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Park & Palate Grand Taste at Klyde Warren Park October 22


Klyde Warren Park is excited to announce the full culinary lineup for its annual fundraiser, Park & Palate, on Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22. While Friday evening’s Down to the Roots fundraiser is a sell-out, tickets are now on sale for Saturday’s Grand Taste. Guests at the Grand Taste will be treated to feature tastings of spirits, craft cocktails, and beers, all against the backdrop of the distinctive Dallas skyline.   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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Meat Fight Tickets Will Sell Out at 10:01AM October 4th


Tickets for the 7th Annual Meat Fight go on sale Tuesday, October 4th at 10 a.m. Be sure to set a reminder, as tickets for the meaty charity event sold out last year in under one hour.  

Meat Fight is a Texas barbecue competition featuring 16 of Dallas’ best chefs, with 100% of tickets sales benefitting the National MS Society and people living with MS in our area. Last year’s event raised over $150,000.   Continue reading

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Dallas Farmers Market Hoedown October 14th


Dallas Farmers Market Friends will host the 20th Annual Hoedown on Oct. 14. The annual fundraiser returns to the newly restored space, The Shed, at the Dallas Farmers Market for the first time in 12 years, and will feature offerings from top Dallas chefs, artisans, wineries, breweries and more.

This year’s event celebrates a variety of locally crafted specialty food and products. Samples of culinary delights will be featured from Dallas chefs like Chad Houser of Cafe Momentum, Janice Provost of Parigi, Mark Wootton of Garden Cafe and more. Attendees also can enjoy local craft beers, cocktails and wines from Texas makers and resellers such as Fall Creek Vineyards and Times Ten Cellars.  Continue reading


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Chefs for Farmers is the Quintessential Cheffy Event in North Texas

mix5by Steven Doyle   photos by Robert Bostick

What a long strange trip its been.  Not many years ago Iris Midler and Matt McCallister started their five-star festival that is centered on the the Dallas dining scene with a long table event held out in a field of a local farm just outside the Dallas city limits. An event they called Chefs for Farmers. From there this grew into a festival of fun of fantastic proportions that will culminate this October 25th at Lee Park where 2,500 revelers will enjoy a plethora of chef stations paired with fine wines and spirits. We hear that this year there will even be a special biscuit station as well as an oyster lounge.  All this to benefit our local farming community. Continue reading

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CraveDFW YouTube Channel is Alive!

Film-Directorby Steven Doyle

We have partnered with a local film company that is making new videos for craveDFW. Joey Stewart is a noted Indie Film Maker who also owns Big D’Licious which has created our first round of shorts that feature an  unusual variety of bartenders from the Dallas area as they show us their favorite cocktails. We will be filming some chef videos very soon, and place them up on our new YouTube channel each week.    Continue reading


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Park & Palate A Huge Cheffy Event Benefits Klyde Warren Park Sept 25 & 26



Klyde Warren Park just announced the newest addition to its signature events, Park & Palate, a celebration of wine and food showcasing the region’s most popular chefs, wineries, breweries, and spirits on September 25 and 26, 2015. This event will celebrate the best of Texas’ culinary scene while raising funds for the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation, the 501(c)(3) that operates Klyde Warren Park. Klyde Warren Park offers a wide variety of programming and events year-round that are free and open to the public. More than two million Dallas residents and visitors have enjoyed programs ranging from fitness classes and kids activities to cultural experiences, which include opera simulcasts and symphony concerts.

“Klyde Warren Park is more than a beautiful green space in our urban core. It’s a mission to bring friends, family, and community together to create real and lasting memories,” said Jody Grant, chairman of Klyde Warren Park. “Few things bring people together like great food and wine, so we feel like Park & Palate is both on-mission and a great way to raise awareness and funds for the park.”   Continue reading

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