Get Your Greens at Crisp Salad Today, It Opens on Greenville Avenue

For a city starved of good, build-your-own salads, there’s a new option in town. Crisp Salad, a fast-casual restaurant across the street from Greenville’s buzzing Trader Joe’s, opens today at 11 a.m.

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A Day in Denton: Breakfast and Lunch (Part I)

It’s a little crazy how close Denton is from Dallas. But 40 miles somehow translates into a million light years away. If we’re honest with ourselves, Denton really deserves more from all you I-don’t-venture-above-635-people. This artsy college town has transformed from a No Man’s Land to a thriving food scene in the last 13 years. […]

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CBD Provisions Opens in Downtown Dallas Today

When Consilient Hospitality—the hotel and restaurant management company owned by Tim Headington and Tristan Simon—wants to do something right, believe me when I say everything goes according to plan. Its newest project, CBD Provisions, opened its glossy doors in the old Charlie Palmer space to the public this morning at 7 a.m. It’s at 1530 Main […]

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FreshPoint Dallas Hosts Annual Culinary Showcase in Conjunction with the Texas Chefs Association

What most people who claim to be “foodies” or “victualizers” or “glutonians” don’t know is that much of the produce you’ll find at Dallas restaurants is distributed by a company called FreshPoint. It acts as the middleman between local vendors and local restaurants. On Wednesday, a sea of chef coats congregated at the FreshPoint facility for […]

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Into Shelley’s Belly: Davis Street Espresso in Oak Cliff

The Bishop Arts District has adorned itself with yet another ornament of hip sophistication with the addition of Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters’ Davis Street Espresso. Wow, that’s a lot of titles in a single sentence. At first, I was confused by what to call it—and I’m assuming most people will refer to it as Oak […]

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Chefs for Farmers to Host a Cocktail “Mix-Off” on September 15

One of the best events of the year, Chefs for Farmers, is starting its big hulabaloo off right by hosting a cocktail mix-off at the Standard Pour on Sunday, September 15. Chefs for Farmers, a grassroots organization that celebrates local farmers and great food, donates its profits to charitable causes. It’s all for the love […]

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Farm to Market Report: Weekend of August 24

Coppell Farmers Market: Market organizer, Amanda Vanhoozier writes in to say, “The CFM Market to Kitchen series highlights local chefs demonstrating how to prepare meals using locally produced, seasonal ingredients from the Coppell Farmers Market’s farmers and producers. It has become a market favorite to be able to enjoy more time at the market, learn from […]

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Sprinkles Ice Cream and Glazed Donut Works Both Open Today

I give up. I’m channeling my inner fat kid today and eating like there’s no tomorrow. Why? Oh, no biggie, just TWO dessert places are grand opening today. It’s sick, really, to do this to us. Ice cream and donuts in one day. My stomach doesn’t know how to handle it. Sprinkles Ice Cream  8413 […]

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Taste Test Thursday: Cold Brews

There’s nothing worse in life than ordering an iced coffee and watching the barista pour hot coffee over ice. Nothing. Worse. The coffee just becomes watery and, basically, you’ve spent $3-$4 on bittery cold water. Your wallet hates you for it. In fact, it wants to break up with you. That’s why cold brews are […]

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The Local Oak to Open in Oak Cliff as a Neighborhood Restaurant and Bar

It’s steaming hot and there’s still no air conditioning inside of the building at 409 North Zang Boulevard, but in about a month, the unfinished space will soon be a hopping neighborhood joint for food and beer. Owners Alycen Cuellar, Felix Garcia, and Paul Delgado plan to open their first restaurant together, the Local Oak, […]

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Giveaway: $100 Gift Card to Spend at Garden Cafe

There’s something about a place where you can bring both your appetite and your pooch that makes for the perfect neighborhood hangout. For old east Dallas, Garden Café is the go-to spot. Mark Wootton, manager and cook at the white brick café at Junius Square, takes home-style cooking up a notch. His dishes are made […]

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Ned Elliott (Foreign & Domestic) and Matt McCallister Make Food Love Together at FT33

Last night, Matt McCallister and his guest chef of the night, Ned Elliott of Foreign & Domestic, spoiled their guests with a nine-course dinner at FT33. I was lucky to join as a media member. If you can recall from my interviews with McCallister and Elliott, the two hadn’t met up until this very dinner at […]

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New Whole Foods Market Opens July 16 in Addison

Yesterday morning, I joined two other media members and a group of Whole Foods representatives on a media sneak peek of the new store in Addison. It’s not quite ready for opening day, but things are coming along. It’s smaller than the landmark store on Park Lane, clocking in at 40,000 square feet. Shoppers will […]

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Promise of Peace Garden Will Move to a New Location Away From Opposing Neighbors

“Hi, I’m Kelley Russell.” A tall, blonde woman reaches her hand out to Elizabeth Dry, the founder of Promise of Peace Garden, and states with assurance, “You’re the garden lady.” Dry is standing inside her crammed, soon-to-be office inside White Rock United Methodist Church, scoping out the room that will make the garden’s move to […]

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Dallas Chefs Take a Tour of Lemley’s Produce and Plant Farm

Yesterday morning, Dallas chefs filed into a bus for a field trip to Lemley’s Produce and Plant Farm with Chefs’ Produce, a Texas-based wholesaler of produce. I got lucky and tagged along. J.T. Lemley – a long-time farmer who still loves his work even though it’s taken a toll on his back– led us on […]

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Sylvan | Thirty Announces its Newest Restaurant Tenant: The Trough

Remarkable news just hit my inbox. Sylvan | Thirty, the West Dallas mixed-use development that finally broke ground on March 21, is getting a new restaurant tenant. It’s going to be called The Trough. I know what you all are thinking, because it’s exactly what I’m thinking. “Trough? What the heck is a trough?! Why […]

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