Category Archives: Greenville Avenue

Tonight: Deschutes Beer and Food Pairing at Libertine

by Crave Staff

Check out the Libertine tonight at 7pm for a very special guided Deschutes beer  and food sampling with guest brewer Robin Johnson. For just $20 you can enjoy 3 Deschutes beers with a very special paired food sampling.

Mirror Pond Pale Ale will be paired with Mussels in corn stock. This is base camp where any craft brew exploration begins. A distinct hop nose and hop-forward flavor make Mirror Pond the quintessential Pale Ale. It is aromatically complex, multi-layered, and unmistakably “right.”

Obsidian Stout will be paired with Venison chili. Deep, robust and richly rewarding. This is beer to linger over. Obsidian has distinct notes of espresso, chocolate, roasted malt and black barley, with just enough hop bite to cut the sweetness.    Continue reading

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Shade and Pussycat Lounge First Casualties of SUP

by Danielle Leahy

Looks like the first victims of Angela Hunt’s new Greenville Ave Planned Development District have been identified. Two long time Greenville Ave establishments Shade and Pussy Cat Lounge have both closed this week due to a combination of decreasing sales and difficulties with the Special Use Permits (SUP) process. This comes on the heels of the new 12pm closing hours starting tonight, for all business without a SUP as well as this week’s news that Southbound Greenville Avenue between Bell and Alta will be shut down to all traffic from Sept 26th-Nov 26th.  Continue reading


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Wach Tacobot Willis? Chichen Itza

by Danielle Leahy   photos by Jacque Manaugh

La Hacienda Chichen Itza has long been a Greenville Ave staple although it’s often over shadowed by it’s more award winning neighbor, Tacos Y Mas. For the residents of Greenville Ave, this is a tragedy. Not only does Chichen Itza offers a much better quality taco, but with it’s origins as a family run bakery and restaurant Chichen Itza offers a larger selection of traditional Mexican delights on top of the basic street tacos.

With a separate bakery taking up almost equal space in the building, this eatery makes traditional Mexican pastries and desserts on a daily basis. Even at 8pm they still had a nice selection of pan de dulces and various flavored cookies. The cooler behind the pastry case was full of Mexican sodas, juices, and mineral waters with more than one Bot appreciatively signing over the effervescence of their Topo Chico.   Continue reading


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More Reality Hits Dallas

by Bryan Coonrod

It seems the world of reality TV is shining it’s spotlight on Dallas as of late with the current shows Most Eligible Dallas and Big Rich Texas already on air another new one will join in the form of The Dallas Life. Described as 12 strangers in 1 house it’s a formula done before but the producers promise some surprising twists. The show will begin to air in October on KTXA 21.

From the Dallas Life Facebook fan page “Strangers from all around DFW will be living together under one roof. All are from different backgrounds, ethnicities, sexual identities, income levels, and religious beliefs. PS: There will be some major surprises that no one sees coming. Stay tuned.”    Continue reading


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Food Truck Rally and Beer Tasting

by Crave Staff

One of the most exciting developments in the restaurant world today is the emergence of the gourmet food truck. While Dallas has lagged behind other major cities around the country, it seems that the City Council has finally worked out the bugs in the system to accommodate this exciting trend. Throughout the summer Sigel’s  has hosted gourmet food trucks serving a variety of  cuisines prepared fresh by some of Dallas’ most innovative chefs.

Here is all the info you will need for the First Annual Food Truck Rally:    Continue reading


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People’s Choice Award Sushi: Yutaka

by Steven Doyle   

With votes for Shinsei, Sushi Sake and Tei Tei mentioned often, but there was one clear leader of the pack for this weeks People’s Choice Award for Sushi, Yutaka Sushi Bistro on McKinney Avenue in Dallas.

Dallas has plenty of wonderful sushi options, and certainly we appreciate Tei-An, the five star rated soba house in One Arts Plaza, but this is the People’s Choice and they have spoken.     Continue reading


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Libertine Vegan Beer Dinner

by Melissa Brenner

The Libertine Bar has announced another Vegan Beer Dinner! After the success and sell out (plus a waiting list) of the last vegan dinner, the next event has been on the minds of The Libertine Bar staff. The turnout plus the fun and challenge of creating an all vegan dinner and beer pairing was a surprise and motivator to make it a regularly occurring affair.   Continue reading

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