3/30 Business Notebook

*MAK Grills garners two industry honors*New canine service business in Dallas*M Street Diner adds new Sunday hours*BeckenRidge slates April 3 open house

MAK Grills garners

two industry honors

DALLAS -- MAK Grills is heating up the grilling industry, having won two awards recognizing product innovation and quality in its line of smoker grills.

The Dallas company that started manufacturing grills in July 2009 took home two awards in the 2011 Vesta Awards Competition. MAK Grills' "2 Star General Grill" wood pellet grill won the Best-in-Show Award in the outdoor room products category and Best Barbecue in the other fuels category.

"Needless to say, we are humbled and excited over winning these awards," said Bob Tucker, co-owner of MAK Grills. "These awards are confirmation of the thought and engineering that went into the 2 Star General Grill. It's a standout product within the barbecue grill category. For us, it's like winning the Super Bowl."

More than 50 companies entered 87 different products in the 11th Vesta Awards Competition, sponsored by Hearth & Home Magazine, a hearth, barbecue and patio trade publication.

New canine service

business in Dallas

DALLAS -- Alpha Dog Day Care and Grooming has opened at 179 SW Washington St. in Dallas.

The family business owned by Shawna Marquand offers grooming and day care services, as well as dog food, dog toys, dog apparel, dog leashes and more.

Marquand has 15 years of experience working with dogs and welcomes clients with special needs dogs.

The business is open Mondays through Saturdays. Day care hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and grooming hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information: 503-751-1400.

M Street Diner adds

new Sunday hours

MONMOUTH -- M Street Diner has announced that it is expanding its days of operation due to popular demand.

The restaurant at 159 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth, will be open on Sundays beginning April 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

M Street Diner is also open Mondays through Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information: 503-838-1801.

BeckenRidge slates

April 3 open house

DALLAS -- BeckenRidge Vineyard in Dallas will host an open house showcasing its facilities and a variety of vendors Sunday, April 3, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

A number of businesses that work with BeckenRidge, including wedding planners, photographers, caterers, musicians and more, will be on hand to answer questions during the free event.

The vineyard is located at 300 Reuben Boise Road in Dallas.

For more information: 503-831-3652; www.beckenridge.com.


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