I think Sprinkles might be afraid of Nancy, though, because now the deliveries are addressed to me. Good move. Sadly, I’ve been doing the Blueprint Cleanse for the last couple of days—more on that on this very web site, so stay tuned—so I didn’t partake. I did, however, take a very informal poll. These pink-topped treats are a new flavor, raspberry, but by all accounts the inside tasted like a blueberry muffin–or so said my taste-testers. Specifically I was told it tasted like a blueberry muffin but only when you got a bite of actual blueberry. Anyway, I got many thumbs up, although they declared the raspberry icing a tad sweet. I’m just going to take everyone’s word for it, because while they were dissecting and sharing said cupcakes, I was slicing a cucumber. For real.3 Comments »
The annual Taste of Dallas festival is happening this weekend in the West End, so if you feel like being outside (what’s WRONG with you), don’t forget to hit it up. It’s free to get in, you just have to pay for food and drinks. Some of the restaurants participating: Chamberlain’s Steak & Chop House, Bangkok City, Go Falafel (haven’t heard of this one but def like the sound of it), and Carl’s Carribean Soul. From what I remember, food was pretty cheap for the most part. There will also be live music, appearances Disney Channel stars, and a DFW’s Got Talent competition. Jump for all the details.2 Comments »
This summer we have several interns in the office polishing up their journalism skills. One, Jonathon, who we call “Bonathon,” drew me as a “boss.” He spent his first few weeks here fact checking the master list of our restaurant reviews. Now he’s hanging around looking for “clips” to show his teachers when he goes back to class in the fall. And the poor guy is, well, poor. He needs to eat. Last week I sent him to Vern’s. Yesterday, after realizing he only eats in three restaurants, I dispatched him to Stratos Greek Restaurant to expand his palate. Here is his report.
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Today, for the first time ever, I got bored at work. Well, I’ve been bored before at work obviously, but this was the first time I was bored of being bored at work. So I stopped reading stories about high school track in Alaska or something and actually went over to Nancy’s office to ask the question “Got anything for me to do?”
Stupid, stupid, stupid! Who does this? Halfway through the question I realized that I hadn’t even checked addictinggames.com to see if that could burn some extra time as a diamond thief or ninja. Continue reading "Restaurant Review/Essay: Stratos Greek Restaurant in Dallas"
Last week I hit the Dallas Farmers Market and picked up so much fruit I almost didn’t know what to do with it. After making blueberry and peach ice cream for the kids, I decided to use some of the leftovers for the adults. First, I squeezed a couple of fresh lemons into a glass, added a teaspoon-ish of sugar, an ounce-ish of Dr. Blueberry juice and a couple of fresh berries, and topped it with Tito’s Vodka and club soda. (I found the Dr. Blueberry Juice next to J.T. Lemley in Shed One.) Worked for me.2 Comments »
This weekend the Dallas Farmers Market will be waxing vegetables and waning berries. Get there early if you are looking for fresh meat. The tomatoes and onions are glorious. (Let’s make an onion tart.) If anyone sees Heather Duncan and her lavender lemonade, shoot me her location. I haven’t been able to find her. Grab all of your groovy cloth bags, head down, and report back. Love to hear what you bought.
Angela’s Farm – lots of onions – red, yellow and white! Yellow squash, zucchini, cucumbers, okra, peas are starting to come in
Arce Park Farms – tomatoes, onions, elephant garlic, peppers and eggplant. Possibly cowpeas.
Berry Best Farm – Organic Blueberries
Birch Creek Farms – cantaloupe, eggplant, peppers, acorn, yellow and butternut squash, cucumbers, zucchini,
Comeback Creek – tomatoes, blueberries, peppers, okra, peaches, plums
Dan Massey – Cream red new potatoes, yellow straight neck squash, green zucchini, Blue Lake green beans, Japanese cantaloupe, Crimson Sweet watermelons, seedless watermelons, Small Jubilee watermelons, Black Diamond watermelons, blackberries and jalapeño peppers, Black-eyes and Purple Hull peas (weather pending), tomato’s
Dis-n-Dat – eggs
Fred’s Alaska Seafood – salmon and crab legs
Fretwell Produce – okra, yellow crook neck squash, patty pan squash, 8-ball squash, gold and green zucchini, cucumbers, eggplant, red new potatoes, Pablano peppers, Jalapeño peppers, sweet banana, Marconi pepper, green bell peppers, white 1015’s and purple sweet onions
Haney Farm – eggs & will be bringing cherry tomatoes also until it gets too hot for them to produce
Harmony Harvest – eggs and veggies- also has CSA group
Heather Duncan – fresh cut flower bouquets out of her garden, herbs and cucumbers. She also has a recipe for Lavender Lemonade made from her own lavender!
Heddin Family Farm – Texas Cream peas, Purple Hulls and Black eye peas, green beans, green tomatoes, Cayenne Peppers, Jalapeño Peppers, squash, red new potatoes, zucchini, pickling cucumbers
J.T. Lemley – yellow squash, 8-ball squash, tomatoes, onions, peaches, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, plums, blackberries, cucumbers, new potatoes, sweet yellow onions
John Lucido –herb plants and of course his herb pasta and canned goodies
JuHa – pork, lamb, sausage, eggs, beef, and pastured poultry.
JZJ Beef – Beefmaster beef, beef jerky, and beef sticks!
Kitchen Pride – Mushrooms – Oyster, Portabella, Baby Bells, and White Button
La Esperanza Farm – variety of spring vegetables – can’t even list them all!
Lightsey Farm – peaches, onions, potato’s, plums, blackberries, green beans, zucchini, apricots
Mill Creek Farms is also bringing in squash, potatoes and peas
Northstar Ranch – Beef and pork –
Orchid Garden with specialty plants and orchids
Savoy Sorbet – Sunday’s – herbal infused sorbet from her herb garden; currently offering Chamomile Orange, Rose Geranium Raspberry, Lavender, Rosemary Lime Chablis, Lemon, Apple Mint, and Anise
TxHoneybee Guild – local honey and zip code honey
TxLonghorn Cooperative – Saturday’s and Sunday’s with certified Longhorn Beef – regular cuts, beef sticks, sausage and smoked bones for dogs!
TEXAS MEATS Super Natural will always be 100% grass fed beef and lamb, pastured chicken and pork, eggs from free ranging hens, farmstead cheese.
Wackym’s Kitchen – Newest Cookie Flavor – Salted Caramel. Brown sugar
and sea salt