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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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Malai Kitchen Invites You To A Special Thai NTX Beer Week Dinner

MALAI exteriorby Steven Doyle

Wednesday, November 5, Malai Kitchen will host a special “Thai Me Up” dinner as part of North Texas Beer Week. The evening will highlight Malai’s portfolio of house-brewed, Asian-style beers inspired by owners Braden and Yasmin Wages’ travels through Southeast Asia. Chef Paul Singhapong of CrushCraft Thai will join Wages to create a six-course dinner with beer pairings. This is actually what has been an annual event, and the most authentic Thai-inspired meal you can have in Dallas.    Continue reading

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Malai Thai-Vietnamese Kitchen Hosts Special Dinner Featuring Chef Paul Singhapong

DSC09941by Steven Doyle

One food event I look forward to each year is a special dinner hosted by Malai Kitchen owners Braden and Yasmin Wages. The talented couple run what Yasmin calls an upscale mom and pop restaurant located in the West Village. For the past three years they have been open they have called upon their mentor Thai chef Paul Singhapong into their kitchen to create a special one of a kind Thai dinner. Do not feel left out that you did not attend this dinner because we gave you plenty of notice to buy seats before they sold out.

Now retired, Singhapong has worked in top kitchens throughout Dallas and San Francisco and serves as consulting chef for Malai. The chef’s name is synonymous for amazing Thai cuisine, and for a handful of guests we were enlightened a bit further into this special style of cookery. For this dinner Singhapong tapped into all the resources available, including a special fishmonger out of Louisiana, and even in the chef’s own garden where he grows his own herbs for just such special occasions.     Continue reading

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