We continue down our road to Taste Addison 2013 held this weekend, May 17-19. Today we bring you not the sounds, but the sights of the Taste. Enjoy the food porn, and be sure to make a comment below to enter our daily Prize Pack that includes four enteries into the festival and a cool gift card to a fabulous Addison restaurant. Continue reading
The local brewery that brought the breakfast beer to life, one brewed with honey and milk sugar, Martin House Brewing Company in Fort Worth started their tours up this past week. We love a good brewery tour. Martin’s tour costs $10 and includes a commemorative pint glass, three beer tickets and a whole lot of loving. Continue reading
Nora Restaurant and Bar has been busier than ever and for very good reason. The place in phenomenal. Now the owners are busy building a cool rooftop bar and a party room next door. The empire expands, and good things happen to those that strive for incredible quality.
If you are an avid reader of craveDFW, you remember Nora as being a fairly new addition to Lowest Greenville Avenue. They are located within feet of where the new Trader Joes is being built. This is hot real estate, to be sure. Continue reading
Pappas Brothers is one of Dallas’ leading steakhouses, garnering many awards for their tremendous wine list, and of course steaks. We have an opportunity for you to try your hand at these marvelous steaks at home with what Pappas is calling a ‘Steakation’.
“We know from our own family experience that by sharing an unforgettable evening meal together whether relaxing by the pool or patio at home or in a fine dining atmosphere with Texas hospitality, great style and service can bring people closer together,” said Christina Pappas. Continue reading
The history of the margarita runs deep in Texas and no matter if it’s frozen or shaken, Dallas loves a great margarita. The most talented margaritologists will gather together to crown the best margarita in Dallas at the 3rd annual Dallas Margarita Meltdown. Created by Tony Fernandez (Espumoso Cafe) and Nico Ponce (Sunset Lounge), the Margarita Meltdown will take place during Memorial Day weekend on Sunday, May 26 from 5pm-10pm in Dallas’ historic Bishop Arts District.
Competing restaurants include: Asador, El Fenix, Meso Maya, Veracruz Cafe, Ten Bells, Oak Cliff Social Club, Outpost, Victoria’s, Mesa, Espumoso Caffe, El Ranchito, La Calle Doce, Iron Cactus, The Standard Pour and last year’s winner Whiskey Cake will return to defend their title. New to the mix this year will be Bowl & Barrel, La Duni, Pozo, DeLat, Sunset Lounge, Lark in the Park, all from Dallas, La Margarita from Irving and The Ranch in Las Colinas. Continue reading
David Parker, owner and founder of Benchmark Wine Group, has a very interesting job. He buys complete wine cellars from anywhere in the U.S., seeking to resell the wine to collectors. In a business that has frankly had more than its fair share of shysters over the years he stands out for paying on pick up, if the seller wishes. Or, if the seller can wait a designated time for payment (giving Parker a chance to sell the bottles on) he will pay a higher price. He says that he has never paid late. At any time he has around 4,000 to 6,000 different wines in stock (and 25,000-35,000 bottles) listed on his company web site. Continue reading
HG Sply Co., located at 2008 Greenville Ave in Dallas, will open to the public on Tuesday, May 21st. HG Sply Co, created by Elias Pope and his partners Gus Antos, Mark Zahem, Neville Govender, is a neighborhood grill and bar that was influenced by the “back to basics” philosophy of the Paleo diet. “It’s simple,” explains owner Elias Pope, “80% fresh, flavorful food that fuels your day and 20% indulgent ‘cheat day’ food for days that you want to splurge.”
All menu items are natural and/or organic and local when possible, but always from small producing American ranchers. The chicken is from Windy Meadows (Campbell, Texas), the eggs are from Vital Farms (Austin, Texas); several of the meats are from Local Yocal (McKinney, Texas) or Broken Arrow Ranch (Ingram, Texas) with vegetables and fruits coming from a number of local farmers including Amelia Farms (Bells, Texas) and more. A specially made 8-seed bread will be delivered fresh daily from Esmeralda’s Bakery in North Dallas. Continue reading