Come Hungry: Kitchen is Opening in Lakewood

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The heart of the home, the place where everyone gathers – we all know it as the kitchen.  On November 1, that evolves into Kitchen, a new mini food hall and takeout market concept from Dallas restaurateur Scott Jones. While concepts may rotate from time to time, Kitchen launches with Jack’s Modern Southern Kitchen and Dallas Meatball Kitchen as its first two featured menus. Kitchen is located at 6041 Oram in East Dallas and offers dining, takeout and delivery options for those who crave the taste of homemade.

“We want people to come in and congregate, and enjoy a variety of things,” said Jones, who is well known for creating acclaimed concepts such as Screen Door, Gourmet a Go-Go and the reboot of the beloved Dallas Italian restaurant, Café Italia. “This has all the warm feelings of being in your mom’s kitchen, but no one is offended if you just eat and run.” Continue reading

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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against the State Fair of Texas

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Judge Tonya Parker of the 116th District Court in Dallas has dismissed a lawsuit brought against the State Fair of Texas by the Austin law firm Riggs & Ray, P.C., which appeared to be acting to further the political agenda of a party that does not want the State Fair at Fair Park in Dallas. The lawsuit alleged that the State Fair is a “governmental body” subject to the Texas Public Information Act. In fact, the State Fair of Texas is a private Texas nonprofit corporation granted tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is not supported by any governmental money. Judge Parker dismissed the lawsuit under the Texas Citizens Participation Act (Texas’ “Anti-SLAPP” law) concluding that the Fair is not a governmental body and awarded the State Fair attorney’s fees, expenses and sanctions totaling $298,206.59. Continue reading

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Sixty Vines Hosts Qupé Wine Cellars Wine Dinner

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Qupé has been deemed one of the “Wineries of the Year” for Wine & Spirits Magazine every year since 1999. On Wednesday, Oct. 25, veteran wine maker Bob Lindquist will guide guests through a five-course meal paired with wine selected from his award-winning winery to complement each dish at Sixty Vines in Plano. The special prix fixe menu will be served family style and features: Continue reading

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Tortas Guerrero For Antojitos And Much More

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In the world of Mexican cuisine antojitos are a delicious style of street food. The word actually means “little cravings”, and can be found in small markets everywhere in Mexico. This would include tacos, tamales, elotes, tortas and tlayudas. The latter is probably the most unusual dish found, and is made with a crunchy tortillas base spread with beans, pork lard, cheese and any number of proteins such as chicken, or even crispy crickets (chapulines).

Anything hand held would definitely qualify as an antojito.

This week we checked into a “tortaria” in Dallas called Tortas Guerrero, which is located in the shopping center at Webb Chapel and Webb Chapel Extension, very near Love Field Airport. Here we found plenty of tortas which are enormous sandwiches made with a crusty white bread bun called bolillo.

The bread has a distinctive crescent shape and is often over stuffed with a myriad of ingredients, some that you might find in your typical taco, but also more traditional sandwich fillings such as ham.    Continue reading

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Tsunami of Beer Kills Nine

by Steven Doyle

A few years back we discussed the tragic and curious Boston Molasses Flood  that killed 21 and injured over 150, demolishing buildings and drowning livestock, causing millions of dollars in damages. There was another industrial accident that wreaked havoc on a city, killing many and causing damage that is equally as curious.

Like all tragic stories such as these a certain element of hubris rides high, not too unlike the massive container of molasses that exploded in Boston all those years ago, or even the supposedly unsinkable Titanic.    Continue reading

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TJ’s Seafood Market Shows Us How To Make Mussels And Clams In A White Wine And Garlic Sauce

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by Steven Doyle    video by Joey Stewart

We are truly excited that the new series of how to cook seafood at home  from TJ’s Seafood Market. The series stars TJ’s owner Jon Alexis, and was filmed by filmmaker and contributor to craveDFW Joey Stewart. Joey has been making films in various aspects of the business, and in recent years has produced and directed indie films to much acclaim. Stewart is a seafood fanatic, and is close as one might get to being pescetarian  and still enjoy a good burger on occasion.   Continue reading

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A Visit To Chinese Restaurants in China

by Sachin Ghare

Several years ago we invited a friend of craveDFW  who lives in India to share some thoughts on Indian food culture. Recently Sachin Ghare shared the fact that he spends time working in China and we asked him to give us insight on dining in China. Sachin explains in general terms his thoughts on the over all dining scene in China. He is currently preparing another version that details some of his favorites restaurants and dishes.

I’m a regular visitor of China and Hong Kong. I have composed the following guide for Chinese dining based upon my personal experiences.  As a tourist in China, you will find a diverse selection of foods that vary greatly from region to region. Chinese cuisine needs no introduction, having been successfully exported to every country in the western world and maintaining a reputation as one of the favorite foods to enjoy either while dining out or as a take-away.

Beijing is typical of capital cities in that it is home to a vast selection of eateries offering some of the finest food in the country. Whereas Shenzhen, Shanghai, Chengdu and other western culture following cities have a bit of a different story.          Continue reading

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