Ascension, one of the city’s hottest coffee houses also serving great food and wine and located in the Dallas Design District, announced today that they are opening a second location in The Crescent, uptown.
“Ascension is a first-class operation that is both stylish and innovative. It’s truly in a category by itself and will be a tremendous asset to The Crescent,” said John Zogg, managing director for Crescent Real Estate Equities, LLC. “Ascension is known for their passion and authenticity, and you’ll see it everywhere from the coffee they import and roast themselves, to their creative menu and wine list, and even their cigar offerings.”
The Crescent location will be about 50 percent larger than the original restaurant. It will feature a large, tree-shaded patio area with doors that open to the outside. The expanded interior will offer a variety of flexible seating options including tables, bars, and various nooks and crannies for every kind of customer – from those looking for a caffeine fix while crunching a deadline, to friends sharing a glass of wine or Sunday brunch, to co-workers meeting for a business dinner. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Our friends at Nespresso want to give away a Nespresso Umilk to one lucky craveDFW reader for the holidays. This is a fantastic gift for you or a friend. The suggested retail price of the Nespresso Umilk is $229.
U embodies a new generation of Nespresso machines. With its pure and elegant lines, flexible design its tactile interface, U is the new accomplice of our daily life. Continue reading
by Brian Wall
Beer and coffee. For some, coffee is an institution, a must for every day. The breath of day in which some cannot wake up, function or think until they have had their “first cup of the day”. An interesting thing, coffee. When someone first noticed a form of berry growing on a type of evergreen and decided to roasted the seed inside, filter it with water and drink it, really shows how in-depth the thought process of humans may be. Different areas, climates and methods of processing the seeds can either enhance or decrease the flavor. I will not get started on the Kopi Luwak coffee from Sumatra that is from civet droppings.
Coffee in beer is not something new and plenty of breweries take advantage of the roasted, bitter, earthy flavor that coffee can impart into beer. Primarily, stouts and porters are the main beers that have coffee infused into them. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters is finally open. They are located at 819 W. Davis, immediately next to CocoAndre the chocolatier. You have most likely sampled the beans they have been roasting over the past few years that are sold at 50 outlets across North Texas which includes five single origins and four blends.
The new coffee shop won’t be featuring WIFI, and there are no paper cups available. The coffee is strictly sold in ceramic mugs, and you can buy a mug to go if you so desire. This keeps the integrity of the coffee of espresso intact. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
From Brooke Humphries and Brianna Larson who brought you Barcadia and now full owners of Acme F&B, look for a new venture to be located at 2114 Greenville Avenue. Mudsmith will be an elevated coffee house serving FourBarrel Coffee from San Francisco. Four Barrel implements a vintage German roaster for their responsibly selected green beans, and is known for their extreme quality. Continue reading
by Brin Martin
The highly regarded local specialty coffee shop, Pearl Cup Coffee, has announced it’s newest location at 2701 Custer Pkwy, Suite 917 in the II Creeks shopping center in Richardson. The II Creeks shopping center is a neighborhood supported location and home of Richardson Community Theatre, as well as wonderful restaurants and fitness centric businesses. In addition to their award winning coffee, the location will also sell beer and wine, and their expansive patio will be the centerpiece. The location is set to open late August or early September. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Last evening I had this divine meal at Malai which I raved on about earlier this morning. At the end of the dinner we were served a special black rice pudding with coconut and taro that was lush, and along side we were offered a cup of Verbena Pu’erh tea or Weasel Coffee. Weasel coffee?
What Yasmin and Braden Wages were really offering was a cup of Joe grown in Indonesia called Kopi Luwak. This peculiar sounding coffee gets more exotic by the minute as you look further into where the bean is found. Weasel coffee is a loose English translation of its Vietnamese name cà phê Chồn, and the weasel is actually the Asian palm civet. Continue reading