What: Chefs for Farmers Street Food Night Market
Where: Dallas Design District
The 411: For its 2016 rendition, Chefs for Farmers threw a street food fair in the Dallas Design District the night before the main event. They put up tents, got a kickass DJ, and welcomed top chefs from near and far, who dished out everything from gyros to ramen to swordfish skewers.
Knife chef John Tesar was the king of them all, stationed with Justin Brunson, owner and executive chef of Old Major in Denver. Lines were longest for Top Knot’s hot fried chicken bun and tacos from Trompo, recently named one of the 50 best new restaurants by Bon Appetit.
The muggy weather warned of the weather to come, and a downpour caused everyone to scatter and take cover. But a little rain never hurt nobody, so once it passed — and Michael Miller of Stablemade Retail Group passed out Yeti coolers to judges’ choice winner Grace (oxtail falafel) and peoples’ choice winner Chino Chinatown (lobster shooters) — attendees got back to the business of eating, drinking, and being merry.
The latter included posing for pics in the Wee Gyspy Wagon Photo Booth and the animated gif photo booth from My Event is the Bomb, presented by CultureMap.
Now in its fifth year, Chefs for Farmers shows off the talents of Dallas’ best chefs and food artisans while celebrating the farmers that make great food possible. Charity partners of the three-day fest include Family Place, Cafe Momentum, and North Texas Food Bank.
Who: Founder Iris Midler, Brian McCullough, Ravinder Singh, Cody Sharp, Katherine Clapner, Bruno Davaillon, Omar Flores, and Uno Immanivong.