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Potato Flats Opening July 1st

pot1by Steven Doyle

Restaurant genius Phil Romano is opening yet another restaurant in Trinity Groves. The latest to join the ranks is a fast casual spot called Potato Flats. Think fancy baked russet and sweet potatoes stuffed with a whole host of  fresh chef prepared items. These are not your ordinary buttered spuds, but instead a full meal with the potato as its canvass. The restaurant is due to open July 1, 2014 at 11am.

Interesting enough, Romano himself created the potato smasher, which you think an ordinary brick would suffice. Instead the smasher is a large hand-powered device that has a round center, and perfectly smashed the potato leaving no room for error. It is quite something to behold.    Continue reading

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Eat Me: Soft Shell Crab at Casa Rubia

DSC02651by Steven Doyle

A night in Trinity Groves always compels me to make at least a pit stop into Casa Rubia, the kicked up tapas restaurant cheffed by James Beard nominated Omar Flores. Last evening was no exception. I sauntered in for a cocktail, but actually walked away with a happy belly full of crab. In this case it was three smallish soft shells that were perched so beautifully on my plate ever so lovely.    Continue reading

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The Continental Avenue Pedestrian Bridge Opens With A Brunch For The Masses

bri1by Mike Marrero

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

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I Scream For Kate’s Ice Cream

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Kate Weiser is preparing to open her new chocolate shop in Trinity Groves, and is giving you a little sneak peek this weekend at the Little D Farmers Market that is set up in front of the seven restaurants that line the avenue just across the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge to the west of Dallas. The Farmers Market sets up shop this Sunday, June 8th. The talented chocolatier will be offering up her ice cream that she will be selling at her new shop.    Continue reading

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Claws for a Cause

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A fantastic event is coming up very soon to benefit our friends at Promise of Peace community garden in East Dallas. Amberjax in Trinity Groves is hosting a crab boil Monday, May 19th from 6 to 9pm.  The $60 price tag wholly benefits the garden, and includes appetizers, dinner, live entertainment and a silent auction. Musical guests include Sally and Bob Ackerman and Haley Coleman. Get your crab on and nab your tickets today.

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Little D Farmers Market in Trinity Groves

20140511_141808by Steven Doyle

Spring is in full swing and that means it is time for all the beautiful farmer’s markets to begin showing their wares. There are many to choose from across our city’s landscape, and the newest addition brings us to Trinity Groves. What better reason to make the Margaret Hunt-Hill Bridge crossing than to check out all the many restaurants, and on the first, second, and third Sundays between 10am and 3pm, dozens of pop up tents with a bounty of fresh produce and local goods produced by your neighbors.

We checked out the market this past Sunday to find many interesting vendors set up in front of the main building in Trinity Groves, just past the line of restaurant patios. Here you can sample great baked goods from Village Baking Company, or grab a shot of java from Noble Coyote Roasters.   Continue reading

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The Next Kitchen LTO Chef Is Brooke Egger

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The next Kitchen LTO chef is the talented young lady from California, Brooke Eggers.

Brooke Egger was first suggested by the current LTO chef, Eic Shelton. They both competed on Food Network’s Cut Throat Kitchen, and Egger has now flown to Dallas three times to perform tastings for the chef gig. Egger comes from a long line of butchers dating back to the 1600′s, and there are still Egger Meat Markets in Washington, Idaho and Oregon.

Egger claims to make the very best burger, which includes tarragon, sherry and “other elements”, and uses a Norwegian cheese to top off the special meat blend, along with a Tennessee mustard slaw with a tarragon cream and a salted brioche bun. Egger also has her own line of culinary war in the works.    Continue reading

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