Stuff Strangers' Chili in Your Face for the Benefit of White Rock Local Market This Weekend

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As we've mentioned before, the White Rock Local Market is a great place to buy local produce from local farmers, which might sound locally redundant but unfortunately it isn't always. This community-inspired market is held the second and fourth Saturdays at the Green Spot, at 702 North Buckner Blvd.

This particular fourth Saturday, March 24, they're also hosting a chili cook-off, in an effort to raise a little money for the market. Open to any and all cooks, there are specific categories to compete in, including hot and spicy, vegetarian, unique and best overall. Judges for the competition are local chefs Brian Luscher from the Grape, Jeffery Hobbs from Sissy's Fried Chicken and Graham Dodds from Central 214. The entry fee for the chili cook off is $20.

The WRLM needs the money for a variety of things, including operating the market, field trips for kids, workshops and developing an after-school program for high school kids.

They're still in the process of working out the specifics, but the idea is to have a group of kids manage a garden plot at a community garden and eventually be in charge of buying and reselling produce at a market and managing the profit.

"This project will serve many needs, but I see two as the most basic," Perry told me via email. "First, small farms in North Texas often have the problem of where to sell their produce, and do not always have the man power to go to farmers markets. So the kids will be able to bring the produce to market for farmers. Second, and most obvious, is connecting urban kids directly to where food comes from, helping them learn how to grow or make it, and giving them experience in managing a small business. It is our hope that the kids could keep some of the profits as salary."

But they need funding. And the chili cook-off is one way they're raising funds. Visit the WRLM for more details on how to enter the chili cook-off.

Location Info

Green Spot Market and Fuels

702 N. Buckner Blvd., Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant


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23 comments
todd
todd

Nothing gets more panties bound up and twisted like the beans/no beans in chili discussion.   

MattL1
MattL1

Who passed the law that says that chili "can't have beans" again? Seems somewhat arbitrary...

twinwillow
twinwillow

Are those bugs I see in that pot of so called, "chili"? Better to have bugs than beans in Texas chili!

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Jon Daniel has all the personality of Sonic chili. Same "blech" face results from encountering either.

Fully expect some humorless, pretentious response from the CJ of CoA.

Chili has beans if you want it to have beans. Chili don't give a fuck.

Jon Daniel
Jon Daniel

Lauren - That picture is of stew, not Chili. Chili does not have beans. Thanks...

Jon Daniel
Jon Daniel

11 minutes late. Try and keep up

LaurenDrewesDaniels
LaurenDrewesDaniels

One hour late. My chili has beans. And my stew does not have ground beef. We'll just have to agree to disagree here.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

you're being a prick again.  Did you enjoy the spanking ZC put on you over at D?

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

now now, LDD, Jon knows all, dont question him.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

you realize that matthew mconnaughey had a wonderful interview that was the cause of all that.  Again, you may think you are the most tuned in dallasite, but you truly are the douche that people outside of dallas proper make fun of. Anyhow, I like how you rigged the results of your search, try google, ticket isnt in the top 20

Jon Daniel
Jon Daniel

Uh huhhttp://www.search.com/referenc... 

1310 The Ticket, a sports station in Dallas, has made Merkin a very popular phrase in the DFW community. Furio Fan made a song that wasn't allowed to air, that had too many merkin references. The Ticket is also noted for getting professional sport figures like former Cowboys kicker Mike Vanderjagt to say "merkin" on air. Vanderjagt was asked to read a fictional promotional advertisement from an index card that had the word Merkin cleverly placed within it. 

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

im sure the ticket has done some merkin bit, but alas, you are not as smart as you think you are,  I got it from a whole different source.  Sorry to bust your nutsack

Jon Daniel
Jon Daniel

oh ya! I admit - I didn't get the 12 year old ticket shtick reference

POW!  I just hit myself in the face

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

penis?  hmm, nope, you missed on that one buddy.  go google merkin.  And im supposed to take some guy who trolls the internet looking to make fun of a set of certain people seriously?

Jon Daniel
Jon Daniel

I'm supposed to take someone seriously with a user name based on a name for a penis?

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

no, it didnt, your comments just proved even more that you are a self absorbed pretentious asshole

An_Observer_Observer
An_Observer_Observer

 Josh has felt the need to clog these forums with his adolescent hardliner humor. He spends most his days jock-sniffing on Twitter. The highlight of his day is a retweet.

You just have to excuse the dude. He's a fucking idiot.

POW!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jon Daniel
Jon Daniel

The discussion flew over your head again?  That was the sonic boom you heard. There was no spanking at all. Just two people have a dialog...

cp
cp

That was a drummed up publicity stunt. I've got a chuckwagon cookbook and yes, some cooks did put beans in their "chili stew". Some also used mesquite pods. They basically used what they had in their chuck box- tomatoes, onions and peppers that were planted along the trail. Cowboys ate beans every day and they would mix it into their chili. 

But if you want to get real technical, the Canary Islanders who lived in San Antonio in the 1920s brought with them a chili stew recipe that may or may not have contained beans but it did contain lots of spice and exotic ingredients such a cumin. 

Jon Daniel
Jon Daniel

Francis X Tolbert says you are wrong

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Hey, the way I think of chili is no beans, but others disagree, ask 100 people 50 will give the one side and the other 50 the other.  I just wont eat it if it has beans

Jon Daniel
Jon Daniel

Calling Masshole Faux Texan Kergo.....

I believe your leader will corroborate my assertion about Chili and beans

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