For those following the wanderings of Sir Guy Fieri of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, you can catch local BBQ mavens at Pecan Lodge as their episode premiers Memorial Day, May 28, 2012. The little BBQ Mecca is located in Shed Two at the Dallas Farmers Market and serves up some remarkable brisket, sausage, burnt ends and something they call a Hot Mess, which is a divine confluence of a giant smoked sweet potato crowned with brisket. Continue reading
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What originally began as a two week event held at the Dallas Farmers Market twice each year has now been sliced to a single week. The Days of Taste is an instructive life-skills learning opportunity for 4th and 5th grade elementary students in Dallas public schools.
Through the Days of Taste program, students have the opportunity to explore the nuances of taste through the five senses with a tasting component guided by a chef, a visit with a local farmer to discover the wealth and variety of products grown and that are available locally, and prepare a Harvest salad using fresh produce that the they have purchased themselves at the Dallas Farmer’s Market. Continue reading
I stumbled through the Shed 2 at the Dallas Farmers Market which boasts more than a few really nice food vendors including some of the best barbecue in Dallas, Pecan Lodge and my favorite Reuben at Old World Sausage Company. This weekend I saw a few changes and additions that you should check out.
There is a new restaurant offering sandwiches, wraps and paninis called Frenchie’s Bistro which is in the old Natsumi spot. Continue reading
It is time once again for the Dallas Farmer’s Market Winter Chef Series. These marvelous cooking classes are no doubt the best deal in Dallas. Meet the chefs and learn fun cooking skills. The line up this Winter is really special. Each class is scheduled from 11am to 1pm and costs $25 which is due the Thursday before the session. You may purchase the entire series for a very low cost of $110. Jump for the complete schedule. Continue reading
As I walked into the Food and Fiber Pavilion at Fair Park, my wife looks at me and says “I remember this from last year. Hope this year is just as good.” Last year highlights were Randall Copeland’s AVA and now Left Bank, Matt McCallister (with editor Steven Doyle acting as a sous chef) who was then with Stephen Pyles, and Balcones True Blue corn whiskey from Waco. This year had a lot to live up to.
How can you pass up Mr. Lemley’s tomatoes and other produce? All I know is this guy can grow groceries! We need a moment to savor this food porn.
Last evening we attended the fundraiser for fallen firefighter, Lt. Shannon Stone at the Dallas Farmers Market. The event attracted over 125 people raising an estimated $10,000 for the family.
The event was the brainchild of Pecan Lodge owners Diane and Justin Fourton and Jill Grobowsky Bergus of Lockhart Smokehouse who were particularly moved by the death of Stone after he fell to his death at a Ranger game July 7, 2011. After hearing the terrible news they called on a few industry friends to create this special evening.
Below find all the info you will need for this thoughtful event that has banded together two of the top barbecue restaurants in Dallas, and more recently the addition of The Grape’s chef Brian Luscher, to raise funds for the family of a fallen firefighter this Sunday.
There will be some amazing items auctioned off to enhance the kitty including private dinners with D’s food critic Nancy Nichols and James Beard nominated and Cheap Bastard Alice Laussade. In addition to these two fine ladies of the culinary world, there will be private chef dinners offered, gift certificates and a plethora of sports memorabilia. Continue reading