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Nova Offers New Menu Full Of Flavor

DSC02514by Steven Doyle

Oak Cliff is home to many fine restaurants, and we understand that is a trend that has no intentions of slowing down. Nova is one of the more interesting and funky restaurants located in the Kessler X+ district, and has always offered an ambitious menu, along with sturdy cocktails and a fine beer list. The talent of Chef Eric Spigner, who has major ties to southern cuisine, shines brightly in his latest menu that offers plenty of springtime, and a heavy dose of local.   Continue reading

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What’s Eating Your Phone?

phoneby Steven Doyle

Each week we ask the question, “What’s Eating Your Phone”? This is where we all can join in on the foodie fun and send in your latest dining photo that has you all jazzed. These are not necessarily limited to dining out, it can be from that last dinner party. And don’t think we discriminate against libations. Send in your favorite cocktail photo, too.

To be included in a future edition of What’s Eating Your Phone, send those photos to me at steven@cravedfw.com. A brief description and location would be super helpful. Here are this week’s selections:    Continue reading

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A Few Spots In Dallas To Find Good Bar Food

DSC06972by Steven Doyle

Sitting at a bar in either a restaurant or a pub you get to know the line on the action at the establishment. This is the very heart of the operation, and your friendly barman has the scoop on everything happening from their vantage point.

This is also the best place to score some fine vittles while soaking up your gin and tonic after an exhausting day of drinking gin and tonics. Sometimes a meal is not in order, but sharing a truly interesting bite at the bar hits the spot before moving on to your next task for the evening.      Continue reading


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Nova’s New Menu Dressed To Impress

by Steven Doyle

It has been a while since we dined at Oak Cliff’s Nova where chef Ian Tate has created a new summer menu to reflect on available meats and produce. Nova is known for its late night pizza and powerful cocktails, but for many it is also a great brunch and dinner spot.

Last night we were looking to try the new dishes that chef Tate has come up with. The chef has a large Louisiana influence and it reflects sometimes in his dishes. This means bold flavors and rich plates such as his crab claw appetizer, but the chef also has a light touch in other offerings such as his new ham and fresh peach pizza.    Continue reading

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Chefs Giving Back

by Steven Doyle

Chefs and restaurant industry people in general are the most philanthropic people you will ever meet. Save a few network stars that have high end books deals and their faces slapped on every kitchen appliance ever made, these people are not wealthy. At least not in the traditional sense of the word. But hold any sort of fund raiser and try to envision the event without a chef on board. Difficult to do.

The fact of the matter is these restaurants and chefs donate their time and often their product for these events, often giving up time on their days off and actually paying other employees to assist with the project. These are definitely the most philanthropic people I know.       Continue reading


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