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CraveDFW YouTube Channel is Alive!

Film-Directorby Steven Doyle

We have partnered with a local film company that is making new videos for craveDFW. Joey Stewart is a noted Indie Film Maker who also owns Big D’Licious which has created our first round of shorts that feature an  unusual variety of bartenders from the Dallas area as they show us their favorite cocktails. We will be filming some chef videos very soon, and place them up on our new YouTube channel each week.    Continue reading

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Park & Palate A Huge Cheffy Event Benefits Klyde Warren Park Sept 25 & 26

 

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Klyde Warren Park just announced the newest addition to its signature events, Park & Palate, a celebration of wine and food showcasing the region’s most popular chefs, wineries, breweries, and spirits on September 25 and 26, 2015. This event will celebrate the best of Texas’ culinary scene while raising funds for the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation, the 501(c)(3) that operates Klyde Warren Park. Klyde Warren Park offers a wide variety of programming and events year-round that are free and open to the public. More than two million Dallas residents and visitors have enjoyed programs ranging from fitness classes and kids activities to cultural experiences, which include opera simulcasts and symphony concerts.

“Klyde Warren Park is more than a beautiful green space in our urban core. It’s a mission to bring friends, family, and community together to create real and lasting memories,” said Jody Grant, chairman of Klyde Warren Park. “Few things bring people together like great food and wine, so we feel like Park & Palate is both on-mission and a great way to raise awareness and funds for the park.”   Continue reading

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Paul Quinn College “A Community Cooks” April 23rd

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by Steven Doyle

This year’s A Community Cooks takes place 6PM on Thursday, April 23rd at the WE Over Me Farm at Paul Quinn College. Enjoy the culinary delights of DFW’s top chefs, prepared right on the football field-turned-farm, while sipping on beer, wine, and other farm-inspired libations. Come for the food. Stay for the company, live music and dancing.

All proceeds from this event go directly toward the WE Over Me Farm and community education programs designed to increase healthy eating and food access in the Highland Hills section of South Dallas – a federally-recognized food desert.  Continue reading

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Big Night, Big Table Oct 27th

chefby Steven Doyle

We see plenty of big benefit dinners flow through for the offering at craveDFW and we are always pleased to keep everyone in the loop for these fun evenings. They are often a release for a chef to do something creative and outside their wheelhouse, and it gives an intimate look at what many of our talented chefs are thinking.

That said, the good people at Fluent (the uber cool personal concierge service in Dallas) and  Dude, Sweet’s Katherine Clapner announced today a superb event they call Big Night, Big Table. This event will be served family style and is hosted by many of your favorite restaurants in Bishop Arts. It also benefits Cafe Momentum and Reagan Elementary School. The date is October 27th and costs an even $100. Check out this big line up, and purchase your tickets online.    Continue reading

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Okrapalooza 2014 Recap

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Okrapalooza was a tasty hit this past Sunday as many chefs and home cooks gathered to create the most interesting use of okra ever thought possible. From the sweet to the savory, these kitchen masters made their favorite okra dishes to benefit the Promise of Peace Garden. Promise of Peace offers neighborhood children classes in horticulture, summer camp and education in nutrition through their community garden.  They also provide opportunities for families to access a better life through participating in our cooking and gardening classes and other events.

This year’s event was by far the most successful than in past years with serious chefs rallying for the cause. Chef Thomas Archer from 3015 and his sous chefs team “Okra Winfrey” took first place this year. It was a difficult event to challenge with so many imaginative entries. Here are some scenes from Okrapalooza 2014 which took place at The Lot in East Dallas:   Continue reading

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New Finalists For Round Four Of LTO Announced

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Kitchen LTO at Trinity Groves will host their fourth MEET. TASTE. REVIEW. VOTE party on Sunday, September 7th, 2014, to debut its chef and artist finalists for the fourth round restaurant rotation.

The event, to be held at Kitchen LTO, will allow partygoers the opportunity to meet the finalists, taste-test the chefs, explore works by artist finalists and be the first to vote for their favorites. Voting will commence at the event and continue through Saturday, September 13th via Kitchen LTO’s website. Voting will be limited to one time per 24 hours, with winners announced the week of September 14th. The current executive chef, Brooke Egger, will end her tenure on Tuesday, September 30th. The restaurant will close for two days and re-open Thursday, October 2nd as the fourth round concept.

Tickets are limited and are currently on sale for $65 per person and can be purchased online. Space is limited.   Continue reading

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Chefs On The Move

starkby Steven Doyle

There has been a disturbance in the force, or at least several chefs have moved about. Let’s start with this list.

Chef Jon Thompson at Stampede 66 resigned and will be teaching culinary arts at an unnamed inner city south Dallas High School. Thompson will also be consulting and spending a little more time with his family. This is the same path that chef Anastacia Quinnones took last year when she left Komali. Thompson has been with chef-owner Stephan Pyles for quite a few years working up to the executive position at Samar, then he opened Stampede 66 as exec.   Continue reading

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