Category Archives: Nightlife

Celebrate a Year of Cravings With Us

by Steven Doyle

It feels like we have been doing craveDFW for a decade, but in actuality it has been just over a single year. Collectively we have blasted through more plates of foie, hot dogs, house-made pasta and every imaginable sea critter than you could imagine. It has also been one exciting year for us all.     Continue reading

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Sneak Peek: A Place at Perry’s

by Steven Doyle

We were invited guests last evening at a preview party and fund raiser at the new Place at Perry’s on Cedar Springs. Through out the evening patrons were able to make donations and purchase raffle tickets from wandering servers with Ipads, with proceeds benefiting KIPP DFW.

The Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP), is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools with a track record of preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life.  Over 85 percent of KIPP alumni have gone on to college.         Continue reading

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Hey Grandpa, What’s For Supper?

by Steven Doyle

On the town this week hunting for the perfect bite we ran across more than a few. From First Chinese BBQ (always a favorite) to sushi at Shinsei with Elvis, this was a pretty awesome culinary week.  Stay with us on this, you are going to love this week’s choices.  Continue reading

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We Crave Social 121

by Katie Minchew

Expecting great things, I arrived to meet some friends at Social 121  with a growl in my stomach. Executive Chef Jason Skinner did not disappoint and I was immediately impressed by the cool, loft-like atmosphere. Social 121 is the kind of place with music that commands you to walk and tap your foot to its upbeat rhythm, yet soothes you with the blue water-themed ambiance. Colorful paintings by Chad Chadwick line the pink brick walls, and a ceiling-high wine cellar poses as a unique centerpiece to the massive dining area.                     Continue reading

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Caviar is New Year’s Best Friend

by Steven Doyle

A few delicacies we associate with the new year includes lobster, champagne and caviar. Perhaps it’s due to their decadence and hopes for prosperity in the new year. We certainly feel these are treats we should have all year long.

Caviar is not something we hear much about in the United States, but is more celebrated across European countries for most any occasion such as birthdays, weddings and any holiday. Continue reading

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Lunches at Private Social Are Serene

by Steven Doyle

I stopped in to have lunch with a few friends at Private Social, the beautiful restaurant on McKinney in Uptown run by chef-owner Tiffany Derry. She is going three months into her grand opening and exudes excitement, and for good reason. The restaurant is successful and she has met with rave reviews (Dallas Morning News gave it the four star treatment).

I have been to the restaurant many times since the opening, once for a press luncheon, a few dinners on my own, and often make this a stop when out cocktailing for an evening. Bar manager Rocco always has a few concoctions to share, and it is good to pop in for a light bite and a sip or two of whatever he dreams up that night. Now is a fantastic time while he is making his house-made egg nog for the holidays.   Continue reading

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