The pastel drawing was done by a friend of Dave’s in New York, artist Kerry Devlin. She was a friend and neighbor in high school.
Dave’s younger brother Chris and Kerry’s younger brother Casey were great friends through high school and the years following.
One night while Dave was pursuing his Graduate Fellowship and working for the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. We all reconnected for some live music and Dave and Kerry spoke about her art, and Dave’s appreciation of how well she captured the eyes in a black and white chalk drawing of her youngest sister. They struck a deal for a drawing in trade for dinner for her and some friends.
That very night Kerry had a severe asthma attack and was hospitilazed with a collapsed lung. When she woke up the next day, the doctors informed her that she was going to have to take it easy and rest a while. However she should stretch well to keep her muscles loosened up. She requested that her father, Dennis Devlin (he is a hero who passed away while saving lives as a fire chief in The World Trade Center, NYC on 9/11), bring a large peice of paper to the hospital room with her chalks.
She had an image in mind and she wanted to put it on paper. The result is the chef that inspired the name of The Range and our logo, and has grown to be an unmistakeable brand logo for The Range.
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First of all, words can not express our thanks and gratitude for the incredible event you and your team executed for us on Tuesday evening. Everything was EXCELLENT! Our meeting concluded a few hours ago and the managers were still raving about the competition…many of them saying this was the best event we have ever planned during one of our annual meetings! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Stuart Masters, McLane Company
Excellent Service, Food & Ambiance. Thank you for a great dinner! First Class!
The new Chili Smoked Ribeye is amazing. This is everything steak should be.
Thanks to you and your great staff for a wonderful meal and amazing service!
Everything was awesome, enjoyed immensely and the memory of it all will be appreciated forever! Thanks so very much!
Dave, you and your team were spectacular. We could not have been more pleased.
If you are looking for phenomenal food with professional and friendly service, look no further than The Range. Let me just say that treating our guests to amazing food was at the top of our wedding priority list. We wanted to offer our guests a variety of options and The Range helped us create the perfect menu. The staff went above and beyond to make sure our big day was perfect. The guests raved about everything from the appetizers to the delicious drinks. I can’t say enough great things about the exceptional service we received from start to finish. Every bride deserves vendors who make her feel like their only client and that is exactly what they did. I would highly recommend The Range for any occasion!
I could not ask for anything more from a caterer. The Range caters many events, and they managed to make our wedding unique and special and for that I cannot thank them enough!
We had a wonderful meal at your restaurant last week. Everyone enjoyed steak or salmon and left with a smile. Thanks so much!
Ki & Tad Browning
Choosing ”The Range” to do the catering for the outdoor wedding at our home last spring was exactly the right decision. The planning with Dave was relaxed yet exact in all details, the staff, easy to work with and , most importantly, the food was delicious and perfectly presented. Anyone who has planned a wedding knows that each and every decision and detail is important and can make or break the event. Catering by “The Range” helped make this wedding a beautiful evening.
Thank you for a splendid evening. We continue to receive compliments. Thanks to you and your staff for taking such great care of us
Bill & Posy Rzadkowlski
We cannot thank you enough for all of the assistance and support you and your staff provided to make our special day such a success
Peter & Christa
Every detail was so professionally elegant.
At dinner I head for the Range an elegant eatery that offers some of the finest dining you’ll find in this part of the state.
Les Thomas Southern Living
From the appetizers to the dessert, everything was superb!
Thank you for your services at The Many Stars, One Vision kick-off event.You were a vital part of this success and we thank you!
Nancy Birdwell Office of Development, Scott & White
The Range is my favorite Restaurant in town.
It's the perfect place for holidays with the family.
You really “out-did” yourself on last night’s spectacular party. Folks will be talking about this for years to come! The food was delicious and so attractively served. Thanks for all you do at The Range! We are so lucky to have you.