by Ina Bostick
Crave had the opportunity to speak with Damon Crow last night. He is better known around Dallas as DC, as in DC’s Café which was named best Soul Food in the Dallas Observer 2 years in a row. We joined him for his Soul Food Throw Down he held at Lee Harvey’s. Serving to a sell-out crowd, the Throwdown offered all-you-can-eat ribs, Cajun catfish sliders, brisket sliders, fried, & grilled pork chops, mac & cheese, black eyed peas, collard greens, candied yams, homemade biscuits, and pound cake…need we say more?
With more than 20 years of experience under his belt, Chef DC explained how he started cooking when construction of North Central Expressway began with the idea of delivering home cooking to construction workers. Instead he was given the opportunity to cater an event for his girlfriend’s company with 63 spaghetti dinners. DC never looked back.
With early jobs in the kitchen from busboy to waiter and everything in between as he studied in college, DC was soon able to open DC’s Café. His success as a restaurateur won him much acclaim and drove him to seek new challenges. It was then that he began his catering company, which continues to serve his home cooking. DC will soon be offering his own cooking classes, for those who would like to learn his culinary secrets and possibly even his famous etouffee. He credits all his success to being blessed and his faith in God.
When not running his catering, he can be seen discussing food on Channel 21 every Thursday night, but look for him on the Food Network when his new series “DC’s Southern Love” which will premiere in the coming months.