At Ranch at Las Colinas, Hit the Petting Zoo, Then Eat the Cow

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I will be your burger one day soon
I'm wary of promoting too many events, since they often suck. But this one caught my eye, especially if you have little ones who enjoy fancy dining and nothing on your docket. Kids ought to know that hamburgers don't come from from Styrofoam trays covered in plastic wrap, but from cows instead.

Here's the deal:

Please join us at The Ranch at Las Colinas tonight at 6 pm for this fun event. We will have all of our vendor/ partners present showcasing their goods from live farm animals out front (cow, pigs, chickens, lamb and horses), to display tables with samples for the public to try like a farmer's market. The event starts at 6 p.m. thru 7:30 for the farmer's market/ petting zoo.

Many chefs I've talked to pay lip service to local sourcing. Their menus claim they use fresh and local ingredients, then supplement the claim with "wherever possible." What results is a kitchen stocked not much differently than any other restaurant, supplemented with some mixed greens from one local farm.

But the Ranch at Las Colinas seems to take ingredient-sourcing a bit more seriously. The menu lists more than 20 locally sourced ingredients and their locations -- though they won't get any credit for calling Dr Pepper local from me.



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The Ranch at Las Colinas

857 John W. Carpenter Freeway, Irving, TX

Category: Restaurant

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Texas Hill Country Land For Sa
Texas Hill Country Land For Sa

LISTING RANCHES OUTSIDE OF THEIR EXPERTISE: What do an agent specializing in homes in Austin, an agent selling mostly small parcels under $200,000 and an agent specializing in South Texas ranches all have in common? They all are NOT poised to sell Texas Hill Country ranches, yet they will enthusiastically accept your listing. They do not watch the local market; they do not regularly interact with the Hill Country ranch real estate community; and, they are not familiar with the necessary marketing for this niche.

Texas Hill Country Land For Sa
Texas Hill Country Land For Sa

IGNORING NEW MARKETS: Ranch real estate is as much about good marketing as it is about good salesmanship. Now-a-days, there are hundreds of thousands of internet searches per month by people looking for Texas and Texas Hill Country ranches to buy. Some of our competitors do not have a site at all; others, because they don't optimize their sites to get placed well in search engines, might as well not have a site at all. Of those with sites, many do not give you the basic information you want and the property gets passed over.

Texas Hill Country Land For Sa
Texas Hill Country Land For Sa

NOT KEEPING YOU INFORMED OR RETURNING CALLS: Many brokers do not keep you informed as to what is going on and we know how frustrating this can be. Many agents do not return calls/correspondence from clients, let alone buyers. We realize that Seller-Broker open communications are crucial to the sales process.

Texas Hill Country Land For Sa
Texas Hill Country Land For Sa

BETRAYING YOUR BOTTOM LINE: Many brokers simply sell out their clients. They will come out and promise you the stars; tell you your ranch is worth a lot more than what they believe they can sell it for to appease you rather than tell you upfront. They will then go around telling everyone how they've tried to talk you down but that they know you will take a lot less; this is unethical and illegal but happens often.

matt
matt

dr pepper is local out of dublin dumbo

Texas Yoga Mama
Texas Yoga Mama

Scott FYI they source Dublin Dr Pepper made in Dublin Texas...sourced by a local farmer who sells it to them because the out of state Dr Pepper only allows Dublin Dr Pepper to be sold in a 13 mile radius. They also buy Big Red and Texas Triple X Rootbeer from the same Dublin Facility. You should walk through their cooler you would be impressed!

Scott Reitz
Scott Reitz

I know that Dr Pepper is local and from Dublin. The menu even makes it clear. I just don't think it fits in with the spirit of the localvore movement.

Texas Yoga Mama
Texas Yoga Mama

Scott for clarity...Dr Pepper is very Texas...... They "sold out" to a huge corporation and moved out of Texas. Dublin (in Dublin TX, not Waco) is a renagade bottling company who follows the original 100% pure cane sugar recipe and sells thier product contraband style to a local farmer who resells it to The Ranch...all to the chagrin of corporate! I think it doesn't get cooler or more local then that! (www.dublindrpepper.com/history...  Read the story my friend! 

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