Urban Epicurious Top 10 Food Porn Moments: Local

by Bev Garvin

Bev Garvin is a friend of craveDFW, a local social media buff and photographer who maintains a pretty cool local site called Urban Epicurious. Bev joins us to celebrate her top 10 favorite food porn moments of the recent past. We will run these over successive days so you may savor each bite.

This dish comes from Local in Deep Ellum. Local is a modern American restaurant in the renovated Boyd Hotel, built in 1908. This quiet intimate neighborhood spot features many original architectural elements, and is land marked as the oldest standing hotel in Dallas. Local is a truly amazing hidden gem in the Dallas culinary landscape.  

The restaurant, owned by Chef Tracy Miller, features dishes whose main ingredients are grown locally, as the name implies, using the highest quality, freshest ingredients available from the local market year-round. This makes for a provocative seasonal menu because, no matter when you visit, or what you eat, you’ll know you can just sit back, relax, and take pleasure in the experience of artful dining.

This Lemley’s Peach Salad was both beautiful and decadent, beyond what words can describe. The peaches came from Shed 2 (the local produce shed) of the Dallas Farmer’s Market. It was served at the height of peach season, with a subtle, slightly creamy blue cheese and balsamic dressing. The flavors were so simple, but each shined with natural beauty as I ate every bite, tasted the last drop of balsamic nectar with my index finger, and lingered in the moment while I wished there was more after it was gone.

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