Category Archives: Mexico

Veracruz Cafe Rescues You From The Dull Enchilada Lunch

by Steven Doyle

Tex Mex be gone.  Dallas has a love affair with oil-puddled enchiladas but there are more than a few truly wonderful restaurants serving hot interior Mexican cuisine. We need to embrace these beautiful restaurants when we find them, and one such restaurant is located in the Bishop Arts District called Veracruz Cafe.     Continue reading

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Javier’s Is Still El Jefe

by Steven Doyle

There are certain spots in Dallas that belong in a category that is beyond critique. These institutions are engrained in every lifelong Dallasite and should be revered much like that wise, elderly uncle who spins wise about his first love. Every city has such restaurants, and we have ours in North Texas that are enveloped in a flag of taste memories.

The first bite into a postage stamp-sized slice of Campisi’s pizza can fulfill such a memory for many. Forget the fact the mushrooms are not from Tom Spicer and the sausage wasn’t made at Jimmy’s Food Store. You won’t find lithe slivers of handmade charcuterie on the pizza, and that is okay.   This is the classic stuff made famous by the likes of Jack Ruby. Who are we to argue? Continue reading

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Holiday Vignettes: Chef Abraham Salum

by Steven Doyle   photo by Robert Bostick

We have featured Abraham Salum several times on craveDFW throughout the year, and he is one chef that we never grow tired of chatting with. Abraham always has an entertaining story to share and truly loves his craft. He makes our job here so very simple, offering sage advice like he did in a  tamale series.

Abraham is the owner of Salum, the New American restaurant tucked away on the outskirts of Uptown at Cole and Fitzhugh, and Komali. Komali is a fun and energetic restaurant that serves authentic Mexican cuisine much like he experienced when living in Mexico City.   Continue reading

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Komali Summer Menu Will Spice Up Your Life

Komaliby Andrew Chalk

Hot in on our steam-powered press release machine come news of a new summer menu at Komali..

“Spicy food lovers hit a home run at Uptown’s Komali Restaurant.  Chef/Proprietor Abraham Salum and Executive Chef Anastasia Quinones have cooked up a hot dish for the Contemporary Mexican eatery’s summer dinner menu.  Costillas de Puerco (braised pork ribs) with pineapple habanero glaze, queso fresco mashed potatoes, and grilled nopal salad carries a “WARNING: very spicy.”              Continue reading

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Savor Mexico Friday June 21

chile_relleno_jpgby Steven Doyle

The Fourth Annual Savor Mexico will be held Friday, June 21, 2013, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at 3015 at Trinity Groves. Savor Mexico combines the tastes and flavors of Mexico with a philanthropic twist. Also consider Savor Mexico a unique cultural exchange.   Continue reading

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Chef Uno Invites You To Join Her In Mexico For A Culinary Vacation

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We have been following Uno Immanivong since we met her last Fall when she was competing in the Anthony Bourdain television program The Taste. We since learned she would be opening her restaurant Chino Chinatown in Trinity Groves   most likely in October. Uno has this vibrant and warm personality that is at once charming and inviting.

This summer her fans will have a chance to get to know her much better as she leads an excursion to the Mayan Riveria where they will enjoy hands on cooking classes, a greenhouse tour, cocktail and cooking demos, a pop-up beach dinner and much more.      Continue reading

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A Guide To Dallas Mole Sauce

by Steven Doyle

Today we have our taste buds set for mole. Mole is that earthy, slightly sweet deep brown sauce from Mexico that enriches any dish that it is served with. There are several decent examples of mole in Dallas, and we set out to sample a few plates.

Mole originated in Mexico, but that is about all some will agree on. The exact origin was perhaps Puebla, Oaxaca, but other states are known for their delicious moles with chile peppers as the common ingredient. The classic moles of central Mexico and Oaxaca, such as mole poblano and mole negro typically include ancho, pasilla and chipotle peppers.     Continue reading

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