Besides the $9 a pound fresh Gulf shrimp I grabbed up, I like this living basil. Questions: Will it last long? Will I be able to plant it outside when it’s for sure warm enough? Will I just eat it all instead?!
Another great idea from Central Market. The CM located on Lover’s is surrounded by apartments and very close to SMU. That means small groups of people. Roomates, lovers, married couples, singles, throw in a few dogs and cats and you’ve got the basic idea. Hubbard and I don’t live around the CM. But, we are a two person group. We fall into the married couples catagory. And as much as I love good bread, we have a very hard time finishing a full loaf of bread from CM before it goes south. Not being chock full of preservatives, CM loaves don’t have a long shelf life. These mini-loaves are perfect! I think you have six or seven choices on what type of bread you want. Mine is Roasted Garlic Cheese Bread. Good stuff.
You know, when you first start a blog, you can write about practically every dish you cook or restaurant you visit. Everything is a first for the blog. After a couple of years… the new stuff comes a little less often. We’ve been going out. But, I’ve written about all the restaurants before. We almost went to Si Tapas the other night. A 40 minute wait put a big nix on that. We cooked a little bit. I will recommend the “Cowboy” burger patties from Central Market. They have ground up bacon in them. Yum! I even cooked them inside instead of on the grill and they were delicious. Othere than that, not a whole lot going on last week.
Are any of you going to any of the restaurants on the Yelp Eats! list? $25 fixed price is a pretty good deal. I’m just not really sure why they’re doing it… I don’t see any mention of charity or anything. Gotta wonder.
…That Go Great Together.
Warm steamed Snow Crab with drawn butter
Grilled New York Strip Steak (Great grill marks, Hub!)
Those twice-baked potatoes were good, too!
Crab and Steak, both on sale at Central Market last weekend.
If you haven’t been to a cooking class at Central Market, you should go. $60 may seem like a lot of money to sit and watch someone cook. But, you get so much food and wine you end up leaving perfectly satisfied. Look at this one…
David Uygur, Executive Chef, Lola, the Restaurant & Jennifer Uygur, CM Beer & Wine Manager
David, an accomplished chef who leads the kitchen at one of Dallas’ most recognized restaurants, and Jennifer, a Central Market veteran, will discuss how two elements combine to create an inspired meal. Each of the following dishes will be perfectly paired with wine:
- Marinated Oysters with Cucumber & Black Pepper
- Grilled Scallops with a Cauliflower Panna Cotta
- Ricotta Gnocchi al Ragu
- Roasted Veal with Hazelnuts
- Autumn Fruit Gratin with Amaretti
All this and for two and a half hours you get to listen to him talk about this philosophies, techniques, etc. The classes are so much fun and I bet this one will be great. I wish I was going. The prices vary by class. Check out Central Market’s reservation system for the classes. It’s a cool new system that they’re using. Instead of calling to make reservations, you just go online and do it yourself. The reservation calendar also tells you how many seats are left in the class. Treat yourself. Think of it this way, if you went to Lola and had all that food with wine, you’d spend more than $60, right?
Do you believe it?! They’re going to stop mailing us coupons. Instead, you’ll get the sale flyer. I do agree that they’ve been running some much more serious specials and freebies with a purchase. These could potentially save you much more than the coupons. But, I don’t know. I just kind of liked getting them. Oh well. I’m sure I’ll adjust!