October 21st the 3rd annual Texas State Veggie Fair will return to Dallas, boasting their continued vegan fried foods competition where all things fried are good, and all things meat are bad.
The family friendly event will move to Reverchon Park near downtown this year starting at 11am with vendors selling everything from vegan corn dogs, vegan Frito pie and funnel cakes, as well as live music, games and activities. Last year the event drew about 2,500 attendees.
Sponsored by DallasVegan.com to promote the growing vegan trend in Dallas while giving attendees the opportunity to learn about living in a cruelty (to animals)-free lifestyle.
This year promises a fun-filled day of cooking demos, guest speakers (including Gene Baur, nationally renowned vegan activist, author, and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, N.Y.,) carnival games and lots of fried food. Even if you’re a meat eater who doesn’t celebrate a the beauty of anything fried?
Seems like yesterday that Campania Pizza broke open the Dallas pizza scene with their Neapolitan-style pizza restaurant on McKinney. Today Dallas Eater is reporting the once popular pie joint is closing after seven years in business on August 29. Their Facebook page says they lost their lease. Will they rise again? Stay tuned. Southlake location is aprire.
Jason posted a version of this on Frontburner last week, but he forgot to add that most of the worst write-ins for Best of Big D voting were found in the Food and Drink categories. Anyways, here are the answers that gave us the stitches. Some of these people should probably learn how to spell the name of their favorite restaurants…
Who makes the best burger in Dallas?
What is the best pizza place?
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Perfect lunch for tomorrow: The local peach, lettuce, and (J.T. Lemley) tomato salad with peach puree and olive oil at Company Cafe on the Trail.
This swanky Design District spot is home to what might be Big D’s most talented restaurant trio: chef Jason Maddy, pastry chef Sarah Green, and bartender Abraham Bedell. Expect global flavors with definite Germanic leanings—think schnitzel, strudel, and spaetzle.
Grilled Bandera quail; quark spaetzle; Gianduja chocolate panna cotta
A huge oak tree outside the restaurant inspired the name and decor, including wallpaper and a projected tree image that changes with the seasons.
You’ll know chef Tim Love’s latest spot by the dozens of picnic tables fronting on Fort Worth’s beautiful Trinity River trails. The open-air, waterfront restaurant does Texas ‘cue two ways: “Traditional Q” and “New Q”, with nods to Mexico. The food is monumental; bring a small village to help you out.
16-hour smoked beef shin; chicken skin tacos
Curious about what’s in the smoker? Just check the flag flying at the entrance.
Congrats to our two photographers, Desiree Espada and Kevin Hunter Marple, for their featured photos in the article! SideDish+ Desiree + Kevin = 4eva.
Each week Bolsa Mercado invites a guest chef prepare their to-go dinners for two which are available for purchase starting Thursday afternoons until they are sold out each week. Proceeds from the sales of the dinners will benefit Café Momentum, and each chef has been asked to incorporate produce grown in the garden of the Dallas County Youth Village within their menus. Today Jason “Don’t Call Me Harry Connick, Jr.” Maddy, execuchef of Oak, is in the kitchen. His menu and more info on Cafe Momentum below.
Lots of needy folks out there this hot Thursday morning. First up is a gal who mends socks in the hall. She has a hard-and-fast deadline:
I’m from Dallas, I live in the heart of Dallas, I’m a regular reader of the food/bar scene and yet for the life of me I can not think of a good place to host the Mr’s up and coming 50th. The dilemma is mainly location. We live and have friends south of LBJ. The Mr. works and has a slew of employees (25) that work north (Preston/Forest). I’m looking for a place to host a birthday HH with flowing drinks and lite bites for those that attend. We are not stuffy but I’d like something on the nice side vs. total bar dive. I’m anticipating around 30 at the most. Please help, I on a deadline to get out invites!
Second man/boy up is looking for early morning gold, as in Olympic soccer.
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Hi Nancy, Do you know of any places that are opening up early 9AM on Saturday (Aug. 11) to show the Mexico v Brazil Olympic gold medal game? Thinking of something like Komali for an early brunch etc.
Whether you’re a regular market-goer, or you’ve never ventured outside the produce section at Tom Thumb in your life, it’s a great week to hit the markets. The USDA has designated August 5–12 National Farmers Market Week in order to raise awareness of the country’s nearly 8,000 markets, the asset they provide to every community, and the key role they play in supporting local food systems. I’ll raise a glass of lemonade to that.
Coppell Farmers Market: Salsa is high demand in the summer time, and you’ll have a variety to choose from. Jill Holden of Sundance Farms, Pat Gaines with Hiram Farms, and professional chefs Victoria and Robby Hooker, of Two Chefs will all have their special recipes this weekend. If you prefer to make your own, there should be plenty of Jalapenos for the purchasing.
793 S. Coppell Rd.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Jump for more farm fresh goodness.
It occurred to me today that I hadn’t yet dished beef on this forum (outside of using beef hot dogs last week). For shame. Beef is the national edible animal of this great state. Time to make some.
Come to think of it, I also haven’t done tacos yet either(!), so, you know, two birds…
Where’s the beef? Jump to find out.