Rathbun Opening Hickory Kitchen This Spring

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Chef and restaurateur Kent Rathbun made an announcement this morning on Good Day Fox 4. He plans to open a restaurant called  Hickory Kitchen in Plano this spring. His newest concept will feature elevated burgers, BBQ, local beers on tap, breakfast and a great patio. Look for it this spring near Hwy 121 and Dallas North Tollway.

 

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OSO Food & Wine Will Fast Become Your New Favorite Neighborhood Eatery

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The name Michael Cox may be unfamiliar with the average diner in Dallas, but you can be assured they have all been touched with his past accomplishments. The restaurateur helped give Central Market their prominence in this market, was CEO of the M Crowd (Mi Cocina, Mercury and Taco Diner), worked with Stephan Pyles.  Cox resigned as CEO of M Crowd almost a year ago to open his own restaurant, and judging from our experience he has an instant his on his hands.

Opening OSO Food & Wine with super chef Kelly Hightower almost two months ago, they both have enjoyed a steady build of clientele. The location is a bit precarious, hidden in the same shopping center as the Tom Thumb at Preston and Forest to the northeast, but once found, you will discover a treasure of a menu and wine list. The menu is a bit short with specials created by Hightower each night. The chef tells us that he has already cycled the menu once, and plans on constant changes, keeping it fresh with seasonal offerings.    Continue reading

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Win Entry Into The Hottest NYE Party In Dallas

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Have plans for New Years Eve yet? Let us help you a bit with some ideas from the people over at the Hilton Anatole. They have plenty going on all over the hotel that evening, and we can guide you through your decisions based on any budget.

There is a special dinner that is as inclusive as you wish. Enjoy the six-course dinner for $175 per person, or $260 with wine and champagne pairings. For $299 you will have all access to the hotel’s parties, including the paired dinner.   Continue reading

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Meet Pastry Chef Sarah Strain From “Eat My Cake”

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Meet Sarah Strain who owns Eat My Cake. Sarah makes cakes. Seriously super delicious cakes that are too beautiful to eat, but when you do there is little regret. To say Sarah is more artist than pastry chef would be demeaning, because she excels at both. You can’t find her cakes in any shop, for now the pastry chef works out of her professional studio in Exposition Park and takes orders via email and Facebook.

This may seem unusual, but it works for Sarah. And it works for her clientele who come back for more, even conjuring up occasions to celebrate with her cakes. She has been operating her business for two years and worked as a party chef for seven.  Continue reading

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Inca’s Cafe Transports You To Peru

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Inca’s Cafe is located in Carrollton just off George Bush and Josey, in the same strip center as the Target which you will find on the corner.  What looks to be very ordinary, and possibly even mundane from the outside, turns out to be a whimsical ride through Machu Picchu in Peru. Inca’s serves up some pretty terrific Peruvian dishes, often with a side of live music to keep with the beat of the theme.

Owned by Candy Vera, who purchased the restaurant from her mother. “In 2003 my mother started the restaurant using all of our family recipes. My grandmother’s, and further back” said Vera. Candy Vera was working for Merrill Lynch at the time as a broker, and at one point invested in the restaurant to help take it to another level. She eventually bought her mother out, and now runs the restaurant by herself. She talks of expansion, catering (which she does now to a happy list of clientele) and even going back to school for some culinary lessons to help elevate those old family recipes. Not that she needs to, because what we found was thoroughly delicious, and reminiscent of my  travels to Peru.  Continue reading

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Love The Latke For Hanukkah

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Nothing exemplifies Hanukkah more than the potato latke.  Latkes are traditionally cooked on Hanukkah, along with other fried foods, to commemorate the miracle of the menorah oil in the Jewish Temple. Latkes are made from shredded potatoes, eggs, onions and salt. Matzo meal, flour or breadcrumbs are often added to help bind the ingredients together. Herbs and spices are sometimes added for flavor.  Continue reading

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Time Is Ticking For Toys For Tots

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by Crave Staff

Every year, Toys for Tots provides toys for children who otherwise wouldn’t have much this holiday season. The need is great. But with a little effort, you can make a big difference in a child’s life.  With this year’s deadline for donations coming up on us quickly, and being short on toys this year, help is still needed.  Please visit the Toys For Tots website for the locations still receiving donations.  Be nimble, be quick and bring some cheer to a child’s Christmas.

The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October – December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area.

 

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