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Adair’s Burger is Still Mighty and Meaty After All These Years

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Adair’s Saloon opened in 1963 on Cedar Springs and operated by S.L. and Ann Adair. They were known for their cold beer and a half pound cheeseburger that brought in plenty of local college students who were encouraged to let their artistic side out by marking up the walls with graffiti.    Continue reading

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Terry Black’s Means Texas

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With roots hailing from Texas BBQ mecca, Lockhart, Texas, Terry Black’s has this amazing history in smoked meats which scream Texas.

We had the fortune to speak to the Black twins recently, giving us some insight into what is being served in the fairly new 10,000 square feet digs located in Deep Ellum, in the heart of Dallas. Twin pitmaster brothers Mark and Micheal Black were all but happy to chat to Crave on the cusp of the Covid-19 scare, but were calming to the end that they are carefully monitoring and sanitizing, and following all local ordinances. This also includes pick-up, curbside and store delivery. Continue reading


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The Race For Ribs Is On

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Attention all Dallasites and Austin locals, this Tuesday and Wednesday, Terry Black’s Barbecue is offering a special deal on their Instagram-famous big bite. For half the price, one can now order a delicious Beef Rib that is smoked right in the restaurant ’til the meat is falling-off-the-bone tender, for just $15. Planning out meals for the week has officially been made easy as each Beef Rib feeds two to three people. One can share with family, roommates, a significant other, or whomever they have chosen which with to quarantine. In addition to the Beef Rib offer, the restaurant is also adding a beer special to their menu – all beer will now be sold for $2 and 6-packs for $10. Continue reading

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Team at Doublewide to Open Thunderbird Station


For 16 years, locals and vagabonds alike from Deep Ellum, Dallas and beyond have enjoyed top-tier drinks and shows at Double Wide. Every now and then, the team at Double Wide would look across the street to the historic service station nestled on Commerce Street that formerly housed a concept called Bowls and Tacos.

“For so long, we’ve been going to work, looking across the street at this cool building with its great character and history and wondering what we could do with it,” Double Wide general manager Joel Stephenson says. “Now we don’t have to wonder anymore.” Continue reading

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Niwa Celebrates 3 Years With Friends

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Deep Elllum Niwa Japanese BBQ celebrates its 3 year anniversary with their chef friends.  Restaurateur Jimmy Niwa rallied up his chef friends to come celebrate with him by asking them to pop-up in his patio and serve skewers and sides unique to them.

The celebration will be held this Sunday, November 17 at 7 pm until food is sold out at Niwa Japanese BBQ’s patio and neighboring Monkey King Noodle Company’s patio.  Free event. There will be 5 chef stations from Niwa Japanese BBQ, Khao Noodle Shop, Monkey Noodle Company, Trompo and Four Sisters serving the following: Continue reading

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Peace, Love and Chicken Fried Steak (Video)

by Steven Doyle

There is no greater holiday than Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day on October 26th. Celebrate with us by singing along to the Jimmy Baldwin video below.  Notice this was filmed at Allgood Cafe  in Deep Ellum which is top on our list of chicken fried steaks in Dallas.  Continue reading

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