Several weeks ago, my girls and I happened on the new City Centre farmers market. We followed the music to the square and browsed the booths lining the perimeter.
I recognized some of vendors from the Eastside farmers market. We brought home blackberries, homemade marshmallows, Indian food and bread. There was a guy selling pork and a vendor offering goat milk, yogurt and cheese and one or two produce booths. Wished there’d been more fresh produce, but I am hopeful since this market is in its infancy.
And despite the June heat, this made for a very pleasant evening. Seems that grassy area in the middle of the square gets a breeze, and Moodafaruka was playing. I am thrilled to see this action in the near west ‘burbs. The City Centre Eco-Farmers Market takes place Thursdays, 4-8pm, and is located at I-10 and Beltway 8, where Town & Country Mall used to sit.
Another westside/Galleria-area restaurant (and a favorite), Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen at Woodway and Voss, is celebrating her first anniversary at that location with a Mesquite Festival through Saturday, July 24. This is a great opportunity to try Sylvia’s quail, shrimp, cabrito, fish and more cooked over a mesquite fire grill and served with her yummy poblano grits and handmade corn and flour tortillas. This is Mexican food of which my San Antonio-raised husband approves. -alyce eyster