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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Crawfish: A Primer

by Jon Alexis

Crawfish boils rock. What’s more fun than bugs, beer and buddies?

We have some useful tips on how to throw your first crawfish boil… without everyone knowing you’re a rookie.  Follow along.  Continue reading

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Wine Tastings In Dallas

by Steven Doyle

If you like wine or wish to learn more about wines, this might be your lucky week in the DFW are. We have assembled a great list of wine tasting opportunities. The events range in price but some are actually free.  Check these out if you will.           Continue reading

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Charles Manson the Musical: Mean

by Crave Staff

The Ochre House Theater  is pleased to announce the world premiere of Mean for the 2012 Season. Mean is a wicked musical about Charles Manson (Mitchell Parrack), Charles “Tex” Watson (Matthew Posey) and Squeaky Fromme (Anastasia Munoz) meeting for the first time.    Continue reading

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The Beignet Does Dallas

by Jerry Stewart

Laissez les bons temps rouler! The beignet is a humble work horse of a pastry made from pate à choux dough, made up of butter, flour, water and eggs and is also used to pipe éclairs and cream puffs. Except it’s fried. After the pastry has been fried it is covered in an inordinate amount of confectioner’s sugar to bring a smile to the diners face and cover them in the sweet white powder.

We appropriately think to New Orleans for a proper beignet, and most will associate the doughnut with Café Du Monde, who certainly goes through plenty of the pastries along with their chicory coffee. The beignet is the state donut of Louisiana.  Continue reading

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Wine and Cheese Chat at The Grape

by Steven Doyle

I failed to mention this last time these fine ladies had their wine and cheese chat, but it is coming up again so I can make up for that error. Dallas cheese monger and sometimes craveDFW contributor Ali Morgan from Scardello will be a co-hosting the chat at The Grape along side GM and sommelier Courtney Luscher.   Continue reading

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Common Table Has Real Honest-To-Goodness Poutine

by Steven Doyle

The search for poutine in Dallas has been arduous at best. But this week we learn that it takes a village to make the ethereal and  savory dish known by all in Canada as their national dish.

The staff at craveDFW aren’t the only ones stymied by the fact that it is so difficult to find something seemingly simple in a city as large as Dallas. Scardello Cheese monger Ali Morgan has been equally pining away for the dish for quite sometime after she made a cheese trek to Canada.            Continue reading

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Top Dallas Bartenders to Compete in Houston’s Speed Rack

by Steven Doyle   photos by Susan Migdol

If you happen to be in Houston this coming weekend you might wish to attend a pretty awesome cocktail competition called Speed Rack that pits some of the hottest bartenders in Louisiana and Texas to raise cash and awareness for breast cancer. Sixteen female bartenders will be in competition for bragging rights, a $500 honorarium and a chance to compete nationally in New York City later in the year. Two of our best female bartenders will be in that competition.

You may have read about both of these women in the past on craveDFW; enter Bonnie Wilson from Whiskey Cake and Trina Nishimura from The Cedars Social representing Dallas in the Houston contest this Sunday, January 22, 2012.         Continue reading

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