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Chef Luscher Nabs Culinary Director Position at 33 Group

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33 Restaurant Group is pleased to announce the addition of Chef Brian C. Luscher in a new role as Director of Culinary Operations.  In this new position Brian will assist and further develop all aspects of culinary operations in the current restaurants and in future growth of the restaurant group.

Currently, 33 Restaurant Group owns and operates six restaurants including Cadillac Pizza Pub and The Yard in McKinney, Taverna Rossa Craft Pizza and Beer in Plano and Southlake, Union Bear Brewing Co. in Plano, and Heritage Pizza and Taproom in The Colony. Continue reading

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Union Bear Family Beer Dinner

by Steven Doyle

The first Tuesday of each month Union Bear hosts a family beer dinner. The inexpensive 3-course dinner is infinitely more pleasant than any Thanksgiving dinner you have ever had with your family as the table is swirled with whimsical conversation about food and beer. There is no bickering about dark family secrets, just dark beer.   Continue reading

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Friday’s Five Fabulous Food Finds

by Steven Doyle

Each week we scour the city in search of the very best Dallas has to offer. We check into restaurants both old and new looking for interesting food to discuss with you so you can make handy decisions when dining out.

We do not necessarily write up each item we enjoy, and often have photos that we will save for another week. However, we will share some of the most awe-inspiring dishes on Friday in what we like to call Friday’s Five Fabulous Food Finds.              Continue reading


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Eats And Drinks At Union Bear

by Steven Doyle

A few craveDFW peeps stopped in Union Bear in the West Village yesterday for a noon time bite and ran across chef John Kleifgen working his shift. The man can really cook and our orders proved that. Like many now, Kleifgen is using a heap of local products both proteins and vegetables. But what the chef can do with them is astounding.

Kleifgen has committed to making as many items you will consume at Union Bear from scratch. This means that unique tasting catsup you dipped those lush fries into were made in-house. Much of the toppings used on the pizzas were also made by the staff.   

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Saint Arnold Hosts Union Bear’s First Brew Dinner

by Steven Doyle

This past Monday we had the task of attending Union Bear’s first brew dinner and it was a raging success.  The dinner was well attended for a Monday evening and it kicked off Craft Beer Week in style. In attendance was Saint Arnold’s Brewmaster Brock Wagner.

Saint Arnold is the wildly popular brewery located in Houston, Texas and home to the ever popular Lawnmower which was the beginning of the breweries Movable Yeast series, which is a play on the semi-autobiographical novel by Hemmingway’s Movable Feast. Continue reading

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Three New Uptown Pubs On Way

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by Steven Doyle

Soon you will have more brew options in Dallas’ sexy Uptown with a few new concepts about to emerge on the scene that will excite some and prove to others that our local economy is on the upswing.

In the old Maguires Uptown location we will soon be able to enjoy the beautiful Chicagoland import Primebar. Labeled as a contemporary ale house or urban lodge, Primebar is a bit elegant with sleek lines and warm tones and offers over 40 craft beers on tap and a decent wine selection. The menu is mostly of the two-fisted variety as you will find upscale burgers and sliders (imagine that) along with a few other notable entrees under the local and fresh moniker.  Continue reading


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