Summer is here, and Dallas has the new farmers markets to prove it. There are also fun new drinks and brunch. Always with the brunch! Here's what's happening in dining news this week:
Good Local Markets has opened a new market at Paul Quinn College in south Dallas. Paul Quinn Market launched on May 25 and will be held every Thursday from 3-7 pm near the We Over Me Farm, at 3837 Simpson Stuart Rd. Good Local Markets founder Sarah Perry approached Paul Quinn College about a collaboration in line with the mission of the We Over Me Farm, a football field turned into a farm at this South Dallas College. Located in a federally recognized food desert, this market aims to make a difference by increasing food access in the neighborhood as well as creating a fun and safe community event by the farm.
"We are very pleased to work with Paul Quinn College and We Over Me Farm to provide healthy and affordable food options in South Dallas," says Perry in a release. It'll also offer farm tours and in the future volunteer opportunities at We Over Me Farm.
The other two Good Local Markets are White Rock, at 9150 Garland Rd., and Tyler Street, at 922 W. 9th St., both held Saturdays from 8 am-1 pm.
Four Seasons Markets has opened two new markets this week. The first is Hebron Farmers Market at First Baptist Church Hebron, at 3000 E. Hebron Pkwy. in Carrollton. It'll run Thursdays from 3-7 pm. The other is Preston Valley Farmers Market, at Preston Valley Shopping Center, at 12817 Preston Rd. It'll run Saturdays from 9 am-2 pm.
Cedar Grove, the restaurant from Tim McEneny at the Ilume Apartments at 4123 Cedar Springs Rd., has closed. It was previously Dish Cedar Springs, and had become known for its drag brunch.
CityLine, the Richardson complex, has amped up its brunch lineup with new menus from Tricky Fish and Tom+Chee. Tricky Fish has expanded its Southern seafood offerings with a full brunch menu available Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am-2 pm., with fried shrimp and oyster grits, andouille hash and eggs, and praline pancakes, plus mimosas and Irish iced coffee. A couple’s brunch for $36 is also available and includes two mimosas, two entrées, and bananas Foster monkey bread for dessert.
Grilled cheese experts Tom+Chee have also added a breakfast menu available Monday-Saturday, 7-11 am, and Sunday, 10 am-2 pm, featuring grilled cheese doughnut sandwiches with egg, cheddar, bacon, ham, and maple sausage; and pancakes with chocolate chunk, blueberry, pecan, and banana. Other CityLine brunch options include Fernando's Mexican Cuisine on Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am-4 pm; Jasper's on Sundays, 11 am-3 pm; Modern Market, daily 8-11 am; and Top Pot doughnuts.
Bowen House, the Uptown bar, has launched a line of sno-cone cocktails for the summer. Each custom cocktail is $12 and comes with an ounce of liquor of your choice, condensed ice, and crushed ice. Pick your flavor of Aprica, Mixed Berry, Rose, Orange, Blackberry, Peach, or Pampulous to name a few.
Fearing's at the Ritz-Carlton Dallas hotel, has a new happy hour Monday-Friday 4-7 pm with select cocktails for $7, including a peach old-fashioned, a margarita, plus red and white wines by the glass.
Genghis Grill owner the Chalak Mitra Group has sold three "non-core" brands: Elephant Bar Restaurant, Baker Bros. American Deli, and Ruby Tequila’s Mexican Kitchen. It's all about Genghis Grill now.
Texas-based Duchman Family Winery has launched its 2016 Dry Rosé, which is 100 percent Aglianico from Oswald Vineyard, located in Texas. The Aglianico grapes were allowed to cold soak for eight hours, then inoculated with yeast. At the onset of fermentation, the grapes were pressed, resulting in a beautiful deep pink wine. The nose features bright red fruit and rose petals, with the palate showing wild strawberry and blackberry. The wine is structured with a hint of soft tannins and wonderful acidity that would be expected from Duchman Aglianico. It's available at Duchman Family Winery, 13308 Farm to Market 150, in Driftwood, Texas.
Good to Go Pale Ale is a new beer from Dallas brewery Texas Ale Project. It's brewed with honey malt, Simcoe, and Cascade hops, and developed with the mission of empowering veterans. As a partly veteran-owned brewery, Texas Ale Project believes in making a difference in the lives of veterans. A portion of the proceeds will go directly to Honor Courage Commitment, an organization that provides education and training to veteran entrepreneurs.
Delivery from Dallas-Fort Worth McDonald's is now available on the UberEats app. "McDelivery" on UberEats brings burgers, fries, beverages, and desserts from 217 McDonald’s restaurants throughout North Texas. Customers can place McDonald’s orders on the UberEats mobile app or on UberEats.com, using the same account they use to take Uber rides and track their order, as an UberEats delivery partner brings their meal directly to them. The full menu at participating McDonald’s restaurants will be available for delivery, with the exception of soft-serve cones. An UberEats booking fee applies to each order.
Denny's is now offering Denny's on Demand, where fans can enjoy Denny's food anywhere, thanks to a new ordering platform, developed in partnership with digital ordering provider Olo. Denny's on Demand includes a complete revamp of the brand's mobile app, allowing users to find their local Denny's, customize and place an order, and pay for takeout or, where available, delivery via Olo’s Dispatch delivery network. Ordering is also available 24/7 via Dennys.com, where guests can choose pickup or delivery time, track their order, and view their order history.