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Farm to table restaurants exist in Dallas?

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herelilbirdie120 Mar 15, 2012 09:28 AM

looking for a farm to table restaurant in Dallas. Any rec's?

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    Shakewood RE: herelilbirdie120 Mar 15, 2012 11:12 AM

    Garden Cafe on Junius! Eat in the backyard while staring at the garden!

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      Shakewood RE: herelilbirdie120 Mar 15, 2012 11:18 AM

      And Bolsa, too! Aren't they all about locally-sourced food?

      I'd follow whatever restaurants Tom "Spiceman" Spicer's food is going too. Hope that helps! Let's get this thread going!

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        foiegras RE: Shakewood Mar 15, 2012 07:58 PM

        +1 for Bolsa ... really delectable last time I was there.

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        Bigr72 RE: herelilbirdie120 Mar 15, 2012 07:05 PM

        Whiskey Cake in Plano has their own garden and sources they meat from local ranchers.

        1. twinwillow RE: herelilbirdie120 Mar 15, 2012 07:16 PM

          Potager in Arlington is a member of Slow Food and, a well known farm to table restaurant.

          1. LewisvilleHounder RE: herelilbirdie120 Mar 16, 2012 08:27 AM

            In FW there is Ellerbe Fine Foods and I believe Grace and Bonnell's are both trying to source all of their products when possible.

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              foiegras RE: LewisvilleHounder Mar 16, 2012 09:00 PM

              I think even Blue Mesa has a local emphasis ... http://www.bluemesagrill.com/about/lo...

              There's also The Ranch at Las Colinas.

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              CocoaNut RE: herelilbirdie120 Mar 17, 2012 08:58 AM

              I was reading an article a few weeks ago stating that "Locally Sourced" and "Farm to Table" are the latest PR buzz words that restaurants are using to promote their menu. It went on saying the phases can mean anything from one used ingredient to all ingredients. Kind of a Buyer Beware message. Can't say I haven't wondered about that.

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                JonFromTJs RE: CocoaNut Mar 17, 2012 12:17 PM

                word to the wise - don't ever eat local Dallas seafood. Trinity Tilapia? White Rock Rockfish? no thanks.

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                  foiegras RE: CocoaNut Mar 18, 2012 08:19 AM

                  Often the menus will credit the individual ingredients. I've heard the chef at Bolsa speak ... also Square Burger ... and they are both quite serious about local ingredients. Everyone always wants on the bandwagon, but it's usually pretty easy to tell who's serious, and who's greenwashing.

                  Sometimes the waiters can be a little goofy ... last one I had at Square Burger gestured toward the window and said the beef had been raised 'in the street.' (This led to roadkill jokes.) What he really meant was they get their beef from Local Yocal off the square, and the meat is raised 70 miles away in Durant, OK. A cynic might have concluded the waiter was lying, but he was just kind of an airhead.

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                  Foodie2012 RE: herelilbirdie120 Mar 30, 2012 02:59 PM

                  Restaurant Ava in Rockwall...all local ingredients and AMAZING food!

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