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How To Celebrate Chicken Fried Steak Day

by Steven Doyle

God love Jeffrey Yarbrough. Yarborough is one of the strongest supporters of restaurants in Dallas, and when the man decided that there needed to be a holiday that celebrated what should be our state dish, chicken fried steak, he went to Austin to do something about it. This is why every October 26 we celebrate Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day as proclaimed by the Texas Legislature.

For most of us we didn’t need a proclamation, but how fun is it that it is all nice and official like. It sort of mandates the fact that we cannot go the day without sampling at least one platter of gravy soaked fried meat.        Continue reading

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Max’s Wine Dive in Fort Worth Introduces New Menu For Fall

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Max’s Wine Dive, the popular restaurant with the slogan “Fried Chicken and Champagne?…Why the Hell Not?!” just revamped their menu for Fall and Crave was at the media event to roll it out. From small plates to large, it looks like a winner.

Go to the section of the menu entitled “Chef Stefon’s Fall Menu” and start with PB&J Wings ($10), chicken wings in Max’s signature batter and slathered with thai peanut sauce and blackberry coulis (a variation on sweet and sour). But take plenty of napkins as this can be a messy dish as well.   Continue reading

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Ruth’s Chris To Feature Bubbles and Bordeaux At Special Wine Pair Dinner This Weekend

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by Andrew Chalk

Crave readers who enjoy French wine and steak will want to look into a wine dinner this Sunday evening at many Ruth Chris’ restaurants nationally (including Dallas and Fort Worth).

Per the press release….

–Ruth’s Chris Steak House will offer guests a chance to explore the flavors of France with “Bubbles to Bordeaux,” a five-course pairing dinner on Sunday, October 19 at 95 participating restaurants nationwide.  Continue reading

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North Texas Beer Week Oct. 31-Nov. 9 To Feature Inaugural Brewers Ball

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From the first keg tap Friday, Oct. 31, to the inaugural Brewer’s Ball Nov. 7, to last call on Sunday, Nov. 9, North Texans will have hundreds of opportunities to celebrate North Texas Beer Week’s cheers to craft beer at participating venues across the region.

“North Texas is home to many nationally recognized craft breweries and beers, and North Texas Beer week is a time to highlight and responsibly celebrate that homegrown talent,” said Matt Dixon, board member of North Texas Beer Week and Dallas Brew Scene. “There’s something for everyone to enjoy, from the novice to the expert craft beer drinker.”   Continue reading

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2014 Dallas – Forth Worth Haunted House Guide *Updated*

by Steven Doyle

It’s haunting that there are so few weeks left in 2014. This means cooler temps, Fall parties and  terrifying romps through DFW’s best haunted houses.

Most haunted houses have two prices, one for regular admission, and a second speed pass price to exit through the long lines that you will surely meet. Jump in the haunted pit of horrors for a list of our local favorites.           Continue reading

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Maharaja Offers A Feast Fit For Kings

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Our latest find in Indian cuisine comes out of Plano and Fort Worth with a tiny restaurant called Maharaja. The very tidy and well appointed restaurant serves up a very fine version of both Northern and Southern Indian cuisine. That means the restaurant is strong for both vegetarians and omnivores. For the latter you will find beef, seafood, lamb and chicken dishes to satisfy those meaty urges, all in your favorite comfort sauces which is perfect for the turning weather. The dishes will definitely warm you up on a breezy Fall evening.

You will want to start your evening off with a cup of madras soup, the coconut-tomato soup with a hint of spice. This is definitely the ultimate in tomato soup. Also the raita salad is particularly cooling when set against some of the spicier dishes. This is made with fresh yogurt, whipped and blended with shredded cucumber, tomatoes and chopped cilantro.   Continue reading

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A Plethora of Beer Events to Choose From

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The good people who own Flying Saucer and Bird Cafe have plenty of nifty brew events on the near horizon. We have a list so you may make plans accordingly. Also note that both Bird Café and all DFW Saucers will host world-renowned beer expert and author, Stephen Beaumont for a series of locally focused tastings and book signings of his new book “Pocket Beer Guide 2015: The World’s Best Craft and Traditional Beers,” during the first week of October. For all Flying Saucer events check out their website for more detailsContinue reading

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