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The Boiling Crab Wait Is Well Worth The Prize

bc3.jpgby Steven Doyle

We are still enjoying the seafood season as the crawfish continue to grow larger, and the crabs are ever so sweet. Boiling Crab in Dallas near Garland seems to always be busy with lines starting at least thirty minutes before opening, and on super nice days as much as an hour with guests toting lawn chairs and sipping mystery drinks as they eagerly await a mess of crawfish, a myriad of crabs, shrimp and even lobster steamed in a bag packed full of seasoning.

Here the phrase is “The Whole Shabang” which means all the spices in the house mixed with butter. This is the holy grail of boils in Dallas. Continue reading

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Best Buffet Selections in Dallas

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We have been asked to write a list of the best buffets in Dallas and initially that seems like a dreadful task, but once we pulled off the ugly layers of the buffet onion we were shocked at how many lovely experiences could be found. The very best way to run a buffet situation is to keep it fresh, clean and with an unusual variety to keep guest’s interest. In the case of the Indian food buffet, it makes for an excellent canvass to bring newcomers to the cuisine with the ability to instantly sample a variety of dishes and spark an interest that may not have formerly been there.

We think we found a few you will enjoy. We hope you share your favorites in the comment section! Continue reading

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Maharaja Offers A Feast Fit For Kings

DSC04335by Steven Doyle

A happy find in Indian cuisine comes out of Plano and Fort Worth with a tiny restaurant called Maharaja. The very tidy and well appointed restaurant serves up a very fine version of both Northern and Southern Indian cuisine. That means the restaurant is strong for both vegetarians and omnivores. For the latter you will find beef, seafood, lamb and chicken dishes to satisfy those meaty urges, all in your favorite comfort sauces which is perfect for the turning weather. The dishes will definitely warm you up on a breezy Fall evening.

You will want to start your evening off with a cup of madras soup, the coconut-tomato soup with a hint of spice. This is definitely the ultimate in tomato soup. Also the raita salad is particularly cooling when set against some of the spicier dishes. This is made with fresh yogurt, whipped and blended with shredded cucumber, tomatoes and chopped cilantro.   Continue reading

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Scenes from Cochon555

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by Steven Doyle                                             photos by Joey Stewart

After an epic afternoon feasting on over 1,500 pounds of heritage breed pork raised on family farms, almost 600 guests, including chefs, somms, barkeeps, and notable judges, gathered at Cochon555 Dallas presented by Citi with full glasses to toast the Dallas “Prince of Pork” Chef Bruno Davaillon. Chef Davaillon and his team presented 6 magnificent dishes utilizing 1 whole Hereford-Mangalitsa Cross raised by Chubby Dog Farm. Cochon555 founder, Brady Lowe, bestowed the winning chef with the regional title. Chef Davaillon will represent Dallas at Grand Cochon, the national finale on September 15, 2019 in Chicago. Alongside Chef Davaillon, Stephen Garcia, the head bartender at Bullion, took home the trophy for Punch Kings, Cochon555’s spirit competition. Continue reading

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What’s Eating Your Phone?

phoneby Steven Doyle

“What’s Eating Your Phone”? This is where we all can join in on the foodie fun by sending in your latest dining photo that has you all jazzed. These are not necessarily limited to dining out, it can be from that last dinner party. And don’t think we discriminate against libations. Send in your favorite cocktail photo, too.

To be included in a future edition of What’s Eating Your Phone, send those photos to me at steven@cravedfw.com. A brief description and location would be super helpful. Here are this week’s selections:     Continue reading

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Where To Find A Great Philly Cheesesteak In The DFW Area

kofp_cheesesteakby Steven Doyle

A cheesesteak is a crusty roll filled with thin slices of sautéed ribeye and melted cheese. The cheese of choice is Cheez Whiz, but provolone is an acceptable substitution. For the perfect cheesesteak there needs to be a balance of flavors, textures and what is often referred to as the “drip” factor. Other toppings may include fried onions, sautéed mushrooms, and jalapenos. Cheesesteaks are fast, portable and make for the perfect meal.

In Philly there are two camps on who makes the best sandwich. Pat’s King of Steaks is the actual decedent of the originator of the cheesesteak.   Pat Olivieri invented the steak sandwich in 1930. Since then, Pat’s has grown from a little stand at the southern end of South Philly’s Italian Market to one of the most famous cheesesteak shops in the world, albeit still in the same location (and still the only location). Another Philly favorite, in Philly, is Geno’s. Geno’s has been making its version from the same location for more than forty years and is a super popular choice. Like Pat’s, Geno’s is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.   Continue reading

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Jeng Chi Is A Sichuan Delight With Amazing Dumplings

jeng4by Steven Doyle

The crowned jewel of Richardson’s Little China Town is none other than Jeng Chi, with their masterful Sichuan dishes, dim sum and the beloved xiaolongbao, or soup dumplings. Jeng Chi calls the latter “juicy dumplings”, but however you bite into them, they are masterful.

Opened 30 years ago by master chef Yuan Teng, the restaurant is now mostly operated by his son Francisco and daughter-in-law Janelle who has taken a small restaurant to their current digs just a few doors down to its current glorious 8,000 square feet.  Continue reading

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