Fall is Fair Season! Good Local, One90 Meat Grand Opening, etc!


steve and the shirts    three musketeers

So many fun things are packed into the short months of pure awesome we get in Dallas:  so from October through December, we’re all on overdrive, blowing and going to beat the band!

For instance, this past weekend was fabulous.  Our neighbors at One90 Meats next door, the trio we’ve come to know as the Three Musketeers of Meat; Kyle, Herman, and Adam – plus their amazing families, friends and employees, hosted a parking lot party to end all others.  In addition to 800 slider sandwiches they gave away gratis, plus free beer from Oak Highland Brewery, they brought in a face painter, photo booth, gaming station, a fab DJ who at one point brought over her sweet piglet, Hamlet, on a leash for us all to pet and enjoy… and then inexplicably, a clown showed up at some point during the proceedings.  (he later informed us, using expletives not in common use by old school clowns, that a chair he was using “was broke $@4&*@!”

Meanwhile, we set up a tent in the lot and blew out t-shirts by Local Notions, plus koozies and a number of 190 tank tops… leaving the door of the store open to the hoards of young and old who wandered in.  It was insane.  In a good way.

one90 weird photo

And then the previous day, we sent the first two artists into the breach at our MC tent at Good Local Market!   Mike Malone (silver, copper and brass jewelry for men and women) and Kate Roberts of RetroArt (tile coasters) did a super job of representing both themselves and us.  Thank you, guys!

goodlocal set up one

Clearly I need to get better at taking photos – but in our defense, we hadn’t had to get up that early in the morning in a LONG time!

And now, we’re experimenting with a new form of communication – video!  We want you to get to know us, our employees, and mostly, our vendors.  So check back often to see who is next in our video series, Tales from the Velvet Chair!


mom photo

Motto of the story?  Sometime “sometimes bologna just happens!”  Thanks mom.  I always said she was one wise duck.