Category Archives: Christmas

Time Is Ticking For Toys For Tots


by Crave Staff

Every year, Toys for Tots provides toys for children who otherwise wouldn’t have much this holiday season. The need is great. But with a little effort, you can make a big difference in a child’s life.  With this year’s deadline for donations coming up on us quickly, and being short on toys this year, help is still needed.  Please visit the Toys For Tots website for the locations still receiving donations.  Be nimble, be quick and bring some cheer to a child’s Christmas.

The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October – December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area.


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Holiday Vignettes: Chef Abraham Salum

by Steven Doyle   photo by Robert Bostick

We have featured Abraham Salum several times on craveDFW throughout the year, and he is one chef that we never grow tired of chatting with. Abraham always has an entertaining story to share and truly loves his craft. He makes our job here so very simple, offering sage advice like he did in a  tamale series.

Abraham is the owner of Salum, the New American restaurant tucked away on the outskirts of Uptown at Cole and Fitzhugh, and Komali. Komali is a fun and energetic restaurant that serves authentic Mexican cuisine much like he experienced when living in Mexico City.   Continue reading

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Dallas Santa Rampage 2012

santa-flashby Steven Doyle

The Dallas Santa Rampage is set for December 15, 2012. This is the event that invites all the Dallas Santa’s to join and follow a route that is a closely held secret until the day of the event. Last year hundreds of Santa’s met at Lee Harvey’s for cocktails then followed a route that led them across the downtown area via light rail and ended in Deep Ellum before making a return trip. Continue reading

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Holiday Vignettes: Rusty Fenton

by Steven Doyle

Rusty Fenton is a veteran in the restaurant industry. As one of the original principals of Uncle Julio’s, Fenton has gone on to a magnificent career in the industry. He had a hand in Stephan Pyles’ Taqueria Cañonita, and also in the reanimation of the Trader Vic’s in the Palomar Hotel in Dallas.

More recently Fenton entered the taco trade. As owner of Rusty Taco, Fenton successfully runs the new franchise at the original location located on Greenville Avenue, and plans to open several other locations in 2012. Currently he owns or licenses four locations.   Continue reading

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Holiday Vignettes: Nanci Taylor

        by Steven Doyle

Nanci Taylor, Publisher of Edible Dallas & Fort Worth magazine is starting her third season of production. Nanci’s passion is to promote local food and its sources and artisans, throughout the North Texas area. You may find free copies of the quarterly on stands Whole Foods and North Haven Gardens, as well as many other locations around DFW.You may also read each issue online.

As I have traveled around the city speaking to owners and chefs of Dallas restaurants, many often refer to Nanci as one who carries the torch for the local food movement we have been experiencing over the past few years. I appreciate her enthusiasm and dedication to the cause, and any involvement I have personally as a locavore comes inspired by Nanci.   Continue reading

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Holiday Vignettes: Chef Andre Natera

by Steven Doyle

I first met chef Andre Natera  just days after he started working at the Fairmont Hotel Dallas almost two years ago. I could tell immediately that he had a much different agenda than any chef I had met before. His philosophy in helping the local restaurant community is like no other. He explained that he wanted chefs to band together and share ideas and cross train rising chefs, something that he does in his kitchen every day.   Continue reading

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