by Steven Doyle
We visited Ida Claire this week, which just opened recently in their beautiful location in Addison, and we will share our first look in tomorrow’s edition of craveDFW. But we are still ecstatic about the desserts prepared by corporate pastry chef Sarah Lewis.
Chef Lewis prepares all the pastries for the company that owns such restaurants as Whiskey Cake, Mexican Sugar, The Ranch in Las Colinas and even Velvet Taco. Ever had that Red Velvet cake at Velvet Taco? That is a Lewis cake. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
The Irish Goodbye is truly the best exit strategy. This is where you simply vanish into the night quietly, possibly with a select bottle in hand. No need for long chats of regret and confusing excuses about leaving the iron on or babysitters (we know you have no children). This is what Addison’s McFadden’s did for us last night as they abruptly shuttered after three and a half years. Continue reading
Eager chocolate enthusiasts from Texas and beyond will convene at the Addison Conference Centre on September 12 to celebrate the sixth annual Dallas Chocolate Festival.
DallasChocolate.org is building on the record-breaking vendor participation and attendance from the 2014 festival to showcase innovative chocolates from around the world and the stories that go with them. Continue reading
by Nancy Boyce
The long waited tastes from back home of Chicago has arrived this year with Al’s Italian Beef in Dallas and the newly opened Gino’s East pizzeria in Arlington. I was the very first customer at Al’s Italian Beef when it opened in February. First bite of the true Chicago dreams to get that taste in their mouths again from back home right in their backyards here in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Al’s Italian beef proved to Texas how many Chicagoans miss their favorites when they ran out of food the very first week in February. Folks coming in from all over the metroplex and buying everything they could, cooked or not, I was told. They just bought all the tamales right from the freezer. Continue reading
by Mandy Davis
Chopshop Sports Garage on Midway Rd. in Carrollton is celebrating Independence Day weekend with a big block party. What’s more “’America” than BBQ, ZZ Top tributes and fireworks? Uh, nothing.
Today DJ Rev spins from 4-9 p.m. to get your red, white and blue blood pumping. Then, watch the Kaboom Town Fireworks Show from the Chopshop parking lot — it’s bring-your-own chairs and blankets. After the fireworks, continue the birthday party good enough for ‘Merica with ZZ Top-inspired tunes from tribute band Trio Grande. Continue reading
Fork It Over Restaurants will open its newest concept, Ida Claire, an eclectic and unconventional new restaurant that will marry southern classics with influences from around the globe, next month at 5001 Belt Line in Addison.
Ida Claire’s menu will showcase traditional southern dishes, served in an untraditional way with subtle global influences. Blackened Sea Trout will feature ras al hanout, a spice mix from North Africa heavily used in Moroccan cuisine, while the Cast Iron Okra is finished with ponzu, a citrus-based sauce from Japan. A feature item on Ida Claire’s menu will be the biscuit sandwiches, where ingredients are served on top of an enormous buttermilk biscuit. The menu will also boast a selection of sweet treats like the Front Porch Cake, a combination of sweet tea cake, honey mint buttercream and lemon meringue. Continue reading
They say everything is bigger and better in Texas, and never is that more true than when Addison, Texas hosts its legendary Addison Kaboom Town! fireworks display. While Addison is home to 19,000 residents, every July 3rd a half-million guests from across the nation come to celebrate America’s Independence in a style that is uniquely Addison. The celebration is city-wide, with a fantastic party in Addison Circle Park, watch parties at many of Addison’s 170+ restaurants and the incredible Addison Airport Air Show which can be seen from anywhere in town. Continue reading