Dallas Custard Icon Harry Coley Passed Away

harryby Steven Doyle

Harry Coley, owner and operator of Wild About Harry’s the Knox Street hot dog and custard shop open since September 17, 1996, passed away. The jolly man who could spin an amazing yarn, as well as make his delicious brand of custard will be sorely missed by generations of adoring fans.

Harry succumbed to cancer and was 75. Funeral arrangements are pending. 


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Gas Monkey Live Opening In Dallas Oct 11th

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Richard Rawlings, the Fort Worth native, owner of Gas Monkey Garage and star of Fast and Loud, and the same people that brought us Gas Monkey Bar and Grill, will be opening a new venue called Gas Monkey Live. Gas Monkey Live will be a 38,000 square foot state of the art live music venue with a game room that will include vintage pinball machines and pool tables. There will also be three video walls including one 11×30 video on stage.   Continue reading

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Join Parallel Restaurant Week Now


by Andrew Chalk

Diners love the low price of the all-inclusive menus of restaurant week ($35 or $45) but hate the crowded dining rooms leading to slammed kitchens and fatigued serving staff. What if you could have all the pluses of restaurant week (RW) without the negatives?

One restaurant is offering pretty much that, as it opened too late to be included in the RW program. In fact, their special restaurant week menu (available through August 24th) is less than the price of  the official menu! Cucina Neighborhood Italian restaurant in Preston center (in the old Ocho/ Mi Piaci space) is offering three courses for just $25 – and that includes a glass of house wine! I attended a media event last week and can confirm it is a real bargain. The helpings were large enough that I took food home for lunch the next day. The appetizers were good. The main courses excellent. The desserts less memorable. The menu is available every evening right now. Overall, it was an excellent value and the experience comes Crave Recommended.    Continue reading

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Cocktail Tour To The Stars September 4th

Cary Grant and Betsy Drakeby Steven Doyle

I know many of you have been waiting for this announcement, and the day has arrived! Our next USBG sanctioned cocktail tour will be September 4th starting at 7pm. It will be the Cocktail Tour To The Stars, and we will engage many local hot spots to enjoy libations and good eats. We will also feature  luxury bus with our very own bartender on board. Fancy, eh?

If you missed our Tiki Tour, you will not want to be left out again. Drop me a line at steven@cravedfw.com to order your seats now. This tour is very limited, and will sell out fast. Cost is $65 per person.


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Dallas Chop House Is On Fire *Updated

by Steven Doyle  photo by Tim Howard

A few readers who work downtown have reported that Dallas Chop House is currently on fire. The reports sent to us and confirmed via the Dallas Fire Department is that the three alarm fire called to the Comerica Building at 1717 Main Street approximately  at 2:20pm today is still currently being worked. T

he corner of Ervay and Main are blocked from traffic. The last report we were given notes that there are still flames and smoke bellowing from the building.   Continue reading

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Samson’s Wants To See Your Dog


They’ve shown you theirs, now the team at Samson’s Gourmet Hot Dogs wants you to show them yours. Your hotdog creation that is.

On August 22, Samson’s is inviting customers to come on in and make their very own specialty hotdog with an opportunity for it to be featured on the restaurant’s menu for the next year. For $5, guests will design and name their own hotdog, which will be posted to the Samson’s Facebook page for a week. The weenie with the most likes at the end of that time will be crowned the champion of Samson’s “Show Us Your Weenie” contest. The winner will be announced at Samson’s 1 Year Anniversary Party on September 27, and also receive one free hotdog per month for the next year.

Read more about Samson’s here.


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Trees In Deep Ellum Brings Vitality To The City

trees3by Jon Daniel

The resurrection of the famous Trees Dallas  by new owners  Clint and Whitney Barlow in 2009 was a sure sign the Deep Ellum’s music scene was on the way back to prominence.  Trees has been bringing local and national acts of virtually every genre to Dallas ever since. Clint toured as the drummer for Vanilla Ice, and was a booking agent before reopening Trees. Clint’s music industry background focused the renovations on improving the sound, A/C and sight lines without losing the unique character of the building. Trees recently announced that the sound system will be upgraded again, with the new system going live in mid-August. This is the loudest venue in Dallas. Bring earplugs!

Trees was the scene of arguably the most infamous concert in Dallas history, where Kurt Cobain got into a fight with one the bouncers.   Continue reading

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