Lakewood Brewing – Game Day Decision

The Lakewood Brewing Company hasn't been around as long as some of their other DFW beer bretheren, but they are off to a fantastic start. Influenced by the great Belgian breweries, these beers are loyal to their roots but maintain their own individuality.

Their Vienna-style Lakewood Lager has just the right balance of hops and malt, with a clean, crisp finish. Perfect for all the game-day foods; burgers, queso and the like.

The Hop Trapp IPA measures in at 55 IBUs, but it is more than just a "hop-bomb". It maintains a lovely balance and complexity that is satisfying but not over-whelming. The boys at the brewery recommend pairing this with hot Buffalo Wings.

If wheat beer is what you crave, Rock Ryder is for you.  It has a dash of spice, but maintains a light and refreshing structure.  If you happen to have a veggie tray or cheeses for game-day, this will be the ideal beer.

And just in time for kick-off, come join us at Central Market Preston Royal, this Saturday, February 2nd from 12:00pm-3:00pm, and try some of the selections from Dallas' newest craft brewery.

Beers from the Lakewood Brewing Company are available at all Dallas/Fort Worth Central Markets.

Lakewood Brewing – Game Day Decision

The Lakewood Brewing Company hasn't been around as long as some of their other DFW beer bretheren, but they are off to a fantastic start. Influenced by the great Belgian breweries, these beers are loyal to their roots but maintain their own individuality.

Their Vienna-style Lakewood Lager has just the right balance of hops and malt, with a clean, crisp finish. Perfect for all the game-day foods; burgers, queso and the like.

The Hop Trapp IPA measures in at 55 IBUs, but it is more than just a "hop-bomb". It maintains a lovely balance and complexity that is satisfying but not over-whelming. The boys at the brewery recommend pairing this with hot Buffalo Wings.

If wheat beer is what you crave, Rock Ryder is for you.  It has a dash of spice, but maintains a light and refreshing structure.  If you happen to have a veggie tray or cheeses for game-day, this will be the ideal beer.

And just in time for kick-off, come join us at Central Market Preston Royal, this Saturday, February 2nd from 12:00pm-3:00pm, and try some of the selections from Dallas' newest craft brewery.

Beers from the Lakewood Brewing Company are available at all Dallas/Fort Worth Central Markets.

Love and Cookies Are All You Need

Send your love with cookies in the shapes of hearts and kisses.  These cinnamon spiced shortbread cookies are as pretty as they are delicious and come in eight great designs. The cookies are topped with smooth, creamy icing in Valentine's shades, then hand-decorated in elegant script, with the messages to let someone know how you truly feel. Then cookies are sent in a sleek white box, nestled into striped tissue paper

Each set of Valentine's cookies are $29.99 and ship within 2-3 business days, after being handmade to order. Order online by February 7th to ensure your sweetheart has a sweet treat just in time for the 14th. 

See all of our online Valentine's Day offerings at shop.centralmarket.com

Love and Cookies Are All You Need

Send your love with cookies in the shapes of hearts and kisses.  These cinnamon spiced shortbread cookies are as pretty as they are delicious and come in eight great designs. The cookies are topped with smooth, creamy icing in Valentine's shades, then hand-decorated in elegant script, with the messages to let someone know how you truly feel. Then cookies are sent in a sleek white box, nestled into striped tissue paper

Each set of Valentine's cookies are $29.99 and ship within 2-3 business days, after being handmade to order. Order online by February 7th to ensure your sweetheart has a sweet treat just in time for the 14th. 

See all of our online Valentine's Day offerings at shop.centralmarket.com

Zester Daily reviews �Every Grain Of Rice� by Fuchsia Dunlop

Fuchsia Dunlop has many fans among the foodies who work at Central Market. Several of us have been lucky enough to learn from this recognized expert and author of award-winning books on Chinese cuisine at seminars at the CIA in Napa. Not only were we inspired to cook more authentically, but we were fascinated by her conversational approach that included stories about local customs and the people she spent time with while living in China.

And as Zester Daily reviewed her latest book it is clear they are fans just like we are.  Following is an expert of the review: “Simple as the dishes are — and with few exceptions they are so basic that even neophyte cooks should be able to attack these recipes with ease — they remain authentic. …. Dunlop’s attention to the roots of each dish is one of the most refreshing things about this book. She doesn't speak generically about “Chinese food” — she tells you that a particular beef soup comes from Chongqing in Sichuan. Moreover, you get to experience her delight as she brings you along on a trip through her memories of Chinese dishes past and present, taking the time to explain why she loves them and how you should enjoy them as the Chinese do: with great enthusiasm.” The full review is available on Zester Daily.  

Join Ms. Dunlop in our Cooking Schools for a fascinating evening and a demonstration of recipes you'll want to add to your repertoire.

Dallas, February 8th at 6:30pm – Register Now 
Houston, February 9th at 6:30pm – Register Now 

Zester Daily reviews �Every Grain Of Rice� by Fuchsia Dunlop

Fuchsia Dunlop has many fans among the foodies who work at Central Market. Several of us have been lucky enough to learn from this recognized expert and author of award-winning books on Chinese cuisine at seminars at the CIA in Napa. Not only were we inspired to cook more authentically, but we were fascinated by her conversational approach that included stories about local customs and the people she spent time with while living in China.

