The largest celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in North Texas returns to Fair Park. Home Depot returns as a presenter this year for the 27th Asian Festival representing more than 20 Asian cultures on Saturday, May 13 at the Dallas Fair Park at the Cotton Bowl Plaza (Lagoon side) from 11 am to 7 pm. Free admission and open to the public. Festival is Gate 5 and 6 and parking is Gate 5 and 6.
Presented by Home Depot and organized by the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce, this family-friendly festival showcases Asian food trucks and cuisines from countries like Thailand, Philippines, Korea to China, cultural performances, arts and crafts, a children’s zone, a meditation area, a free health screening area and 8 cultural pavilions to explore and learn about each culture. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
The Dallas Farmers Market Friends (DFMF) announces the 19th Annual Hoedown, to be held on Thursday, November 7 at Fair Park’s Food & Fiber Pavilion. The annual fundraiser benefits the Dallas Farmers Market and highlights the best of local food from Dallas’ top restaurants, Texas’ best wines and foods from local producers. This year, the North Texas Food Bank will be included in the proceeds from the event.
The DFMFriends recognize the important role The North Texas Food Bank maintains in the Dallas community by providing meals and a consistent food source to many of the DFM’s food-insecure neighbors and they have pledged a portion of the evening’s proceeds to the non-profit in support of their shared vision of abolishing hunger in our city. Continue reading
by Melissa Robert photos by Mary Szefcyk
No matter what type of foods tickle your taste bud fancy, if you stopped by Fair Park this weekend you didn’t walk away disappointed. Friday through Sunday DFW residents filled their bellies with culinary delights from over 60 local restaurants. 150,000 square feet of indoor, air-conditioned space hosted cooking demonstrations, Taste of the Town, Taste Tavern, kids areas and even a petting zoo. Outside the Fair Park exhibit halls were a plethora of tasting tents, food trucks and an impressive live music stage. With general admission at only $10 and children 5 and under getting in free, the event was bustling with folks enjoying local food and vendor booths. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Dallas seems to be a few years behind in the beer scene, and certainly that holds true when it comes to Growlers. Growlers are those large brown bottles used to store fresh poured beer that usually have a refrigeration life of just less than a week. The TABC mandates that bars are not allowed to pour growlers for roadie purposes, but they give special dispensation to pubs which hold a single beer and wine permit. Whole Foods has been a leader in the Dallas market for growlers, and today there is a special bar opening that focuses on the growler
The new Craft and Growler is owned by husband and wife attorneys Kevin Afghani and Catherine Kinslow who also operate a patent firm just to the rear of the Craft and Growler building located at 1601 Parry which is just in view of where Big Tex should be standing at Fair Park. The couple are soft opening Craft and Growler today at 3pm and close at 9. The shortened hours are just for this week and will expand starting after Thanksgiving.
by Steven Doyle photos by Robert Bostick
This past weekend was rife with exciting food events including the annual Taste of Dallas which was held once again at Fair Park. This year was bigger and better than year’s past with the addition of a food truck extravaganza. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Taste of Dallas 2012 is this weekend and we have the hook up. We are giving away not one but two VIP prize packages for this fun family event. There is no better way than Taste of Dallas to try foodie fare from more than 60 of Dallas’ best restaurants: with no entrée more than $3, participants have the opportunity to savor plenty of different tastes without breaking the bank.
At the heart of Taste of Dallas are the chef demonstrations from high-profile chefs, teaching everyone their hard-won secrets behind their favorite recipes. This year, the chefs will cook to music in genres they have chosen, from classic rock to country to bluegrass and opera and everything in-between. Chefs include Anthony Van Camp from SER Steak & Spirts at Hilton Anatole, David McMillan from Screen Door and The Commissary, Chef John Franke from Frontburner Restaurants, David Smith from Westin Galleria, Gerard Thompson from Rough Creek Lodge, Matt Mortimer with Blue Goose and Aw Shucks and more. Each chef demo includes an exciting demonstration and complimentary sampling from their exclusive restaurants. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
More than likely you know the plot and have seen the film adaptation or possibly even the live theater production of Mamma Mia! since its debut in the late ‘90’s. The songs will be most familiar with those growing up in the 1970’s disco era and listened to the endless melodies of the Swedish pop group ABBA.
ABBA has sold nearly 400 million records worldwide and continues to sell millions each year even to this day, so it is no wonder that Mamma Mia! is so successful. Someone is listening. Last night a packed house at the Dallas Music Hall in Fair Park danced in their seats and reveled in the familiar music and sound bites as they were whisked back to a time in Greece just days before a young brides wedding. Continue reading