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Jasper’s Uptown Introduces New Executive Chef, Yia Medina

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Jasper’s Uptown, the casual dining concept nestled in the heart of the Knox District, announced today the addition of a culinary connoisseur to fill the role of Executive Chef, Chef Yia Medina. Not only does Chef Yia bring her ten-plus years of passion and success to the Jasper’s Uptown kitchen, she also brings with her a predominantly female staff.

“I am thrilled to join the Jasper’s Uptown team. Their tenure and success in various markets speaks for itself.” said Chef Yia Medina, Executive Chef. “The Jasper’s Brand aligns so perfectly with my experiences and passion for fresh ingredients and unique taste profiles. Coming from an island, I’m looking forward to continuing to incorporate fresh, bright, seasonal ingredients from local farmers into dishes. The ingredients and flavors we use is what sets Jasper’s Uptown apart from some of the other dining options in our area.” Continue reading

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January Closures

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January 2020  has been a sad month with closures the Dallas restaurant community.

We were rocked by the news of LUCK in Trinity Groves bowing out, with a final blow out last Sunday. We were especially unsettled by this bit of news as over the years we had plenty invested mentally in LUCK and the owners, Chef Daniel Pittman, Jeff Dietzman, and Ned Steel who were all first time restaurant owners. The boys called on us months before opening their  beer-centric restaurant in up-and-coming Trinity Groves having us attend pop-ups around the city as they prepared guests for something truly amazing. Continue reading

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Newk’s Eatery With Help With Your Resolutions

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With locations in Plano, Frisco and Irving, Newk’s Eatery, named “America’s Top Fast-Casual Chain” by Restaurant Business Magazine, announced today a new focus on Wholesome is the New Healthy to fuel guests with satisfying options. Newk’s will introduce an all-new Cauliflower Pizza Crust, an Under 600 Calorie menu of healthier options for the New Year and will extend the guest-favorite Taco Salad limited time offer. Continue reading

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Mexican Sugar Updates Brunch

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Mexican Sugar, the Mexican restaurant with a Latin-inspired twist has new brunch items on the menu including entrees, sides, brunch cocktails and a sangria bar. Continue reading

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What’s Eating Your Phone?

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We like to beg the question, “What’s Eating Your Phone”? This is where we all can join in on the foodie fun by sending in your latest dining photo that has you all jazzed. These are not necessarily limited to dining out, it can be from that last dinner party. And don’t think we discriminate against libations. Send in your favorite cocktail photo, too.

To be included in a future edition of What’s Eating Your Phone, send those photos to me at steven@cravedfw.com. A brief description and location would be super helpful. Here are this week’s selections:     Continue reading

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Shell Shack Rings in Crawfish Season

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The start of each new year brings new possibilities. Here in 2020, that means a new opportunity to eat crawfish. So, good news: the season for enjoying those delicious mudbugs has arrived, and Shell Shack is your go-to spot for getting them. Continue reading

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Fletcher’s Original Corny Dogs Achieves Important Victory in Trademark Dispute

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Fletcher’s Original State Fair Corny Dogs, LLC is pleased to announce it has achieved an important victory in a trademark dispute with a company that is seeking to unfairly capitalize on the reputation of the famous Fletcher’s brand.

Neil and Carl Fletcher, invented corn dogs in Dallas, Texas, in 1938 and introduced them at the 1942 State Fair of Texas. Over the past 77 years, millions of people have enjoyed Fletcher’s brand corn dogs, and the Fletcher’s name has become world-famous, symbolizing our delicious meal on a stick. Today, Fletcher’s brand corn dogs can be enjoyed at the great State Fair of Texas, as well as fairs, festivals, and events both public and private throughout Texas and the southwest. Fletcher’s is an iconic brand to the many fans who travel to the Texas State Fair to relive childhood memories as they enjoy one of our Fletcher’s Original Corny Dogs and introduce their own children to this longstanding Texas tradition. Continue reading

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