And as Zester Daily reviewed her latest book it is clear they are fans just like we are.  Following is an expert of the review: “Simple as the dishes are — and with few exceptions they are so basic that even neophyte cooks should be able to attack these recipes with ease — they remain authentic. …. Dunlop’s attention to the roots of each dish is one of the most refreshing things about this book. She doesn't speak generically about “Chinese food” — she tells you that a particular beef soup comes from Chongqing in Sichuan. Moreover, you get to experience her delight as she brings you along on a trip through her memories of Chinese dishes past and present, taking the time to explain why she loves them and how you should enjoy them as the Chinese do: with great enthusiasm.” The full review is available on Zester Daily.  

Join Ms. Dunlop in our Cooking Schools for a fascinating evening and a demonstration of recipes you'll want to add to your repertoire.

Dallas, February 8th at 6:30pm – Register Now 
Houston, February 9th at 6:30pm – Register Now 

Gluten Free and Fantastic

Local Oven owner, Linda Fitzerman, was diagnosed with gluten intolerance three and a half years ago, which meant no more wheat, barley or rye. The ingredients found in nearly everything, especially breads. She recounts her first visit to the grocery after her diagnosis “I went to the grocery store and loaded up my cart with everything I could eat. It was disappointing.” With that in mind Linda set out to create products that were superior in texture and taste to every other gluten-free product on the market, and her customers sing her praises loud and clear. On their website there are plenty of testimonials, but one from Jeanette might sum it up best “My definition of awesome, delicious, scrumptious buns, rolls, and pita bread is found at Local Oven. I am telling everyone that I know.”

The best part for any person now regulated to a gluten-free diet is that you will relish each bite of a hamburger or hotdog as you remember, with buns just how they should be, light, airy, springy and doesn’t fall apart. And gluten eaters, don’t let the words gluten free deter you, the products are great. So much so, that many in our office quickly said after tasting “Is this really gluten-free?!?”

Local Oven is a Central Market exclusive available in the frozen section, and at restaurants around the state, to learn more visit the Local Oven website.

Gluten Free and Fantastic

Local Oven owner, Linda Fitzerman, was diagnosed with gluten intolerance three and a half years ago, which meant no more wheat, barley or rye. The ingredients found in nearly everything, especially breads. She recounts her first visit to the grocery after her diagnosis “I went to the grocery store and loaded up my cart with everything I could eat. It was disappointing.” With that in mind Linda set out to create products that were superior in texture and taste to every other gluten-free product on the market, and her customers sing her praises loud and clear. On their website there are plenty of testimonials, but one from Jeanette might sum it up best “My definition of awesome, delicious, scrumptious buns, rolls, and pita bread is found at Local Oven. I am telling everyone that I know.”

The best part for any person now regulated to a gluten-free diet is that you will relish each bite of a hamburger or hotdog as you remember, with buns just how they should be, light, airy, springy and doesn’t fall apart. And gluten eaters, don’t let the words gluten free deter you, the products are great. So much so, that many in our office quickly said after tasting “Is this really gluten-free?!?”

Local Oven is a Central Market exclusive available in the frozen section, and at restaurants around the state, to learn more visit the Local Oven website.

Social Run & Wellness Clinic

Runners (and walkers alike) bring your friends and meet at 9:00am in the cafĂ© at Central Market Preston Royal. Groups will run and or walk between 2-3 miles in the surrounding area.  All pace groups are welcome, and each run is monitored by Run ON! staff and coaches. After the run meet back at Central Market Preston Royal for a Wellness Clinic and healthy breakfast reception hosted upstairs in the Community Room.  Everyone is welcome so don’t miss the fun.

Upcoming Dates:
Tuesday, January 22nd, 9:00am
Tuesday, February 5th, 9:00am

Class is free but space is limited, please call us at 972.860.6500 x004 or stop by our Infomation Desk to reserve your spot.  Visit our in-store events calendar for the latest.

Get Your Game On This Weekend

Our game day classics as well as some new twist like Buffalo chicken meatballs are prepped and ready which mean that you won't spend the entire game in the kitchen, also our Plano and San Antionio stores have designed catering menus perfect for any hungry crowd.  The special catering menus include options like Tailgate Cocktail Sandwiches and the hefty two foot Heisman Hero, which serves up to ten. 

To gear up for the big game start by browsing the catering menu then call any of our stores to place your order.

  • Austin North Lamar – 512-206-1024
  • Austin Westgate – 512-899-4343
  • Dallas Lovers – 214-361-5577
  • Dallas Preston Royal – 972-860-6510
  • Fort Worth – 817-377-9307
  • Houston – 713-386-1750
  • Plano – 469-241-9336
  • San Antonio – 210-368-8699
  • Southlake – 817-310-5610
 
Please allow 48 hours advance notice to guarantee availability.