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Gas Monkey Rebrands as Amplified – Manchester Orchestra Performing Oct. 5

Amplified is Dallas’s new home for live music, great food and cold drinks. Occupying the same space as the former Gas Monkey Bar & Grill, the updated concept reopens October 5 with a renovated interior, improved audio system and new menu. Headlining the grand opening is Manchester Orchestra—tickets are on sale now.

The October 5 opening will also include Hush Money bassist and tattoo artist, Bob Kakaha (aka Bob Zilla), who will be on site inking attendees with Amplified lightning bolt tattoos and other designs to commemorate the occasion.

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Ocean Prime Still in its Prime

by Joey Stewart photos by Joey Stewart

The last time CraveDFW featured Ocean Prime we showcased the huge Red King Crab legs that had just been flown in from Bristol Bay. As this was over two years ago, we thought it was time to head back and see how it’s keeping up with all the competing seafood spots that have opened in Dallas since that report.

Ocean Prime Uptown is one of sixteen locations across the states and boasts a menu that features items like sushi and poke, indulgent seafood entrees, prime steaks, desserts, signature cocktails, and a Wine Spectator-honored wine list.

The dark, retro dining room is still packed with well-heeled guests, the service is stellar from start to finish, and each dish we tasted was expertly cooked. In short, it hasn’t missed a step. We chose to sit in the more relaxed and bright “Terrace,” which allows for a casual dining experience.

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Fishing For Seafood At Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille

Loft-Room-1024x682by Steven Doyle

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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Ebb & Flow Expands to Shops at Legacy

Ebb & Flow opened in Deep Ellum in the fall of 2019, bringing dinner, drinks and brunch to the lively dining and nightlife district. Now, the concept is opening a new location in another hotspot—the Shops at Legacy in Plano—with the doors slated to open in early March.

Ebb & Flow is owned and operated by Dallas Hale (Shell Shack, Sushi Marquee) and his brother, Eric Bradford. Hale has established himself as a successful restaurateur, and Bradford worked in the music scene for a decade, managing top-tier venues like the Bomb Factory and Trees, before partnering with his brother to open Ebb & Flow. The restaurant is a culmination of their experiences, blending good food, drinks and music into one fun-loving space.

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Rooftop Life-Sized Snow Globes and Bubbles To Celebrate the Season

Waterproof, the rooftop lounge at the iconic Statler, offers expansive, breathtaking views of downtown Dallas. But when the temperatures drop, you just might be able to see that breath. That’s why the lounge is offering a way for you to stay nice and cozy this winter. For the second year in a row, Waterproof is offering life-size Snow Globes for your party of 2 to 8 to bundle in and stay warm – and socially distanced from others. 

The Snow Globes – which must be reserved in advance – come in two sizes: One is large enough for a lively party of 8, while three are just right for two to four people to comfortably enjoy an evening.  The large Globe requires a food and beverage minimum of $600 for two hours, and the smaller globes have a minimum of $200 for two hours.

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Stone Crab Season is on at Truluck’s

Trulucks Stone Crab Clawsby Steven Doyle

One of our very favorite restaurants in Dallas is Truluck’s. This is the place known for pretty awesome steaks, but especially their stone crab. For those unfamiliar, stone crab is this beautiful claw which can be quite large, massive actually. The meat is quite dense and sweet and best served cold with a dab of a special mustard sauce.  Continue reading

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