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Steel Announces Sparkling Social and Camp Sushi

champagneby Jennifer Thomas

Steel has had plenty of exciting news of late with the addition of TJ Lengnick and general manager Brad Crouch. Today they send word of a unique Sparkling Social featuring tastings of four different styles of bubbles including Cava, Prosecco, California bubbles and French Champagne.

Attendees will be able to taste the differences along with sushi bites with each pairing. This fun event takes place Thursday, October 1st from 6 to 8pm. You may drop in at any time with your friends and family and enjoy the full experience. The cost is $25 per person.   Continue reading

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An Innumerate Baker’s Dozen of Interesting Wines

IMG_2952by Andrew Chalk

There is still shopping time before New Years Eve. Here are a couple of budget sparkling wines to help you celebrate.

First,Zardetto Prosecco (SRP $16) from Italy is made from Glera grapes from vines planted almost 20 years ago. Owner Fabio Zardetto has made wines since 1969. I tried this wine last night and it left a distinct impression. It has a tartness and clay minerality that makes it suitable for accompanying a meal as well as the traditional uses of Prosecco for toasting, mixing into a Bellini, and quaffing. Try it with turkey, ham or pasta dishes with cream sauces. Definitely a distinctive example.   Continue reading

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Ser Steak+Spirit+Bubbly = Good Times

P1010908by James Davidson

Steven couldn’t make the Veuve with a View at Ser Steak+Spirit dinner, so the burden of eating amazing steak and sipping fine champagne fell on my shoulders.  You have to be a team player here at CraveDFW.  Below is how my dutiful evening went.

Mahogany aromas greeted me when I stepped off the elevator on the 27th floor of the Hilton Anatole.  The area I was seated had an intimate feel like the rest of the restaurant.  Stephanie a superb waitresses served me a glass of the Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut as I appreciated the Dallas skyline.  Lights from commuters on 35 reflected of the atrium of the hotel as I enjoy my appley champagne.  It’s going to be a good night.    Continue reading

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Taste Champagne and Other Sparkling Wines at this Tasting

oyster_2by Andrew Chalk

With the price of Champagne today it’s a treat to taste just one, but WinePoste has lots of them in a tasting of over 20 sparkling wines at their upcoming Champagne Extravagonzo. The event (rescheduled from the great ice storm) is on December 19th at 6pm at their location in the Design District. Tickets are a ridiculously low $25 per person ($40 per couple).

But wait.. .there’s more! They will be serving snacks including fresh oysters from the pacific northwest (oysters are the classic complement to Champagne). Get your tickets here or call WinePoste at (214) 272-3221.   Continue reading


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Veuve with a View Dinner at SER Steak + Spirit December 12

serby Steven Doyle

We try to keep our good readers up on the latest events coming up, and today we were informed of one pretty special evening in Dallas. Consider this one a “Veuve with a View”, a  5-course dinner on Thursday, December 12, 2013 inspired by Veuve La Grande Dame champagne and served atop the Anatole Hilton at one of our favorite restaurants.  One of the most breathtaking views of Dallas could only be accentuated by none other than Veuve La Grande Dame Champagne. SĒR Steak + Spirits will be hosting this 5-course dinner menu inspired by La Grande Dame at $169 inclusive.  You will want to make reservations as they are limited. Call (214) 761-7470 to secure your seating.

We have a preview menu, and this one is something special. Continue reading

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Max’s Goes Mad For Fall


by Andrew Chalk

Max’s Wine Dive in Uptown has firmly established itself for both lunch and dinner. Chef Patrick Russell confirmed what my eyes had led me to suspect – the fried chicken is the single most popular menu item. However, maybe to prove that there is a lot more to Max’s than chicken, they hosted a media dinner last week and Crave was there.

First, some background. ‘Dive’ is too denigratory a word. Max’s is very comfortable. The ‘dive’ term just refers to its casual, come-as-you-are atmosphere. One exception: two of the women at the communal (to the extent that members of the media can commune with each other) table said that they want the U.S. Navy approved grey ship paint to end at the door of the women’s room. Upscale the interior a bit.    Continue reading


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