First Full-Service Restaurant in Dallas to Achieve Coveted Mark

Dallas, TX – March 20, 2012 - Texas Spice at the Omni Dallas Hotel was recently certified as a 2-Star Certified Green Restaurant® by the

Green Restaurant Association  (GRA), a national nonprofit organization helping restaurants to become more environmentally sustainable. By receiving 141 GreenPoints™ on the GRA’s rigorous certification scale and implementing 61 steps, Texas Spice demonstrated commitment above and beyond the minimum requirements necessary for certification. 

Just the Green Facts:

  • 2-Star Certified Green Restaurant®
  • 141 GreenPoints™
  • 61 Environmental Steps
  • First Full-Service Dallas Restaurant to Become 2-Star Certified Green Restaurant®
  • Irrigation System
  • Full-Scale Recycling Program
  • Reusable Alternative to Bottled Water
  • Salvaged Wood See Here for Full Details of All Green Steps 

The upscale restaurant also prides itself on its work with local farmers and purveyors. As one of the largest farm-to-market restaurant concepts in the U.S., the restaurant puts an emphasis on utilizing the freshest local ingredients, creating flavorful food in a casual atmosphere. Additionally, the restaurant’s rustic interior features repurposed materials – including its red brick walls as well as garage door-style doors and wood details. 

“Texas Spice was built with a lower impact and is operating in an energy and water-efficient manner,” says Michael Oshman, GRA Founder and CEO. “We applaud Texas Spice for the true accomplishments they have achieved in opening a successful business with a more positive environmental impact.” 

“We’re honored to receive this recognition from the Green Restaurant Association,” said Jason Weaver, executive chef at Texas Spice. “While we strive to maintain this certification, we’ll also continue to provide a high quality farm-to-market dining experience for our guests and patrons.”

Texas Spice is open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information or to make a reservation, patrons may visit omnihotels.com/dallas or call 214-744-6664. Travelers and media can follow Omni Hotels & Resorts at Facebook.com/OmniHotels, Twitter.com/OmniHotels or Twitter.com/OmniHotelsPR

About Texas Spice 

Texas Spice serves three daily meals and captures the true flavor of Texas with an emphasis on local ingredients and southern style offering a twist on hometown classics. The innovative farm-to-market concept incorporates using the freshest ingredients to create great food and a casual dining experience. Whether dining in the main dining room, a private dining room or on the spacious outdoor patio every guest is sure to feel connected to Dallas and enjoy the comfort of a home cooked meal. 

About the Green Restaurant Association 

The Green Restaurant Association is a national non-profit organization that provides the only official Certified Green Restaurants® mark in the country. For two decades, the GRA has pioneered the Green Restaurant® movement and has been the leading voice within the industry encouraging restaurants to listen to consumer demand and green their operations using transparent, science-based certification standards. With their turnkey certification system, the GRA has made it easy for thousands of restaurants to become more environmentally sustainable in a profitable manner. The GRA is endorsed by scores of national environmental organizations such as NRDC and Environmental Defense, and esteemed trade organizations including the New York State Restaurant Association, Orange County Restaurant Association, and America Public Garden Association. The GRA is also an Energy Star partner. In 2010, Citysearch announced the GRA as their official Green Restaurant® listing partner. The GRA has been featured on CNN, NBC Nightly News, NPR, and in The New York Times, and The Washington Post. For more information visit www.dinegreen.com.

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