Category Archives: Holiday Fun

Win This: La Popular Tamale House

tamaleby Steven Doyle

La Popular Tamale House located in the Lakewood area and also in Shed 2 at the Dallas Farmers Market has long been praised on craveDFW as one of the best tamales in Dallas. The family owned business opened in 1984 and has been a valued part of the community since. The restaurant is operated by the father and son tag team Jesse Sr. and Jesse Jr. Moreno who both spend time making tamales and giving back to the community through their valued contributions to the city.       Continue reading


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Happy Holidays! We Have Gifts For You

Christmas_dog[1]by Steven Doyle

The friends, staff and contributors of craveDFW wish to send you and your family glad holiday greetings. We will be busy the month of December celebrating all sorts of holidays like Ira Gershwin’s and Frank Sinatra’s birthday, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Eve. To help celebrate we will be offering a wonderful gift to a lucky reader daily. These gifts will range in value starting at $50. Some gifts will be food related, but not all. We will have several New Year’s Eve packages that include hotel rooms and dinner as well.  Continue reading


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Handmade Holiday Show Starts Tonight

by Steven Doyle

We are just full of cool ideas for the holidays. Check out the Dallas Handmade Holiday Show that opens today at 5:00 and runs through December 2, 2012. There will find over 40 artisans offering their confirmed local pieces that will please even the hardest person to buy for on your list.

Check out the unique gifts and holiday décor at 327 Cole in Dallas. We understand that Santa will be making special visits all weekend and they are offering complimentary photos by a pro photographer, so this is a fantastic chance to bypass the mall with the kiddos.       Continue reading

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Win A craveDFW Easter Basket

by Jerry Stewart

Happy Easter everyone.  We have a special gift we saved for today and it is free for one lucky reader.  We get all sorts of offers and some fit with what we do at craveDFW and others do not, but we put together several items that you might like to have in our special Easter basket just for you. Read on for details. Continue reading


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NOLA Off The Beaten Trail

By Farah Fleurima

So it’s your third or fourth day in New Orleans, and you want to do something miles away from Bourbon Street in spirit — where to go?

If it’s imbibing you want, away from the boisterous rowdiness of Bourbon, turn up St. Peter Street to find a low-key little locals spot called Boondock Saint. No frills, but also no hawkers standing outside trying to pack the place with partiers. And partiers would flock if they saw the prices here. “We’re a local bar with local prices,” the sweet-faced bartender told me. That meant $3.75 vodka sodas at 2:30 a.m. Who needs a happy hour or hawkers with prices like that?   Continue reading

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Post Card From Nola: The Alibi

by Dorothy Hernandez

Bar food doesn’t immediately bring to mind gourmet, or even edible, food. Its purpose is utilitarian, whether you’re trying to soak up the booze or prep for a night of heavy drinking. The choices are pretty standard: fries, nachos, any heat and serve product that you can take out of a bag and dump into a deep fryer.

At The Alibi, 811 Iberville in New Orleans, there are mysterious dollar bills pinned to the ceiling. Even at 1 p.m., it smells like Bourbon Street at 3 a.m. It seems like a bar this dive-y would have food only fit for the inebriated but The Alibi is one of those serendipitous vacation finds.

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Holiday Vignettes: Nanci Taylor

        by Steven Doyle

Nanci Taylor, Publisher of Edible Dallas & Fort Worth magazine is starting her third season of production. Nanci’s passion is to promote local food and its sources and artisans, throughout the North Texas area. You may find free copies of the quarterly on stands Whole Foods and North Haven Gardens, as well as many other locations around DFW.You may also read each issue online.

As I have traveled around the city speaking to owners and chefs of Dallas restaurants, many often refer to Nanci as one who carries the torch for the local food movement we have been experiencing over the past few years. I appreciate her enthusiasm and dedication to the cause, and any involvement I have personally as a locavore comes inspired by Nanci.   Continue reading

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