Tacos for a cause!

Real Estate Agent with Broker Associate PenFed Realty 0496522

I love volunteering and giving time to charitable organizations.  There is nothing like the feeling you get knowing you have made a difference in someones life.  In my busy world I cannot always find time and in this market the donation dollars are becoming more sparse than ever.  However, Blue Mesa made it easy.  Everyone has to eat, eh?

The Blue Mesa Grill is a well known restaurant in the D/FW Metroplex.  They have excellent food and atmosphere.  Another thing they have is a desire to help the community.  For every taco sold they donate one dollar to charity.  The money goes to shelters for children and even Operation Kindness, a no-kill shelter for animals.  You have to love a restaurant who's motto is, "Food is art.  Tequila is life."

This little guy was adopted from Operation Kindness in 1997. 


I will be making my donation having lunch there later today!

Comments (27)

Harold "Hal" Place
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL

Hi Mel,

What a great community effort put forth by the restaurant. Enjoy your charity endeavor.

?= is the meal a tax write off?  LOL

Have a good day.

Jan 20, 2009 01:57 AM
JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

Tacos and a good cause, sounds like they have a good plan here.

Jan 20, 2009 02:36 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Taht is a nice amount to donate.  I must give them credit

Jan 20, 2009 03:00 AM
Mike Saunders
Retired - Athens, GA

Mel - great idea about the tacos, anyplace with a motto like that is a place I know that I can be comfortable in.

Jan 20, 2009 06:22 AM
April Hayden-Munson
Brookfield, WI
Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate

That "little" guy looks very happy.  Nice cause and I bet the eats were  good too!

Jan 20, 2009 08:30 AM
Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

Mel, the gauntlet can be carried in many ways, I like the thought simple and easy to see the results sell a taco donate a dollar.  5:30 here and tequila is sounding good. thanks for both good ideas.

Jan 20, 2009 08:32 AM
Sharon Richards
Kirsten Realty Tampa Florida - Tampa, FL

Melody - I wish more restaurants would have the desire to donate to charities. As you stated the donation dollars are more sparse than ever before.  Thanks for the tip, maybe, we can do this in my area.

Jan 20, 2009 11:33 AM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Mel, thanks, guess it is time to have another meal at Blue Mesa!!

Jan 20, 2009 01:51 PM
Cristal Drake
Prudential California Realty - Fullerton, CA
Realtor - Fullerton Real Estate

I love WIN-WIN ideas for raising money! I just wrote about one.  It is cool when you can make the donation AND get something you need at the same time!  It just makes it easier for people to give!

Jan 20, 2009 02:03 PM
Steve Shatsky
Dallas, TX

Hey Mel... I love the Blue Mesa... I love tacos... I love pups!  Sounds to me like a good reason for us to get together again soon! :)

Jan 20, 2009 02:05 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Mel, I think that's a wonderful thing that Blue Mesa does.  If they had restaurants here that supported a cause I would certainly eat there more often..........and I'm sorry to say that of all the many restaurants I know, I can't think of a one.  What a shame.

Jan 20, 2009 02:36 PM
John Cannata
214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com - Frisco, TX
Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance

Sounds like a really good deal.  Cool dog.  Looks like he had a taco or two.  j/k

Jan 20, 2009 03:43 PM
Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty - Pine Bush, NY
Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY

I love to see businesses participate in this way towards good causes.  Pet adoption is the way to go if you are looking for a companion.  Have a great day Mel

Jan 20, 2009 09:30 PM
Cheryl Frei - Realtor® & e-Pro Certified Realtor®
Elite Realty - Absarokee, Montana and Billings, Montana - Absarokee, MT

Melody - I do understand what you mean! I love the picture of your dog!

Jan 21, 2009 03:00 AM
Laura Watts
Positive Properties, LLC - Laurinburg, NC




 Mel-That is really great that they do that. I use to volunteer alot more than I do now. I had to slow down-not enough hours in the day. I still do some, but not like I did at one time. It is a really good feeling to help others. Enjoy your tacos. 

Jan 22, 2009 03:31 PM
Jesse Clifton
Jesse Clifton & Associates - Fairbanks, AK

Nice... I was sold at "Food is art.  Tequila is life."  Where the heck do I sign up?

Jan 22, 2009 07:39 PM
Debbie Summers
Charles Rutenberg Realty - New Smyrna Beach, FL

Mel - Posts like this just remind me why I like you so much...  You're not just a smart chick, but a giving one too. 

Jan 23, 2009 12:09 PM
Danny Thornton
R & D Art - Knoxville, TN
WordPress Guru

Melody, I am not sure that I would call him little. With that said, this is a great idea.

Jan 23, 2009 12:19 PM
Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula
Realty Works Temecula - Temecula, CA
Realty Works Temecula

Hi Melody - I am just starting to do charity work and really liking it.   I like the taco idea...everybody loves them!!!!

Jan 27, 2009 01:55 AM
Judy Jennings
Top Agent Plus - Middleboro, MA
Tap into Judy's real estate expertise & resources.

Melody - I am not a taco fan, but I have two adopted "rescue" dogs. We have had Peppi for approx 7 yrs and Lacey going on 4 years. I like the motto and love that they make donations.  - Judy

Feb 12, 2009 01:39 AM