Category Archives: Holiday Plans

Celebrate Festivus in Dallas

by Steven Doyle

Festivus is a holiday created by the writers of the now syndicated television program, Seinfeld. The wildly popular show featured the weekly antics of Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer as they battled through life in New York City. Often times they would be disturbed from their self indulgences forced to interact with their parents. One particular episode the viewers discovered a quirky holiday made up by the father of George Costanza, Frank.

Most of what was written into the television program was based on real life, and this is true with Festivus. In real life Festivus dates back to 1966 when Dan O’Keefe, former editor of Reader’s Digest decided that Christmas was too commercial to celebrate. Years later O’Keefe’s son, Daniel, would write for the series and included it into a script that ran in December, 1987.   Continue reading

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Eat This: Italian Spice Cookie

italian spiceby Steven Doyle

Yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus, and we wants the Italian Spice cookie from Great One Cookie Company. This is the wonderful cookie made only during the holiday season using Pam Denesuk’s family recipe that has been handed down for generations. 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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Feast of the Seven Fishes at Urban Crust

by Steven Doyle

Urban Crust will be serving an amazing three course dinner this Christmas Eve. The Feast of the Seven Fishes originates from the Medieval Roman Catholic Italians who refrained from eating red meat during the sacred holidays and instead enjoyed a feast of seven types of fish on Christmas Eve. Urban Crust will compose a dinner of several types of fish including mussels, calamari, octopus, shrimp, scallops, crab meat, sea bass, tuna, salmon and flounder.    Continue reading


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2011 Dallas NYE Suggestions

by Crave Staff

Holiday time is here when we think about ribbons and packages, good friends and wine. Well, more about wine than anything else.  Best make your plans for New Year’s Eve as soon as possible and we have a few suggestions. The list appears in the order we received the information. When making your plans you might also wish to check out proper transportation or lodging.

We started with dining options and ended with clubs and parties. If we missed your party or dinner, let us know and we will include you on the big list.             Continue reading

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Enter To Win Highland Park Cafeteria Gift Card

by Crave Staff

Last week we ran a contest for a holiday dinner at the Highland Park Cafeteria. Our friends at the east Dallas cafeteria wish to spread a little more holiday joy and are offering another gift certificate which will be delivered to your mailbox directly from them.

60-year old Sally Goodman opened the cafeteria opened in 1925 at its original location at 3311 Knox Street using all her own recipes of fresh baked bread, meats and vegetables. The original location started with only 13 stools and 8 tables, but was eventually expanded and has become a Dallas institution.       Continue reading


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Shop, Wine and Dine This Weekend

by Steven Doyle

We have a few shout outs for the weekend and think you might enjoy a few of these.  There are a few things going on that you might enjoy.

First let us mention that we saw Miguel Vicéns and John Paul Valverde owners of Campo Modern Country Bistro  last night and they wanted to let everyone know they do indeed have a liquor license. There were just a few days in the beginning that they did not have one, but now you can enjoy the cocktail program designed by Brad Hensarling of Fort Worth’s The Usual at the new Oak Cliff restaurant.  

Saturday you can start your Christmas shopping by purchasing wares from local artisans at the Dallas Flea, the occasional market located in the Southside of Lamar at 1409 S. Lamar. Here you will find amazing clothing, jewelry, food and vintage wear all under one room and made by some super cool locals.   Continue reading

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