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A Trip To The Fancy Food Show

show5by Doug Renfro

The Specialty Food Association is a thriving community of food artisans, importers and entrepreneurs who bring craft, care and joy to the distinctive foods they produce. Established in 1952 in New York, the not-for-profit trade association provides its 3,000 members in the U.S. and abroad the tools, knowledge and connections to champion and nurture their companies in an always-evolving marketplace. The Association owns and produces the Winter and Summer Fancy Food Shows. We asked that local artisan sauce producer Doug Renfro, one of the owners of Mrs Renfro’s gourmet salsas, to send us a report from the show in San Francisco. 

It’s that time of year again, when I spend three days surrounded by 2,500 booths of cheese, coffee, chocolate, wine, pate, and more.  The 40th annual Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco.  (Not all of the foods are actually fancy.)  Talking about our food products during the day, researching culinary trends during evening dinners and dodging aggressive panhandlers in between; what could be more fun?  Continue reading

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Lyft Makes Dallas Debut This Friday

lyftby Steven Doyle

Had a few too many of those Craft cocktails on McKinney Avenue, or brews in East Dallas? You are more than likely at risk for some hot police action, and best grab a cab. But those cabs smell bad and generally never show up. You know the routine. That is where Lyft comes into play. Lyft is the super cool peer-to-peer ride service that is controlled via an app on your smartphone.

Based in San Francisco, this ‘donation-based’ service uses your average citizen to man their own cars for ride, and generally costs 30% less than a cab. Drivers are said to earn $30 to 40 an hour. This is no small time operation, the privately held firm recently raised a whopping $83 million to fund expansion, and as you might have guessed, Lyft is coming to Dallas in a big way.    Continue reading


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