The James Beard Foundation (JBF) announced today that for the second year in a row it will present the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America, a national epicurean tour celebrating America’s culinary diversity. From September 12 through October 25, 2014, the program will stop in ten cities over five weekends, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C. Each city will enjoy a special evening that starts off with a walk-around tasting reception from a line-up of local chefs, followed by a one-night-only, collaborative four-course dinner crafted by a Taste America All-Star and a local celebrity chef. Tickets are on sale now. Continue reading
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The Continental Avenue Pedestrian Bridge adjacent to Trinity Groves should be on all of your to-do lists. Much progress has been made with the Trinity River Corridor Project. This celebratory day included a 5K run, Wild Flower Driving Range, Bike Ride and Rolling Ribbon Cutting, among other activities. The highlight of the day for me was The Long-Table Gospel Brunch.
With the increasingly gorgeous downtown Dallas skyline and the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge as the backdrop, approximately 400 diners sat together at a very long table on the new Continental Avenue Pedestrian Bridge. For a mid June outdoor event, the weather could not have been better, but the menu was the star of the show. Chef and Chair of the brunch Sharon Van Meter did a great job. Many students from El Centro Community College and Le Cordon Bleu helped in every arena. Chef Van Meter created the menu, and as a group they cooked at 3015 in Trinity Groves on Saturday and plated on Sunday. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
The Taste of the NFL: The Ultimate Dallas Cowboys Tailgate Party has provided more than two million meals to hungry North Texas children since its inception in 2005, by raising vital funds for the North Texas Food Bank’s more than 1,000 feeding and education programs. Every $1 donated provides 3 meals for hungry North Texas children and 100 percent of the event proceeds help distribute food through the Food Bank’s 300 member agencies in 13 counties and through the Food 4 Kids backpacks, Kids Café, and School Pantry programs.
Dallas Cowboys, past and present, Abacus chef and proprietor Kent Rathbun, and more than a dozen of the area’s hottest celebrity chefs assembled Sunday evening to take part in the 10th anniversary celebration benefiting NTFB children’s feeding programs. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Trinity Groves was hopping last night as Kitchen LTO began its voting ritual in search of its next chef who will take the helm behind the revolving kitchen door. Kitchen LTO’s concept is a unique one where chefs vie for four months as executive chef at the Trinity Groves restaurant. This makes for a heated battle, and entertainment for its patrons who lined up to sample dishes from a small handful of hopeful chefs. Last night chef Scott Townend took top honors in the initial public voting, but all the chefs are still expecting to ultimately win the post through additional public voting online this week. The voting last night was extremely close, with a mere two votes separating first and second place. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
A Community Cooks is an annual fundraiser to benefit the We Over Me Farm at Paul Quinn College, a student-run organic farm dedicated to improving the well being of its surrounding Highland Hills community and other communities in the Southern sector of Dallas by providing hands-on educational experiences and fresh, healthy affordable food options.
Last night guests from the community converged on the remnants of a football field that is now the bulk of the farm on the Paul Quinn campus. Each year since converting the field into farmland we notice new improvements, and the ever sense of success. Pride reels across the faces of the students as they take a firmer ownership of the yield. Continue reading