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Tiny Victories Introduces New Hip-Hop Themed Cocktails

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Oak Cliff’s Bishop Arts district is a cultural hub of food, art, and music. It is where local business owners have set up shop and have seen years and decades worth of success. What draws people to Bishop Arts are the unique concepts, including bike shops where you can watch live musical performances as you wait to get your bicycle fixed, yoga studios where you can align your chakras to the latest Travis Scott record, and bars with uniquely named cocktails. Continue reading

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Tikis for TaTas at Tiny Victories

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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Tiny Victories is joining the fight by raising awareness and donating funds to Mammogram Poster Girls, Inc.

Ryan Payne, Operating Partner and the man behind the bar, has created two cocktails that’ll only be available during the month of October: Continue reading

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Bolsa Blows Out Special 10th Anniversary Fete

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Bolsa – Dallas’ pioneer of the city’s farm-to-table food and craft cocktail movement marks the occasion of its 10th anniversary with a party that welcomes back former chefs and bartenders on Sunday, September 23 at 6pm to “when the booze run out”.

Looking back through the Crave Wayback Machine we have written dozens of articles on Bolsa through the years. Our Editor Steven Doyle even worked with then barman “Lucky” Eddie Campbell and Jason Kosmas for an entire day, walking through the process of setting up the bar, purchasing special ingredients which required driving across half the city, and even visited with a young Matt McCallister to learn how to make molecular pearls that would garnish the cocktails for that evening. We even recall Mr. Doyle wearing the signature Lucky hat and vest.

To commemorate this very special milestone, current executive chef Matt Balke will be joined in the kitchen by former chefs Graham Dodds, Jeffrey Harris, Andrew Bell, Eric Wolf, Joel Harrington and “Chuy” (long-time line cook who worked with every Bolsa exec chef) to create the evening’s food. Behind the bar, previous head bartenders Jason Kosmas, Eddie “Lucky” Campbell, “Dub” Davis, Kyle Hilla, Jones and Spencer Shelton will craft a collection of special cocktails. Continue reading

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Laurel Tavern Burger Is The Object Of My Affection

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The story sounds familiar, a few guys who own a couple of restaurants in California visit Dallas and have such an amazing time one of them decides to move here and open an outpost. This was the case for one of the owners of the very new Laurel Tavern on Lowest Greenville Avenue, home to delicious burgers and interested apps and cocktails.

First, let’s get that burger out of the way. In the land of many, many, many burgers I  can personally testify it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish one from the other, much less pick out a dozen best of the pack. In the case of Laurel Tavern they have succeeded what many have attempted in the past. In the words of Jules Winnfield, “This is a tasty burger”. And indeed it is one of my favorites now in Dallas.  Continue reading

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Review: Smithy on Henderson Avenue

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Knox-Henderson serves as a hub for some of Dallas’s most interesting bars, dives, and restaurant concepts. At Smithy, KH’s most recent addition, guest’s can enjoy a variety of globally inspired plates and cocktails, on all of which Smithy puts a delightful southern spin.

The name Smithy is derived from the word “blacksmith,” as a nod to the previous occupant of the unit, Henry Potter, who was known for his contributions to projects for SMU, Dallas Public Schools, and homes in Highland Park. Continue reading

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Pazzo Bringing Joy To Uptown

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The word for “crazy” in Italian is Pazzo and Pazzo in Uptown is now known for a bit of craziness. Late night people know Pazzo as a superb club, located in the back and occupies as much space as the front of the house. This is where you will find the ultra chic, renowned DJ’s and bottle service that packs the house many nights of the week.

The space up front, all unsuspecting of the craziness that goes on behind the hidden doors of the club is this elegant and lovely restaurant, decidedly American-Italian, that serves up insanely good food and cocktails.  Continue reading

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Fishing For Seafood At Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille

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The Perry family opened its first restaurant in 1979 in Southeast Houston as a modest meat market called Perry’s Butcher Shop and Deli. In 1986, Chris Perry persuaded his father Bob to add dining tables, which eventually led to an expansion and the opening of a second market. As the markets gained popularity, Chris opened Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille in 1993. The original two butcher shops are also still in operation as Perry & Sons Market & Grille. Continue reading

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