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Bishop Arts Walking Tour This Weekend

With so much history behind it—from Bonnie and Clyde to its one-time status as Dallas’ busiest trolley line—the Bishop Arts District is been begging to be explored.  So the folks behind Dallas Bites! and Dallas by Chocolate decided it was a natural for those who might wish to eat their way around the neighborhood, and learn about its past.  The first Bishop Arts Walking Food & Historical Tour was held on the gorgeous afternoon of September 30, and it did not disappoint.  Tour guide Jeanine Stevens led 16 hungry guests down alleys and over cobblestones to discover the area’s hidden treasures, both gastronomical and cultural.

First stop: Veracruz Café, which describes its menu as Mesoamerican, Mayan, Huateco and Aztec cuisine.  Guests sampled such unusual appetizers as picaditas, a pizza-like arrangement topped with black beans, tomato sauce and fried cheese, and a salsa that featured guajillo chili peppers grilled with cilantro.    Continue reading

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Check Out Mercado Meet And Eat Before Jeff Harris Takes Short Sabbatical To Wed

by Steven Doyle

This Friday will be the last Meet and Eat at Bolsa Mercado for a while as executive chef Jeff Harris is taking a few weeks off to marry and travel Spain. That can only mean he will be back with some inspirational dishes on his mind. So this Friday Harris will prepare a feast starting with a whole pig.   Continue reading

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Luscher Spotted Cooking At Bolsa Mercado

by Steven Doyle

We have been enjoying the dinner for two at Bolsa Mercado, especially on guest chef night which happens to be today. The premise behind the guest chef night is that a different chef will offer a boxed dinner for two each Thursday evening, and the proceeds benefit Café Momentum.

Each chef has been asked to incorporate produce grown in the garden of the Dallas County Youth Village within their menus. This week  Bolsa Mercado is featuring the food stylings of The Grape’s own Brian Luscher.         Continue reading

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Bolsa Mercado: To Market, To Market With Love

by Judy Chamberlain   photos by April Gourley

Friday night “Meet and Eat” dinners at the Oak Cliff’s Bolsa Mercado showcase the playful nature of Executive Chef Jeff Harris and his Executive Sous, Matt Blake. Hospitality abounds in this humble retreat from all things cookie-cutter ordinary.  Wine pairings with each course, outrageous talent in the kitchen, community seating and a general feeling of joie de vivre make these dinners both festive and delicious.

It’s fun to have a little bit of this and a little bit of that, explore flavor combinations pretty well dreamed up a la minute or shortly before “show time,” depending upon the offerings of the marketplace – and enjoy the company of a jolly bunch of like-minded food buddies both old and new.            Continue reading

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Bolsa Mercado’s Meet & Eat

by Bev Garvin

Executive Chef Jeff Harris of Bolsa has kept pretty busy this summer. In addition to running the popular Bolsa on Davis St in Oak Cliff, each Friday Night, he’s also been hosting pop-up community-style dinners on the big table that seats 20 inside at Bolsa Mercado next door.

Last Friday evening, that long table hosted a gathering of delightful dinner company. The food and the conversation flowed as nicely as the wine pairings. Next week, and on the last Friday of every month, Chef Harris will feature a vegetarian dinner menu. And with the lovely local ingredients they source, and organic fruits and veggies at their peak of season, a vegetarian dinner at Bolsa Mercado is something even this meat eater would love.  Continue reading

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Guest Chefs Line Up At Bolsa Mercado To Benefit Cafe Momentum

by Steven Doyle

Earlier this week we announced that Bolsa Mercado would be serving their normal dinner for two offered each evening but with the twist of a guest chef with proceeds going to Cafe Momentum. Today we have the list of chefs who will be offering their expertise to the cause.           Continue reading

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Bolsa To Offer Dinners Prepared By Guest Chefs Benefits Cafe Momentum

by Steven Doyle

Bolsa Mercado will soon be offering their chef-to-go dinners prepared by local guest chefs. The list of chefs should be available by the end of the week. Word is that proceeds from these special dinners will go to benefit Café Momentum. This will be a special way for you to help out the great cause and to get a special dinner for two at home prepared by one of your favorite chefs.    Continue reading

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