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What The Heck Is Breadfruit And Why Did Bligh Want It?

by Steven Doyle

Breadfruit has long been a staple in Pacific islands, from where it spread to the Caribbean and Africa. Most probably first heard of the tropical wunderkind food that is packed full of nutrients while studying our history which discussed the expeditions of the HMS Bounty commanded by Lieutenant Bligh, and one Mr. Christian who eventually was the lead in a mutiny.              Continue reading

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Smoked BBQ Festival Saturday, September 24th

fearing1by Steven Doyle

On what is to be one of the busiest food festival weekends in Dallas, enjoy a bit of Smoked at the downtown Main Street Garden park Saturday, September 24th. This BBQ event brings in talent from across Texas, including fantastic bands, including chef Dean Fearing’s Lost Coyote Band. The festival opens at 2:30 p.m. to the public and your paid admission gets you complimentary tastings from every restaurant listed below included until 5 p.m.   Continue reading

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Obama Will Not Attend Untapped Fort Worth, But You Should

obama-drinking-beer-2by Steven Doyle

More beer awaits a thirsty liver in this year’s Untapped Indie Music and Beer Festival version in Fort Worth that gears up Saturday afternoon. VIP is sold out and regular admission might soon as well. Look for over 65 breweries representing over 200 beers, plus a lot of live music including some national touring acts. Gain entry while you can for the low cost of thirty bucks. This includes a taster cup and a dozen tasters. Additional tasting cards are available for five dollars. Continue reading

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Addison’s WorldFest Brings Diverse Cultures To Your Back Door

by Steven Doyle      photos by Robert Bostick

WorldFest celebrates the diverse cultural communities that make up the DFW Metroplex and provides guests the opportunity to be immersed in the culture of Asia, Europe, Africa, Middle East and of course the Americas.

Many of the local ethnic clubs and organizations join in on the fun at the annual Addison festival including  Bugarian American Cultural Center “Bulgare”, Consulate General of Mexico, Council of Ghanaian Associations – DFW, DFW Asian-American Citizens Council, DFW Serbian Cultural and Education Center, Italian Club of Dallas, Maharlika Dancers, USA/La Creme Ensemble, Polish American Foundation of Texas and the Turkish American Association of Northern Texas.    Continue reading

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Rockwall’s Rib Rub and Run This Weekend

by Steven Doyle

I believe the reason we discuss Rockwall so much on craveDFW is because there are some pretty damned good chefs doing their thing there. The boys from Ava know their meat, as does Edward Grieb from the Fatted Calf, and Chad Bowden who is the head toque at Culpepper’s. This weekend you get to see all these chefs throw down alongside many others at the 4th Annual Rib Rub and Run. We are so big on the running part, but they had us at ribs.

This is a sanctioned BBQ event, which means the winners go to compete nationally. Competitors will be smoking their best pork spare ribs, baby backs and country style ribs as well.  Continue reading

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Dallas Chocolate Conference and Festival

by Sander Wolf       photos by Susan Migdol

You’d have to visit a chocolate factory the week before Valentine’s Day to see more chocolate than what you’ll be able to see (and taste) at this year’s Chocolate Conference & Festival. With over two dozen chocolatiers and chocolate makers sampling their gourmet chocolate creations, there’s bound to be enough to satisfy every craving.   Continue reading


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