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Our Thanksgiving Tradition: Pie From Malai Kitchen

by Steven Doyle

I have always been enamored by the incredible dishes at Malai Kitchen in West Village in Uptown Dallas, but wanted to share what was probably the best part of any of the meals I have had there – the coconut pie.

I loved the pie so very much that we called Malai a few years back and asked for the recipe.  Now we are not normally a recipe loving web site, but this pie is special.  It deserves all the love and attention it can garner.  If you can bake pies, use the recipe.  If you cannot, call them and reserve a pie for your Thanksgiving table. We like to run this recipe every year now in hopes one of you will invite me for a slice!  Continue reading

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Malai Kitchen Opens in Fort Worth

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Six and a half years after opening their Southeast Asian restaurant in
the heart of Uptown Dallas, Braden and Yasmin Wages will open the doors to their third location in Fort Worth’s The Shops at Clearfork on Monday, October 9, 2017.

“We’re excited to bring our modern take on Thai and Vietnamese cuisine and refined service to Fort Worth’s burgeoning food scene,” says Braden. “We are proud and feel very fortunate to be included in the lineup of luxury destinations in The Shops at Clearfork.” Continue reading

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What’s Eating Your Phone (Seafood Edition)

phoneby Steven Doyle

Each week we beg the question, “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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2017 Hot List Of The Best Wings in Dallas

1a wingby Steven Doyle

Wings are definitely the perennial fiery bar snack that can be shared by the basket, or devoured solo for a quick meal taken with a very cold beer or a soothing pinot noir. Dallas has their share of very good examples, and much more that are flat on flavor. The latter are of the frozen and pre-sauced variety; an abomination unto mankind. However, done well the wing can be spirited, imaginative, and definitely make you yearn for more.

A perfect wing has a delicate balance of tender white meat that oozes its own juices with a fine balance of sauce and very little decor. A bit of crudité and side of house-made blue cheese dressing is perfect. Some have elevated this combination, others take on an interesting ethnic twist. Let’s explore the better examples in the Dallas area.  Continue reading

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Malai’s Braden Wages War Against Bobby Flay

bradenby Mandy Davis

Braden Wages of Malai Kitchen will appear on Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay on Thursday, June 25. We are not supposed to reveal the outcome since it has not aired yet, but we can give you a bit of the details of the programming.   Continue reading

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Malai Kitchen Expands Into Southlake

malaithaikitchen--3by Steven Doyle

After four successful years of serving modern Southeast Asian cuisine in Uptown, Malai Kitchen owners Braden and Yasmin Wages are expanding to include a second location in Southlake’s Park Village, a premium shopping destination with a neighborhood atmosphere and a modern mix of restaurants and retailers.   Continue reading

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Five Insanely Good Pies From Unlikely Sources In Dallas

pie1by Steven Doyle

Have that special holiday party to check out and need to bring a sweet bite to share? We have a fine line up of freshly made treats from places that you may not have thought of. There are some lovely bakeries in the Dallas area, like Village Baking Company, Tart Bakery on Lovers Lane, Rush Patisserie in Oak Cliff, and the beloved Swiss Pastry Shop in Fort Worth all come quickly to mind. But how about a few alternative spots where you won’t necessarily be busted for bringing something purchased that won’t be recognized, or even duplicated.

Here is our fun list that will keep your poor baking skills on the down low, and make you the type of guest that will be invited back really soon. Notice all of these restaurants require at least a 24-hour notice unless otherwise noted.   Continue reading

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