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Craving Seafood? So Are We!

seafood-tower-pappasby Steven Doyle

There is no doubt that the people at Crave enjoy great seafood, and what a marvelous time of year to enjoy delicious creatures from the sea. Although none of us are Catholic, the lenten season gives us great reason to jump on the wagon to good food. From briny oysters to sweet crabs of all sorts and so much more.

With a great craving today for seafood we wish to reminisce over eight great dishes we have had recently that involved seafood. Indulge us. Continue reading

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National Pie Day 2018 Gives Cause For Celebration

smoke pieby Steven Doyle

There are days in the year worth celebrating. Some have significance, religious or personally meaningful like a true love’s birthday or anniversary. Other holidays instill pride for our country and the flag. The United States recognizes only 10 days as national holidays, and  they are certainly legitimate, like Christmas and Independence Day. Take it down a notch and you’ve got government-sanctioned national observances, like Mother’s Day and Flag Day. Then there are less meaningful days in our country which simply are meant to bring a small curl to the lips and a twinkle in the eyes of people like me, and maybe a marketing department somewhere or the manufacturer of corn flakes.. Today might very well be one of those days.

Now I realize that foodie holidays are a bit silly, and perhaps self serving to those which brought them to light. But these are no less marvelous as holidays heavily promoted by the likes of Hallmark and Whitman’s Sampler on behalf of Valentines Day.  Continue reading

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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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