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CRAVE in Downtown Summerlin is celebrating our 1 year Anniversary this week!

As a thank you to all our amazing customers, Summerlin will be passing out free pieces of cake to all guests with the purchase of an entree from now until Sunday, October 11th!

In addition, all Summerlin residents will receive 10% off their total! (more…)

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CRAVE Omaha is participating in Ramen Fest 2015 happening this Sunday, October 4th, 2015!

Not only do we have an awesome team lead by Executive Chef Brian Adair, but CRAVE is honored to be hosting the judges while they decide which ramen is the king (or queen) of them all!

Check out this great Q&A Omaha Ramen Fest had with Chef Brian and be sure to stop by to cheer on our team! (more…)

Throughout the entire month of October, your generous donation will help deliver free spay/neuter and free microchipping service to cats and dogs owned by residents of Montgomery County without regard to income level. Help keep these animals out of shelters! Simpy “Round It Up“!


MCPAW_TableCard_CRAVE_4.25x9_FINAL.inddAn initiative of MCPAW, the Spay It Forward Program aims to reduce the euthanasia rates at the shelter and increase the number of pets being returned to owners when lost!

This campaign is expected to have a direct and measurable benefit to pets and significant cost savings to Montgomery County.  The results, methodology and economics of this campaign will be fully documented by the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Via UMD’s Change the World program, business school students will help develop the foundation, parameters and conduct the economic impact case study for MCPAW and Montgomery County!



Hear more about this great cause from 3 time Superbowl Champion, Charles Mann!

CRAVE has been a longtime advocate of supporting the communities we serve. From our CRAVE Cares program to participating in nonprofit events, striving to better serve our community is at the core of our mission. We take pride in our natural propensity to give back.

Make a Reservation & Support Spay It Forward TODAY! 


“45 minutes and $500 changes a life.”

Throughout the entire month of October, your generous donation will help fund life-altering reconstructive surgeries and related healthcare services to impoverished children and adults in developing nations. Help us provide greater hope to these families – simply “Round It Up“!

Founded by Kim Valentini, Smile Network International, has been giving the precious gift of dignity for over a decade. In the timespan of 45 minutes and for just $500, Smile Network’s team of medical volunteers can give a child born with a cleft lip and palate a new smile and a happier, healthier future.

Looking to get more involved? Attend the Minnesota “Celebrity Lip Sync For Smiles” event on Sunday, October 4, 2015 from 5-9pm at Muse Event Center!

Visit their website to purchase your ticket Get $5 off your general admission ticket when you use the code “CRAVE”


CRAVE has been a longtime advocate of supporting the communities we serve. From our CRAVE Cares program to participating in nonprofit events, striving to better serve our community is at the core of our mission. We take pride in our natural propensity to give back.

Make a Reservation & Support Smile Network International TODAY! 



Join our October CRAVE Cares partner, The Smile Network, for a night of music and entertainment at their “Lip Sync For Smiles,” event on Sunday, October 4th from 5-9pm at Muse Event Center! (more…)

Celebrate CRAVE-toberfest with a special Sunday night menu at our West End location! (more…)

Round It Up, Summerlin!

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and CRAVE Summerlin has partnered with Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada to raise funds and awareness for the nonprofit support group for families of children with cancer.


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Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada (Candlelighters) is the first and oldest non-profit organization in Nevada serving families coping with childhood cancer. Its mission provides support, education, hope, and advocacy through programs and services for children and adolescents with cancer, their families, and the professionals who care for them. Candlelighters helps more than 75 families per month and 600 children annually. With more than 25 programs and services, these include family counseling, transportation for treatment, assistance with living and medical expenses, Child Life interventions in the clinic on a daily basis, scholarships for childhood cancer survivors, bereavement support, and many other programs and services to improve the quality of life for children diagnosed with cancer.

With the purpose to alleviate the isolation many families feel at the time their child is diagnosed, Candlelighters extends its love, care, encouragement, and understanding so that nobody need face alone the uncertain world of childhood cancer. Recognizing the various needs of individuals and families, all programs and services are given at no cost to the families. Donors and supporters have the satisfaction of knowing their support and contributions are directly helping Nevada families affected by childhood cancer.

Join us in celebration of this amazing cause!

