Just off the phone with HPV empresario Ray Washburne. Last night he inked a deal with the Royal Blue Grocery, a popular Austin “urban market.” The 5,500 square foot store will open in the space formerly occupied by Tom Thumb on July 1.Full Story
Tom Spicer has been a farmer and forager around here for over 30 years. His tiny produce shop with a lovely garden out back is a great source for locally grown, healthy vegetables and produce. He is in danger of losing his business.Full Story
The wait is almost over. Gourmet grocery store junkies in East Dallas will soon have 24,000 square feet of culinary delights to roam. The Fresh Market, the North Carolina-based chain, will toss open the doors at 7331 Gaston Avenue, the home of the Arboretum Village shopping center, on December 3 at 8:00 AM.Full Story
Green Grocer lost their power in last week’s storm and they need to clear products from their shelves. They will be open until 8 p.m. tonight. Grab your canvas bags and head over.Full Story
Central Market announced Mark Cuban will introduce the products of four of his food entrepreneurs to the shelves of all Central Market locations. The products include Alyssa’s Healthy Cookie, Chapul, Monkey Mat, and Simple Sugars.Full Story
Our local food writer discovers Luscher Post Oak Red Hots stand at the White Rock Local Market. She tells you where you can buy them so you can cook them this holiday weekend.Full Story
I encourage all olive oil lovers to drop what you are doing and head to the nearest Central Market. The prices are fantastic.Full Story
Despite small setbacks (including a fire that destroyed Teiichi Sakurai’s ramen shop, Ten), Sylvan Thirty is plowing ahead. This afternoon, it announced that Mayor Mike Rawlings cut the ribbon at the opening of Cox Farms Market Store, which is actually located in the building right across from Ten.Full Story
After a slow start and a recent fire that destroyed Teiichi Sakurai’s planned ramen restaurant space, Sylvan|Thirty is finally coming alive. The grand opening of Cox Farms Market kicks off at 10AM on Thursday, April 24. And Sakurai’s restaurant is not far behind.Full Story
Here’s a funny story that hit my inbox this morning.
Orbit, as you know, makes gum. The head-head-tippy-top food scientist of the company is a guy named Henry O’Brien, who lives in Peoria, IL (where Wrigley is based). But he’s actually from Dallas.
I know. Mind explosion. Or can we say, BBQ explosion?Full Story
Last week, while tasting my way through the display case at Scardello, I told the cheesemonger I wanted to focus on sampling Texas-made cheeses. Without missing a beat, he immediately reached for a wrapped disk of fresh chèvre. Within a matter of seconds, he handed me a small tasting spoon with a sample. It was love at first bite. I adored the creamy consistency and vibrant fresh flavor. The chalky texture that plagues so many goat cheeses was nowhere to be found here. It was mild and pleasingly rich. The flavor was gentle enough to appease the most discerning palate, while thoroughly impressing my cheese nerd friends who arbitrarily rate the quality of a cheese by the volume of its sweat sock aroma.Full Story
One of my best friends in college was a guy named Oshri. As the beekeeper of the Duke Gardens, he had it something bad for those pointy little bugs.
During one of his honey-collecting trips, I suited up in a white space suit outfit and helped him bottle raw honey into a hundred plastic containers. Some containers had dead, crystallized ants in them. Others didn’t. I remember taking home a bottle with one of the dead bugs and feeling proud of it.
Raw, unfiltered honey is one of the best things we can enjoy. It helps with allergies, it has changed the economy of Sierra Leone, and it makes our world a better place. All the honeys we taste-tested this week were so different from each other, it’s kind of incredible.Full Story
Central Market’s annual two-week themed celebration will spotlight the culinary arts of Italy. Passport Italy takes place from Wednesday, April 30 through Tuesday, May 13 at all Central Market locations in Texas. Here are just a few things you can expect to see and taste.Full Story
Mornings that start off with a bowl with plain vanilla yogurt, honey, and granola are perfect.
But the type of granola makes all the difference. Crunchy, chewy, or nutty—we have our preferences. To me, granola is a personal thing, a personal choice.
To make your mornings even better, we tasted five different types. Since granola choices are overwhelming and limitless, I decided to stick with plain, original recipes that A) use coconut and B) have nuts. You can judge me all you want for my criteria. I like coconut and nuts. What can I say.Full Story
At the corner of a neighborhood Wal-Mart, there’s a small, not-easy-to-spot Jerusalem market and grill for all your kosher needs.Full Story
Thomas Land & Development, LLC is building The Forum at Wade Park, a 110-acre mixed-use retail center in Frisco, with a Whole Foods Market at the epicenter. The new shopping area is located at the southeast corner of the Dallas North Tollway and Lebanon Road (near Stonebriar Mall), where a 45,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market will grace Frisco with fresh produce, beginning fall 2015.Full Story
Have you considered buying a fried turkey for your holiday celebrations? If so, we’re putting together a list of places to make it easy for you.Full Story
John Stonehill is a refrigerator dating expert. Since I’m a single girl with a refrigerator and a blank dance card, I decided to make an appointment with Stonehill. How many chances does one get to located a man who, like me, has gin and live meal worms in his fridge?Full Story
Look outside your windows. See that Tiffany blue sky? It’s about to disappear and turn evil. Let’s plan a McFarland Signature Cuisine menu for the weekend.Full Story
I get emails all of the time from companies selling gluten-free products. I usually forward them to my sister who is researching gluten-free food because one of her daughters is highly sensitive to gluten. My 14-year old niece tested negative for celiac, but once my sister put her on a gluten-free diet, my niece’s body […]Full Story