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Dallas on the Cheap

Courtesy-Press-Waffle-Co.-3by Steven Doyle

Been entertaining more than usual and caught behind the budget? Looking for something on the sly and need a hot deal? We have some solutions for you, and found great meals under ten dollars. Man cannot live on big steaks and twenty dollar cocktails every day. Continue reading

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What Is An Amuse If Not to Make You Smile?

3354960.jpgby Steven Doyle

One of the most delightful things that may occur during dinner service might be the amuse-bouche, a relatively unknown feature of French culinary tradition that, once introduced, immediately became standard fare. Chefs at many fine restaurants offer guests an amuse-bouche, a bite-sized treat that excites the tongue and delights the eye, before the meal is served.  According to Jean-Georges Vongerichten, a popular New York celebrity chef with restaurants around the world, “The amuse-bouche is the best way for a great chef to express his or her big ideas in small bites”. Continue reading

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The Delicious History Of TexMex (And Where To Find It In Dallas)

2cHerrera’s Enchiladas

From chili and nachos to fajitas and enchiladas, Tex-Mex could be called the ultimate comfort food. Despite its enormous popularity all over the United States, it’s an understatement to say that Tex-Mex has struggled to get respect as a regional cuisine in its own right, rather than a lower-quality, corrupted version of traditional Mexican food. But with deep roots in both Spanish and Native American culture, the history of Tex-Mex cuisine—and the stories behind some of its most famous dishes—is worth another look.

Native Americans lived in the area that is now Texas for thousands of years before the first European settlers arrived in the early 1500s. For more than 300 years after that, Texas (like Mexico) was part of the Spanish colony known as New Spain, and Texas and Mexico remained linked after 1821, when the latter separated itself from Spain. Texas, of course, won its own independence 15 years later, and became part of the United States in 1845. Throughout this complicated history, and in the years since, a number of cultures—and culinary traditions—have been inextricably combined to produce what is known as Tex-Mex cuisine today. Continue reading

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Eat Me: Herrera’s Beef Enchiladas

2cby Steven Doyle

There is nothing quite like our Tex Mex we enjoy ravenously and with aplomb in the DFW area. One of the most respected names in this style of cookery is Herrera’s. We know everyone has their favorites, and it might be difficult to choose the best in enchilada in town, but we have been slowly working on our top list for that category which will arrive at your Crave doorstep soon enough. But the Herrera’s beef enchilada is definitely something to sing about.

Look no further than the 2C when ordering your next plate at Herrera’s. This will give you a nice sampling of beef enchiladas, rice and beans, and a crisp taco. Of course every order arrives with a steaming bowl of bean soup and a stack of the thickest tortillas around. Thick, yet soft and supple and served steaming hot. These make for easy sopping of the beefy gravy left behind after the enchiladas have been devoured.  Continue reading

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New Herrera’s Opening in West Dallas

2cby Steven Doyle

FOH (Fans of Herrera’s) will be excited to find the latest location of the famed Tex Mex restaurant at 3311 Sylvan in West Dallas, very near Trinity Groves. This is the location of the shuttered Tio Joe’s Cocina Mexicana. The new version of Herrera’s will sport a beautiful and largish patio, and still serve up those amazing thick flour tortillas and the best version of a sour cream enchilada in Dallas.  Continue reading

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Carrollton Herrera’s Closes But Look For Their Food Truck Very Soon

herrerasby Steven Doyle

It has been an odd day of messages about a variety of restaurants closing and chefs on the move. We just caught wind of a few more. Herrera’s in Carrollton on Beltline is no more. This is a family operation where different members run the various locations, and this closing does not affect others stores in the Dallas area. Certainly one of Dallas’ favorite Tex Mex spots, this particular owner is regrouping. Look for a Herrera’s food truck to hit the streets soon. This can only be good information.      Continue reading

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The New Herrera’s On Fitzhugh Is Gone: Blame Obama

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Call it doomed territory, or perhaps more like a poor choice of locations for Tex Mex in a predominantly Hispanic neighborhood. The neighbors on Fitzhugh aren’t going for those gooey beef enchiladas or hard shell tacos that Herrera‘s is putting out. The Fitzhugh neighborhood demands the real deal taqueria style tacos that only cost a buck.      Continue reading

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