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Remembering an Era: The Automat

auto4by Steven Doyle

Horn & Hardart was once the world’s largest restaurant chain, serving 750,000 people a day. What was once considered high-tech is actually from an era long past, filled with rich romanticism. Audrey Meadows worked at one in the film “That Touch of Mink”, and Joan Crawford leered longingly at a slice of a patron’s pie in “Sadie McKee”. It was the Automat, and was extremely popular in northern states with the first introduced in Philadelphia in 1902 near Independence Hall.

Horn & Hardt Automats became so popular that they spread quickly, landing in Manhattan in 1912. These were homes to the disenfranchised of the industrial age, and were met hungrily by ad-men who hung monikers on the new-style restaurants such as “Try it! You’ll Like It!”, “New Method of Lunching”, and “Less Work for the Mother”.  Continue reading

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What’s Eating Your Phone?

Food-photoby Steven Doyle

I get out quite a bit, and sometimes do not have my trusty Sony camera with me, so like most I will use my iPhone to snap a few photos for Facebook, or to remind me of something later. Generally this has to do with dining or tippling. I thought it might be fun to pull off a few photos from the phone and share those today in a bit are reviving and call  What’s Eating Your Phone?

Remember, these are taken with a phone and not of superior quality. If you have a cool photo on your phone, send it our way to steven@cravedfw.com, we might just have some cool prize waiting for you. Or not.   Continue reading

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Savor Dallas 2017 A Screaming Success

DSC00674by Steven Doyle

Another successful year with Savor Dallas, the areas largest food and wine festival as it introduced some amazing event locations, highlighted the area’s best chefs, slurpy good wines and cocktails and some of the best fellowship this city has to offer.

Each of the events laid out for the week replayed a version of Who’s Who of the hospitality industry which always makes it fun. Catching up on the latest restaurant news is certainly a great by-product of these types of events.   Continue reading

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What’s Eating Your Phone?

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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DFW Is Now Texicago

cagochicagoby Nancy Boyce

Doors open and close throughout the years, just as many choose to move down to sunny Texas for cheaper living and warmer climate. What many Chicagoans miss the most from our home city is the food. Listed below are the newest places in the Metroplex serving a slice of Chicago. Enjoy dining at all of these fine establishments.   Continue reading

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More Names Released For Legacy Hall

legacy1by Steven Doyle

We have some new information on the Legacy Hall project that is underway and is expected to open late summer. Although slated for August or September, word is now that construction is moving swiftly and they are currently ahead of schedule.

Today we spoke with the project’s vice president, Pat Garza, and he left us with some fresh news including recently signed tenants.    Continue reading

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Kent Rathbun Opening Three Restaurants at DFW Airport

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Dallas Chef Kent Rathbun revealed today that he and Paradies, a leading airport restaurateur and concessionaire, have been awarded the contract for three new restaurants at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s (DFW) Terminal D. Delivering exceptional menus and distinctive atmospheres, the restaurant trio consists of The Lounge at Abacus by Kent Rathbun, KR’s Whitetail Bistro and Kent Rathbun’s Aviator Bar.

This is the second consecutive dining contract Kent Rathbun Concepts and Paradies have earned in the past two months, with Rathbun’s new Hickory restaurant opening next year in Terminal B.  Continue reading

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