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Happy Hour at Stampede 66


Every Monday, Stampede 66 hosts a Happy Hour accompanied by live music performance. Below is the description for the upcoming event this Monday, October 24th. This week Stampede 66 is proud to feature the Blondettes Band, a “rockabilly soul” duo from Dallas. Featuring one of Stampede 66’s own, The Blondettes’ music “harkens a simpler time of doo-wop, Motown, and rockabilly.”

Check out this fun happy hour Monday, October 24th from 4 to 7pm, with the band playing from 5:30 to 7pm.

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Beer and Cheese at Community Beer Company


Community Beer Company is hosting a Craft Beer & Artisan Cheese Pairing tomorrow, October 20th from 6 to 9pm. They are bringing back Cheesemonger, Ali Cameron, from Prodigal Farms, as she continues her quest to bring together our favorite fermentables: cheese and beer.   Continue reading

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Park & Palate Grand Taste at Klyde Warren Park October 22


Klyde Warren Park is excited to announce the full culinary lineup for its annual fundraiser, Park & Palate, on Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22. While Friday evening’s Down to the Roots fundraiser is a sell-out, tickets are now on sale for Saturday’s Grand Taste. Guests at the Grand Taste will be treated to feature tastings of spirits, craft cocktails, and beers, all against the backdrop of the distinctive Dallas skyline.   Continue reading

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Fried Food Glory at Texas State Fair

by Steven Doyle

Our time at the Texas State Fair has been filled with laughter, music, beer and food. Plenty of food as a matter of fact. How the State Fair became synonymous with all things on a stick and fried is stuff of legend, but the holy grail of all things fried is undoubtedly the corn dog.         Continue reading

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Pie and Beer Makes for a Perfect Sunday Funday

luck1by Steven Doyle

LUCK in Trinity Groves never shied away from anything non-conventional. Think about their unusual doughnut-beer pairings that they perform on a regfular basis.  We do love beer, and of course those warm and wonderful doughnuts from Glazed in Deep Ellum make our eyes roll to the back of our head.   Continue reading

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Celebrate This Taco Holiday With Trompo Tacos

DSC09050by Steven Doyle

If you have read craveDFW for any length of time, you know we adore our tacos. We create an annual taco list and one of the highlights is usually the gas station trompo taco across from Bachman Lake off Northwest Highway. Some years ago I was sharing taco secrets with Chef Kent Rathbun, and he claimed this to be his most favorite taqueria in Dallas.  I pretty much agreed. These are amazing little tacos of grilled meat sliced off a trompo, which is Spanish for ‘spinning top’.

How this all works is that pork is marinated over one or two days in a combination of dried chiles and then slowly cooked with a gas flame on a vertical rotisserie called the trompo. Perched on top of the trompo of meat is generally a whole pineapple that drizzles its juices downward, further breaking down the meat with flavor and enzymes to make it even more tender.  Continue reading

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You Can Finally Get Poke in Dallas! (Don’t Read That Too Fast…)

poke1by Rhonda Dutton   photos by Joey Stewart

Being a Texas gal with island roots, Poke runs in my veins (along with BBQ sauce and cream gravy, but that’s beside the point). Growing up spending summers in Maui, Poke was sold in the grocery stores and served as an appetizer at family gatherings. Now, as a food-loving adult, I enjoy how the custom poke bowl craze has given poke as personal a profile as burgers and pizza. However, the “Chipotle of raw fish” is not what Jon at TJ’s Seafood Market & Grill aimed to do with his take on the trendy dish. Jon traveled the Cali eaterways and determined that he wanted to provide a top-notch poke option to his “Best Seafood in Dallas” repertoire. And he nails it.   Continue reading

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