Category Archives: Get Involved

Tamales at La Popular Feed the Community (And They Want To Give You 10 Dozen Free!)

by Steven Doyle    photos by Robert Bostick

Today we visit with the absolute giants in the tamale industry, La Popular. The Tamale House has gained a reputation for not only making quality tamales year round, but also takes pride in giving back to the community as we will find out with this Q&A with both Jesse Moreno Sr. and Jr. at La Popular.

La Popular is one of the most respected tamale makers in Dallas and for a good reason. The tamale continually makes the top of any best tamale list since they opened in 1984. There are currently two locations for La Popular, one in the Lakewood area and the other in Shed #1 at the Dallas Farmers Market. You ma pick up fresh, hot tamales for the holidays at either location, even on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.

Jump to join the conversation with the Moreno family.   Continue reading

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Local Greyhounds Need Your Help

by Jerry Stewart

The Greyhound Adoption League of Texas and Maximo Cocina Mexicana and Margarita Lounge pair-up for a premium tequila tasting on the patio, June 14 from 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Guests enjoy an extraordinary tasting of the finest tequilas paired with hors d’ oeuvres from Chef Amador Mora and the Maximo kitchen. To be held on the pet-friendly patio, leashed dogs of any breed are welcome to join their human companions.    Continue reading

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Get Involved with the Holidays

by Danielle Leahy

Christmas is the season of love and what better way to show love for our fellow man than by giving your time and resources helping the less fortunate. There are numerous organizations, businesses, and groups raising money, gifts, and food for those in need. Today we will highlight five organizations throughout the DFW area focusing on the sick, the homeless, the elderly, children in need and the pets at the Dallas Animal Shelter.    Continue reading

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Get Involved With Art This Weekend

by Danielle Leahy

Dallas’ thriving Art Community is out in full force this weekend with a number of great art shows going, on benefiting a variety of groups and causes to choose from. With Fall weather officially on the horizion this weekend will sure to be a wonderful opportunity to get out and get involved in the local art scene.    Continue reading

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Luna de Noche Partners with NTFB

by Crave Staff

Beginning today until Oct. 14, Luna de Noche and the North Texas Food Bank will team up against hunger to commemorate National Food Bank Week, which is Oct. 9 – 15. To help raise awareness and products for NTFB, guests are asked for a donation of five or more cans, or other non-perishable items, at any of the six Luna de Noche locations in Dallas, Garland, Plano and Rockwall. In return, Luna de Noche will give a free order of its award-winning shredded beef or shredded chicken nachos.

“With six successful locations in different communities across Dallas, I know we can both create some awareness for National Food Bank Week, and for the North Texas Food Bank in their fight against hunger,” said Luna de Noche Director of Operations Henry Hashem. “Together, our guests and their mission can unite behind this one important cause and make a difference.”   Continue reading

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In The Market? Head to Brazil!

by Crave Staff

If you find yourself needing some local products, live music and food, head on down to the lot behind Cafe Brazil on Indiana Blvd for this months Deep Ellum Outdoor Market.

The Deep Ellum Outdoor Market’s main objective is to bring people to the streets of our neighborhood and give exposure to our local artists and businesses. Deep Ellum is such a unique community that needs the support of people throughout the Metroplex who want an alternative to DFW’s mainstream.

We provide an atmosphere where individuals can be individuals. We prize the rare,
the uncommon, and the peculiar. Come to Deep Ellum to enjoy a different side of Dallas.

Saturday, September 17 · 11:00am – 5:00pm
Covered Parking Lot Behind Cafe Brazil
2820 Indiana Blvd
Dallas, Texas

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Get Involved: Bastrop Fire Relief

by Danielle Leahy

On Sunday, September 4th, fires broke out across Central Texas. These fires have already claimed the lives of at least 4 people and destroyed over 1,000 homes. With over 100,000 acres burning and the fire only 30% contained as of today Bastrop County and the surrounding Austin Area is in desperate need of help.

Below are some quick and easy links to the various organization taking donations on behalf of the victims and the Bastrop fires. Any and all donations are desperately needed at this time by our fellow Texans.   Continue reading

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