Candlelighters Kick-Off Event

When: Thursday, Sept. 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Featuring: Children’s art showcase, hors d’oeuvres and refreshments

CRAVE Summerlin will host a kickoff event and showcase artwork created by children affected by cancer, along with passed hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Ranging from $50-150, the art will be available to purchase and will remain on display in the restaurant during the month. All proceeds benefit Candlelighters.

“It’s important for us to give back to our local community. We’re dedicated to raising funds for Candlelighters to help the local families in need of support, education, support and hope.” – Ryun Chastain, CRAVE Summerlin General Manager



“Helping Kids See A Cancer-Free Tomorrow.”

Throughout the entire month of September, your generous donation will help fund the pediatric cancer research, treatment, and programs lead by the Children’s Cancer Research Fund. Help us provide greater hope to these families – simply “Round It Up“!


CCRF_website_imgFueled by compassion since 1981, the Children’s Cancer Research Fund has revolutionized the way childhood cancer is treated worldwide. Its investments in key research initiatives and patient care have led to innovative treatments, faster cures, new discoveries, and compassionate quality-of-life programs that give hope to pediatric patients and their families.

Over the last thirty years, CCRF provided $130 million to support world-class research, a culture of collaboration and a proven track record of bringing therapies from the lab to children. With the help of the Children’s Cancer Research Fund, this leading-edge research has helped increase the childhood cancer survival rate up to 80 percent. However, cancer remains the nation’s leading cause of death by disease among children. The work of CCRF is not finished until every child facing cancer becomes a healthy survivor.

Your donation provides seed money grants that help researchers advance new ideas and win competitive, multi-million dollar grants from the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute. Every dollar you give leads to an average of $18 in additional funding.

CRAVE has been a longtime advocate of supporting the communities we serve. From our CRAVE Cares program to participating in nonprofit events, striving to better serve our community is at the core of our mission. We take pride in our natural propensity to give back.

Make a Reservation & Support Children’s Cancer Research Fund TODAY! 



In the spirit of National Waffle Day tomorrow, our goal was to give you the perfect” basic waffle recipe, the one everyone dreams about: fluffy inside, crispy outside, buttery and just a little sweet…when all you need is a pat of butter and a slathering of maple syrup to send you into breakfast euphoria. 

We were going to do that…until we found all these other sinfully-delicious recipes! They are just too beautiful to pass up. We won’t even sugar-coat these sugar-coated recipes: in a world where “wonuts” (waffle-donuts) reign supreme, these recipes are going to cost you…calories. But it’s Waffle Day, so indulge a little – these wonderful waffles are beyond worth it!

Admittedly, we did also include an amazing recipe for whole-wheat waffles…but you’ll just have to scroll through the rest in all their sugary splendor to get there! *cue evil laugh*


10+ mouth-watering waffles (and one Frittaffle!) you need to try NOW!


ChefinTraining-LiegeWafflesChef In Training – Liege Waffles

If you’ve never been to Belgium, you’re missing out. Luckily for you, this recipe gets pretty darn close to the real thing. Classic Belgian waffles made with actual Belgian sugar pearls used in their traditional preparation. If there’s any waffle you truly need to try at least once, this is it.

“The dough is what set these apart. It was no ordinary waffle dough. The dough is a literal bread dough, kneaded and made with love. Lots and Lots of love and worth every effort it takes to make them.”


HuffPost-BrieBlueberryThe Baker Mama – Blueberry Cake Waffles

“Crispy sweet waffles loaded with juicy blueberries and coated in a sweet sugar glaze. It tastes just like a blueberry cake donut, but in waffle form. The best of both worlds and truly out of this world!”

This waffle is truly eye-candy. A caky, sugary waffle jam-packed with a cohort of blueberries. Out-of-this-world, indeed.



Ibakeheshoots-darkchocolateI Bake He Shoots – Dark Chocolate Waffles

These dark chocolate waffles are serious…not see-me-after-class serious, but are-you-really-trying to-have-this-for-breakfast serious. The answer is ‘yes’.”

When you just need to start your day with chocolate, but don’t want your breakfast pastry overly sweet.



