CrushCraft Thai was well-liked in Uptown Dallas before Guy Fieri from the Food Network visited it for a segment on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Now, CrushCraft Thai is nationally famous.
The "Thai food with a twist" restaurant opens its second location, in Frisco, on Aug. 22, according to a press release.
If you want to eat like Fieri did, consider ordering the phat ke mow (drunken noodles with chicken, basil, bell peppers, onions tomatoes and chiles); kheo wan (green coconut curry with chicken and jasmine rice); or green papaya salad.
The menu also includes the cheekily-named Skinny B*tch Salad, which comes with tofu, kale and edible flowers; and khao soi, an egg-noddle curry dish with chicken.
Most items are $7 to $10, and the vibe is casual: order at the counter and take a seat.
"Great food should be accessible to everyone, and I think this is such a big part of the culture we bring with CrushCraft. We really just want to be a part of the neighborhood and be the go-to place for simply great Thai food," executive chef Kay Ridgway says in a statement. She started as a line cook at the Uptown restaurant and is now a partner.
In Uptown, CrushCraft has done a good job of serving authentic Thai food in a lively setting, one that's visited by bar-goers as late as 3 a.m. on the weekends. Frisco's CrushCraft will be open until midnight on the weekends.
CrushCraft joins restaurants in Frisco development The Star such as Zaytinya (from well-known chef Jose Andres); Dee Lincoln Prime (so named after a restaurateur and D-FW's "steak queen"); Da Mario (an Italian joint); Cane Rosso (pizza); Mi Cocina (Tex-Mex) and many more. The complex also houses the new Dallas Cowboys headquarters and practice field.
CrushCraft joins a fraternity of Dallas-area restaurants that have been featured on Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. See a list of all the other North Texas restaurants Fieri recently visited.
Fieri fans, take a drive to a brand-new development called Texas Live! in Arlington, where the TV chef just opened Guy Fieri's Taco Joint.
CrushCraft Thai in Frisco is expected to open at 3675 Gaylord Parkway, in The Star. The existing CrushCraft (the one Guy Fieri visited) is located at 2800 Routh St., Dallas.