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Great Gumbos For Mardi Gras Fun And Games

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Gumbo is that delicious pot of stew that starts off with a roux, that chocolate brown thickener that gives gumbo its distinctive hue and rich flavor. In New Orleans a meat-based gumbo may consist of chicken, turtle, duck, squirrel, rabbit or alligator. Seafood-based gumbo generally has shrimp, crab, and sometimes oysters. Most varieties of gumbo are seasoned with a special mirepoix consisting of onions, bell pepper, and celery, or what they call the Holy Trinity. Today, most people are familiar with seafood gumbo and chicken and sausage gumbo.  

Let’s check in to some of our favorite places in Dallas that make a mean bowl of gumbo just in time for Fat Tuesday dining. Continue reading

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Chef Chin Opens in Legacy Hall For Some Hot Ramen Action

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Chef Chin’s Hibachi & Ramen will open its first location on February 18th in Legacy Hall, located at 7800 Windrose Ave. in Plano. The hibachi and ramen kitchen will offer a unique twist on both Japanese traditions, blending the best of both art forms to create a craveable dining destination in a fast-casual setting. 

This will be the second concept for Chef Chin Liang who opened Hōru Sushi Kitchen at Legacy Hall in September 2019 to much success. Liang’s culinary beginnings were as a hibachi chef, before eventually transitioning to the world of ramen and ultimately landing a position as Executive Ramen Chef at Ajisen Ramen. While he trained to become a sushi chef, he maintained a respect for hibachi and ramen. Continue reading

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Why Your Next Family Outing Should Be at Saint Rocco’s

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Dallas’ is certainly not short on restaurants, especially ones that specialize in Italian fare. But very few specialize in family-style dining. At Saint Rocco’s, parties of four or more are encouraged to order from Saint Rocco’s family menu and sample the best of what the New York-style Italian restaurant has to offer.  Continue reading

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What’s Eating Your Phone?

phoneby Steven Doyle

We like to beg the question, “What’s Eating Your Phone”? This is where we all can join in on the foodie fun by sending in your latest dining photo that has you all jazzed. These are not necessarily limited to dining out, it can be from that last dinner party. And don’t think we discriminate against libations. Send in your favorite cocktail photo, too.

To be included in a future edition of What’s Eating Your Phone, send those photos to me at steven@cravedfw.com. A brief description and location would be super helpful. Here are this week’s selections:     Continue reading

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Tacodeli Warms Our Hearts and Bellies

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Tacodeli, the Austin-born taqueria by chef/founder Roberto Espinosa and partner Eric Wilkerson, opened its second Dallas location in December at The Hill Shopping Center (corner of Walnut Hill Lane and Central Expressway).

The fast-casual neighborhood restaurant is open daily for breakfast and lunch, offering a menu of more than 40 made-from-scratch tacos with fresh ingredients – many of which are organic and locally sourced. Sourcing top-notch ingredients has been at the core of the brand since the beginning. Continue reading

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New Menu at Fine China Inspires

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by Alex Gonzalez

While The Statler in downtown Dallas has seen many unfortunate closures with its restaurants in recent months, Fine China still stands. The age-old adage holds that if something ain’t broke, don’t fix it, and while Fine China was already a hit as it was, chef Ryan Carbery (Farmbyrd, Tillman’s) and crew decided to revamp the menu to encompass various Asian cultures. 

One of the new cocktails includes the far east, which is Fine China’s take on the French 76. The far east contains Ketel One botanical orange and peach, lemon, sparkling sake and grapefruit bitters. The cocktail glass comes garnished with an edible piece of paper with Asian art on it. Continue reading

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Downtown Queso Beso Opens Dec 13th

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Headington Companies furthers its development of downtown’s Main Street District with the opening of its latest restaurant concept, Queso Besotomorrow Friday, December 13. An homage to Tex-Mex, Queso Beso celebrates the regional cuisine’s greatest hits in a playful, casual environment with indoor and outdoor seating opt

Housed in a historic building on Main Street across from The Joule overlooking the 30-foot-tall sculpture Eye, the two-story restaurant features eclectic and colorful interiors. Vinyl diner chairs, piñatas, and a ceiling full of Christmas lights add a touch of vintage kitsch. On the ground floor, a glass-enclosed patio allows for comfortable dining year-round and three TVs to help keep score. Upstairs, a private event space and open-air terrace are available for booking large parties. Continue reading

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