TheSassyLife-WonutsThe Sassy Life – Homemade Wonuts: Waffle-Donuts

Wonuts: the best pastry mash-up since cronuts (croissant-donuts). “I covered my waffles in rainbow sprinkles. Sweetness overload! Eat while the waffles are hot/warm for the best flavor and texture! I just had a waffle with a scoop of ice cream. It was like a scoop of heaven.”

BONUS: this recipe also comes with your choice of homemade vanilla or chocolate glaze! 



RealFoodbyDad-FritaffleReal Food by Dad – Frittaffle

We know. It’s not technically a waffle. But we had to include it for these reasons: it’s a perfect on-the-go breakfast, almost no mess to eat, you can make it ahead of time, and it’s versatile – you can mix-and-match the fix-ins! Plus, who doesn’t love having yet another reason to break out the waffle iron! Everything tastes better in waffle form!

As the creator says: Get busy frittaffling!


CookingClassy-PumpkinWaffleCooking Classy – Pumpkin Waffles

Because Fall is just around the corner, and you’re going to need another pumpkin recipe in your arsenal.

These waffles are one of my favorite fall breakfasts especially when topped with this incredibly delicious Apple Cider Syrup and a little sweetened whipped cream. The flavor combination of the two is simply irresistible and it couldn’t be more fall inspired.”


HeathersFrenchPress-NutellaPBFrenchToastHeather’s French Press – Stuffed French Toast Waffles

Just when the thought of french toast waffles couldn’t get any better, the genius behind Heather’s French Press came out swinging with a 3-punch combo of Nutella, peanut butter, and banana stuffed inside. Knock. Out.




CompletelyDelicious-AppleFritterCompletely Delicious – Apple Fritter Waffle Donuts

A blissful union of three of our favorite decadent breakfast treats, all wrapped into one. This recipe is throwing us into full autumn mode, and we love it.

Starting off with apple fritter batter— filled with diced tart apples and plenty of cinnamon— takes it way over the top, and makes it a perfect fall splurge.”



BonAppetit-ChickenWaffleSandwichesCandid Appetite – Chicken & Waffle Sandwiches

Did you really think we wouldn’t include a chicken-and-waffles recipe?

From Bon Appetit: ““Oh cute,” you might say, “someone has taken the dish ‘chicken and waffles’ and turned it into a sandwich. Fried chicken, waffle for buns–what a nice idea.” But you would be wrong. This recipe, from Jonathan Melendez’s Candid Appetite, is more than cute. It is KOOKERY. And the secret to these Fried Chicken and Waffle Sandwiches‘ genius is all in the “bread”: they’re bacon, cheddar, and green onion waffles, with all three ingredients mixed into the batter.”

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.


ChicaChocolatina-ChurroApplePieChica Chocolatina – Churro Apple Pie Waffles

The food-blogger with a renowned churro waffle recipe strikes again, this time with “an American classic with a Mexican twist”!

“Roll them in cinnamon-sugar, dip them in the beloved melted butter, but this time stuff them with plump, tangy apples. Wow, The result was perfect marriage! …and a new breakfast tradition is born!”



RealLifeDinner-WholeWheatReal Life Dinner – Whole Wheat Waffles

We told you we’d include these. If you’re looking for the perfect combination of healthier options AND indulgence, this is your waffle! Made with whole-wheat flour and all the warm, fluffy goodness of your favorite homestyle waffle! “Light and fluffy and Delicious! Oh and they also freeze really well! Perfect for making ahead and pulling out later for breakfast.”





CRAVE-ing More?

Get your waffle fix at CRAVE!

CRAVE serves breakfast and brunch at select locations! Choose from:

CRAVE-smore-waffleClassicstack of mini waffles, whipped butter & syrup

Chicken & Wafflesour take on a southern classic, mini waffles & crispy chicken strips smothered in smoked paprika caramel, bacon, and green onions

S’mores (pictured) – chocolate waffles layered with house-made marshmallow cream & graham cracker cookies, topped with toasted marshmallow ice cream & chocolate sauce

Seasonal Berrywaffle stack, fresh berries, fresh whipped cream 


Check out to find a CRAVE breakfast/brunch near you!


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Huffington Post – Waffle Sandwiches So Good, They’ll Change Your Perspective on Mornings

With a name like that, you know they mean business. And with pictures like those, we’re sold.

Featured here: Brie & Blueberry Waffle Grilled Cheese, Monte Cristo Waffle Sandwich, Bacon S’mores Waffle Breakfast Sandwich.


