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Check In At The Rustic For Your Picnic Supplies


Life’s a picnic when you’re at The Rustic.

 The Uptown hot spot knows that spring is the perfect time to soak in the sunshine and enjoy a fresh meal with a friend or loved one.

 Beginning March 20 – the first day of spring – The Rustic invites Dallasites to take full advantage of the beautiful weather by grabbing one of its new, specialty picnic baskets. For just $16.95 per person, the basket will be packed with a serape blanket, seasonal fruit, smoked potato chips and assorted dips, smoked turkey & white cheddar on buttered ciabatta, ham & smoked cheddar on buttered baguette along with a few scrumptious dessert jar creations like the famous Banana Puddin’ jar.   Continue reading

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Mike Shares His Neighborhood Favorites

yobellyby Mike Marrero

Tired of the noise and traffic in Uptown? Maybe you should move.

Here is my list of areas to live 10-15 minutes away from Downtown Dallas.

Neighborhoods that “Get It”  Continue reading

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Greater Dallas Restaurant Association’s Annual Heads or Tails Seafood Boil Feb 23rd


Heads or Tails? Greater Dallas Restaurant Association will host their Annual Heads or Tails Seafood Boil on February 23rd from 6 to 9pm at the Rustic in Dallas. Attendees will enjoy all-you-can-eat crawfish, shrimp, beer, music, raffle prizes and more! This intriguing event sells out every year, so make sure to register early. Help GDRA welcome springtime and patio weather with the annual boil.  Cost is $55 for members, and $60 for non-members.  Continue reading


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Join Us To Celebrate The Best Of Big D (And Win Free Tickets)



Join us to celebrate this year’s Best of Big D winners at The Rustic. You’ll be the first to experience the best of the August issue, before it even hits newsstands. Enjoy a summer night out and kick back with a beverage and sample menu items from Dallas’ favorite restaurants. Tunes by DJ Sober and Sam Lao, and closing out the night will be Jackopierce, performing live at 9:30pm.

Get your tickets before they sell out (ticket price includes food and drink). Want free tickets? We have two pair for a lucky craveDFW reader. Comment below and we will select a name at random Wednesday morning at 10am. Winner selected at random.




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Date Night in Dallas: Memorable Evenings for $100 or Less

couple-holding-hands-sitting2by Mike Marrero

This week’s installment of Date Night in Dallas is casual, and starts around 5pm.

Your first stop will be Dallas Contemporary art museum for a free exhibit featuring Richard Phillips. A 40-foot high Playboy bunny logo that had upset some residents of the West Texas town of Marfa is now on display at Dallas Contemporary along with many of his other works. The Playboy piece will be one of several three-dimensional art works displayed along with paintings and drawings. His subject matter ranges between political figures like George Bush and pop culture icons like Justin Timberlake and Dakota Fanning.

Richard’s first solo museum exhibition ends August 10th, so go visit before you run out of time. Dallas Contemporary is located is the Design District at 161 Glass Street in Dallas and open until 6pm. Your next stop Bowlounge is only a few blocks away.   Continue reading

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Exclusive: Matt Balke Out At The Rustic *Update

balkeby Steven Doyle

Chef Matt Balke who opened the Rustic sends word that he gave notice 30 days ago and last night was his final shift at the popular venue.  Balke has a beautiful history working with Sharon Hage at York Street, and with chef pal Jeff Harris at Bolsa.  We should have his next destination very soon.    Continue reading

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