There is a thing called Schmacon™. This Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at five North Texas Central Market stores, you can put it in your mouth hole (Fort Worth, Coit, Lovers, Preston, Southlake). What is Schmacon™? Well, have a look at the press release, which reads like it was written by the Onion […]Read More
Central Market introduces a line of premium ice creams.Read More
Many of us say we want our groceries delivered, but when we cringe at the minimal extra cost of the service. I’m guilty of that crime. Today co-owners Alex Zeltcer and Lior Lavy announced that Artizone, their online local products delivery service, is going away.Read More
Green Grocer on Greenville Avenue has struggled to stay in business. They are closing January 18.Read More
If you are a small-batch product producer looking to grow your business, you might want to sign up for this event.Read More
Passover begins in the evening of Friday, April 3 at nightfall and ends in the evening of Saturday, April 11. To get you ready, noted Dallas author and cooking instructor Tina Wasserman has written a post full of tips and recipes.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
I encourage all olive oil lovers to drop what you are doing and head to the nearest Central Market. The prices are fantastic.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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?Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More