Start Restaurant Hopes to Open Second Location in Oak Lawn

Erin McKool, co-owner of Start Restaurant, is planning to open a second location of Start, the healthy fast food restaurant she opened on Greenville Avenue in August 2012. She’s found a location (4023 Lemmon Avenue between Knight and Throckmorton) which is now a vacant lot just beyond My Fit Foods (the old car has been […]

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Chefs For Farmers Tickets On Sale

Get ready for this year’s blockbuster event: Chefs for Farmers Down and Dirty on the Boulevard.  The popular celebration organized by FT33 Chef/Owner Matt McCallister and his wife, Iris, is dedicated to raising awareness for the locavore movement in the South. Last year was a smashing success, so I’d advise you to get your tickets muy […]

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Free Stuff Alert! Sprouts Farmers Market Opens in McKinney on Sept. 18

Besides all our regular holidays, the best days of the year are definitely grocery store openings. You think I’m kidding, right? Nope. Sprouts is opening a new store in McKinney and I’m pretty sure if you live all the way out there, you’ll want to attend the 7 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony. Here’s why: WHEN: Wednesday, […]

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Wash What You Eat: Cyclospora Outbreak in North Texas, Ctd.’

On August 7, Bradford Pearson’s post on D Healthcare Daily alerted us to the cyclospora outbreak story in North Texas.  Today, he files a follow-up noting the 280 people in Texas infected with cyclospora don’t appear to be related to the cases linked to the salad mix from Taylor Farms of Mexico. Public health investigators […]

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From Greenhouse to Al Biernat’s: the Success Story of Amelia’s Farm Tomatoes

With her chunky blue necklace and fitted blazer, Amelia Von Kennel bears little resemblance to your typical farmer. Neither does her husband, Ben Von Kennel. But then again, they don’t really consider themselves farmers. “We grow tomato plants,” Ben explained, “and we feature them to local markets and restaurants.” The couple now sources their hydroponically-grown […]

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Sunday Brunch in the Garden With Urbano Café and Tom Spicer

I’m calling this event the We’re All Bozos on this Bus Brunch. Tom “Nick, You’re Suck a Tool” Spicer and his FM1410 neighbors, Kristen and Mitch Kauffman of Urbano Café, have put together a rocking Sunday buffet brunch. It takes place from noon until 2PM on April 28 in Spicer’s garden, It’s BYOB and I’ve […]

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The Collin County Farmers Market @ Fairview Farms in Plano Opens April 20

Fairview Farms was one of the original suburban markets in North Texas and has been a home to a few vendors since 1989. But starting Saturday, April 20 at 8AM, The Collin County Farmers Market will take over the property (3314 North Central Expressway in Plano) and host a full-blown market day. They expect 25 […]

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Event Recap: A Community Cooks at Paul Quinn College Benefits WE Over Me Farm. Memorial Tree Planted in Honor of Chef Randall Copeland

The sun hangs low in the sky over WE Over Me Farm at Paul Quinn College as a crowd of more than 400 filters onto the football-field-converted-garden-converted-five-star-restaurant. Warm, orange light illuminates the smiles of each guest as they take eager steps out onto the soft earth where the annual “A Community Cooks” event is held. […]

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Cafe Momentum Teams Up With Chipotle and Edible DFW for Film Series

Chipotle, the fast-food restaurant with a sustainable-food approach, and Edible DFW have launched a Food Film Series and they’ve picked Café Momentum to be the beneficiary of proceeds from the first film,  Eating Alabama. The event takes place Tuesday, April 16th at 7:00PM at the Angelika. The film will be followed by a panel discussion […]

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New Co-op Farm to Fork Foods Opens in Arlington

Sometimes it doesn’t take a village, it just takes one or two dedicated people to care enough to go through the steps it takes to open a business based on your beliefs. Arlington resident Krista Grant got fed up with processed food and fatty meat from dirty feed lots offered at her local grocery store. As a […]

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Urbano Café: BYOB Dinner With Sharon Hage

On Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m., Chef Sharon Hage will create a four-course dinner at Two Doors Down, the event space run by Urbano Café. Hage will be picking some ingredients from Tom Spicer’s garden next door. Seating is limited. Call 214-823-8550. Cost is $75 per person plus tax and gratuity. Menu is below. […]

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F2T Fort Worth is Set for October 7

Fort Worth chefs are joining forces and creating an event to celebrate local food and farmers: F2T Fort Worth. The farm-to-table talent includes Chefs Lanny (Lanny’s Alta Cocina) Lancarte, Molly (Ellerbe Fine Foods) McCook, and Jon (Bonnell’s Fine Food,Waters) Bonnell. The four-course meal with music by Bonnie & Nick Norris Band will take place on the […]

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In Dallas, Urban Organic Farmers are Pissed About the West Nile Spraying

There aren’t too many urban farmers in Dallas, and even fewer are the urban organic farmers who’ve been affected by the West Nile spraying that went on for eight stressful days. Beekeepers (like Brandon and Susan Pollard of the Texas Honeybee Guild), people with chemical allergies, and urban organic farmers have been the loudest in […]

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Dallas-Area Farm to Market Report Weekend of August 18-19

This week’s report was filed, in alphabetical order, by Lesley Mann Lynch. Go. Shop. Report. Take advantage of the heat reprieve we’re getting this weekend (highs in the low 90s) and go roam your local famer’s market. Scattered showers are predicted, but don’t let that keep you indoors. Most of the markets are running at full […]

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Rocking Callaloo With Tom Spicer of FM 1410 in Dallas

Just when you feel like you are up to your eyeballs in Dallas douchebags, you get an email from Tom Spicer and somehow this city takes on more depth. Tom Spicer is a forager, a poet, a cook, and a nutjob. Today he’s selling amaranth greens used in creating callaloo, a delicious Caribbean soup especially […]

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Report From TexSom 2012: Photos From Closing Ceremonies

Monday night TexSom celebrated the success of this year’s international wine conference with a grand tasting and awards ceremony event at The Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas. Andrew Chalk was there and so was our eagle-eyed photographer Desiree Espada. Hayley Hamilton reports on the wine represented. Andrew has run out of […]

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