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Buzzfeed Article – 17 Unexpected Foods You Can Cook in a Waffle Iron

From pretzels to french toast, even cheeseburgers (pictured), there is more to do with a waffle iron than you ever imagined!


These cupcakes take the best flavors from Summer and Fall!

Did you know August 17th is National Cupcake Day? For such a special day, don’t settle for the same old chocolate or vanilla. These beauties take the best flavors from our favorite seasonal treats, and we’re obsessed. From tangy red wine sangria cupcakes, to a french toast-inspired cupcake we can only describe as “autumn awesomeness”, you can indulge in these decadent delights all year round!




Cupcakes_HalfbakedHarvest-ChocoBourbonChocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie – Half Baked Harvest

With the season of holidays just around the corner, these pecan pie cupcakes will make the ending of summer a little easier for you. Ooey-gooey sweet pecan pie filling nestled inside a rich chocolate and bourbon cupcake bursting with flavor, and topped with butter pecan frosting with bourbon-glazed roasted pecans. Do yourself a favor, don’t wait until Thanksgiving to enjoy these cupcakes.



Cupcakes_BeyondFrosting-CoconutCreamCoconut Cream Pie Cupcakes – Beyond Frosting

That light, sweet tropical flavor reminiscent of your favorite beach vacation…Coconut always reminds us of summer. This is a heavenly, lightly-sweetened, airy cupcake for all those coconut lovers out there! Coconut cake, coconut mousse, and a cream cheese whipped cream the creator describes as “100% lighter and fluffier” than your favorite cream cheese frosting.



Cupcakes_The1stYearBlog-SangriaSangria Cupcakes – The First Year Blog

Cupcakes = love. Sangria = love. Cupcakes + Sangria = Obsessed. A little sweet, a little tart, AND they’re made with fresh fruit and red wine…so that makes them better for you, right? Vanilla cake with bursts of strawberries, blueberries and orange zest, topped with a healthy dose of fluffy, red wine infused buttercream frosting. Summer berries and tangy citrus are great ways to celebrate the last weeks of the season!


Cupcakes_DomesticRebel-KeyLimeKey Lime Pie Cupcakes – The Domestic Rebel

Lime-infused cupcakes with infamous key lime filling, topped with a thick, “luscious” key lime pie frosting garnished with little sprinkles of honey graham crackers. Enjoy these in the winter to imagine you’re laying on the beach in the Keys.

“Sweet, tart and bursting with key lime flavor, these fruity cupcakes will transport you right to the Florida Keys without ever leaving the house! I love the fresh lime flavor and the filling is such a zingy, perfect surprise to the sweetness of the frosting and lime cake.”


Cupcakes_AllDayIDream-ChocoBlackoutChocolate Blackout – All Day I Dream About Food

The All Day I Dream About Food blog should be called “All Day I Dream About THESE CUPCAKES”! Bring these to your holiday gatherings, and be everyone’s new favorite chef! Made with Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder, these dark chocolate cupcakes mean business. The best part? They’re low-carb, sugar-free, and nut-free…of course you CAN add a little sugar to suit your taste! Chocolate-lovers, rejoice. You don’t have to give up these sweet treats during holiday season!



Cupcakes_RecipeCritic-LemonBlueberryLemon Blueberry – The Recipe Critic

We know what you’re thinking: Snooze. Lemon-blueberry is so Summer 2014. But these are the best lemon blueberry cupcakes. And it’s still summer, so we had to include them – to quote the creator, “these cupcakes just scream warm weather and outdoor parties” These summery delights are “bursting with vanilla, fresh blueberries and a hint of lemon. Piled high with a delicious lemon buttercream frosting and of course, it wouldn’t be a cupcake with out SPRINKLES!” YUM.


Cupcakes_Bakingdom-FrenchToastStruesel-Topped French Toast Cupcakes – Bakingdom

These cupcakes make us want to snuggle up beside a fire on a crisp Fall morning. They’re everything your cinnamon-sugar, maple-syrupy dreams are made of. Not too sweet, not too spicy. Just the right amount of cinnamon and nutmeg in the cake to complement the crunchy streusel and smooth maple buttercream. We won’t even judge if you eat these for breakfast!