Category Archives: Uptown

Lunch At Primebar Makes Me Happy

by Steven Doyle

Primebar has been calling my name ever since I checked out their brunch last month. The modern Ale House offers 40 taps including plenty of local brews.  The sales monkey at Deep Ellum Brewsky’s needs to call on these guys for sure.

The menu is diverse and includes small plates such as deviled eggs and BBQ chicken flatbread to entrees that include items such as horseradish-crusted salmon, beer-battered fish and chips, pork tacos and the fried egg burger. Eggs on anything is super hot right now and for a good reason.     Continue reading


Filed under Cheese, Crave, Dallas, Steven Doyle, Tacos, Uptown

ZaZa’s Dragonfly New Spring Menu, Plus Several Changes

by Steven Doyle

A graduate of California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, chef Dan Landsberg first moved to Dallas in 1996 when we was sent to open Fog City Diner, the stand-out building where Truluck’s now operates from. From Fog City Landsberg had a stint at Toscana where he worked with several other local chefs including Gilbert Garza (now owner of Suze) and David Holben (now corporate executive chef with the Del Frisco brand).

Several moves later including a run as executive chef at Stephan Pyles and the man responsible for revamping Tillman’s Roadhouse, Landsberg is using his vast imagination at ZaZa’s Dragonfly. There Landsberg has a creative outlet that flourishes and changes with each season.         Continue reading

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Filed under Beef, Brunch, chefs, Crave, Dallas, fun with food, Steven Doyle, Uptown, Wine

Earth Day Exhibition at MAC

by Crave Staff

Houston-based performance and installation artist Daniel-Kayne has an exhibition coming to Dallas this Saturday! In celebration of Earth Day, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary Art Space is pleased to present three new exhibitions featuring the works of Daniel-Kayne, Billy Hassell and Carol Selter. An opening reception with the artists will be held Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at The MAC galleries, located at 3120 McKinney Avenue, in the Uptown District of Dallas. Exhibitions will be on view through May 19, 2012.                Continue reading

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Assimilation: A Dallas Pub Crawl Story

by Jayne M. Chobot

There was a pub crawl, and there was a birthday boy and there was a street called McKinney in a neighborhood called Uptown. It was the end of the world… and I was dancing with Sally Bowles and we were both asleep…

To the two people who got that reference: Facebook me because we will be the best of friends. Translation: I wore my new cowboy boots, spent most of the day drinking domestic beer, I rode a mechanical bull, and we ended up… well, you guess.

What more is there to say, really? For all participants it was a blast. For a new Texan it was quite the experience. That I wasn’t bundled in three layers with snow boots spending my Saturday afternoon at a Laundromat in Queens was a plus.      Continue reading


Filed under Cocktails, Crave, Dallas, Jayne Chobot, Liquor, Uptown

Cycling in Style

by Katie Minchew

As the famous lyrics from Queen’s “I Want to Ride My Bicycle” play in my head, I recall this past sunny day Saturday when I strolled the West Village streets looking for the promised flash mob of bicyclers. I was sorely disappointed at its absence but quickly charmed back to my jolly mood after chatting with the two head bikers from Dallas Cycle Style, sisters Tracy and Amanda Popken.         Continue reading

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DAT Leaving Mason Bar

by Steven Doyle

We spoke with David Anthony Temple, otherwise known as Chef DAT this weekend and he informed craveDFW that he was leaving the Mason Bar which just opened weeks ago. He stated that there were several factors in his decision.

First, the bar is planning on serving good food, but with lesser focus. DAT said the menu will still be exceptional.

Second, DAT said he was losing focus on his own brand which includes his restaurant plans that he set on the back burner to open Mason. The young chef will be offering his signature underground dinners once again, and will also be working with a group of chefs from Hawaii for two months.

As for the Mason Bar, DAT’s last day is February 29, 2012. Chef de cuisine Cable Smith will  soon accept another position locally. For those that missed out on DAT’s food at Mason, it was spectacular and we will continue to follow this rising chef.


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Common Table Has Real Honest-To-Goodness Poutine

by Steven Doyle

The search for poutine in Dallas has been arduous at best. But this week we learn that it takes a village to make the ethereal and  savory dish known by all in Canada as their national dish.

The staff at craveDFW aren’t the only ones stymied by the fact that it is so difficult to find something seemingly simple in a city as large as Dallas. Scardello Cheese monger Ali Morgan has been equally pining away for the dish for quite sometime after she made a cheese trek to Canada.            Continue reading


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