Posts Tagged ‘food’

Dallas To Host National Restaurant Innovation Summit

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Dallas’ national reputation as a leader in the food and beverage sector has earned the city a major prize. For the first time, the city will host the National Restaurant Association’s 2018 Restaurant Innovation Summit Nov. 7-8 at various venues.

Global Kitchen: UNT Students Take Culinary Journey In Chef-Led Class

Posted by Lesa Roe

University of North Texas Dallas Innovates Silver SponsorA new class at the University of North Texas is teaching students about the world’s vast variety of foods in a unique way.

The Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management’s “Global Kitchen: A Culinary Journey” course takes UNT students through …

Socially Conscious Food Distributor FoodMaven is Expanding to Dallas

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

More than 45 million Americans are food-insecure, while 40 percent of all U.S.-produced food goes to waste each year. These numbers didn’t add up to the founder of FoodMaven — a socially innovative for-profit coming to Dallas-Fort Worth this year

Half-Earth Day: EarthX Reflects on Reducing Waste

Posted by EarthX

Earth Day is a well-known and long-established celebration on our planet — it’s diversity, and the challenge of protecting the environment for all living things. Half-Earth Day, coming up on Monday, Oct. 22, is a relative newcomer to the calendar.

Pei Wei Pokes at Panda, Hopes to Be “The Wei Forward” With Clean-Label Initiative

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

It all started with chicken.

On Oct. 1, Irving-headquartered international restaurant chain Pei Wei Asian Kitchen launched “The Wei Forward”, a call for transparency centered around allowing consumers to make informed dining decisions. The mission is to show guests …

Follow the Money: INTREorg Gets $247K, Firm Raising $5M for Robokind, projekt202 Acquires Studio

Posted by Lance Murray


Southlake-based INTREorg Systems has raised $247,000 in a post-IPO equity round, Crunchbase reported.

The firm provides shareholder intelligence and IT and consulting services, including management, compliance, and finance, and it has now raised $497,000 …

Locavore Whips Up Commercial Kitchen for ‘Foodie Trailblazers’

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Food entrepreneurs have a new commercial kitchen in Fort Worth where they can try their hand at mass producing their favorite recipes in a collaborative and supportive environment.

Locavore, or local foods, opened a few months ago on Hawthorne Avenue …

MUTTS Canine Cantina Plans to Expand its Paw Print in Sunbelt

Posted by Lance Murray

Dogs and their owners across cities in the Sunbelt could be getting new spots to sit, relax, and eat together as Dallas-based MUTTS Canine Cantina is planning to expand across major markets in the U.S.

The unique restaurant membership-model concept …

It’s a Year-Round Produce Harvest at Eden Green Technology in Cleburne

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

A new vertical farm in Cleburne could change the way produce is grown worldwide with hydroponic watering, micro-climate controls, and 12 crop cycles a year.

Dallas-based Eden Green Technology showed off the state-of-the-art, 44,000-square-foot facility off Sparks Drive in Cleburne …

Here are 5 Food and Beverage Trends You Should Watch

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

The food and beverage sector is always evolving to meet the challenge of a changing marketplace, and in its recent Global Food Trends report, real estate professional services firm JLL highlights five trends that landlords and restaurateurs should track this

Site Selection Ranks DFW No. 1 Most Competitive in Food & Beverage

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

North Texas is no stranger to the food and beverage business sector. It long has been a valued location for everything from corporate headquarters, production and distribution facilities, and retail establishments.

The impact of the more than 15,000 food and …

Pilotworks Has a Startup Sensibility With On-Demand Kitchen Space

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Pilotworks brings a stalwart of the startup world — coworking and incubator space — to the food preparation industry.

“Pilotworks is a new kind of business on a mission to change the landscape of the food industry, helping aspiring food …

Oscar Miranda ‘Pushing the Boundaries’ to Propel Food into the Future

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Oscar Miranda is living his dream with Wholesome Grub, shattering misconceptions by offering healthy, organic salads and grass-fed meat in a quick-serve restaurant.

He took over the old Wendy’s on Park Boulevard in Plano in 2014, selling nutritionally dense salads, …

It’s Party Time! Social Dining Platform Brings People Together

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Interested in trying out new foods and meeting new people in a casual and personal social atmosphere?

Carl LaFlamme, founder and CEO of, sees a marketplace ready to embrace a new approach to dining out and hosting events. …

Dallas Innovates 2018:
Creators to Watch

Posted by Jessica Elliott

The list of our accolades in Dallas-Fort Worth is lengthy. We’ve selected a short list of creators you need to know — right now.

When a group of chefs — from newcomers to known names — wanted

Taste Community Restaurant: Pay-What-You-Can Concept Opens in Fort Worth

Posted by Jewels Clark

The long-awaited Taste Community Restaurant has opened its doors for business at 1200 S. Main St. in Fort Worth, serving customers with a pay-what-you-can model.

We reported in June that the healthy and nutritious restaurant was on the way, with …

Take a Trip to Texas’ Future with The Edge of Texas This Fall

Posted by Chloe Bennett

In November, a two-day celebration of Texas’ future called The Edge of Texas will take place in downtown Dallas, and tickets have just gone on sale.

Produced by Texas Monthly and presented by VisitDallas, the inaugural event begins Nov. …

Anonymous Chefs Cooking Up Creativity in Dallas

Posted by Chloe Bennett

A mysterious chef collective is supplying Dallas with unrestricted pop-up dinners in the name of food and creativity. 

Nameless Chefs is comprised of a few of Dallas’ best food creatives, but some claim anonymity. 

Conceived out of the lack of …

New Markets to Ease
South Dallas Food Desert

Posted by Lance Murray

Two announcements this week could help dry up the food desert in South Dallas.

On Wednesday, the Dallas City Council voted to give Bonton Farms a $100,000 grant to help its planned market and cafe. Earlier this week, word came …

Food Accessibility: Under-served Areas of Dallas Targeted

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

The crusade to bring healthy, nutritious food to under-served areas of Dallas has come a long way in five years.

“When I started talking about community assistance, I literally got blank looks from others in the nonprofit world,” said Susie …