Our 2017 Dallas Gift Guide

christmasby Steven Doyle

Looking for the perfect holiday gift that screams Dallas? Want something tasty, fun-filled and unique? We have you covered with our 2017 Holiday Picks. We went out of our way to select some fun and sui generis ideas that will make shopping so much easier.  Read on my friends.

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One of our favorite joys of the season are spent devouring wonderful pastries, and  the good people at Bisous Bisous in Uptown provide the perfect holiday gift (and hostess gift) in their macaron tower. These splendid towers are as delicious as they are beautiful. The towers range from 4-tier (45 macarons) to 10-tier (220 macarons) with prices starting at $99. You will be the hit of any party with these beautiful displays that are truly edible. Continue reading

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Holiday Notions: The Gift of Cheese

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Holiday shopping can be a mixed bag of bla and a blur, so it is especially wonderful when a beautiful shop such as Scardello makes my life easier. Behold! The gift of cheese. Stop by and pick up a few holiday treats and sign up your friends or loved ones to one of the following classes to be held in January. If you have not attended Cheese 101 it is highly recommended as your first stop onto the journey of fine cheeses.  Continue reading

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Cruzan Single Barrel Rum High On Our Holiday Gift List

Cruzan New Fashionedby Steven Doyle

Cruzan Single Barrel Rum is a fantastic addition to any collector’s shelf. Consider the carefully selected Cruzan rum that’s been aged 4-12 years in used whisky or bourbon barrel and finished with a second aging in charred new oak barrel for an additional 6-9 months, which darkens the rum and imparts a slightly smoky, slightly oaky flavor that gives this particular rum a Cognac-like quality. Continue reading

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Sushi Marquee Open at The Star in Frisco

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Sushi Marquee is now open at The Star in Frisco. Consider Marquee a fun-loving Japanese inspired concept which combines great food and inventive cocktails with a lively, interactive environment not seen in Dallas and has an over-the-top fun factor that guests to the Dallas area and natives alike will most assuredly enjoy. The energy is high, the food is solid and the drinks flow all with verve.

Sushi Marquee has some talent in the kitchen with chef Johnnie Walker who is a CIA graduate with marks across the country including both Dallas and Austin. Patrick Stark, the Mohawk Chef, is an on-board culinary collaborator. Running the sushi program is  executive sushi chef Gabriel Reyes who has previously worked Ra Sushi, Bluefish and Jinbeh. Continue reading

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2017 Hannukah and Christmas Dallas Dining Options

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Hanukkah is upon us and Christmas is drawing near. We all have our cherished family traditions, but perhaps it might be time for a fresh beginning on how you celebrate. At least when it comes to the family dining plans. We have a few suggestions. We will bring you more holiday ideas including tips for Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. Send us your suggestions! Continue reading

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Where To Find A Great Philly Cheesesteak In The DFW Area

kofp_cheesesteakby Steven Doyle

A cheesesteak is a crusty roll filled with thin slices of sautéed ribeye and melted cheese. The cheese of choice is Cheez Whiz, but provolone is an acceptable substitution. For the perfect cheesesteak there needs to be a balance of flavors, textures and what is often referred to as the “drip” factor. Other toppings may include fried onions, sautéed mushrooms, and jalapenos. Cheesesteaks are fast, portable and make for the perfect meal.

In Philly there are two camps on who makes the best sandwich. Pat’s King of Steaks is the actual decedent of the originator of the cheesesteak.   Pat Olivieri invented the steak sandwich in 1930. Since then, Pat’s has grown from a little stand at the southern end of South Philly’s Italian Market to one of the most famous cheesesteak shops in the world, albeit still in the same location (and still the only location). Another Philly favorite, in Philly, is Geno’s. Geno’s has been making its version from the same location for more than forty years and is a super popular choice. Like Pat’s, Geno’s is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.   Continue reading

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Win The Nespresso Evolou Gift Set

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Our friends at Nespresso want to bring you a bit of holiday cheer with a fantastic gift for one very special reader of craveDFW. 

Everyone knows a perfect party host. This year, gift them the Nespresso Evoluo Gift Set so they can make sure all their guests enjoy a great-tasting, personalized coffee.

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