Category Archives: Fair Park

Comprehensive 2012 Texas State Fair Fried Food Guide

by Steven Doyle

We are knee deep in the 2012 edition of the Texas State Fair and many are still looking to make the trek and sample some of the finest in fried cuisine. We have a handy guide to help you avoid some of the pitfalls and enjoy your Fair Day with minimal damage to your ticket count and indigestion.

The following is a list that is tried and true. Many of the items you can find each year at the Fair, and some are new editions. We also list items to avoid. Stand back and cinch the waistband, this is going to be bumpy ride.   Continue reading


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Photos From Taste Of Dallas

by Steven Doyle    photos by Robert Bostick

This past weekend was rife with exciting food events including the annual Taste of Dallas which was held once again at Fair Park. This year was bigger and better than year’s past with the addition of a food truck extravaganza.                Continue reading

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Mamma Mia! At Dallas Music Hall Until Sunday

by Steven Doyle

More than likely you know the plot and have seen the film adaptation or possibly even the live theater production of Mamma Mia! since its debut in the late ‘90’s. The songs will be most familiar with those growing up in the 1970’s disco era and listened to the endless melodies of the Swedish pop group ABBA.

ABBA has sold nearly 400 million records worldwide and continues to sell millions each year even to this day, so it is no wonder that Mamma Mia! is so successful. Someone is listening.  Last night a packed house at the Dallas Music Hall in Fair Park danced in their seats and reveled in the familiar music and sound bites as they were whisked back to a time in Greece just days before a young brides wedding.                Continue reading


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The Great Tomato Battle

by Christina Beard

If you had told me this time last year that I would be participating in a giant food fight and paying to do so, I would have told you that you were out of your mind. However, for some reason, when I saw the deal come up for 50% off of the inaugural Tomato Battle in Dallas, I couldn’t resist. So, Saturday afternoon, I found myself driving to Fair Park prepared for the biggest (and only) food fight in which I have ever participated.                 Continue reading

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Dallas Beer Week Starts Nov 12

by Steven Doyle

Dallas Beer Week is upon us and craveDFW plans to be your source for all things beer during the coming week leading up to the first events beginning this weekend.  For the past few weeks we have been scouring the city in search of the best places to have a good craft beer during the nearly 90 (and growing) activities planned so far.

We chatted with Cathy Rascoe, the organizer of Dallas Beer Week and she said, “It has been a true labor of love for us and we are really excited that the Dallas craft beer community has embraced it. We really hope to make everyone proud and happy with the results this year and for several years to come.”

Rascoe also was the organizer of Houston’s very successful Beer Week.   Continue reading

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Lowdown on the Hoedown

by Crave Staff

This week marks the 17th annual Hoedown fundraiser that benefit’s the Dallas Farmers Market Friends who actively promote and service the 70-year old market. This year’s event is particularly special as it also serve as a tribute to its founding member, Ida Papert, who passed away this past January.    Continue reading

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