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British Baker and Food Network Star in Lewisville

LondonBaker-10.jpgby Nafeisa Shukair-Farley

Are you planning a tea party with crumpets and scones to watch Meghan Markle marry her prince?  Perhaps you want a unique decedent cake made by a Food Network baker? Or, you just want a gooey yummy brownie for no reason.  Whatever your pastry and dessert dreams are, you can find them on King Arthurs Blvd…in Lewisville. Continue reading

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Cooking Soup to Nuts (And Enter to Win A Cookbook)

ChefBeckyFoulk-1.jpgby Nafeisa Shukair-Farley

Soup is a necessity for our soul.  It warms us when we are cold, soothes us when we are sick and creates a meal when only food odds and ends are available.  We throw stuff into a pot, add broth and a boil with a simmer later, soups on! My love for soup brought me to local Chef Becky Foulk and her cookbook, “Cooking Soup to Nuts.”

Normally Crave guides you to the best restaurants in Dallas but this time, we are in Chef Becky’s home kitchen to talk soup, make soup and most importantly, eat soup.  We also discussed her cookbook and the inspiration behind it. Continue reading

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The Legend of Tupelo Honey at the Star

tup1by Nafeisa Shukair-Farley

In 1972, Van Morrison intoxicated us with his love song Tupelo Honey.  Using his soulful voice and melodies, he had everyone looking for a love “as sweet as tupelo honey.”  In September 2017, Stephen Frabitore introduced DFW to Tupelo Honey, an eating establishment designed to satisfy our need for Southern cuisine. Continue reading

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Drink and Eat Tex-Mex Your Way at T. Blanco’s

2017TBlanco-9by Nafeisa Shukair-Farley

Are you looking for an eating place that not only serves freshly-made Tex-Mex and a variety of unique adult beverages?  You don’t have to look far because T. Blanco’s has opened its new location in Addison (off Beltline and Addison Rd) and they are ready to fill your belly and quench your thirst.

Thomas White with his sons Hunter and Mason have created a Mexican haven with stimulating décor that encourages smiles, eating and drinking.  With Chef Jimmy Villarreal creating his food masterpieces using freshly- ground spices, diners and drinkers are in for treat.   Continue reading

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Breakfast With Ida Claire

ida5by Nafeisa Shukair-Farley

Have you ever wanted to go Down the Rabbit Hole and Grow a Pear while eating breakfast but just could not find the right spot?  Want food with a southern flair will staying in the Metroplex? Your wants are now reality since Ida Claire in Addison started serving breakfast.

As you walk up to Ida Claire, you are immediately greeted by a décor that is not only appealing to the eyes, but reminds you of the “good ole days” and the flea market but with a modern twist.  From the vintage Airstream trailer, tables made out of fans and the bust of Elvis welcoming you, the good juju is felt immediately to set the mood for a hearty made-from-scratch breakfast.   Continue reading

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Getting Personal with Persona Pizza

per2by Nafeisa Shukair-Farley

As I continue on my “food learning journey,” I have been a Big Mac maker, Bartender, Itamae and now I have a new title to add to my realm: Pizzaiolo!  Yes, you read that right, I learned how to make a pizza and at one of the newest places in DFW, Persona Pizza.

Before I go into my pizza learning experience, let’s talk about Persona Pizza.  A BYOB pizzeria in Irving, TX, they make, chop, cut, dice, and slice all their ingredients fresh in the kitchen daily.  Even the dough is made in-house daily, sometimes twice a day.  Since the dough is the pizza’s foundation, Persona uses only the finest ground flour direct from Italy which makes the crust lighter and not so heavy on the tummy.   Continue reading

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Teriyaki Madness is Back in Colleyville

bowl2by Nafeisa  Shukair-Farley

Guess what time it is?  It is BOWL time again baby!  The bowls are ready to roll and be filled on February 24, 2017 when Teriyaki Madness in Colleyville reopens under the new owner Shree Rama.  The Teriyaki Madness concept is fast-causal Asian grill with a menu with fresh all-natural ingredients like beef, chicken, tofu, veggies and more.   Continue reading

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