Category Archives: Beef

3rd Annual Blues, Bandits and BBQ

by Steven Doyle

It is time for the 3rd Annual Blues, Bandits and BBQ Festival Saturday, October 27, 2012.  The event is open to all those who feel their meat is worthy of competition in the categories of brisket, pulled pork, pork ribs, chicken and sausage. There will also be a People’s Choice Award given, so it is possible to include road kill, but event officials probably would frown upon that one.

With over $1000 in prize money and more than 30 teams expected to compete and the festival will act as the unofficial City of Dallas BBQ championship. Over 18 teams will do all their cooking onsite, and many begin smoking as early as 4pm the day before the event.   Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under BBQ, Beef, beer, Steven Doyle

Hilton Anatole’s SĒR is Officially Open

We have followed the SĒR construction and menu development since the closing of iconic Nana just a few short months ago (here and here ). Many were saddened by the closure, but had those same people visited Nana more than once a year as a special ocassion restautrant, it would still be open. Thus the nature of economics.

SĒR is the first of a ration of restaurants premiering in the month of October, and this quick multi-million dollar facelift will soon prove to be one of the new gems sprouting from the restaurant role of 2012.

Continue reading


Filed under Beef, Crave, Dallas, restaurant news, Restaurant Opening, Steven Doyle

Celebrate National Burger Day With Our Comprehensive Dallas Burger Guide

by Steven Doyle

In honor of National Burger Day we wish to bring you some of our favorite burgers around the city of Dallas. The hamburger saw a major insurgence in North Texas last year, and that movement hasn’t lost much steam. With that we present you a list of some fine burgers we have enjoyed.  For those not wanting to read much today, this list is packed full of photographs to lust after.  Continue reading


Filed under Bacon, Beef, beer, fun with food, Steven Doyle

Where To Find A Good Steak In Dallas On The Cheap

by Steven Doyle

Probably not a week goes by that a reader asks where to find a good haunch of beef. We invariably tell them one of the many steakhouses across the Dallas skyline depending on where they live. We love Nick and Sam’s. It could be that they pass out caviar like it was candy, and sincerely… isn’t it? We also love Pappas Brothers in all their wine goodness.

Tonight several craveDFW staffers will be at Del Frisco Double Eagle for a wine dinner. We love somm Jennifer Jaco and never bypass a moment where we can visit with her even for a few minutes. Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House also is a staff favorite, and we love his cigar room. Plus you get Richard Chamberlain, and that always makes for  fun evening.          Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under Beef, beer, Dallas, Steven Doyle

BBQ Pitmasters In Dallas This Weekend

by Steven Doyle

The TLC program BBQ Pitmasters is making its way to Dallas for a taste. The program is hosted by a Food Network contestant, Kevin Roberts, who has written two books. His first is called “Munchies”, a cookbook that deals with fast snacks, and “Kissing in the Kitchen”, which instructs readers how to prepare romantic meals.              Continue reading


Filed under BBQ, Beef

A Preview For The Sēr-Curious

by Steven Doyle

Last evening I was an invited guest of the Hilton Anatole to sample a few of the dishes that might be making the Sēr Steak+Spirits menu when the restaurant opens for business this October. On hand was Anatole’s executive chef Thomas Welther and Sēr executive chef Anthony Van Camp who served dinner to a group of local writers and Hilton brass.

Due to construction on the 27th floor where Sēr is located the staff created a makeshift kitchen and dining room in the hotel’s rotunda, including a searing 800 degree grill just outside in view of the guests. Welther noted that he started working for the Anatole 2 years before Van Camp was born thus he was able to stay inside and engage the guests while the young executive chef labored in the heat and prepared dinner on the grill.         Continue reading


Filed under Beef, chefs, Restaurant Opening, Steven Doyle

Treat Dad To A Deal At Sullivan’s

by Steven Doyle

Father’s Day is fast around the corner and you should really be thinking of dear old dad. Sullivan’s Steakhouse has one easy suggestion that is light on your wallet but high on flavor. Treat your father to Sullivan’s Summer of 79 deal that includes a bodacious amount of groceries for you both at only $79.   Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Beef, Crave, Dallas, Steven Doyle