Eat Me: The Banh Xeu at Vietnam

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by Steven Doyle

Bánh Xèo is a Vietnamese dish that is a savory fried style of pancake made from rice flour, water, turmeric powder, then stuffed with slivers of  shrimp, pork, chicken and diced green onions and bean sprouts. They are typically served with a stack of lettuce and other greens which can be used to wrap slices of the crepe then dipped into a sweet and sour diluted fish sauce.   Continue reading

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Celebrate Chocolate Chip Cookie Day at a Tollhouse Cafe

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As if you needed another excuse to enjoy fresh-baked Nestlé Toll House cookies from the Tollhouse Cafe, the calendar offers this helpful reminder: May 15 is National Chocolate Chip Day.

The tasty dessert destination is celebrating the occasion by serving up its classic cookie, full of soft chocolate chips, at a very special price. Continue reading

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Taste Addison Giving Away Texas Wine Head

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Taste Addison is this weekend, May 18-20, and there will be plenty to celebrate. Food, music and revelry to the maximum for friends, couples and families alike this fun event never disappoints.

We have an extra special way to celebrate the fun, we have more tickets to give away plus this beautiful wine head (lid or top to the casual non-winemaker). It is a fun bit of Texas etched into the barrel head. Continue reading

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Twin Peaks Annual Bikini Contest June 26

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Things are heating up this summer for Twin Peaks’ annual national bikini contest.

On Tuesday, June 26, 82 Twin Peaks Girls from across the country will walk the runway at The Bomb Factory in Dallas to compete for the title of Miss Twin Peaks 2018.

An expert panel of celebrities, athletes and industry professionals will judge the contest and choose who will take home the crown. The contestants have impressive prizes at stake with over $25,000 up for grabs. Continue reading

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

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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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Very Special Beer Dinner at White Rock Alehouse May 16th

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The first Beer Dinner at White Rock Alehouse & Brewery, hosted by Chef Ben Zimmerer and Head Brewer Blake Morrison will take place on WEDNESDAY, MAY 16th – 7pm. Ben and Blake have selected five dishes and five beers that pair well for an enjoyable evening.  They will guide you course by course through their thought process in creating the menu and what to look for as you taste each course and beer.   Continue reading

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Tim Love’s Ultimate Guide to Ribs

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It’s easier than ever to fake your way through a summertime cookout. You’ve heard about the test tube burger; you had to, it cost $33,000. Meanwhile, sales of alternative meat products, like faux hot dogs, continue to rise (to more than $550 million last year). The one cookout staple that doesn’t easily lend itself to veganism is ribs. So, before someone comes up with a test tube version, let’s shout out epic pork and beef ribs around the country.

Texas star chef Tim Love, whose restaurants include the Lonesome Dove Western Bistro and Love Shack, happens to be a ribs expert. He kindly provided a list of his favorite ribs spots—both pork and beef. Believe it or not, he’s got his eyes wide open enough to find a go-to place in Toronto.    Continue reading

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