Author Archives: cravedfw

Truluck’s Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Mumm Summer Pour.jpg

During the month of July, Truluck’s is serving $20 bottles of Poema Cava bubbly at the Uptown location in celebration of their 20th anniversary (from open to close).

Join Truluck’s for Cocktail Hour in the Stone Crab Lounge and enjoy Half-Price Off their new cocktail menu featuring 20 brand new craft cocktails, featured wines, and selected appetizers from 4:30-6:30 pm every Monday-Friday. Truluck’s uses the best possible ingredients and techniques to ensure that every drink served is an experience. To add to the experience, guests will also enjoy live entertainment 7 nights a week. Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Steven Doyle

Tesar Opening “Outer Reef” in California, Homage to Spoon

tesar_top_chef.0.0

Chef John Tesar, a four-time James Beard nominated chef, and a two-time contestant on Bravo’s “Top Chef”, has signed a lease at Laguna Cliffs Resort & Spa in Dana Point, CA to bring his renowned seafood reputation to the West Coast. The restaurant will be called Outer Reef and will feature Tesar’s interpretation of coastal seafood, using fresh California produce and seafood sourced exclusively from the West Coast, from Baja to Alaska. Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Steven Doyle

Best Restaurants For Fried Chicken In Dallas

chickenby Steven Doyle

We love our fried chicken, and have been seeking out the very best Dallas has to offer. We scoured the streets and found some with an ethnic twist, others are straight forward crispy fried and juicy.

We had to eliminate a few that didn’t qualify as traditional, such as Bon Mua’s fried Cornish hen, which is still worth making the drive to Carrollton.  In making our list we were shocked at how many plates of fried chicken we had sampled over the past months. Col Sanders would have said he was too drunk to taste that chicken after just a few of these places.

Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under chefs, Chicken, Steven Doyle

First Look: Pizzeria Testa Now Open On Greenville AVenue

Bar 1by Steven Doyle

You recall Kirby’s steakhouse across from the Granada on Greenville Avenue, and more recently Wayward Sons the Graham Dodds resto which closed in February of 2017. It is a massive space yet the new tenant moved in a year after a major remodel and plans on being the best pizza inside the loop. I believe you will enjoy this Neapolitan pie. Some of you have tasted it year ago when we chatted about the Frisco location. It is good.

DFW has a smattering of pretty fantastic Neapolitan pizzerias including the the Frisco based  Pizzeria Testa Napoletana Restaurant which is owned by Rod Schaefer. Schaefer’s mother comes from a long line of Italian pizza makers. In fact the Testa family was once considered the royal pizza makers for the King of Naples.   Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Crave, Joey Stewart, Steven Doyle

The New Luna’s Tortilla Factory and Restaurant Now Open For Business

image4 (2)by Steven Doyle

In a time when women were kept at home and away from the workplace Maria Luna, who at the rime was a single parent, rose from the kitchen to create her mark on Dallas history with Luna’s Tortilla Factory. A strong and devoted woman Luna gathered local women to crush her nixtamal , or corn that would become masa. Once gathered from Luna had the masa formed into tortillas and tamales which became a business that is now 94 years old and run by her son and grandson, both named Fernando.

Maria Luna ran her business, originally located on McKinney Avenue near downtown on a block that Luna purchased in 1938 for about $50,000 and shared with the original El Fenix. There the family worked, living above the tortilla factory. This meant dedication. Maria never turned away a stranger in need of fresh tortillas regardless of the hour. The building has since been remodeled to accommodate Meso Maya, and is considered a historical landmark.  Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Crave, Steven Doyle

East Hampton Sandwich Co. Rolls Out New Seasonal Menu

DSC00233by Steven Doyle

Looking back to our first story on East Hampton Sandwich Company in 2012, and its founder the very young and witful Hunter Pond, you could sense that his sandwich shop was destined for greatness. You read about my first bite of his lobster roll, which is at the same moment affordable and delicious. All his sauces and proteins are house-made. The breads are beautiful and locally sourced, custom made to this 30-year olds specifications. It makes total sense that East Hampton has gained so much success.

Recently we sampled many of the new items offered on a rotation basis reflected on East Hampton’s seasonal menu. Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Crave, Steven Doyle

Food Network Adam Gertler Goes to the Dogs

IMG_0371by Alex Gonzalez

This past Monday evening, Food Network alum Adam Gertler made a special appearance at Dog Haus Biergarten in Richardson. Gertler, known for his runs on shows “Food Network Star,” “Kid in a Candy Store,” and “The Best Thing I Ever Ate,” showcased a variety of his signature hot dogs and burgers

Gertler landed his first television hosting gig after a co-worker of his at Jose Garza’s Amada brought to his attention a casting call listed on Craigslist. He attended said casting call and was later chosen to host “Food Network Star” and “Will Work For Food.” Despite his quick rise to fame within the food and entertainment industry, Gertler quickly realized that hosting, on its own, won’t pay the bills. Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Alex Gonzalez