Farmers Markets Ceviche Bars and Colorful Barbecue: This Week In Dallas Dining

I think this might be the best spring I have ever encountered. There have been a few cold snaps here and there, but I find them invigorating. And these sunny days that are mixed in here and there are amazing. It's great weather for a vacation, which I intend to indulge in shortly after publishing this post. So let's get this week wrapped up.

This week we ran a feature on the Dallas Farmers Market. I dove into the politics that have shaped the downtown market for decades, while pointing out how onerous regulations are stifling the smaller neighborhood markets. It's out there in those news boxes all over town if you prefer to do things the old fashioned way. Just look for the physically abused avocado.

I also reviewed Urbano Café. The restaurant employed a chef Kevin Top almost two months ago, and he's bringing all sorts of new flavors to this neighborhood Italian restaurant.

Elsewhere on CoA we found a rolling party in Cowtown, tried to score a few free hot dogs, and said hello to the newly opened Mot Hai Ba.

Over on the Eats Blog, Leslie Brenner reviewed P|S. It's not good. She awards one star. She also picks on some Yelpers who penned some less than literary reviews about Tei-An. She was nicer than Matt McCallister, though.

On Side Dish, Nancy Nichols points to a Facebook post from Mesa. The space next door on Jefferson Avenue, which used to hold a beauty salon, has been in the works as a new restaurant for almost a year. Now Jaret Reyes says the space will focus on ceviches and raw oysters. Hopefully we'll be able to check in on that soon.

Culture Map has had enough of the plague of the grasshoppers. Still, Marshall Hinsley is determined to not resort to pesticides to save this year's crop. If you're looking for a way to deal with hungry bugs this insect barrier may do the trick.

This next one makes me nervous. Something weird is going on at Full Custom Gospel BBQ. Daniel Vaughn has been eating barbecue throughout the Southeast and there are colorful vegetables on his blog. Vaughn gives Hammerheads in Louisville, Kentucky, ffour stars.

That's all I see this week. And while I'll be gone next week, the rest of the City of Ate crew will be here cranking out great blog posts about food In Dallas. Don't miss it.