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A Short Trip To Spain With Si Tapas

by Steven Doyle

We love our tapas, and probably a bit disappointed that the term is becoming a bit diluted with the use for anything small. Small plates does not equal tapas. Tapas are these marvelous plated dishes from Spain and basically snacks and appetizers. Since dinner can be served as late as midnight in this country, you might find yourself bar hopping and sampling a few items from probably a dozen different tapas the bar has on hand that evening.

Most likely you will be served several styles of olives, breads, a bit of slow cooked beef, battered squid, sausages or a tortilla de patatas . Actually the more you drink the better the tapas become.    Continue reading

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Celebrate With Great Joy National Pie Day In Dallas

DSC05160by Steven Doyle

I have these lovely country loving Amish friends who when you see them will regale you with pie.  These are by far the best pie bakers in the pie loving universe, and they do their magic without the means of a modern kitchen. It is a loving relationship that began with a slice of raisin cream pie. This is how all relationships should begin.

Today is National Pie Day, and I believe this springs up several times each year. No matter, it is a wonderful time to grab a slice or two around town, and of course, we have a list.

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Pretzels: The Secret Past And Glorious Present

by Nicholas Bostick

No one knows exactly where the pretzel came from. Some reports claim an Italian monk first baked the salty treats around 610 AD. They were called ‘pretiola’ or “little rewards” and given to good little boys and girls who learned their prayers; others say the pretzel originates from monks in southern France. One thing that is clear about pretzels
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Food Photos From The Homefront

You always see the latest dishes from the pros now let’s see yours!  Show us what’s being served at the table closest to home.

This in from Katherine…  “I can’t claim to have made this “perfectly composed” salad. But, I certainly did enjoy it. The artistry belongs to Eden on Lover’s Lane. Thought you might enjoy it though. Inquiring minds might want to know that it is a watermelon radish. I have been searching for the seeds since lunch.”

Salad by Eden gleefully consumed by Katherine McCarthy

If you’ve got something cooking in the kitchen and like to show it off, send a photo and tell us what it is, perhaps share the recipe for all the world to  robert@cravedfw.com.

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Free Beer and Food Trucks!

fly-byby Steven Doyle

Last week we announced the newly opened Fly-By Food Park that opened on the premises of US Food Trucks at 2500 West Mockingbird Lane. Besides food trucks there will typically be entertainment, but now there is another reason to venture to this industrial site: Free Beer.  Continue reading

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Friday’s Five Fabulous Food Finds

Marilyn-eats-a-burgerby Steven Doyle

It has been a while since we visited this column, but so many have asked for it back that we feel it is time for a reprise. Please enjoy a few dishes we have sampled this week, and feel free to turn us on to your favorite dish by dropping me a line at steven@cravedfw.com. Would love to hear from our readers and their favorite spots in Dallas and around the country.      Continue reading

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