Dishcrawl Through the Best of Bishop Arts

Posted by    |    May 28th, 2013 at 4:33 pm

So there’s only 5 tickets left and about 2 and a half hours until Dallas Dishcrawl takes on the Bishop Arts District. I know it’s a dischrawl-300x200little late in the game, but these dinners sound like such a great time, I wanted to help get the word out, though they obviously don’t need it.

Each Dishcrawl lets guests taste several dishes from the top restaurants in a particular neighborhood. A narrowing down of culinary greatness in any Dallas neighborhood might be tough, but I’d assume it’s particularly challenging in the Bishop Arts District, one of the only areas in Dallas with dishes tempting enough to get me to leave my Uptown bubble.

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Bolsa and the Trinity River Audubon Center, the Perfect Marriage

Posted by    |    February 12th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

trinity river Audubon center

Who better to serve the Trinity River Audubon Center as their exclusive caterer than a team that is equally dedicated to sustainability, organic practices, and commitment to community? Bolsa Mercado Catering is partnering with TRAC as their exclusive caterer for everything from corporate box lunches to multi-course, chef-driven wedding receptions.

Ben Jones, TRAC Director, explains, “The Bolsa team creates unforgettable events with delicious food made from the highest quality local ingredients and paired with great service.  We could not be more proud to be working with the folks at Bolsa. It’s a natural partnership.”

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“Meet & Eat” at Bolsa Mercado, Where the Wine Flows Like Tap Water

Posted by    |    February 11th, 2013 at 3:54 pm

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Last Thursday, I was thrilled to be invited to my very first “Meet and Eat” at Bolsa Mercado, the great little grocery store that houses all things local. Quick note: if you’ve never been to Bolsa Mercado, go and grab a sandwich, and latte, a Panini, a homemade sausage… just grab whatever, just go! You can thank me later.

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“Meet and Eat” at Bolsa Mercado February 7

Posted by    |    February 1st, 2013 at 11:50 am

bolsa meet and eatIn honor of Red Caboose Winery being named one of the Top 10 Hot Brands in Wine Business Monthly, Red Caboose Winery and Executive Chef Jeff Harris of Bolsa (see our video) and Bolsa Mercado will be hosting a “Meet and Eat” on Thursday, February 7. The community-style dinners have become something of a tradition at the big table at Bolsa Mercado, where a “meet and eat” was held every Friday last summer.

The focus of the upcoming dinner is; of course, wine, so look forward to a boozy, gourmet-filled evening with flowing vino and conversation.

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Bolsa’s Jeff Harris to Guest Chef at Restaurant Ava

Posted by    |    November 7th, 2012 at 11:42 am

Jeff Harris, photo courtesy of Elliot Munoz

When: Sunday, November 11

Where: Restaurant Ava, 108 S. Goliad, Rockwall, Texas 75087

The hip, garage turned restaurant, Bolsa (see our video), is one of Bishop Art District’s shining jewels. The unique Oak Cliff eatery serves dishes that may seem simple but are deliciously complex. Executive Chef Jeff Harris is sure to bring some of that exquisite complexity to Restaurant Ava when he prepares Sunday night dinner on November 11.

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Chicken Scratch

Posted by    |    April 3rd, 2012 at 10:21 am

The first time pulling up to the Chicken Scratch parking lot, we questioned if we had to pluck our own chickens feathers.  But immediately fell in love with the atmosphere.  I’ve been here twice now and totally leave happy every time.

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6-Course Beer Dinner at Campo on April 2

Posted by    |    March 23rd, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Campo Modern Country Bistro and World Beer Co. pair-up for a unique 6-course, beer paired dinner on Monday, April 2.  Bar opens at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m.

Cost is $65 per person exclusive of tax and gratuity.  Seating is limited and reservations are required.

CampO A.M. Now Open for Brunch

Posted by    |    March 2nd, 2012 at 4:19 pm

CampO Modern Country Bistro now offers brunch Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

CampO A.M. European/Latin American inspired dishes include Torta Rustica, Torta Española, Croque Monsieur 1910, Croque Madame with fried egg, house-made Mortadella with poached egg and other updated classics.

Torta Rustica

The build-your-own-menu features sweet and savory sides including house sausage, stacked country hash, yogurt panna cotta and sweet corn griddle cakes.

Sweet Corn Cakes

Hangover helper cocktails include the North Bloody Mary (oyster, shrimp and house pickled celery), Michelada, Hot Tin Roof (bay leaf infused cachaca, cane sugar, lime, ginger) and the signature CampO Pisco.

Located at 1115 North Beckley in Oak Cliff, Campo Modern Country Bistro is open at 6:00 p.m., closed Tuesdays. Saturday and Sunday brunch served 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. For reservations call 214-946-1308.

Outside the Bubble: Southern Fried Chicken By Smoke

Posted by    |    February 20th, 2012 at 9:42 am


Led by an HP hottie, a former rock star (from 80′s outfit War Minister, who wore mascara and all that goes with that), and the humble servant dared to venture across the Trinity River to taste some mighty fine fried chicken at Smoke in Oak Cliff.

We like Smoke for three reasons:

1. The fireplace at night

2. The chicken  (although we  really like just about everything on the menu)

3. The unpretentious atmosphere, unlike what we experience daily inside the bubble

We learned that one of our favorites, pork jowl bacon and pickles, is no longer on the menu. Guess it’s time to update our video.

KRLD Restaurant Week Begins

Posted by    |    August 15th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

The ultimate foodie event of the year is upon us! KRLD’s Restaurant Week begins today. This is a great time to have a try restaurants that’s prices may have intimated you. Also, many restaurants have items on their menu that are only offered during Restaurant Week, such as Chamberlain’s Duck Confit Spring Rolls. You have to try this!

It’s a perfect time to book summer dining deals at 130 regional hot spots opening up tables, and currently accepting reservations for this special giveback opportunity supporting the North Texas Food Bank and Lena Pope Home the week of August 15-21, 2011. The event continues through September 4, 2011.

The event showcases North Texas’ thriving culinary scene, offers tasty three-course prix fixe dinner priced at only $35/person (tax, tip and drinks billed separately). The icing on the cake is that you help support local fine dining establishments and two great charities – making a $7 donation to either the North Texas Food Bank in Dallas or Lena Pope Home in Fort Worth. Last year they raised over $600,000 for these great organizations.

BONUS TIP: Make a purchase of $25 or more at any Central Market location, to receive a certificate redeemable for a FREE fourth course valid at participating restaurants.

Where will you be dining? Enjoy & make your reservations at the participating restaurants here!

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