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Farm to Market Report: Weekend of June 23-24

Celebration Farmers Market: Joy Farms will have all the same great organic produce this weekend including some great pickling cucumbers. Neighbor Kathleen’s Art Bakery will be there selling fresh-baked pastries and breads. Skip breakfast and try one of their gooey sticky buns. Holleman Farms regularly sells pastured beef, chicken, and eggs here, but this week, […]

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John Tesar to Open Spoon Bar & Kitchen in Preston Center, Take Two

John Tesar will not be stopped. The former (fill-in-the-blank) chef has inked a deal to take over the former La Tramontana space on Westchester in Preston Center. In January, Tesar announced he would be opening Spoon Bar & Kitchen in another space. However, the landlord killed the deal and Tesar moved his operation down the […]

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Central Market Announces “Passport France” Festival May 9 – 22

Get ready for Central Market’s yearly culinary salute to foreign food. In 2010, we celebrated Argentina (Hi, Francis!). Last year we pigged out on Spain (Hola, Paco!). This year they are throwing a two-week soiree for France, specifically the southern region of Provence, which will begin on May 9 and run through May 22. Here’s […]

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Trinity Groves Report: First Restaurant in Restaurant Incubator Program is Approved

Yesterday, I was invited to lunch at Trinity Groves. I sat at a large table surrounded by the partners involved in the massive project and several members of the Food and Concept Advisory Committee. As one of the partners, Phil Romano, chewed my ear off with details, Mike Babb filled my plate with barbecue. Babb […]

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The Perfect Procrastination: How To Boil an Egg

As you can tell from the headline, I am deep in the process of procrastinating. While my real job calls for thousands of words about dining, I am convinced it is far more important that I drop what I am supposed to be doing and answer a question sent to me by PR boy toy […]

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AIWF and Dallas Farmers Market Friends Announce Winter Cooking Class Schedule at Dallas Farmers Market

The Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Food and Wine (AIWF) and Dallas Farmers Market Friends has a fine line-up for their winter cooking class series. The classes take place at the Dallas Farmers Market on Saturday mornings from 11:3AM until 1:30PM. Get up close and personal with some of the best, and most […]

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Chef Nick Stellino Charms Dallas Foodies at Abacus

Contributor Brooklynne Peters attended chef Nick Stellino’s cooking class at Abacus yesterday and files this report: According to chef Nick Stellino, star of Nick Stellino Cooking with Friends, Cucina Amore I, II and III, Nick Stellino’s Family Kitchen I, II, III, IV and V, and the PBS specials Nick Stellino’s Dinner Party, Nick Stellino: Food, […]

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The Mercury, Execu-Chef Chris Ward, and GALT Host The Dog Days of Summer

This Saturday, The Mercury’s executive chef Chris Ward will fundraise for our furry friends with a Dog Days of Summer event. From 2 to 5 pm, The Mercury will transform into a venue for cooking demos, tastings, and a silent auction at benefiting The Greyhound Adoption League of Texas (GALT). The ticket price of $65 […]

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Chef Blythe Beck Announces New Fall Cooking Classes at Central 214

Even thought it’ll probably be hot until Halloween, that doesn’t mean you can’t fantasize about the fall. What better way to spend an autumn afternoon than whipping up culinary treats with sassy-pants chef Blythe Beck of Central 214? Throughout the coming year, Chef Beck will be hosting groups of 25 for instruction and collaboration on […]

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Chef Matt Melton of Lawry’s, the Prime Rib Teaches Special Needs Kids at Market Street in McKinney

Dallas is lucky to have so many chefs who dedicate their time to charity events. We are also fortunate to have chefs like Lawry’s Matt Melton. He volunteers time to teach cooking to kids with special needs. Throughout the year, eight different groups bring special-needs students from local middle and high schools to take Melton’s […]

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Gluten & Allergen-Free Expo Offers Relief From Blah Eating

While this may not be the sexiest event on the calendar, it’s an important one, especially for people who suffer from celiac and food allergies and are tired of eating food that tastes like a hockey-puck. Keep reading for the release: The Gluten & Allergen Free Expo (www.gfafexpo.com), October 1 – 2, 2011, is bringing […]

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Dallas Farmers Market Chefs Cooking Classes Announced

This summer marks the 18th year for this wonderful series of cooking classes presented by AIWF and the DFM. They take place on Saturday mornings at the reasonable hour of 11:30AM and end at 1:00PM. It’s a great way to get to know local chefs and another reason to buy from our regional farmers. The […]

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Quick Report: Shed 2 at the Dallas Farmers Market

Forgive me as I step up on my soap box for a minute. Last Sunday, I took my family to lunch at Pecan Lodge Catering in Shed 2 of the Dallas Farmers Market. I’m a long-time supporter of local farmers and both D Magazine and SideDish have promoted many of the events, cooking classes, and […]

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Olé! Pasaporte España Kicks Off At Central Market Despite Torrents

Central Market’s Pasaporte España—a total store takeover with Spanish seafood, wine, pastries, oils, canned seafood (a Spanish specialty), and so much more—kicked off last night in the Greenville Ave. location. For the ribbon cutting (which was supposed to be held in the tent in the parking lot but was moved to the entry vestibule due […]

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