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The Exchange at AT&T Discovery District Opens to the Public Friday, June 25

The Exchange at the AT&T Discovery District will officially open to the public on Friday, June 25. The launch marks the first food hall in downtown Dallas and the long-awaited full opening of the AT&T Discovery District. AT&T launched the project in 2018 to create a world-class workplace and help revitalize downtown Dallas.  

“The vibrancy we’re seeing in downtown Dallas is exciting and we’re thrilled to open this final piece of our vision for the AT&T headquarters,” said Melissa Phillips, Director, AT&T Discovery District. “The AT&T Discovery District was built to create connections for our employees and the community. We hope the diversity of food and beverage experiences found at the food hall will be as well received by visitors as they have been across the District over the past several months.” 

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Ocean Prime Still in its Prime

by Joey Stewart photos by Joey Stewart

The last time CraveDFW featured Ocean Prime we showcased the huge Red King Crab legs that had just been flown in from Bristol Bay. As this was over two years ago, we thought it was time to head back and see how it’s keeping up with all the competing seafood spots that have opened in Dallas since that report.

Ocean Prime Uptown is one of sixteen locations across the states and boasts a menu that features items like sushi and poke, indulgent seafood entrees, prime steaks, desserts, signature cocktails, and a Wine Spectator-honored wine list.

The dark, retro dining room is still packed with well-heeled guests, the service is stellar from start to finish, and each dish we tasted was expertly cooked. In short, it hasn’t missed a step. We chose to sit in the more relaxed and bright “Terrace,” which allows for a casual dining experience.

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The Art of Making Gelato

gelatoby Mandy Davis

Gelato has soared in popularity in recent years, but authentic, Italian-style gelato is hard to come by in America. Chef Morgan Morano of Morano Gelato is on a mission to change all that with her book The Art of Making Gelato: 50 Flavors to Make at Home. With both classic and innovative gelato and sorbet recipes, Morano reveals the techniques, language and authentic ingredients behind Italian gelato making that has made Morano Gelato a consistent pick for America’s best gelato.  Continue reading

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Oaked & Smoked V – Chef Kent Rathbun Partners with BENDT Distilling Co

By JC Elliott

Chef Kent Rathbun and BENDT Distilling Co. are pairing up again on Sunday, June 20th, for BENDT’s 5th annual Father’s Day BBQ at the distillery in Lewisville, Texas. Oaked & Smoked V will feature BBQ from Rathbun’s Curbside BBQ with smokers on site. Chef Kent will be serving up oak-smoked brisket, tender pulled pork and Texas Wagyu jalapeno cheddar sausage, along with tasty sides. A limited edition BENDT No 5 American Blended Whiskey BBQ sauce is being created by Chef Kent especially for this event.

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Loro Projected to Open July 5th

Hai Hospitality announced today that Loro, the Asian Smokehouse and Bar, will open its second location, at 1812 N Haskell (corner of Haskell and Munger) in old East Dallas, to the public on Thursday, July 5, 2021.  Loro, a culinary partnership between Pitmaster Aaron Franklin and Chef Tyson Cole, is part of Hai Hospitality, the restaurant group that counts Uchi and Uchiko in Austin; Uchi in Houston; Uchi and Uchibā in Dallas; Uchi in Denver; and Uchi Miami among its concepts.  Loro is Aaron Franklin’s first restaurant venture outside of his acclaimed, award-winning Franklin Barbecue in Austin.

Like the original Loro, which opened in Austin in April 2018, Loro Dallas will feature a variety of dishes created by James Beard Foundation Award-winners Chef Tyson Cole and Aaron Franklin that balance Southeast Asian flavors with the rich texture of traditional Texas BBQ.  

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Dive Coastal Celebrates 11 Years

DIVE Coastal Cuisine, the popular restaurant known for its healthy, light and flavorful fare and located in Snider Plaza is celebrating its 11-year anniversary with a party to thank their customers and the community on Friday, June 25 from 4 – 6 p.m. The celebration includes complimentary cocktails and charcuterie, and a free DIVE t-shirt with any order.

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