When Jim Shutze wrote a story calling for the demise of a farmer's market, I was pissed. What kind of out-of-touch a-hole doesn't like farmers markets? Who doesn't love spending $28 on a local pumpkin for their autumn pie? Who doesn't like driving though downtown to shop in a building that's a total ... More >>
A few weeks ago, following City Manager Mary Suhm's sneak peek at the 2012 bond program that will be but a fraction of a fraction of its mammoth $1.35-billion '06 predecessor, I asked City Hall spokesman Frank Librio if there's a doc listing all the things that have and haven't been done with '06 ... More >>
The librarians have landed, as today's the first day of the estimable American Library Association Midwinter Meeting at the Dallas Convention Center, so you know what that means. Good timing, then, for Reuters' freshly minted "48 hours in Dallas/Fort Worth" itinerary, which is a little better tha ... More >>
Texas Pecan trees have taken a punch. The USDA predicts our state's trees will collectively produce 40 millions pounds of pecans this year, which is 30 million pounds less than the 2010 crop.
The Sunnyvale Pecan orchard east of Dallas is closed for the season. And today I spoke with Red Gra ... More >>
Waaaaay back in the spring of 2006, the council's Economic Development & Housing Committee was told: The food kiosk sitting in the middle of the downtown Farmers Market is "a visual barrier" and needs to come down. See that photo? That's from this briefing, prepped in advance of the 2006 bond ... More >>
Lauren Drewes DanielsNot a bad way to watch a game. Primebar opened in Uptown last week, and I got to check it out briefly on Friday. I'll definitely put it on my places to go when I want to dabble in swank while a watching a playoff game and drinking a microbrew.
There are several differe ... More >>
Mai Pham /Houston Press Remember when a burger was just a damn burger? Man, you're old.If you like burgers or the word "unctuous," this week in Dallas blogs was a delightful bounty. If you prefer barbecue and invention conventions, just 'til tomorrow. Read on.
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Andrew Marton stre ... More >>
Old World Sausage Company
Farmer's Market Shed #2
1010 S. Pearl Expressway
oldworldsausagecompany.comEstimated Delivery Time: 60 minutes
Actual Delivery Time: 75 minutes
Not having to order Chinese food or pizza: 20
Friendliest service encountered during Knockers review: 40
Exce ... More >>
Danny FulgencioThe crew at Smoke: Chris Zielke, Tim Byres, Christopher and Jessica JeffersCelebrated local chef Tim Byres is en route to New York City as we speak with a hell of a carry-on: dinner for 80, plus booze. Executive chef of the Belmont Hotel's posh barbecue outfit Smoke, Byres will coo ... More >>
Frank PoeFrank Poe, the city's Convention & Event Services Director, is outta here. According to various reports, the man in charge of the Dallas Convention Center is taking a job with the Georgia World Congress Center Authority in Atlanta, where he'll assume the title of executive director. ... More >>
On Sunday, April 19, the Dallas Farmer's Market Friends will host a roundtable discussion of the "buying local" concept and its challenges.Tassioni knows these all too well. Since 1997, he and his wife have operated a hydroponic farm (Tassione Farm) near Stephenville, growing specialty greens and he ... More >>