Before Central Market was built on the corner of Lovers and Greenville ten years ago, that spot was occupied by LouAnn’s nightclub, the “hub of the Dallas dining scene.” Performers like Lawrence Welk and Jimmy Reed use to bang up the stage with their music. Plenty of you, I’m sure, have stories to tell about this corner – stories that you may or may not remember, depending on how many Regal Beagles you had back in the day. So, to honor the 10th anniversary of Central Market, we’re asking you to tell your story in the comments down below.
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Central Market’s 10th Anniversary celebration also begins next Thursday on September 20. Chef Cat Cora, the first female winner of Iron Chef, will be in the cafe signing her cookbooks from 5-6 p.m. before teaching a class at the cooking school. (To sign up, go here.)
For the Stroll Around event, the press release says:
On Friday, September 21, the store will host a two hour ‘stroll around’-style food and wine tasting. Each ticket holder will kick off the evening with a glass of wine with a commemorative wine glass in the 10th Anniversary tent, then stroll the store to sample around two dozen bites and sips of locally made products, meats, cheeses, sweets and specialities from our Chef’s Case while enjoying live music. The evening wraps with a glass of Champagne in the Cooking School as guests decorated two chocolate truffles with a variety of finishing options. Each attendee receives a loaded goodie bag crafted just for our fellow foodies – because we all know, after 10 years, that heading home from Central Market means the deliciousness is just beginning! Tickets are $25, available via the Cooking School web site on centralmarket.com.
There’s also going to be a big band celebration on Saturday, September 22 from 7 to 10 p.m. to recapture the spirit and soul of LouAnn’s. Tickets are only $10, which includes the price of light snacks.
Browen Weber of Frosted Art will be there on Sunday for a free cake and ice cream social. It’s a great event for the kids, especially when there are balloon animals involved.
Don’t forget to post your favorite memories of the corner of Lovers and Greenville.