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First Look: Scotch and Sausage

DSC03346by Steven Doyle

The latest restaurant to open with quick public approval is Scotch and Sausage. With a name like that you best have plenty of both, and they do. Look for 20  hand crafted sausages and over 100 choices for scotch. Add a few extras such as their insanely good triple cooked fries and scotch eggs, and you have a recipe for delicious.

The menu offers over 20 varieties of local and house-made sausage sandwiches (including several vegan, pork free and gluten free options) featuring beef, chicken, venison, quail, antelope and more, and all sausages are priced $8 and below. They are all-natural, small batch production with no by products. The sausages not made in house are produced locally at Kuby’s using the Scotch and Sausage recipes.    Continue reading

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Date Night in Dallas: Memorable Evenings For $100 Or Less

couple-holding-hands-sitting2by Mike Marrero

This column is intended to help couples, whether single or married, to have special date nights that do not break the bank, while still experiencing fantastic evenings with high quality food and drinks. My intention is to provide you with suggestions to help prevent date night monotony.

I keep running into readers that have not yet been to Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House, and it floors me.  You are missing out on one of the best beer and burger concepts in DFW.  This high praise is not limited to CraveDFW, but also mirrored on Google, Yelp, Trip Advisor, Foursquare, Urbanspoon, Zagat, and other local polls and publications.   Continue reading

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We Found The Best Taco In Dallas

20140712_203029by Steven Doyle

Tacos still lead the way as the quintessential Dallas food, standing proudly next to smoked brisket and the ever popular burger.  We have waved through the many varieties in the area, including those filled with smoky and crispy bugs and larvae, but the best tacos seem to come off the trompo. The tacos al pastor de trompo is the conical-shaped meat stack that is most likely constructed in the back room of the restaurant by layering thin slices of marinated pork.

The meat used to contruct the trompo is often leg meat or pork butt, marinated in achiote, chili peppers, garlic, onion and pineapple juice for several days. The trompo is made with layers of the seasoned pork on a large vertical skewer which looks much like a child’s spinning top (thus the name trompo) and placed on a vertical skewer as p char the outer layers of the meat very much like a Greek gyro. The trompo more than likely has Lebanese roots, as there is a large population of Lebanese-Hispanics in Mexico. The trompo is thought to have actual ties to another food, the shawarma.    Continue reading

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Bread Winners Celebrates 20th Anniversary

breadwinnerby Jennifer Thomas

Bread Winners Cafe & Bakery is celebrating 20-years of serving Dallas and is giving four lucky customers free food for a year. Each of Bread Winners four locations will take turns over four weeks to host a special giveaway promotion: Guests will receive a free birthday cake cake ball (while supplies last) when they purchase an entrée. One lucky winner in each location will find a golden coin inside that will entitle them to free Bread Winners food for a Year.

* (1 entrée per week for 52 weeks) Each winner will receive a VIP card good for 52 free entrees. Only one entree per visit, but guests could choose to dine  every day until the 52 entrees are gone or use one per week for a year – the VIP card will expire on August 31, 2015 and is good for an entrée only.   Continue reading

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Scenes From The 2014 Taste Of Dallas

DSC_1084by Susan Migdol

We sent Susan out with her trusty camera to check in at the Taste of Dallas in Fair Park this past weekend. She said it was amazing fun. Here are some of what she saw (and tasted).    Continue reading

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Make Your Reservations Now For 2014 DFW Restaurant Week

dfw-restaurant-week-640x4801by Steven Doyle

Rev those reservation fingers, Restaurant Week is once again upon us. Use the handy guide which holds all the details to find that perfect prix fixe meal on the cheap. Some great deals are to be found on the list, and this is a terrific way  to check out some restaurants you haven’t been to yet for whatever reason. As in the past, you will find $35 and $45  3-course meals, and lunches for $25 each, all benefiting the North Texas Food Bank  in Dallas, and the Lena Pope Home in Fort Worth.   Continue reading

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