Celebration Restaurant, Catering and Market
Dallas' Original
Farm to Table Restaurant

Celebration Restaurant
Making a Difference
Ed Lowe - Interview Edible DFWInterview 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.
(Read the full Interview)


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 resources.

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 difference.

- Ed Lowe

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