The Giving Kitchen, visit https://thegivingkitchen.org.
Birthdays are something of a tradition around here. Just like our PURE locations celebrate our Guests by dressing up and banging trays together, we take our birthdays very seriously. At our corporate office, we've already celebrated five birthdays this month- the last being our President, Chris Sedgwick's. Along with the traditional birthday cake and song, we celebrate with pink fairy wings and re-written famous songs as well. We like to keep things PURE weird around here.