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Dallas Raw Oyster Primer

crave9by Joey Stewart

The taste of Oysters can start a lively debate, but if you are a serious bivalve eater you know that Dallas has dozens of spots serving some of the best in the world. With over three hundred varieties in the US it’s one of the most diverse foods you’ll ever eat. Do you prefer the briny taste of east coast oysters, or the sweeter ones from the west? How about oysters from the south?

That’s an old school train of thought that we don’t produce great oysters in Texas or the Southeast. Regardless, here’s a list, in no particular order, of some of the top spots in Big D to get your fix on. We won’t list any spots that “rinse” their oysters before they serve them. That’s blasphemy to oyster addicts. Every restaurant will have different varieties on different days, but we’ve listed some of their more popular and recent selections.   Continue reading

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A Look at the Tesar Spoon Pop-Ups

tartareby Steven Doyle  photos by Joey Stewart

For those of you following the many activities of John Tesar you would have noticed that he is one busy chef and in great demand. When the chef is not busy rocking Knife, his kick ass steakhouse in Dallas, or doing one of the many charity events he is so popular for, or his second coming on the current season of Top Chef, Tesar is is still not satisfied.

We noted some time ago that Tesar is also adding another restaurant to his menu in the form of a burger stand in Plano next year. But for a real slice of the chef you should check out one of his pop-up ventures where he has been recreating his beautiful but shuttered seafood restaurant, Spoon.    Continue reading

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Meet Webster Cellars Winemaker Keith Webster

webster-with-wine-2photos and interview by Joey Stewart

We had an occasion to do a tasting with Keith Webster of Webster Cellars. As is often the case with great wine makers the man behind the wine is ever bit as interesting as the wine itself.

Webster grew up in Germany (his father was a spy) and often found himself visiting neighboring countries such as Spain, Italy and France and recalls his first wine as a Spanish Madeira. This was his foray into wines, and was hooked on Old World vintages that were lower in alcohol, high in acidity and extremely well-balanced.   Continue reading

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CraveDFW YouTube Channel is Alive!

Film-Directorby Steven Doyle

We have partnered with a local film company that is making new videos for craveDFW. Joey Stewart is a noted Indie Film Maker who also owns Big D’Licious which has created our first round of shorts that feature an  unusual variety of bartenders from the Dallas area as they show us their favorite cocktails. We will be filming some chef videos very soon, and place them up on our new YouTube channel each week.    Continue reading

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Max’s Wine Dive Does A Summer Menu Redo

max4by Steven Doyle  photos by Joey Stewart

The most interesting thing about Max’s Wine Dive, besides the outrageously delicious pairing of champagne and fried chicken, is that each of the handful of restaurants smattering the Texas dining landscape have a talented chef and allow them free reign on half of the menu. In Dallas we have chef Patrick Russell. Russell is originally from Dallas, and attended the New England Culinary Institute in Vermont. He has fantastic culinary peers including Alton Brown, and locally Abraham Salum.    Continue reading

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Tei Tei Robata Bar Still The Best

by Steven Doyle 

Our roving contributing  photographer, Joey Stewart has been busier than ever hitting up the area’s finest sushi digs in Dallas. Today we visit Tei Tei Robata Bar on Henderson which is definitely one of our favorites.

Tei Tei was opened in 1998 by Teiichi Sakurai who is also the owner of Tei-An. Both are highly praised by local critics as Teiichi is the best at his craft. Teeich sold Tei Tei more recently to his chef, Katsutoshi Sakamoto, but you can spot the former owner sitting at the robata bar on any given night.          Continue reading

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TJ’s Seafood Market Shows Us How To Make Mussels And Clams In A White Wine And Garlic Sauce

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by Steven Doyle    video by Joey Stewart

We are truly excited that the new series of how to cook seafood at home  from TJ’s Seafood Market. The series stars TJ’s owner Jon Alexis, and was filmed by filmmaker and contributor to craveDFW Joey Stewart. Joey has been making films in various aspects of the business, and in recent years has produced and directed indie films to much acclaim. Stewart is a seafood fanatic, and is close as one might get to being pescetarian  and still enjoy a good burger on occasion.   Continue reading

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