Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Notorious Dallas foodie Steve “DallasDude” Doyle launches website
Cravedfw.com launched March 2.
Notorious Dallas foodie Steve Doyle, also known as DallasDude, has officially launched his own blog/website called CraveDFW.com, which he said will cover the Dallas restaurant scene as well as music and art.
"We're going to do food, wine and spirits, beer, as well as art and music," Doyle said. "We'll cover food events, do features -- not straight-out reviews, just covering the restaurant scene. I've been writing for everybody else for a long time, I felt like it was time to do some things on my own."
This follows the recent launch of Critic's Guide, the website covering Dallas-Fort Worth restaurants from former Observer critic Dave Faries. One departure with CraveDFW is that it will also cover the arts.
"I've been to galleries and it seems like art is an under-served market as far as writing goes," Doyle said.
He's also providing a forum for friends who want to write about topics such as music. The site has a music story written by DJ Bryan Coonrod as well as a gallery story by Michael Westfried, a local artist. Other contributors include Joy Zhang, founder of Joylicious, and Jim McClure, a local oenophile.
Doyle first emerged the Dallas online world as a commenter on food forum Chowhound. He's submitted items for Belo Eats, Dallas Observer, SideDish, and Pegasus News.
He's become known for forging relationships with chefs such as Matt McCallister and J Chastain, and for a series of foodie tours he's hosted, such as his November tour of burger joints. He's also served as a chef helper at events such as 48 Nights and more recently, Taste of the NFL.
"We didn't put a lot of money in it -- hopefully it's going to pay for itself," Doyle said.
As for frequency of publication, he said, "we're not promising anything, but hopefully we'll have something every day."