Continental Avenue Bridge Opens With a Gospel Brunch

While a gospel choir from a church in West Dallas sang, I dug into my salad of grilled Texas peach, arugula, and Paula (Lambert)’s fromage blanc. I couldn’t find my husband. He’d finished his sweet summer corn bisque and gone to get a drink from Eddie “Lucky” Campbell, who was holding court at the bar. The wind picked up and the crowd collectively sighed. We were sitting in the middle of Dallas’ newest park, the Continental Avenue Bridge, which used to be a motor vehicle bridge until its neighbor (the Large Marge) opened in 2012. Sunday, the Continental Bridge opened to pedestrians and cyclists. We were there for the Gospel Brunch, which was part of the Trinity River Revel’s bridge opening celebrations. It was around 12:30 p.m., and though the sun wasn’t at full force, it was out. And it was hot. But the breeze felt great, and the venue couldn’t be beat.

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Get Ready for the Long Table Gospel Brunch on the Continental Avenue Pedestrian Bridge

On Sunday, we have a chance to see the potential of the Trinity River Basin. Join the the celebration of the opening of the The Continental Avenue Pedestrian Bridge, Trinity Skyline Trail, West Dallas Gateway Plaza, and Sylvan Avenue Bridge. Have brunch with 500 of your friends and hear from five gospel choirs, and support some great causes.

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Farm to Market Report: Weekend of June 16-17

Nearly anyone shopping farmers markets this weekend can prepare to be entertained. Chances are you won’t have to go far to find festivals, cooking classes and demonstrations, and foodie fun. Celebration Farmers Market: Joy Farm is back with some unique organic produce including Armenian cucumbers, sweet orange paruche and yellow currant cherry tomatoes, goldenrod, and […]

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Where to Treat Your Pops to a Nice Meal in Dallas on Father’s Day (June 17)

Poor dads all over the world get shafted on Father’s Day. In my family, it’s the same way. We make a big hullabaloo over Mother’s Day, and then Father’s Day comes around, and my dad gets a screwdriver as a present. Well, here’s my contribution to all the good fathers out there who, like mine, […]

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Monday Morning Rant: “Fake” Tomatoes in East Texas Broke My Heart

Buy local. Eat seasonal. Hug a farmer. Kiss a chef. When the economy gets tough, we love our neighbors, right? As mighty “Agent Orange” Monsanto poisons our bodies with abused cattle, chickens, and ugly carpet, we turn to each other and clasp hands in unity. WE SHALL FIGHT YOU WITH OUR ORGANIC GARDENS! THE CHICKEN […]

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Inwood Estates Vineyard & Winery Featured Tasting Saturday at Whole Foods Lakewood

Owner/Wine Maker Dan Gatlin of Inwood Estates Vineyards and Winery, located just outside of downtown Dallas, will be at the new Whole Foods in Lakewood tomorrow , June 20th, for a tasting and bottle signing event from Noon-3pm. Inwood Estates is known for making award winning Spanish style wine, including a white blend made with […]

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Raise a Glass to Dad

Dad’s are fantastic…right up there with Mom.  With Dad’s special day around the corner, how to you show  your appreciation for his wisdom, encouragement, discouragement, support and constant love? With cocktails….  Yes, Dad loved the tie, he cherished the paperweight, he still wears the cuff links….but for a wine and food lover like me and my Dad, fine wine […]

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