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First-ever street food fair lures hungry Dallasites to Design District

First-ever street food fair lures hungry Dallasites to Design District

Trompo at Chefs for Farmers Street Food Night Market 2016
Trompo was a popular stand at the Street Food Night Market. Photo by Kevin Marple
Chefs for Farmers Street Food Night Market 2016
Hard not to be happy when there's good food and drink to be had. Photo by Kevin Marple
John Tesar, Michael Miller, Justin Brunson
John Tesar, Michael Miller, and Justin Brunson at the first-ever Street Food Night Market presented by Chefs for Farmers. Photo by Kevin Marple
Chefs for Farmers Street Food Night Market 2016
The Street Food Night Market took over part of the Dallas Design District. Photo by Kevin Marple
Chefs for Farmers Street Food Night Market 2016
People had fun taking pictures and eating. Photo by Kevin Marple
Dallas chef Uno Immanivong
Uno Immanivong of Chino Chinatown was the crowd favorite. Photo by Robert Bostick
Dallas bartender Brian McCullough
Brian McCullough behind one of the many bars. Photo by Robert Bostick
Dallas bartender Ravinder Singh
Bartender Ravinder Singh, one of our Tastemaker Award finalists for 2016, made drinks. Photo by Robert Bostick
Photo booth
CultureMap sponsored the animated gif photo booth from My Event is the Bomb. Photo by Robert Bostick
Chefs for Farmers Street Food Night Market 2016
Deep Ellum Brewing Company provided the beer. Photo by Kevin Marple
Wee Gpysy Photo Wagon
People snapped pics in the Wee Gypsy Photo Wagon. Photo by Kevin Marple
Chefs for Farmers Street Food Night Market 2016
Was this before or after the rain? Hard to tell. Photo by Kevin Marple
Chefs for Farmers Street Food Night Market 2016
Two more happy guests. Photo by Kevin Marple
Chefs for Farmers Street Food Night Market 2016
The line for Top Knot. Photo by Kevin Marple
Trompo at Chefs for Farmers Street Food Night Market 2016
Chefs for Farmers Street Food Night Market 2016
John Tesar, Michael Miller, Justin Brunson
Chefs for Farmers Street Food Night Market 2016
Chefs for Farmers Street Food Night Market 2016
Dallas chef Uno Immanivong
Dallas bartender Brian McCullough
Dallas bartender Ravinder Singh
Photo booth
Chefs for Farmers Street Food Night Market 2016
Wee Gpysy Photo Wagon
Chefs for Farmers Street Food Night Market 2016
Chefs for Farmers Street Food Night Market 2016
Chefs for Farmers Street Food Night Market 2016

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.

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