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Dallas Cochon555 2018 Recap

coch3by Steven Doyle  slideshow by Joey Stewart

Five chefs, five pigs and five winemakers are ready to create the Dallas food ultimate experience for the first time since the competition’s inception.

Cochon555, a nose to tail competition, was created in 2008 in response to lack of education around heritage breed pigs. The event is also dedicated to supporting family farmers and educating chefs and diners about the agricultural importance of utilizing Old World livestock.  Continue reading

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2018 Ultimate Guide To Mardi Gras in Dallas

mardi4by Steven Doyle

Are you feeling the love this year with Fat Tuesday and Valentine’s Day set back to back? There will be plenty of celebrating to go around and we want to direct you to some of our favorite ways to enjoy Mardi Gras. From great restaurants, cocktails and king cakes, we have you covered. In New Orleans the festivities run from February 9-13, so there is no reason to wait for Fat Tuesday. Be sure to tag us when you are out enjoy your evening.  Laissez les bons temps rouler! Continue reading

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Sweets For Your Dallas Valentine

couple-holding-hands-sitting2by Steven Doyle

When we think of Valentine’s Day we tend to think of chocolate, love, and presents, yet most of us don’t know that Valentine’s Day has its roots in an ancient Roman fertility festival called Lupercalia. It was a festival celebrating early spring, fertility, the ancestors, and love. The ancient priests would sacrifice a goat and then make their way around the perimeter of the city of Rome, lightly tapping women on the way with strips of the blood-soaked goat’s skin. No one thought this was strange, as this was an invitation for the spirits of the ancestors to re-incarnate through the cycle of rebirth and ensure fertility. At the end of the day single girls would write their names and place them into an urn. Each bachelor would pick a name out of the urn and would spend the year with her — thus ensuring fertility for the community. Continue reading

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Celebrate Groundhog’s Day with Ground Hog

groundhog day.jpgby Steven Doyle

We at CraveDFW worked the Groundhog beat this morning, staying up all night to see if the rodent Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow at Gobbler’s Knob in Pennsylvania.

The day derives from the Pennsylvania Dutch superstition that if a groundhog emerging from its burrow on this day sees a shadow due to clear weather, it will retreat to its den and winter will persist for six more weeks, and if he does not, due to cloudiness, spring season will arrive early. The weather lore was brought from German-speaking areas where the badger is the forecasting animal.  Continue reading

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Ten Meaty Ideas In Dallas

dadby Steven Doyle

Dallas is steep up in plenty of steakhouses and barbecue joints and that what might endear most of us to this city. Even our vegan friends make pretend kabobs and chicken fried steaks because that is a thing.

Today we offer many meaty ideas for your beef bucket list. Playgrounds for adults to chew cow and even a pig or two.  If you have a favorite meat haven feel free to chime in below in the comment section. We only wish we had a free grill to add to this meat pile.  Continue reading

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Where To Find Your Black-Eyed Peas For New Years Day

peasby Steven Doyle

Black-eyed peas have long been a traditional New Years dish with the thought that they bring the eater good luck. The tradition dates back to the Civil War, when Union troops, especially in areas targeted by General William Tecumseh Sherman, typically stripped the countryside of all stored food, crops, and livestock, and destroyed whatever they could not carry away. At that time, Northerners considered “field peas” and field corn suitable only for animal fodder, and did not steal or destroy these humble foods. It’s a southern thing.

There are a few great places to enjoy your personal pot of good luck in the Dallas area. Certainly look to the obvious spots such as Celebration on Lovers Lane in Dallas where they have been serving  southern hospitality since 1971. In addition to your black-eyed peas, you can also find a great chicken fried steak, catfish, meatloaf and other hearty dishes to start your year off right.   Continue reading

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2017-18 Dallas Opera Season On Sale Now

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The Dallas Opera is pleased to open single ticket sales for the five outstanding productions of the 2017-2018 “Motives Unmasked!” Season on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. (Central).

Single tickets starting at just $19 will be available to the general public online or, by contacting the friendly professionals at The Dallas Opera Ticket Office at 214-443-1000.  Season subscriptions are already available, beginning at $95 for all five main stage productions.  Continue reading

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