|Interview by Vivian Jones
Photography by Eddie Riverside
As hundreds of Dallas establishments jostle to find their place in a finicky market, Celebration, Dallas’ original farm-to-table restaurant, approaches its 45th year in business. Though the eatery has expanded over the years, it still occupies the same tree-shaded location on Lovers Lane between Lemmon and Inwood. They now offer full-service catering and an on-site market with a selection of to-go meals and local food products. Founder Ed Lowe and his partners have succeeded by offering simple, fresh foods served family style to hungry diners. In November, 1973, Texas Monthly’s review of the restaurant described it as offering “really good home cooking as practiced by long hairs, who also run the leather shop next door.” Mr. Lowe, who was the leather maker in residence at the time, joined us for a Q&A to offer his opinions on then and now.
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|CELEBRATION RESTAURANT Since 1971
As the proprietor of Celebration Restaurant, Catering and Market,
I have the privilege of working with a great team of professionals
who make it possible for me to devote time to two of my other
passions - Texas Water Trails, for which I am guide, outdoor educator
and cook among other things, and the Friends of the Brazos River,
a non-profit which I helped establish and currently serve as president.
Through these two organizations, I invest my time and energy in
two of our most precious resources: our youth and our natural
For several years I have taken groups of young folks from all
socio-economic backgrounds canoeing, camping, hiking, and exploring
the outdoors, teaching young people and adults how to enjoy the
earth's natural beauty as well as how to protect and preserve
it. Introducing kids to a world that many of them have never experienced
is one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.
The mission of Friends of the Brazos River is to restore and ensure
a clean, healthy Brazos River, the most beautiful piece of flowing
water within easy driving distance of Dallas-Fort Worth, for present
and future generations. Visit www.friendsofthebrazos.org
to learn more.
Celebration is committed
to using the freshest, and whenever possible, locally sourced products in the Restaurant, Catering and at the Market..
Each time you visit Celebration, your patronage helps continue
the tradition our restaurant family has spent many years establishing.
We sincerely thank you for giving us the opportunity to make a
- Ed Lowe