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Craving Seafood? So Are We!

seafood-tower-pappasby Steven Doyle

There is no doubt that the people at Crave enjoy great seafood, and what a marvelous time of year to enjoy delicious creatures from the sea. Although none of us are Catholic, the lenten season gives us great reason to jump on the wagon to good food. From briny oysters to sweet crabs of all sorts and so much more.

With a great craving today for seafood we wish to reminisce over eight great dishes we have had recently that involved seafood. Indulge us. Continue reading

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Lavendou Offering Beautiful Jonata Wine Dinner Feb 28th

jonata.jpgby Steven Doyle

Lavendou, our go to for all things French, is offering a beautiful wine dinner featuring Jonata and the Screaming Eagle family of wines. The dinner will be hosted February 28th with a reception beginning at 7pm.  Continue reading

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NTFB Empty Bowls March 2nd (Contest)

EB picture for social - 2018by Steven Doyle

The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is proud to announce a signature event, the 19th annual Empty Bowls, will be held on March 2, 2018 at the The F.I.G. (1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201).

Guests will enjoy a European-themed lunch featuring soup and other delicacies from 20+ of North Texas’ finest restaurants. Attendees can select a handcrafted bowl featuring the talents of Texas artists and potters as a memento of the day.   Continue reading

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Tuscan Wine Dinner at Jimmy’s

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Jimmy’s Food Store is offering one of their many Italian wine dinners Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 6:30.

Chef Alessio Franceschetti will be preparing a wonderful menu for the Renieri Tasting. Continue reading

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FarmByrd Not Just About The Hens

farm5by Steven Doyle

We took a look at Farmbyrd when they opened and have been in for a visit a few times since then. Just over a year later chef Ryan Carbery, a classically trained chef, is doing what a few others have chosen as a path. He is bringing chef driven fare to the general public at bargain prices, few frills and doing it very well.

As with any chef, there is that moment when you possibly get a tad bored with creating the same thing each day, albeit truly fantastic. In the case of Carbery at FarmByrd he stretched his chef wings, no pun intended, by offering uniquely kicked up dishes at a fast casual prices. Consider this a win-win for all concerned. It keeps chef happy and interested, although he is a major partner in the business, and it keeps the chicken eating public extremely happy only to walk into his Plano digs to find crazy good food being offered besides the usual fried and rotisserie birds.  Continue reading

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Review: Shell Shack For Crabs, Shrimp, Crawfish and More

DSC02693by Steven Doyle

After a short wait you are approached table-side by a perky member of the waitstaff who scribbles their name on the white butcher paper clad table and asks for your favorite beverage. There is plenty to choose from at Shell Shack, now with locations spread across Dallas and Fort Worth, no doubt with more on the way. We order, we drink. Then the decision time arrives, what to order from this seemingly vast menu.

Without a doubt, crab is to be on the short list of what to order. But it is nearing crawfish season, and even though we are told they are not the largest we will find, those are coming once the weather stabilizes and they are large enough now to enjoy. There are no conspiracies to keep large crawfish from the mitts of Dallasites as your Houston friends might try to tell you. Shell Shack procures the best graded crawfish available. Think mid-March, around St. Pat’s Day for the best crop. Consider that the luck of the Irish.  Continue reading

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2018 James Beard Semi-Finalists Announced, Looks Dismal For Dallas

beardby Steven Doyle

The James Beard Semi-Finalist list reared its head today. The idea is if James Beard sees his shadow we enjoy a year of fine dining and a swillingly charming wine list. Or so it would seem based on the most recent semi-finalist list.

Dallas took a tough hit this year. Stephan Pyles generally makes an appearance, only to be a bridesmaid. With his fairly new Flora Street and it’s superior menu he should come out on top. John Tesar is whipping into submission some of the finest beef in the Americas yet went unnoticed by James Beard.  Continue reading

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