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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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Stewpot Alliance SOUP’S ON! Luncheon and Art Sale Chef Line Up

stewpot 136by Steven Doyle

The seventh annual Stewpot Alliance SOUP’S ON! Luncheon and Art Sale to be held Tuesday, January 20 at the Omni Dallas features a dozen of the Dallas’ finest chefs serving up signature soups to benefit The Stewpot and Encore Park. Soup’s On! features keynote speaker Jimmy Wayne, emcee and Dallas Morning News columnist Steve Blow and includes an art sale of original paintings from artists of Stewpot Open Art.

Chef Brian C. Luscher of the popular Grape Restaurant acts as Chef Chairman of the luncheon along with Bruno Davaillon, The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek; Omar Flores, Casa Rubia; Chad Houser, Café Momentum, Danyele McPherson, Remedy; Matt McCallister, FT33; Chad Kelley, Café Pacific; Janice Provost, Parigi; Abraham Salum, Salum; Oliver Sitrin, The Blind Butcher; Sarah Snow, The Grape and Donald Chalko of the Omni Dallas will prepare a signature soup as the first course of the luncheon.   Continue reading

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What’s Eating Your Phone?

Food-photoby Steven Doyle

Not a day goes by where we don’t spot a handful of people in restaurants snapping photos of their catch of the day. It has become a national obsession, and as our phones become better integrated with superior photographic abilities, our handiwork becomes increasingly better. Last week we started a new feature called “What’s Eating Your Phone” where you send us your favorite food shots, and the response was simply amazing. We literally were sitting on hundreds of your photographs within the first hour. If you have an original photo taken by your phone’s camera, please feel free to send it to us for consideration at steven@cravedfw.com. A brief description is always helpful.   Continue reading

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The Blind Butcher Faces Opposition

blind butcherBy Scott Shtofman

Yesterday, the City Plan Commission voted on a Special Use Permit  application for The Blind Butcher.  The restaurant is an upcoming Lower Greenville concept from Matt Tobin and Josh Yingling, of Goodfriend Beer Garden & Burger House fame.  The permit in question would allow the restaurant to stay open until 2AM, as opposed to being forced to close at midnight.

Given the Texas weather, patios have gained popularity, and become an integral profit center for many local restaurants and bars.  The current design for The Blind Butcher shows an interior seating space around 800 square feet, a front patio around 330 square feet, and a rear patio around 2,050 square feet.  This rear patio is where the main discussion was focused during the meeting.    Continue reading


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The Blind Butcher Coming To Lower Greenville

IMG_5479by Jennifer Thomas

Matt Tobin and Josh Yingling, the team behind popular East Dallas bar Goodfriend Beer Garden & Burger House, have joined forces with Chef Oliver Sitrin, formerly of Village Marquee Grill & Bar, to open a new concept on Lower Greenville. Expected to open late spring, The Blind Butcher will focus on house-made meats and, of course, a stellar lineup of craft beers.

“With the addition of Trader Joe’s, the food truck park, and several restaurants, there is a renaissance taking place on Lower Greenville. We’re excited to be a part of the area’s revitalization,” says co-owner Matt Tobin. Continue reading


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