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CiboDivino Marketplace Growing Their Own


CiboDivino Marketplace, North Oak Cliff’s authentic Italian market, is taking its “divine food” namesake to a new level. Passionate about sustainable farming and organic, locally-sourced produce, executive chef Ryan Olmos has launched his own farm at his home in Midlothian, TX. The project, Olmos Famous Organics, currently provides freshly-from-the-ground, organic produce for a variety of CiboDivino’s bright dishes.

“At CiboDivino, we take pride in serving dishes with honest and whole ingredients, just as it is done in Italy,” said executive chef Ryan Olmos. “We carefully select each product used throughout the market’s menu and take pride in knowing the farms, ranches and purveyors we work with have the same wholesome outlook on food.”  Continue reading

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A Visit To Spiceman’s Urban Oasis

by Steven Doyle

Each day you will find Tom “Spiceman” Spicer trudging through his 11,000 square foot garden or making deliveries to his wholesale restaurant clientele. Spicer maintains an urban garden in the same complex as Jimmy’s Food Store and next to Urbano Café at Bryan and Fitzhugh in Dallas.

On his tiny plot of land Spicer grows cash crops that are highly desirable to the restaurant and bar trade, but he does a bit of retail business out of his store front where he usually offers a unique selection of mushrooms, sometimes foraged by the Spiceman himself, and a selection of greens.    Continue reading

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