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Review: Roux Bistro

DSC00858by Steven Doyle

You have most likely seen the new restaurant at 4218 Lemmon Ave in Dallas, and caved to caution with thoughts of the unfortunate restaurants that preceded Roux Bistro. And there were some unfortunate concepts that occupied that space such as Tallywackers. Or Lolitas. Or how about Cafe Cancun. Some spaces just have a difficult time with their tenants until something truly wonderful comes along, and that is Roux.

Owned by veteran restaurateur and delightful Greek Theodore Koutsogeorgas Roux has a unique niche in the Dallas market. Call him Theo, his surname might be a bit of trouble for some. And you will see him roam the floor, attending each guest with aplomb. He has been doing this since his days at Goldfinger. I recall Theo from his management work at Beau Nash, and the gentleman has owned his fair share of delightful restaurants, and still owns the Greek spot at Collin Creek.   Continue reading

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Jon Alexis Opening New Poke Concept, Malibu Poke

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Restaurateur Jon Alexis (owner, TJ’s Seafood) has teamed up with entrepreneur brothers Ben & Eric Kusin (Shark Tank-featured venture capitalists with roots in both Dallas and Los Angeles) to open Malibu Poke this Fall 2017.  With a quality-driven and tech-savy take on the nation’s fastest growing quick service category, the team has signed a lease at 3888 Oak Lawn Avenue at Turtle Creek Village.   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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Go Fish Poke Serves A Swimmingly Good Bowl

DSC00620by Steven Doyle

The Poke Bowl phenomenon in Dallas is rising to a fever pitch as we witness these restaurants popping up across the foodie landscape in Dallas. The latest to arrive at our doorsteps comes from a Tony Lin, a sushi master who practices his trade in Rockwall at a restaurant called Edo Japan.

It was while visiting California that Lin discovered his love for the bowl and started planning Go Fish Poke several years ago.   Continue reading

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Poke Bop Delivers On Flavor

DSC00610by Steven Doyle

Do you want brown rice or kale? Sriracha aioli or ponzu sauce? Fancy an ice cream scoop full of chopped raw salmon, or are you feeling more like tofu today? These are the decisions you ponder while waiting in line at a poke (pronounced poke-eh) restaurant. And, yes, there’s a line, almost always, at all of them.   Continue reading

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Brunching at Water Grill

local seasonal fruit 2by Steven Doyle

We enjoy our brunch at craveDFW almost as much as we love our seafood, so when we checked out Water Grill for early Saturday we were excited for a meeting of two of our favorites.

The Water Grill brunch menu features Southern classics with a seafood twist such as the Crab Benedict prepared with jumbo lump blue crab, poached organic eggs and grilled asparagus, the Farmed Atlantic Salmon Hash served with sunnyside eggs, feta and mustard hollandaise, and the Poached Salmon Rillettes featuring creme fraiche, mustard, dill and tobiko. The Rillettes are reason alone for enjoy this brunch and is a perfect sharable item. This opens up more possibilities for entrees, and we are looking at you Crab Benedict.   Continue reading

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The Artist of Dallas Fish Market

Photo one Chefby Joey Stewart        photos by Joey Stewart

We visited Dallas Fish Market recently while producing a few reports about the Dallas seafood scene for the Lenten season. The ten-year-old DRG Concepts restaurant located in downtown has always been a spot that you could count on for high quality seafood and a great menu. I had my first bite of sturgeon there when it first opened and have returned numerous times, although not recently.

As we enjoyed our meal we noticed how beautifully crafted and designed each plate was. “Food as art” can be tricky, though. A pretty plate doesn’t always ensure the flavors won’t fall flat.   Continue reading

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