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Dim Sum Of This At Kirin Court

by Steven Doyle

What might possibly be the Chinese version of tapas, dim sum is more than just a meal. It is a gathering and a ritual. Dim sum is as casual as it is formal.

For the uninitiated, dim sum is an assortment of steamed vegetables and dumplings, roasted meats, soups, noodle rolls, baked goods and tarts. Actually so much more hopefully. All the food items are presented in groups of threes in tiny steamer baskets made of bamboo or steel and hand selected based on the groups desires and shared communally with plenty of hot tea and lively conversation.               Continue reading

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Tamales at La Popular Feed the Community (And They Want To Give You 10 Dozen Free!)

by Steven Doyle    photos by Robert Bostick

Today we visit with the absolute giants in the tamale industry, La Popular. The Tamale House has gained a reputation for not only making quality tamales year round, but also takes pride in giving back to the community as we will find out with this Q&A with both Jesse Moreno Sr. and Jr. at La Popular.

La Popular is one of the most respected tamale makers in Dallas and for a good reason. The tamale continually makes the top of any best tamale list since they opened in 1984. There are currently two locations for La Popular, one in the Lakewood area and the other in Shed #1 at the Dallas Farmers Market. You ma pick up fresh, hot tamales for the holidays at either location, even on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.

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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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