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Crave Guide to Chicago

chicago-sign-blurby Steven Doyle

Today we begin what will be a series that checks in to various cities across the nation with a great history of tourism. Places to dine, great or boutique hotels across economic lines, and terrific sights that may be less traveled.

We begin our travel series with Chicago, often thought of for great dining and a history that is more than colorful. From storied tales of Al Capone, who still has a mark on the streets, to Oprah Winfrey, which is the ultimate Cinderella story, Chicago has a story for you to unfold. Continue reading

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Soft Shell Season Is On And Here’s Where To Find Them In Dallas

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If you like eating crabs, then you will absolutely adore the soft shell crab.

Maryland is famous for its many fresh seafood varieties such as blue crab, oysters and fish. Arguably the most delicious variety of them all, however, is the soft shell crab.

So what’s the difference between a regular crab and a soft shell crab, you ask? A soft shell crab is essentially a crab that has outgrown the size of its hard shell and thus shed its exterior layer by a process called molting. Molting consists of a soft shell being formed underneath a crab’s hard shell. Continue reading

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Reserve Your Easter Brunch at Trulucks

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In addition to their regularly amazing menu of steak and seafood selections, Truluck’s will showcase some special offerings for the Easter holiday on Sunday, April 21, 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM at both Dallas-area locations. Reservations are not required, but are highly recommended. Continue reading

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Craving Seafood? So Are We!

seafood-tower-pappasby Steven Doyle

There is no doubt that the people at Crave enjoy great seafood, and what a marvelous time of year to enjoy delicious creatures from the sea. Although none of us are Catholic, the lenten season gives us great reason to jump on the wagon to good food. From briny oysters to sweet crabs of all sorts and so much more.

With a great craving today for seafood we wish to reminisce over nine great dishes we have had recently that involved seafood. Indulge us. Continue reading

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Cakebread Wine Dinner at Trulucks Oct 26th

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Since its founding in 1973 by Jack and Dolores, Cakebread Cellars has been famous for its warm, gracious hospitality and unmatched wines. With an enduring commitment to quality, the belief that life’s occasions are elevated by good people, good food, and good wine flows through everything we do.

With 40 harvests under their belts, and the second generation of winemaking Cakebreads now running the winery, the little family winery has become one of the most successful and respected wineries in America, renowned for its world-class vineyards, wines, and hospitality. Continue reading

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11 Supreme Salads Dallas Has To Offer To Stay Cool This Summer

executive-chefby Steven Doyle

It has been plenty hot in North Texas with more rage from the sun on its way before we enter into our odd fall-like weather. There are a few ways to cool off, besides hitting the beach each weekend which is highly suggested but not practical, and the tastiest is to seek out some of the cooler salads Dallas has to offer. We have you covered on this short list of suggestions. Play along by offering you best salad below in comments.

Not in any particular order here are a few choice salads to indulge and cool off with: Continue reading

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The 2018 Best Seafood Towers in Dallas

oyster_2by Steven Doyle

The glorious  seafood tower is a dish of raw and cooked shellfish served cold on a platter, usually on a bed of ice. The serving platter is generally held above table level with a stand and sometimes can contain multiple, elaborate tiers. This is both for visual effect, and because the shellfish are often served in the shell, or on the half shell, which causes them to take up a large area while containing only a bite or two of meat.  

We found some very nice versions in Dallas. Although they are not particularly inexpensive, as would be expected when you start adding King Crab and elusive oysters, but typically you may order several levels to feed a varying amount of people you are dining with. However, one might make an entire meal of such platter along with a special bottle of wine.

Enjoy this bit of extravagance which is appropriate for any occasion. See our list, in no particular order. Prices listed, otherwise the tower is market-priced. Continue reading

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