by Danielle Leahy photos by Jacque Manaugh
La Hacienda Chichen Itza has long been a Greenville Ave staple although it’s often over shadowed by it’s more award winning neighbor, Tacos Y Mas. For the residents of Greenville Ave, this is a tragedy. Not only does Chichen Itza offers a much better quality taco, but with it’s origins as a family run bakery and restaurant Chichen Itza offers a larger selection of traditional Mexican delights on top of the basic street tacos.
With a separate bakery taking up almost equal space in the building, this eatery makes traditional Mexican pastries and desserts on a daily basis. Even at 8pm they still had a nice selection of pan de dulces and various flavored cookies. The cooler behind the pastry case was full of Mexican sodas, juices, and mineral waters with more than one Bot appreciatively signing over the effervescence of their Topo Chico. Continue reading
by Bryan Coonrod
It seems the world of reality TV is shining it’s spotlight on Dallas as of late with the current shows Most Eligible Dallas and Big Rich Texas already on air another new one will join in the form of The Dallas Life. Described as 12 strangers in 1 house it’s a formula done before but the producers promise some surprising twists. The show will begin to air in October on KTXA 21.
From the Dallas Life Facebook fan page “Strangers from all around DFW will be living together under one roof. All are from different backgrounds, ethnicities, sexual identities, income levels, and religious beliefs. PS: There will be some major surprises that no one sees coming. Stay tuned.” Continue reading
by Crave Staff
One of the most exciting developments in the restaurant world today is the emergence of the gourmet food truck. While Dallas has lagged behind other major cities around the country, it seems that the City Council has finally worked out the bugs in the system to accommodate this exciting trend. Throughout the summer Sigel’s has hosted gourmet food trucks serving a variety of cuisines prepared fresh by some of Dallas’ most innovative chefs.
Here is all the info you will need for the First Annual Food Truck Rally: Continue reading
Filed under BBQ, beer, Burgers, Crave, Events, Food, Food Trucks, fun with food, Greenville Avenue, Party!, Sandwiches, Tacos, Vegan Finds, Wine
by Steven Doyle
With votes for Shinsei, Sushi Sake and Tei Tei mentioned often, but there was one clear leader of the pack for this weeks People’s Choice Award for Sushi, Yutaka Sushi Bistro on McKinney Avenue in Dallas.
Dallas has plenty of wonderful sushi options, and certainly we appreciate Tei-An, the five star rated soba house in One Arts Plaza, but this is the People’s Choice and they have spoken. Continue reading
by Melissa Brenner
The Libertine Bar has announced another Vegan Beer Dinner! After the success and sell out (plus a waiting list) of the last vegan dinner, the next event has been on the minds of The Libertine Bar staff. The turnout plus the fun and challenge of creating an all vegan dinner and beer pairing was a surprise and motivator to make it a regularly occurring affair. Continue reading
by Crave Staff
It’s going to be a Honky Tonk Friday night at the Granada Theater and The Double Wide. Kick off your night with some real American Country music starring Dallas’ own Eleven Hundred Springs tomorrow, August 12th at the Granada Theater. Also enjoy music from Jesse Dayton and Amanda Shires. Eleven Hundred Springs has released eight albums since their 1998 debut. Live at Adair’s Saloon, the band’s 1999 release is considered to be one of the definitive albums of the late ’90s in the Texas music scene.
The party’s not over after the concert. The next stop is The Double Wide for the official After Party. DJ Charlie Don’t Park will keep the country tunes going and don’t forget to try Mama Faye’s BBQ. Keep your Granada wristband on and enjoy the drink specials at the bar. Continue reading
by Brittany Finnell
Last Friday night Greenville Avenue looked a little different than usual– cowboys boots and starched jeans replaced the typical scene of skinny jeans and v-neck tee’s. As the herds (pun intended) filtered through the sold out, yet organized chaos of the Grenada’s front room and in to the refreshingly cool concert hall (the Grenada wasn’t lying about their renovated A/C) to find the soulful sounds of Will Hoge; a surprising opening act for the classic Texas country artist Wade Bowen, since Hoge had opened at Grenada 4-years prior with the Avett Brothers. However, don’t disregard Mr. Hoge just yet, if you are looking for an artist that has that American guitar sound like the great Tom Petty then you may want to perk up. Continue reading