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Katy Trail Ice House Offering New Items On BBQ Menu

DSC01891by Steven Doyle

Katy Trail Ice House is known for many things. Their convenience to the trail, a collection of absolutely beautiful people to people watch while enjoying one of many tap brews, a damned good burger and BBQ. Wait, BBQ? Thursday through Sunday while it lasts, yes BBQ.

Recently we checked in with pitmaster and kitchen manager Eduardo Flores at Katy Trail Dallas and he showed us around his pits and even invited us into his kitchen for a burger. Exciting day when you are able to score a pass into a busy kitchen such as Katy Trail on a Saturday afternoon. Continue reading

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Snuffers Hosting Fundraiser For Fallen First Responders


Next Friday marks the one-year anniversary of one of Dallas’ most tragic days, when five of the city’s finest first responders were gunned down during an ambush.

To honor their memory, Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar has joined Lakewood Brewing Company to host a fundraiser benefitting the Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing immediate financial assistance to the families of fallen first responders lost in the line of duty. Continue reading


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Ten Meaty Ideas For Dad’s Day in Dallas

dadby Steven Doyle

Father’s Day is this weekend so most likely you will spring out last minute for a tie that he will never wear – unless you take him out on the town for a plate of big beef. Oh, let me tell you, dad loves his beef and is not afraid to talk about it. It hasn’t been that long when you stood beside the old man as he tended grill, carefully peeking under at the giant chops or sizzling slabs of sirloin.  Continue reading

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We Check Out Restaurants That You Won’t

girl-eating-ribsby Steven Doyle

A few weeks back I proposed I should go forth into the city and take on a few restaurants that one reading craveDFW on a regular basis not deem as craveable. I solicited a list of what soon became a dare with those commenting on Facebook. I am sometimes referred to as food snobbish, and nothing could be further than the truth. As long time readers are aware we will write about things we love, and leave the rest of the chaff for those that prefer writing more hateful tomes.

Negative is so much more fun and easier to write. A critical expression is also more entertaining to write, I can guarantee. However, we wish to give our gentle readers something they might actually be able to use on a date night with their loved ones as opposed to a half hour of dredge that is totally unusable. Take all this how you will.   Continue reading


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Eat Me: Black Forest Cake at The Swiss Pastry Shop

black-forestby Steven Doyle

For the uninitiated, there is something going on at The Swiss Pastry Shop  in Fort Worth you might want to know about. They make this insanely good Black Forest Cake that is the mainstay of the business. Entire countries would fall should they stop making this thing. It is so good that they build them in a myriad of sizes from a slice to six steps up to a full sheet pan full of Black Forest goodness.    Continue reading

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John Tesar Hosts 2016 Burgers & Burgundy October 7th

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Burgers & Burgundy Host Chef John Tesar, has announced the chef line up for the eighth annual event, benefitting DIFFA/Dallas (The Dallas Chapter of Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS) featuring renowned local chefs. The event will take place at Ron Kirk Pedestrian Bridge on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

The distinguished Texas chefs have been presented with the challenge to serve up the best burger sliders and complement them with the burgundy of their choice. Wine, beer, and specialty cocktails will also be available. The chefs participating in this year’s event include:   Continue reading

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The Back 9 In Addison Re-Opens With A Fresh Coat Of Paint And New Menu

DSC06572by Steven Doyle

The Back 9 in Addison closed shop for a few days to give the bar and grill a fresh coat of paint, and do a little remodeling. You will find the new space more inviting, and the food  a little more inventive. For those that travel to some of Addison’s hot spots and are not especially fond of the smoke, you will also find that the Back 9 has taken some measures to improved that situation as well, with added ventilation and a non-smoking area. In the next few days you will also some new furnishings that were held up by the snow storms in the East.

We checked in to the Back 9 to plow through some of the new menu, and enjoy an old favorite that is a bit over the top. The Friday Burger is definitely wacky with its juicy half pound patty, topped with bacon, fresh jalapenos, fries, cheese sticks and a fried egg for good measure. It is not for everyone, but for those that love a good challenge, this burger is for you. We asked one of the staff to help us eat the burger and it was actually larger than her head.   Continue reading

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