Category Archives: Dallas Farmers Market

Pecan Lodge DDD Episode Premiers May 28

by Steven Doyle

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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Volunteer For Days Of Taste

by Jerry Stewart

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

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Something New At The Dallas Farmers Market

by Steven Doyle

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


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Dallas Farmers Market Chef Series

by Crave Staff

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

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Tamales at La Popular Feed the Community

by Steven Doyle    photos by Robert Bostick

Last week we chatted with Abraham Salum  in our ongoing holiday nod to the neat treat, tamales. Today we visit with another giant in the tamale industry, La Popular. The Tamale House has gained a reputation for not only making quality tamales year round, but also takes pride in giving back to the community as we will find out with this Q&A with both Jesse Moreno Sr. and Jr. at La Popular.

La Popular is one of the most respected tamale makers in Dallas and for a good reason. The tamale continually makes the top of any best tamale list since they opened in 1984. There are currently two locations for La Popular, one in the Lakewood area and the other in Shed #2 at the Dallas Farmers Market. There is a vision for a third location at a market north of Dallas.

Jump to join the conversation with the Moreno family.   Continue reading


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Dallas Farmers Market Friends Hoedown Lowdown

by David Donalson

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.

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