Category Archives: Richardson

Wicked Po Boy Opening This Week

by Crave Staff

Inspired by the distinct flavors of New Orleans cuisine, husband and wife team, Joey Le and Lan Chi Le will open their first fast-casual concept, Wicked Po’Boys, in Richardson this Wednesday, June 27th.

After moving to Dallas, Chi realized how much she missed the authentic, hole-in-the wall po’boys during her college studies in New Orleans. The couple began working on recipes and sketching ideas for a restaurant. They eventually hired Plan B Group (Royce Ring and Alex Urrunaga) to assist them in defining the concept and Gin Braverman of Gin Designs to consult on design.                  Continue reading


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First Look: Sapporo Ramen and Sushi

by Steven Doyle

Just over one month ago Sapporo Ramen and Sushi open in the Chinatown Center in Richardson. This same shopping center is host to many Asian restaurants, from Chinese, Vietnamese and Japanese. There is even an Asian Grocery on board.

The Sapporo sushi chef is none other than super-star chef Sean Kang who also runs his culinary kitchen studio at Oak Lawn and Inwood. There he caters high end fetes and most recently a Kardashian. Don’t let that deter you from his amazing cuisine.             Continue reading


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Russo’s Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen Has New Menu and Brunch

by Crave Staff

Russo’s Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen is giving DFW something to talk about this holiday season, starting with a new menu, brunch, and custom catering service.

“The new menu features something that everyone will enjoy,” explains manager, Chris DeMers. “You will find all the traditional Italian dishes as well as unique options like Chicken Puttanesca and Veal Francese. This menu is for someone who wants a traditional Italian meal but likes to change it up every once in awhile. There are not many Italian restaurants that can offer 25 well-made pasta dishes.”   Continue reading

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Circus Freaks Each Monday in Richardson

photo by David Perkins

by Steven Doyle

Mondays often bring with it a bit of despair as we anticipate the coming of paperwork, traffic woes and the end to the weekend debauchery. But it doesn’t really need to be this way. At least for a troupe of at least 50 revelers that gather in Richardson each week at The House of Poets located next to Peace Pipe Hookah Lounge.

Circus Freaks is an extension of Creative Motion, a group of jugglers who were looking for a home when the owner of the Lebanese restaurant and the Richardson hookah lounge offered up his available warehouse space. This was the birth of Circus Freaks, or better known as Open StageContinue reading


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Sweet Mix Opens in Richardson

by Crave Staff

Sweet Mix, a new dessert shop, recently opened its first concept store at 1811 N. Greenville Avenue, Suite 300 in Richardson, Texas in the Eastside Richardson shopping complex. This is not your typical dessert shop that serves one specialty item like all of the “fro-yo” shops at every corner conceivable. Sweet Mix, a new dessert concept, mixes a unique blend of desserts incorporating fresh fruits and quality ingredients in its products.              Continue reading

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Soups On! At King’s Noodles

by Steven Doyle

The temperatures are still fairly high, but definitely a relief from the boiling 100+ degrees we endured this Summer. With thoughts of Fall weather in our heads we can start planning our diets to fit cooler times.

One of my favorite restaurants in the Dallas area is a tiny shop in Richardson called King’s Noodles. Spartan, tiny and often crowded, delicious are a few words to describe King’s.  Continue reading


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