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Here’s the deal…we really love our Facebook fans, and we want more! If and ONLY IF we get to 3,500 Facebook “likes” by Saturday April 14th we will throw a Facebook Fan Appreciation Party during the Mets v Phillies game that day (4:05 pm)! Every person that shows us they “like” us on Facebook will get FREE BEER that afternoon from 3 to 5 pm. That’s a 2 hour open bar during a Mets away game for all of our Facebook fans! What more could you ask for?!
To help us achieve 3,500 “likes” share our page and suggest it to all of your Facebook friends. Once they “like” our page, they’re invited to the party too! Remember, we have to hit 3,500 by Saturday April 14th to unlock the party and free beer. Help us make the Strawberry’s Facebook community even bigger and better. We hope to see you all on the 14th!
The New York Knicks have been taking the country by surprise with their 7 straight wins. So who is to thank for much of this success? His name wasn’t well known until the winning streak began. He played ball for Harvard and signed as a free agent to Golden State Warriors in 2010. When the Knicks got a hold of him this year, fans paid little to no mind of the guy. But when star players Carmelo Anthony (who pulled his groin early February) and Amare Stoudemire (who lost his brother in a car accident) were unable to play in the upcoming games, it was HIS time to shine.
Jeremy Lin, or better known as Linsanity as fans like to call him, took the team by shock. The 5 games without both key players, Anthony and Stoudemire, were victories. Maybe we should re-evaluate here: Carmelo was traded to the Knicks with the hope and excitement for a great year. However, the team has been on a roller coaster since starting this year’s season. Carmelo pulled his groin early February after throwing an alley-oop to Chandler in the game against Utah Jazz. Since then, Melo’s been out and the team has taken over the NBA with 7 straight wins. Maybe he should pull muscles more often?
Lin’s success is just what the team needed after some miserable games they’ve had in the past. Knicks fans began to see light at the end of the tunnel. Lin brought back the liveliness of the Garden that was missing for some time. He was an underdog, no one expected him to come out of nowhere and be the one to look out for. Now, everyone wants his jersey and the chants of “MVP” at the end of each home game only proves Linsanity is here to stay.
Michael Strawberry was born and raised in LA and was the oldest of five kids. Michael was drafted to the LA Dodgers and played baseball in his hometown for three years before following his childhood dream of becoming a police officer. As a member of the LAPD, Michael was indispensible. He worked not only in the gang unit but in Narcotics and as a detective as well. Michael’s proudest achievement as a police officer was his contribution to the Police Athletic League. Michael coordinated sporting events for the children throughout the south central LA area.
In July of 2010, upon his retirement from the force, we had the good fortune of welcoming Michael to Queens, where his young brother Darryl, has been a baseball legend.
In August of 2010 Strawberry’s Sports Grill opened for business with Michael Strawberry serving as an ambassador to the community. Strawberry’s Grill has become a true member of the community and no one more so than Michael. He is the smiling, gracious face who knows the sports fans, children and families alike that enter through the doors of Strawberry’s Grill. Recently, he was even honored by Queens for being the ‘King of Queens’!
He is a true friend to the community and inspirational role model to all that meet him. If you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Michael Strawberry, you can catch him over at Strawberry’s!
We want to give a big shout out to him CONGRATULATIONS MICHAEL!!
Fundraising is often times a necessity to worthwhile charitable causes. There never seems to be enough money in this world to get everything done. People often step up to the plate to try and raise necessary funds and we want to join the ranks and do our part.
We have decided that if any non-profit, school, cause, charity etc. wants to host a fundraiser at Strawberry’s Sports Grill, we will participate in the fundraiser by donating 10% of our earnings for the event back to the cause. We believe that making such contributions will be an even bigger incentive for people to contribute when they realize that we are also participating in the event and the more they enjoy themselves, the more we will contribute. We hope to start a trend throughout the restaurant industry and hope to inspire other restaurants to help in a similar manner.
We are just two weeks away from the start of football season and boy are we stoked! Some people think the tradition of football is interwoven into the American psyche and we certainly do show a religious-like devotion to it. How do we love football season? Let us count the ways….
The Tradition: The tradition of football dates back for centuries and as the world around us changes, our love for football doesn’t. The sport epitomizes many traditional American values such as hard work, teamwork, toughness, victory, and glory.
The Parties: Football has become a really great outlet for socializing. Whether it is you and a few buddies at your local bar or a full out bash at your pad, the game gives you a good reason to get together and bond.
The Food: Over the years we Americans have developed a new type of cuisine. ‘Football Food’ usually consists of Buffalo wings, nachos, burgers, hotdogs, BBQ, fries and other various types of fried food.
The Devotion: A large part of the excitement of football is the energy of the fans. The fan base and level of devotion given to football teams is unprecedented. Some families even trace their allegiances back for generations.
The Drinking: It’s not very often you feel justified having a beer at noon on a Sunday. However, football allows you to crack open a beer and watch the game, no matter what time of day it is. They seem to go hand and hand.
The Game: Football is a game of strategy, tactics, strength, drama, knockouts and so much more. The game alone is enough to keep us interested.
As you can see football season embodies a lot. It is, by far, the most watched American sport on TV today and we LOVE to have fans in to watch with us!