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2015 DFW Restaurant Week Dates

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The highly anticipated 18th annual charity-dining event, DFW Restaurant Week, presented by Central Market, is announcing its 2015 feature dates: August 10-16, 2015. Benefiting organizations North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) and Lena Pope are celebrating more than 125 restaurants and tens of thousands of diners who participated in the 2014 campaign, raising more than $715,800 to support the organizations’ life-changing work in our communities.

“DFW Restaurant Week is our single largest annual fundraiser thanks to our community, amazing chefs, restaurants and sponsors,” said Jan Pruitt, NTFB President and CEO. “We are excited for another great year of North Texas’ top dining experience, supporting our mission to put food on the table for hungry children, seniors and families throughout our region.”  Continue reading

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10 Best Places In Dallas For Chili

terlingua2by Steven Doyle

A true bowl of Texas red is near and dear to me, and I am always willing to order a bowl if found on any menu I stumble across. I am pleased to report that there are more chili offerings this year than last, and many have upped the ante in developing a perfect bowl. With temperatures dipping into below freezing ranges in the coming days, what a perfect opportunity to go out and taste a bowl for yourself.  We have a list of some of the best in Dallas area to celebrate National Chili Day.

If you are curious how the chili cook off in Terlingua came to be, you might want to check out this link: The Colorful History of the Chili Cook Off.     Continue reading

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Eat Me: Perry’s Massive Chop

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It is a massive haunch of pork, cooked with perfection and carved elegantly table-side. Table-side service seems to be a lost art form, and I would personally like to see this more of a trend in coming years. Consider a flaming crepe with its delightful bit of pageantry that should be experienced at least once in a life time and not merely relegated to film of a forgotten past. That said, the Perry’s Steakhouse chop is that bit of a throwback. We provide a video below for your consideration.    Continue reading

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Pie 3.14 Everyday Eatery Hammers Out A Great Pizza

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Tucked away in the cozy community of Castle Hills in Lewisville, Pie 3.14 Everyday Eatery has seemingly exploded. Embraced by the tightly woven neighborhood in a beautiful shopping center that offers pretty much everything the golf cart driving community might need, Pie 3.14 is a match that offers some pretty terrific pizzas, salads, sharables, and hefty entrees knocked out by chef Brent Hammer. The handmade pastas are a dream.   Hammer’s background is a strong one including cheffing at Westside Tavern in Los Angeles, the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica and the Platinum Hotel & Spa in Las Vegas, Hibiscus and Whiskey Cake in Dallas.   Continue reading

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CBD Provisions Hosting Lakewod Brewing Dinner March 10th

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CBD Provisions and Texas craft brewery Lakewood Brewing Co. collaborate for one-night only on an evening celebrating the best of modern Texas fare paired with award-winning craft brews.

Menu highlights include Lakewood Brewing Co.’s La Dame Du Lac, a Biere de Garde, or strong pale ale. The beer is no longer in production and boasts rustic, tart notes and a dry finish. It will be paired with a selection of house-made provisions including fresh cheese, sausages, and smoked fish. The Holiday Bonus, a seasonal porter with a semi-sweet chocolate finish, will be paired with roasted and fresh vegetables and raclette from Eagle Mountain Farmhouse Cheese in Texas Hill Country.

Lakewood Brewing Co.’s Greta Wise will be on hand to speak to the beers being served and answer guest questions.   $65.00 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Tuesday, March 10; evening begins at 6pm.  Reservations are required.

The full menu includes:  Continue reading

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The Perot Gears Up For Spring Break With Extended Hours And Plenty of Exhibits

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Mystery is the name of the game at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science this spring break as The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes transports guests to 19th-century Victorian London on a forensic quest to solve a baffling crime. Plus, the Perot Museum will be bustling with daily experiments, demos, bookworm readings and science trivia; 3D films including Tornado Alley 3D, Robots 3D, Galapagos 3D: Nature’s Wonderland, and introducing DEEPSEA CHALLENGE 3D (opening March 6); programs such as Discovery Days: Jr. Detectives and Story Time Under the Stars; and more. And from March 7-14 visitors can enjoy extended hours until 7 p.m. giving all ages and tastes plenty of time to take in all five floors of adventure.

For those who can’t wait, Spring Break gets an early start with First Thursday Late Night: Clue on March 5 when the Museum stays open until 9 p.m. In celebration of The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes, a screening of the film Clue at 7 p.m. will have visitors wondering if it was Colonel Mustard with the candlestick in the Conservatory. Plus late-night guests can embark on a Museum-wide scavenger hunt, test their powers of observation and deductive reasoning through experiments, learn how scientists investigate and solve their research, and even identify a secret sound.  Continue reading

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TJ’s Seafood Market Shows Us How To Make Mussels And Clams In A White Wine And Garlic Sauce

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by Steven Doyle    video by Joey Stewart

We are truly excited that the new series of how to cook seafood at home  from TJ’s Seafood Market. The series stars TJ’s owner Jon Alexis, and was filmed by filmmaker and contributor to craveDFW Joey Stewart. Joey has been making films in various aspects of the business, and in recent years has produced and directed indie films to much acclaim. Stewart is a seafood fanatic, and is close as one might get to being pescetarian  and still enjoy a good burger on occasion.   Continue reading

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