First Look at Dose Market

Dose Market held its first ever event last Sunday at the River East Art Center. While there are numerous markets around town, including many that go year-round, this is probably the first that has made an attempt to combine food and fashion. We knew basically what to expect, and it did bring together 17 different food vendors along with about 20 different fashion vendors. Still, we were unsure what exactly would happen when the two worlds collided. Luckily, we can report that the only issues were a few errant stains thanks to all the food available.

The food offerings were varied, and there seemed to be a good balance between the sweet and savory. One could purchase a whole range of ice creams, snow cones, truffles, and other pastries. But it was also great to see the crew from Old Town Social selling freshly sliced charcuterie. Executive chef Jared Van Camp was excited about the event, as it allowed him to show of his new portable hand-cranked meat slicer.

Also on hand was BLiS, a company from Michigan which produces a range of gourmet maple syrups, truffle oils, and vinegars. You may remember the company from Grant Achatz’s Life, on the Line. Steven Stallard owns the company, and Achatz interned with the Michigan chef during culinary school.

There was so much more, so how about you just take a look at our slideshow to see it all for yourself?

The market, which combines fashion and food, held its first event yesterday at the River East Art Center.
The location was packed with food and fashion vendors on Sunday. 
Jared Van Camp (on the right), was on hand with his crew to serve some of the restaurant’s house-made charcuterie. 
Van Camp showed us his new portable meat slicer. 
The gourmet producer from Michigan showed off its maple syrup, barrel aged sherry vinegar, and white truffle oil. 
The local bakery produces artisanal chocolates and confections, but we were more into the gourmet pop tarts. 
The company creates a line of syrups, which can be used in coffees, sodas, and in gourmet snow cones. It brought along a Hatsuyuki ice shaver to sell some of the latter. 
The company only sells coffee beans form family farmers.
Adrienne Lo actually used her mother’s recipe for this wickedly spicy peanut and cashew brittle.
First Look at Dose Market