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Tom Spicer Sells His Crops From New Digs Next to Garden Cafe

There are gardeners and there are those who truly understand agriculture. Tom Spicer has been an agricultural force in this area for over 30 years. Most people know him as that wacky guy tending the garden behind the shoddy building on Fitzhugh next to Urbano and Jimmy’s. After losing his space on Fitzhugh, he’s selling out of the Garden Cafe.

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Chef Blythe Beck Remains Executive Chef for Another Term at Kitchen LTO

Last September we reported that chef Blythe Beck won the executive chef position for Kitchen LTO’s fourth round. Kitchen LTO creator, Casie Caldwell, states that due to a successful social media campaign to keep Beck at the helm of the kitchen, she will spend another four months plating upscale comfort food at the permanent pop-up restaurant.

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Patina Green Home and Market Launches Dinner Service

Patina Green Home and Market opened in the historic McKinney downtown square in June 2010. The gourmet sandwich shop — which serves food free of pesticides, preservatives, additives, and artificial flavors and coloring — has since found itself on the culinary radar, nabbing a Best of D award in 2014 for best sandwich shop, and a nod from Food Network Magazine for the best sandwich in Texas.

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SideDish Traffic: The Greatest Hits of 2014

Ever wonder which SideDish posts attract the most traffic? The answer is just a click away.

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Eureka! Dallas is Now Open in the West Village

Eureka! Dallas opens today at the corner of McKinney and and Blackburn, under the shadow of the Mondrian. The restaurant, which got its start in California, has worked its way up the west coast with 12 California locations and one in Seattle. This is the chain’s first Texas space, and they plan to expand into Austin next year.

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Washington Post Story on Leslie Brenner is Out

Tim Carman from the Washington Post was in town recently, reporting on the contretemps between Dallas Morning News dining critic Leslie Brenner and various members of the Dallas restaurant community. Carman spent a couple of hours with Brenner, a couple of hours with Shannon Wynne, a couple of hours with the guys from Proof + Pantry, a couple of hours with John Tesar, a couple of hours in various other places — his expense report is probably pretty stout.

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