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Celebrate Groundhog’s Day with Ground Hog

groundhog day.jpgby Steven Doyle

We at CraveDFW worked the Groundhog beat this morning, staying up all night to see if the rodent Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow at Gobbler’s Knob in Pennsylvania.

The day derives from the Pennsylvania Dutch superstition that if a groundhog emerging from its burrow on this day sees a shadow due to clear weather, it will retreat to its den and winter will persist for six more weeks, and if he does not, due to cloudiness, spring season will arrive early. The weather lore was brought from German-speaking areas where the badger is the forecasting animal.  Continue reading

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Meat Fight Rescue: 7 Meaty Alternatives

funny-gif-Popeye-meat-marketby Steven Doyle

Meat Fight is upon us, and it would seem every decent barbecue Generalísimo will be either working or judging the event this Sunday. You know you didn’t get a ticket, we didn’t either. Our fingers are just not fast enough to score a ticket as they sell out extremely fast. Regardless, it is a fantastic event that started as a small backyard brouhaha to raise a few bucks for National MS Society by the Observer James Beard award winning writer and Cheap Bastard, Alice Laussade. The event has raised $170,ooo since its grass roots inception for this cause. What makes Meat Fight even better is that 100% of funds raised goes to the MS research to eradicate the disease.

We know you are kicking yourself for not securing a ticket in a timely manner. Who wants to miss out on all that meatiness? We have some resolve for you. We have a list of what to do if you didn’t score a Meat Fight ticket.   Continue reading

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Beer, Bourbon and Brisket Festival September 28

brisketby Steven Doyle

Jack FM just announced the inaugural Beer, Bourbon & Brisket Festival which will be held Saturday, Sept. 28 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St.

The event is BYOT (Bring Your Own Tube), for cooling off in the river while sampling BBQ.  Vendors will include Daddy Rex’s Twisted BBQ, Holmes Smokehouse, North Main BBQ, Smokey’s BBQ, Robust Energy Drink, Unpredictable Snow Cones and Sam Adams.

The craft beer and bourbon tasting tent will feature beer sampling by Samuel Adams, Deep Ellum Brewing Company, Community Beer Company, Lakewood Brewing Company, Mendocino Brewing Company and Woodchuck Hard Cider.  Spirit samples will include Angels’ Envy Kentucky Bourbon, Forty Creek Whiskey and Texas Silver Star Whiskey.    Continue reading

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