Make Your Reservations Now For 2014 DFW Restaurant Week

dfw-restaurant-week-640x4801by Steven Doyle

Rev those reservation fingers, Restaurant Week is once again upon us. Use the handy guide which holds all the details to find that perfect prix fixe meal on the cheap. Some great deals are to be found on the list, and this is a terrific way  to check out some restaurants you haven’t been to yet for whatever reason. As in the past, you will find $35 and $45  3-course meals, and lunches for $25 each, all benefiting the North Texas Food Bank  in Dallas, and the Lena Pope Home in Fort Worth.   Continue reading

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Date Night in Dallas: Memorable Evenings for $100 or Less

couple-holding-hands-sitting2by Mike Marrero

This week’s installment of Date Night in Dallas is casual, and starts around 5pm.

Your first stop will be Dallas Contemporary art museum for a free exhibit featuring Richard Phillips. A 40-foot high Playboy bunny logo that had upset some residents of the West Texas town of Marfa is now on display at Dallas Contemporary along with many of his other works. The Playboy piece will be one of several three-dimensional art works displayed along with paintings and drawings. His subject matter ranges between political figures like George Bush and pop culture icons like Justin Timberlake and Dakota Fanning.

Richard’s first solo museum exhibition ends August 10th, so go visit before you run out of time. Dallas Contemporary is located is the Design District at 161 Glass Street in Dallas and open until 6pm. Your next stop Bowlounge is only a few blocks away.   Continue reading

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Recent Wine Tastings

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By Andrew Chalk

2012 Tokaji Furmint, Pajzos Antaloczy Cellars,Hungary ($11)

Not the famous sweet wine of Hungary but a dry wine made from the same grape (Furmint). I had to buy it because of my experience with dry Furmint blends in Portugal last October. Dry Furmint is earthy and slightly oxidized. This one has good body and high acid making it an excellent match with a lot of food, I had it with pasta and Alfredo sauce. It stood up. Recommended.  Sigel’s. Purchased at retail.   Continue reading

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What’s Eating Your Phone?

phoneby Steven Doyle

Each week we ask the question, “What’s Eating Your Phone”? This is where we all can join in on the foodie fun and send in your latest dining photo that has you all jazzed. These are not necessarily limited to dining out, it can be from that last dinner party. And don’t think we discriminate against libations. Send in your favorite cocktail photo, too.

To be included in a future edition of What’s Eating Your Phone, send those photos to me at steven@cravedfw.com. A brief description and location would be super helpful. Here are this week’s selections:    Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Katherine Clapner

clapnerby Steven Doyle

It is the Queen of Chocolate’s birthday today. Katherine Clapner will most likely be celebrating with chocolate in true Dude, Sweet fashion, but we have a few ways not to celebrate her birthday. With bad chocolate. Below we provide a list of the worst chocolaty treats you could possibly imagine. Some do not even truly qualify as chocolate. For a real celebration we suggest checking out one of three Dude, Sweet Chocolate stores in DFW, including the new location on Greenville Avenue.

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Tasting Ironstone Vineyards

IMG_4153.640x480Made from a grape created at U.C. Davis in 1948, this wine is worth looking for

by Andrew Chalk

It may be the largest California grape grower you have never heard of but John Kautz Farms has 6,500 acres of wine grapes in California, making them the sixth largest wine grape grower in the state. In terms of acreage, they are just behind household names like Gallo Vineyards and just ahead of Beringer and Sutter Home.

They sell most of the grapes, grown in the Sierra Foothills and Lodi appellations, to other winemakers but, increasingly in recent years, they have made their own wine under their Ironstone label.    Continue reading

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Chef Tarasevich Goes Underground For A Night

tarasevichby Steven Doyle

Chef Daniel Tarasevich is planning an underground dinner to show off an idea he has for a restaurant he plans to open later in 2014. We will let the chef explain the special evening that takes place July 17th.   Continue reading

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