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Ahoy! Crawfish Await At Hook, Line and Sinker

hls1by Angela Hopkins      photos by Mary Szefcyk

Dreaming of a dining experience in a beach atmosphere?  Fresh seafood, cold beverages, sun kissing your skin, picnic tables, and a huge patio.  Hook, Line, & Sinker may leave the sand in Galveston, however they bring you the motor from the boat, and prefer you wear your flip flops.  Come on in.

John Tuma, Hook, Line and Sinker founder has been pleasing seafood lovers for 17 years.  His original location, still on Lemmon Ave, has locals coming back time and time again.  John has paired up with Markus Pineyro of Urban Taco and created the Del Sur Restaurant Group.    Continue reading

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ArtsGoggle in Fort Worth May 18

ArtsGoggleby Angela Hopkins

On Saturday, May 18 from 4pm to 10pm, the Magnolia Strip in Fort Worth will once again transform into a walk of art.  This time around 90 businesses are participating in ArtsGoggle.  You will see people on the streets and walking in and out of places such as jewelry shops, non-profit centers, SiNaCa (coolest glass blowing show and shop) and hair salons.  But why?  Because the art is inside… and so are the snacks!

Some will hand you information on the business itself, others will ask if you want a roadie out of the keg.  Just go with the element of surprise.  Cruise in and out of each place.  Carry a cold beverage and soak up visual art as well as live music, pleasing all your senses at once.  Continue reading

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We Crave Ascension Coffee

ascension3by Angela Hopkins

Just at the four month mark, this two year concept in the making hit Dallas Café lovers, with a new twist on a traditional love.  Ascension Coffee is more than coffee.

We asked our Barista, and who would have known the owner was standing next to her, “what would you recommend, this is our first time?”  With a popular vote from the best sales to the best ingredients I warmed my hands on the Chai Latte with Almond Milk and my sidekick entertained the Quartado.  We were told the Almond Milk is soon to be made in house.  They also carry moo moo milk as I call it, and soy.  Both were to our liking, so after 30 minutes we ordered another round.      Continue reading

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Karmany Yoga is Simply Auuuumazing!

yogaby Angela Hopkins

When Angela first started contributing to craveDFW she asked what her limits were in what she might choose as topics. We told her crave was about anything she might desire as a young woman. Today she put us to the test and submitted an article on her favorite yoga studio. We loved it.

A community has come together to promote the well-being of our self-worth and that of others.   How? Karmany Yoga is a donation based studio with a location in both Fort Worth and Dallas.  No memberships.  No cards.  No Problems.  Brilliant!   Drop a minimum $15 in the donation box, unroll your mat, and get ready for inner and outer transformation.  I welcome this new, much needed, non-corporate way to say “Namaste.” Continue reading

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Insider’s Guide To Fort Worth’s Main Street Arts Festival

ms1by Angela Hopkins

Every year I look forward to, and I do not think I am going out on a limb here, the festival of all festivals in DFW.  The Main Street Arts Festival!  The Cliffs Notes for the Main Street Arts Festival are as follows: Starting April 18th at 10am and you can come and go as you please all day every day through April 21st.  Not only is the Festival itself free, including three live music stages, but parking on the weekend is generally free, and this year they have water stations to fill up, also free.   Continue reading

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Free Friday on the Green Concerts

fridayby Angela Hopkins

Want to experience local music, dine outdoors, while sitting back and relaxing with a cold beer?  If your answer is Yes! then I am pleased to tell you, we are getting another six months of Friday Fun in Fort Worth.  Gather your friends and family, all ages, human and furry alike. Friday on the Green starts on April 12 at Magnolia Green Park, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.          Continue reading

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Ruth’s Chris Tours Napa With Special Dinner

ruth'sby Angela Hopkins

Julie Miller, Wine Education Manager of Treasury Wine Estates delighted us with her knowledge of her portfolio including Beringer, St Clement, Etude, and Stag’s Leap at a recent wine dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in Dallas. She greeted each of her guests with a smile. Her approach to the room was also comprised of interesting facts and of eye contact. While soaking in information, you really lose sight of her physically as she paints a picture worth more than a thousand words.

In a tour of the Napa Region via the sound of her voice, with intrinsic detail on the history of estates built, to fungus on dessert grapes, allowed for a virtual visual only a creative mind could absorb and appreciate. Ruth’s Chris and Julie Miller joined forces for a Tasting Dinner paired to perfection. The ambiance of Ruth’s Chris, combined with the efforts of Executive Chef, Thomas Holt explaining the prep for each course, gave way to a seamless setting. Beautiful people meeting for the first time, left with embrace and statements of “here is my number let’s get together soon.” This could only take place if the mood was properly established.      Continue reading

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