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Crave Week in Review

by Steven Doyle

Another great week at the Crave offices and it just seems to be getting started. We added a new freelance photographer who has already done some tremendous work, allowing Crave partner Robert Bostick to actually enjoy a bit of family life. We wish to welcome Natalie Holl to our fold and we look for great things from her talented eye.

The week started out busy and just seemed to get busier. The Taste of NFL Tailgate Party was a blast and we enjoyed visiting with the chefs and many players from both past and present. We are particularly excited that the event raised so much for the North Texas Food Bank which is about to hit one of its busiest seasons of the year.

This week we also saw the start of the long anticipated John Tesar restaurant, The Commissary in One Arts Plaza. We have heard mixed reports about the first full day in operation, but it was the first day and know that Tesar will knock it out of the park as he has done so many times before.

Wednesday we visited with the new Artist in Residence at the Fairmont Hotel in downtown Dallas. It was the first time I had met MK Semos and Hugo Garcia Urrutia a married couple now residing in New York City who do some wonderful mixed media work using photography laid onto woods, glass and other canvasses. Our own resident artist Michael Westfried speaks with Hugo next week and explores his art and recounts their old friendship.

Wednesday night we also were able to check out the new digs in Highland Park, Marquee Grill and Bar. We were able to chat with the owner along with Tre Wilcox and Jason Kosmas who is the beverage director. The space is beautiful and the cocktails were slurpy good and we look forward to our dining experience coming very soon so we can squawk about the menu. Look for big things from Marquee.

Earth Day  celebrations are ringing out across the country and Dallas has its share of them. We are particularly excited that the city of Dallas is making fast moves to allow food trucks operate in the city limits opening up new opportunities for local entrepreneurs to lay out some great tacos and other street delights. See you all there tomorrow for sure.

For those celebrating Easter, we wish you the best and enjoy the city’s vast array of brunches. Bunnies abound, we just want to know the best deviled egg!

Don’t forget to grab your ticket to the Iron Fork competition next Wednesday at the FIG. Yours truly will be a judge between iron-master chefs Scott Romano and Gilbert Garza. Both are amazing chefs and the battle will be significant.

As always have a safe and wonderful weekend. We will be back tomorrow for some great weekend ideas.

Crave on!

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