About

We Crave music, we Crave art, we Crave a great meal.  We created CraveDFW because we all Crave something delicious and each day we will explore these things, and hopefully something that you Crave as well.

CraveDFW is a fun way to learn about our city and we hope to see you back often.  We invite everyone who Craves something to contribute whenever you see, smell, taste, touch or hear something that you enjoy.  Drop us a line at info@CraveDFW anytime.

Contributors

Steven Doyle is a local freelance writer who appreciates good food and spirits. He has an affinity for all types of cuisine and often spends time in his own kitchen preparing dinner parties with family and friends. Steven is the founding partner of Crave that examines restaurants, art and music and champions the local farmer. He also leads city-wide food tours each week. Steven is a contributor to Edible Dallas & Fort Worth and other magazines, as well as noted online food blogs including Dallas Observer. His favorite color is plaid.

Born in Austin Texas, Ina Bostick has been passionate about all things culinary  her entire life.  A former editor of Bottomfish  Magazine, Ina is currently a licensed Paramedic and mother of three.  An avid volunteer, Ina is involved with the American Red Cross, CERT, and the Farmers Branch Fire Department.  She currently lives in Farmers Branch and works as a Paramedic.

Joy Jangles is a photographer, home-chef and writer from Dallas, Texas. She finds inspiration through music, art and nature.  Join her culinary adventures through her kitchen and discover fresh, simple and delicious recipes  over at joylicious.net She loves traveling, practicing yoga and meeting new people and spends her spare time gardening with her fiance Collin and teaching piano.

Farah Fleurima is the editor of TheDallasDiva.com, a popular dining and lifestyles blog. An avid food and travel writer, her work has been published in The Dallas Morning News, The Detroit News and Patron magazine. She is also a contributor for Chemistry.com’s relationship blog, and Us Weekly.

Robert Bostick is a freelance photographer and photojournalist based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.  His photos have been seen in numerous print and online magazines including: Modern Luxury, 360 West, D Side Dish, The Dallas Observer, Critics Guide, Pink Memo and many others.  He is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers and  a volunteer photographer for the American Red Cross.

Bryan Coonrod aka DJ Bryan C is a Dallas nightclub DJ that has played at some of the hottest nightclubs and has been a featured DJ for many mixshows all over the USA. From being a record store owner to record label promoter he has been very involved in the music industry since the early 90’s You can catch him at J Black’s on the weekends and Elm St Bar on Wednesdays.

“If something seems fishy about Jon Alexis, owner of TJ’s Fresh Seafood Market in North Dallas, it’s because he has been around fresh seafood nearly his entire life.  TJ’s has been family-owned since 1989, and was named D Magazine’s 2010 “Best Fish Market.”  Jon is a graduate of Southern Methodist University.”

NB_Bio_NewNicholas Bostick  is a photographer and film maker from Dallas Texas. He enjoys documenting his life’s trials and those of whoever he happens to be in contact with at the moment. His photos have been seen in Pegasus News  and Crave DFW . He spends his nights wandering the grounds of the University of Texas at Dallas screaming at the top of his lungs looking for new ways to perceive his surroundings. His influences include Ansel Adams, Lewis Baltz, and the films of Alfred Hitchcock.

Jeff Hodges (AKA Dr. Spin) is a public school band director and ethnomusicological scholar with a broad, eclectic spectrum of musical interests.  His approach to album reviews is autoethnographic, describing the way that musical experiences enhance, expand, imprint, and interweave with the everyday.  He sheds light on marginalized new music and rekindles affection for past releases.  If you want to know more about him, read his reviews, keeping in mind that that although his title of doctor is honorary, he has been known to spin.

Jayne M. Chobot is a native eastern Pennsylvanian but has spent most of her adulthood moving around like a
gypsy with a bounty on her head, living in Miami Beach, Atlanta, and most recently nine years in New York City, before moving to Dallas after a 2-year long distance relationship with a Texan. At 14 she started working in restaurants in Fenwick Island, and has been involved in or working with hospitality in some fashion ever since, currently as an executive liaison for an international association based in Manhattan. A passionate traveler, taster, hostess, and mom to a 4-year old little girl, she is often overcaffeinated, always on the hunt for someone or some place interesting, and will quote LaBute, Meyer, Milay, Tennyson, and Bing without mercy. You can follow her adventures and passions via twitter, foursquare and pinterest @JaynieMarie.

Judy Chamberlain knows food. A New York City native who grew up shuttling between homes in Manhattan and Connecticut’s Fairfield County, she wrote about restaurants and hosted radio shows and TV segments in California for more than twenty years before moving to Dallas.  She’s also a critically-acclaimed jazz singer who leads a band, entertains at DFW’s finest establishments and provides music for private parties and events. She can be found online at www.JudyChamberlain.com

Angela_HopkinsAngela Hopkins. People plus eats and drinks equals laughter and fun, count me in.  You only live once, so live with a smile.  I am fun and outgoing, pride myself on the love of yoga, craft drinks, travel, friends (furry four-legged and up-right two steppers.)   I try not to take life or myself too seriously.  Sometimes you have to, but whatevs!  You will find me in local spots, in DFW, so please say “Hi.”  In 1999 I graduated from Texas Tech University with a BBA in Management and a BBA in Petroleum Land Management.  Sounds cool.   I just lick rocks, draw maps, and crunch numbers.  See why I enjoy hanging upside down and wetting my whistle?

Andrew Chalk| was the first member of his family to win a scholarship to special ed. He attended the College of Jeckle and Hyde where he studied continuation. He isn’t allowed to cover opera for Crave because his Italian is so bad that he once thought Verdi’s Requiem was written by Joe Green. There is common agreement that his posthumous work is his best.

Melissa Robert is a native Texan that is passionate about food and culture in the Metroplex.
Her love affair with food began in Denton, Tx, where she graduated from college.  She enjoys trying new restaurants, traveling with friends, attending concerts and checking out the many museums and unique locations North Texas has to offer.  Melissa loves calling Dallas home.  She works at a local tech startup and is a Contributing writer to CraveDFW.com.  Melissa is the newest Co-Host for CraveRadio on 1190 am.