Monday, December 14, 2009

Gingerbread Smack-down

Congratulations to our own Chef Nina Hunter, Pastry Chef Instructor, who won the gingerbread house competition at North Park Mall! Art Institute of Dallas student, Ashley Moyer, also placed third in the competition.

Chef Hunter's creation:

Ashley's award-winning house:

Two students look at the entries:

DMagazine covered the story on its blog and you can read more about it HERE.

Guerrilla Restaurant. Six Months - and It's Gone.

The owners of Smoke at the Belmont hotel are launching a "guerrilla restaurant" scheduled to be open for only 6 months starting in January. All proceeds will benefit the Salvation Army, the North Texas Food Bank, and the American Red Cross.

The fixed price menu ($70.00 per) will be created by a variety of chefs (names unreleased, as of now), and the restaurant will only be open on Monday and Tuesday evenings for two seatings.

Want to read more?

Smoke Team to Launch Guerrilla Restaurant.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Your Local Farmers Market...

The Dallas Farmers Market is hosting "Holidays at the Market" December 5, 12, and 19 from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
For more information see the DFM website HERE.

Moving a little further north...
The Chestnut Square Farmers Market in McKinney, Texas has posted their winter market dates as well, along with fantastic information about what market-goers can expect:

The Historic Downtown McKinney Farmers Market at Chestnut Square

Winter Market Dates: 11/21/2009, 12/19/2009, 1/30/2010, 2/27/2010

Local and organic meat, dairy and produce vendors will offer their wares from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 P.M. every Saturday during the market season and once a month for the winter market.
Market vendors also offer sauces, pasta, baked goods and flowers! Cafe Malaga will provide breakfast and lunch offerings! Dixie’s Store will be open with Dublin Dr. Pepper, Cokes, lemonade, craft items and old fashioned toys for sale.

The website for Chestnut Square Market is posted HERE. Check it out to find out more information on vendors and seasonal foods being sold at market.