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The Big List: 20 Ways to Celebrate National Sandwich Day in Dallas

by Steven Doyle

There is little to make a sandwich wonderful other than  fantastic bread, well thought out seasonings and spreads, and a filling that should be unsurpassed. When deciding a list of our favorites, it seemed a more daunting task than originally thought. So much more came to mind as the list was settled.

With all the heartache of selecting which can stand alone as the very best, we humbly submit in no particular order sandwiches that we enjoy. Tell us your favorites and we will run out today and sample one.  The big day is November 3rd, but we wanted you to try a few for lunch starting today. Continue reading

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The Best Gumbo in Dallas 2017 Edition

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Today is National Gumbo Day so we are celebrating as we only know how, with a giant list of fantastic places to enjoy your favorite bowl of goodness.

Gumbo is that delicious pot of stew that starts off with a roux, that chocolate brown thickener that gives gumbo its distinctive hue and rich flavor. In New Orleans a meat-based gumbo may consist of chicken, turtle, duck, squirrel, rabbit or alligator. Seafood-based gumbo generally has shrimp, crab, and sometimes oysters. Most varieties of gumbo are seasoned with a special mirepoix consisting of onions, bell pepper, and celery, or what they call the Holy Trinity. Today, most people are familiar with seafood gumbo and chicken and sausage gumbo.   Continue reading

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Talk Like A Pirate At 20 Feet Seafood Joint

20 feetby Steven Doyle

Arrrrrr, it is National Talk Like A Pirate Day and it didn’t take us too long to figure out the only restaurant that is fit for a pirate is Twenty Feet in East Dallas. You may wish to haul wind and enjoy the booty that chef-owner Marc Cassel happily shares with his mateys. You will want to crimp the Davey Jones’ favorite sandwich, the lobster roll. Bring your own grog and splice the main brace before the ship sails. Continue reading

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Green Room Mussels Only Part of the Adventure at 20 Feet Joint

Green Room Mussels1by Steven Doyle   photos by Joey Stewart

Often imitated, the originator of the Green Mussels can be found at his own restaurant, 20 Feet Seafood Joint. Marc Cassel created this dish decades ago when he was executive chef at the Green Room in Deep Ellum. Those mussels may still be found on the menu several incarnations of the restaurant later. While walking the steps to the rooftop bar you will even spot chef Cassel’s original chef coat. He left that sort of impression on the digs.   Continue reading

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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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Spoon Closes Dec 31st

tesarby Steven Doyle

First Driftwood, now Spoon. Dallas fast became at a loss for terrific seafood with the announcement today that Spoon is closing December 31st.

Chef John Tesar’s Spoon Bar & Kitchen (8220 Westchester Dr.) will close after New Year’s Eve dinner service as Chef John Tesar and Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. separate amicably to pursue their objectives separately. Tesar will be moving Spoon to a different location to be announced at a later date.   Continue reading

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What’s Eating Your Phone?

phoneby Steven Doyle

Each week we ask the question, “What’s Eating Your Phone”? This is where we all can join in on the foodie fun and send in your latest dining photo that has you all jazzed. These are not necessarily limited to dining out, it can be from that last dinner party. And don’t think we discriminate against libations. Send in your favorite cocktail photo, too.

To be included in a future edition of What’s Eating Your Phone, send those photos to me at steven@cravedfw.com. A brief description and location would be super helpful. Here are this week’s selections:    Continue reading

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