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Motown the Musical at Winspear July 28 – Aug 13

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Motown the Musical will play the Winspear Opera House in the Dallas Arts District Tuesday, July 28 through Sunday, August 16, 2015. Featuring more than 40 classic hits such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” Motown the Musical tells the story behind the hits as Diana, Smokey, Berry and the whole Motown family fight against the odds to create the soundtrack of change in America. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat.

Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, Motown the Musical  is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so many more.  Continue reading

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Santa Rosa For A Pupusa And Plantain Fix

by Steven Doyle

Sometimes you need to satisfy your inner-Salvadoran by checking out on of the few restaurants in Dallas that serve the South American cuisine. This week we went to Santa Rosa on Walnut Hill, next to one of our favorite dive bars, A Step Up Lounge.

Santa Rosa is a fairly large restaurant in a decaying North Dallas strip center, and they serve mainly Salvadoran food with a few exceptions of fajitas and several Tex Mex items to appease the gringos. This means you will find pupusas, fried plantain, banana leaf wrapped chicken tamales and the best black beans in the area.      Continue reading

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Mama Fayes BBQ in Deep Ellum Closed and Relocating

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I recall my first Mama Faye experience in Deep Ellum. The family had a smoker set up in front of what is now Twenty-Seven on Elm Street. It was late at night and there were ribs and sausages to be had.  Continue reading

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Jimmy’s Foodstore News

by Steven Doyle

We love our Jimmy’s Food Store. Not just for the killer good sandwiches, the best price for Parmigiano-Reggiano (the only cheese with their own theme song), and the best horde of Italian wines in the state, but also their email blasts that keep us informed of their doings at the East Dallas grocery,

Located at one of our favorite intersections in Dallas (think Urbano Café, The Dallasite, Mai’s Vietnamese and more) Jimmy’s is a little slice of New York’s Little Italy.   Continue reading

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A Few Of Our Favorite Things At Kuby’s

The look of Kubys hasn’t changed much over the years

by Steven Doyle

Kuby’s has been a Dallas institution since 1961 creating house-made sausages, offering cured meats, a large variety of salads and fresh meats in their delicatessen. A few years back Karl Kuby  told us that he has a smoker that is massive and valued in excess of $125,000. That dedication to the craft is evident in the product they make available at their Snider Plaza location in Dallas.

A recent visit invigorated our adoration for the 50 year old restaurant and deli.    Continue reading

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Houndstooth Coffee to Open in Sylvan|Thirty

 

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Sylvan | Thirty will soon be home to Houndstooth Coffee, the popular coffee shop that opened its first Dallas location last year on Henderson Avenue. In addition to its coffee and pastries, the Sylvan | Thirty shop will also feature a still-in-development food concept that will be new to the company.

“Sylvan | Thirty’s vision, tenant mix and surrounding communities feel right for what we aim to bring to the marketplace,” said Sean Henry, Houndstooth Coffee’s founder. “Also, the space will allow us to host lots of different people in new ways.”  Continue reading

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Eat Me: Vice Cake at Ida Claire

DSC08452by Steven Doyle

We visited Ida Claire this week, which just opened recently in their beautiful location in Addison, and we will share our first look in tomorrow’s edition of craveDFW. But we are still ecstatic about the desserts prepared by corporate pastry chef Sarah Lewis.

Chef Lewis prepares all the pastries for the company that owns such restaurants as Whiskey Cake, Mexican Sugar, The Ranch in Las Colinas and even Velvet Taco.  Ever had that Red Velvet cake at Velvet Taco? That is a Lewis cake.   Continue reading

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