Category Archives: Central Market

Central Market Brewtopia Begins Today

by Crave Staff

Taking place from September 14–27, 2011, “Brewtopia” will bring in more than 10 of the best beer creators in the business to host beer samplings, share brew tales and talk one-on-one with beer lovers. Highlights include: Steven Pauwels, Brewmaster Boulevard Brewing; Keith Villa, Brewmaster of Tenth and Blake and creator of Blue Moon; Original Sin Cider owner Gidon Coll.

Central Market will be mixing beers into recipes for a flavorful experience that goes from pint to plate. In the Cooking School, discover “Beer, Cheese and the Confluence of Flavor” with Greg Engbert, Beer Director for Neighborhood Restaurant Group of Washington, D.C. Engbert has been awarded “Sommelier of the Year” by Food & Wine in April 2010, the first time for a beer professional. Classes begin at $60. Classes are 6:30 – 8:30 pm unless otherwise noted.   Continue reading

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Sharon Hage at Cafe Momentum

by Steven Doyle

Last evening Garden Café played host venue for the latest edition of Café Momentum, the pop-up dinner series that is assisting the financing of the Momentum project and serves as a culinary training facility for disadvantaged youth.

As we have reported in the past, Café Momentum will eventually find a home in the Dallas area as a non-profit restaurant that will over a year train in all aspects of restaurant service, giving the employees a head start to a career.   Continue reading


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Get Ready For Hatch Peppers!

by Steven Doyle

It’s time to gear up once again for one of our favorite times of the year, Hatch Chile Season. No one does Hatch Chile’s better in Dallas than Central Market with all the grandeur deserving the flavorful pepper.

For those that participated in the season last year know it was a particularly spicy season with even the mild versions having an extra bit of kick. It will be interesting to see how the weather this year affects the peppers on the Scoville front.

This will mark the 16th season for Central Market since they first fired up their first batch of chilies creating a great stir that has continued to gain momentum as one of the market’s top festivities. Continue reading


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Week in Review: Scotch, In-N-Out and a Case of the Crabs

SpokesPup for Glenfiddich

by Steven Doyle

Another amazing week at craveDFW. Our statistics department claims that many of you love to read us, and its no wonder since the same department related that Crave readers have a 16% greater chance at finding love in a photo booth, and 33% likelier to have off-spring with above average intelligence.

I saw DMN Mr. Dallas out last night and he happily pointed out that this was the week of scotch tasting everywhere. I smacked my liver and thought for a moment and realized that it had been an exciting week for the spirit what with Glenfiddich, Dalmore and other brands sweeping through the city sampling their wares at various upscale venues and liquor stores in Dallas. It is not surprising since each of the distillers pointed out that Dallas buys more scotch than any city in North America.  Continue reading

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A Visit with Spain’s Isma Prados

by Steven Doyle

Exciting does not describe the pure thrill of anticipation as we scan the series of events taking place at Central Market over the next few weeks. As we look through the multi-page flyer provided at nearly every check out counter at any of the market’s locations state-wide we get the feeling that Central Market has more than done their homework for the annual event that celebrates a different country each year. What a fantastic primer in geography, culture and cuisine and basically all things Spain.

For a greater appreciation of the event we implored the management of Central Market to allow us face time with some of the imported chefs. There are more than a few Spanish Michelin starred chefs milling about the Dallas Fort Worth area this week preparing for the Espana debut, and we were able to catch up with one of the more charming ones, Chef Isma Prados.    Continue reading

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Central Market Goes To Spain

Chef Isma Prados serves up the cuisine of Catalonia

by Steven Doyle

Wednesday May 11th opens the beginning festivities at Central Market’s Espana, a two week celebration that dives head first into Spain’s spirit, language, music, art, architecture and of course food. In the coming weeks you will be able to experience tapas and paella and so much more from some of the grand chefs of the Spanish cuisine movement that has taken flight as some of the greatest cuisine in the world and Michelin stars are passed out like Pez dispensers.  Continue reading

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