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Events This Weekend Not To Miss

new-year-celebration-ideas-coverby Steven Doyle

Looking for a few exciting events to attend this weekend? We have you covered. We also added an event that will sell out quickly next week featuring Dean Fearing. Continue reading

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An Evening With Chef Omar Flores at the Urbano Cafe Pop-Up

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There are so many pop-ups these days that it can be dizzying keeping track, but these are the special dinners that often wine special, chef high and happy occasions that makes them so very unique and inviting. This is where a chef can step out of his culinary boundaries that they are often tied to at their regular gig. Menus have a way of beating a chef into submission. This is why when a fantastic chef agrees to perform a pop-up you need to jump all over the situation.

We sincerely attempt to bring you those opportunities here at craveDFW, and a handful of readers took advantage of one last night when James Beard nominated Omar Flores made an appearance at Urbano Cafe’s event space next door to their regular restaurant. Continue reading

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Omar Flores Pop Up At Urbano Cafe Sept 25th

omar-floresby Steven Doyle

Missing Omar Flores at Casa Rubia in Trinity Groves? He is frying chicken and rolling biscuits at his restaurant Whistlebritches, soon to open a second version of this southern-style restaurant. But you may try some of his headier cuisine, the stuff James Beard has shown him love once again for, at an upcoming dinner in the old digs commonly referred to as Tom Spicer’s Garden behind Urbano Cafe. Continue reading

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Enjoy The New Pintxo Happy Hour At Casa Rubia In Trinity Groves

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Pintxo is a small snack, typically eaten in bars, traditional in northern Spain and especially popular in the Basque country. They are usually eaten  as a small snack while hanging out with friends; thus, they have a strong socializing component, and in the Basque country and Navarre they are usually regarded as a cornerstone of local culture and society. They are related to tapas, the main difference being that pintxo are usually ‘spiked’ with a skewer or toothpick, often to a piece of bread.    Continue reading

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Eat Me: Soft Shell Crab at Casa Rubia

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A night in Trinity Groves always compels me to make at least a pit stop into Casa Rubia, the kicked up tapas restaurant cheffed by James Beard nominated Omar Flores. Last evening was no exception. I sauntered in for a cocktail, but actually walked away with a happy belly full of crab. In this case it was three smallish soft shells that were perched so beautifully on my plate ever so lovely.    Continue reading

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James Beard House “Local Flavor from Coast To Coast” Does Dallas

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The James Beard Foundation (JBF) announced today that for the second year in a row it will present the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America, a national epicurean tour celebrating America’s culinary diversity. From September 12 through October 25, 2014, the program will stop in ten cities over five weekends, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C. Each city will enjoy a special evening that starts off with a walk-around tasting reception from a line-up of local chefs, followed by a one-night-only, collaborative four-course dinner crafted by a Taste America All-Star and a local celebrity chef. Tickets are on sale now.   Continue reading

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Chef Kyle McClelland Tapped To Run Driftwood *Updated

kyle-mcclellandby Steven Doyle

The big news racing the interwebs today is that Omar Flores and John Baudoin have sold their stake in Oak Cliff’ Driftwood to partner and co-founder Sal Jafar II. Jafar will be tapping chef Kyle McClelland, who most recently ran the kitchen in Brooklyn at Prospect. You may recall McClelland who worked with Jafar’s partner, Michael Martensen, at his restaurant Cedar Social.    Continue reading

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