Since absolutely no one knows what comes after "The best laid plans of mice and men...", it's safe to assume it might be "can be resurrected after unexpected delays". Doing just that: the guys behind Bolsa Mercado, opening Monday "come hell or high water".
The OC resto's owners & chefs have installed a hyper-local organic market two doors down in the old Kemp Garage, now outfitted with a sculpture made outta the building's original HVAC, an Edison bulb'd tin roof, a cozy seating area with chairs backed in burlap coffee sacks, and, on the brick walls, music and event posters from Texas Tech graphic design prof Dirk Fowler, a Nowitzki/Chris hybrid who could call his own highlights if he played tight end for SMU. Local goods include cheeses from Eagle Mountain, Dallas Mozz Co, and Brazos Valley, Evan's Farm beef, Windy Meadows chicken, Rocky Tessione greens, Spiceman FM1410 offerings, and custom-grown veggies & beans from
cutely terrifyingly named Barking Cat Farms. Enabling laziness, blackboard special "grab 'n gos" count meatloaf (w/ mashed potatoes & 'shroom sauce), raviolis (celery root, mushroom, kale/robiola...), plus sandwiches like pate on pumpernickel, though for such a fancy spread one might expect pumperdime?
They're also running a caffeine station with Dallas-roasted Well Coffee, and a juice bar that "can juice anything". But wait you local-buying sumbitch, THERE'S MORE!, including daily made stocks & breads, a charcuterie program (salami, hot dogs, Lebanese-style sausage...), jars of hot sauce, jam, jelly, pickles & sauerkraut, and a fluid selection of TX beers & wines, which can make plans un-resurrectable before any laying happens at all.