Local food is one of those trends that has been absolutely beaten to death by food critics and chefs, and has recently become a little lost in translation. Any chef can slap "local greens" on their menu when they're really buying from a massive multi-national food conglomorate, but others have fully ... More >>
For the past year Sundown at Granada has been making a name for itself as a restaurant that serves vegan and vegetarian food that's damn good -- and not just damn good for vegan and vegetarian food. As executive Chef Patrick Stark told Lauren Smart last week, he's also been interested in pursuing a ... More >>
The sign has been taunting from the shopping center on Live Oak for some time. My Family Pizza, the small restaurant chain formerly known as Pizza By Marco, has been working on a new location in East Dallas. They opened for business yesterday. This location is more of a take-out pizza joint as opp ... More >>
Origin Natural Food on McKinney Ave. is changing things up a bit just nine months after opening. Co-owner Jessica Myers says that the grab-and-go restaurant will expand the menu and transition into a full service kitchen and bar concept under the new banner of Origin Kitchen Bar. See also: Origi ... More >>
Recently we reported that after 50 years in business in Dallas, Pizza by Marco had to change its name to My Family's Pizza due to a trademark infringement. Frank Nuccio, son of the original owner, explained that his father never trademarked the name and instead of spending a lot of money on a lawsu ... More >>
Been looking for greener pastures lately? Ready to trade in your 2' x 3' cubicle and asphalt parking spot for the soft curved line of dirt under your nails? Well, we might have an interesting opportunity for you. Actually, Marie Tedei, the founder and owner of Eden's Organic Garden Center in Balch S ... More >>
Now that Dallas finally has a Trader Joe's, we can more easily eat all-natural, non-GMO, pesticide-free veggies and meat that roamed freely across organic pastures before it was gently killed, right? Actually, no. Trader Joe's is one of those grocery stores that seems all organic-y, because it has t ... More >>
In Oak Cliff, ex-warriors charge into the local food movement.
"GMO" and "Monsanto." The words have become synonymous after documentaries like Food Inc., and stories like this week's cover story, have pointed out the aggressive practices of the chemical company turned seed giant. See Also: - Ridding a Menu of GMOs, Provided You Want To, Is Hard - Protesters ... More >>
And the government that looks the other way.
An almost GMO-free burger with almost GMO-free fries at Sundown at Granada.When Sundown at the Granada first opened, chef Patrick Stark offered what he called an equal opportunity menu. Burgers and steaks were served alongside vegetarian wraps and vegan dishes. It was an attempt to keep everyone hap ... More >>
Kim Martin and Laurie Bostic of Barking Cat Farm are an open book. They will tell you anything you want to know about what they are growing, how they are growing it and how it's going. They also believe that if you don't like a vegetable, you probably haven't sautéed it with butter. According to th ... More >>
There was a minor furor in the media last year when a study conducted by a researcher at Standford's medical school concluded that organic fruits and vegetables are no healthier than their conventionally raised counterparts. This wasn't quite as newsworthy as the headlines made it sound, since the s ... More >>
The evangelical-esque farmer Joel Salatin, who gained icon status from The Omnivore's Dilemma and the documentary "Food Inc.," which referenced his work as examples of sustainable farming, will be in town next week for two events. The first is a dinner and conversation at Four Corners Brewery, which ... More >>
Austin-based Whole Foods Market has announced that by 2018 all products in U.S. stores must be labeled to indicate if they contain any genetically modified organisms (GMOs). This move by the natural and organic foods retailer marks the biggest step in a growing movement led by consumers and various ... More >>
Sharon Hage is a celebrated chef in Dallas' dining culture. She opened and ran the much-mourned York Street, the fine-dining restaurant that brought the farm-to-table movement to Dallas by showcasing simple, honest cooking based on high quality ingredients. So she's recently turned her efforts to co ... More >>
I don't know about you, but I am enjoying the trend wherein "healthy" does not mean "low fat, low calorie, tastes like cardboard warmed over." Something can be healthy, good for you and not devoid of all fat and calories until there's nothing left but a shitty attitude. In fact, there are a few plac ... More >>
Prison gardens have become something of a thing in recent years, sprouting in California, then taking root in an increasing number of jails and penitentiaries across the country. The benefits claimed by gardening advocates are numerous: reduced recidivism rates; skills that are transferable to life ... More >>
The Texas Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association (TOFGA), a non-profit educational organization that "supports farmers, ranchers and gardeners who grow food and fiber in a sustainable manner," arrives this week for its annual conference, at the Mesquite Convention Center, February 17 through 19.
Even though Penelope Ryholt is a professional pastry chef, at night she dreams of even sweeter things. In a light pink chef's coat that accentuates her auburn hair and ivory skin, Ryholt says: "I use to lay in bed at night and dream of the kind of ice cream I wanted but couldn't find, so I decided t ... More >>
There's a storm brewing, but sadly for Dallas, this one won't bring rain. CNN jas followed up on a story from our sister blog in Houston, which reported that the food retailer pandered to right-wing pressure and canceled promotions related to the ongoing Ramadan holiday. Eating Our Words br ... More >>
Photos by Anthony MarksDan Moon and Amanda Austin, faces for a new version of Grant Wood's "American Gothic."Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma might have changed my thinking about food, but it sure didn't produce any big changes in my actions. Oh sure, there was plenty of stomping aroun ... More >>
Earth Day is this week's cause celebre. Everyone from food trucks and arts institutions to television networks and giants of industry has jumped on the green bandwagon. Come Monday, many will have forgotten the simple message of how each of us can do our part to protect our planet. One method ... More >>
A Texas distillery has a shot at releasing the world's first organic bourbon, but the makers of a pioneering organic vodka say the spirit may not be an easy sell. Garrison Brothers Distillery, Texas' first legal whiskey distillery, is already producing bourbon that's organic in all but name. ... More >>
In a less patriarchal and oppressive society, she'd be holding the pitchfork.Ms. Magazine took on food politics this month, arguing in a cover story that women aren't getting enough credit for their contributions to the changing culinary landscape. Author Jennifer Cognard-Black fingers a "fa ... More >>
So much to rant about this week--the Dewhurst Bill, consideration of a code of ethics for food bloggers, that sort of thing. But an email this morning about "culinary constructivism," as practiced by chefs at Hong Kong's Mandarin Oriental, raised a few questions.Well, one question, really: why?Accor ... More >>
Friend of the show Leslie Halleck is a horticulturist of some renown who chronicles her "Adventures in Urban Organic Gardening..." on her blog GrowLively. She's also general manager at North Haven Gardens and a veggie test-gardener for Organic Gardening magazine. Add all that together, and that's ho ... More >>
North Haven Gardens gets fresh with you
We're not sure what we did before Natsumi. One of the first responders to Dallas' need for fancy yet natural fro-yo has kept us in "healthi" cold treats for one year now. And we couldn't be more grateful. It even earned our "Best Ice Cream" designation in the 2008 Best of Dallas Awards. Well, they d ... More >>
One mans attempt at slow food living in the Dallas metroplex
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What will the new Whole Foods -- which is to say the Park Lane edition, reportedly to sprawl more than 80,000 square feet when it opens spring 2008 -- be like? Will it be the chain's largest? Will it have a spa? Will it have an organic hybrid-car wash? The Austin-based company is releasing few detai ... More >>
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