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360 West – Flying Carpet

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360 West – Flying Carpet

 
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Fort Worth Star Telegram

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Fort Worth Star Telegram

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Excerpt from the Fort Worth Star Telegram on Tuesday, Jan. 08, 2013

By Celestina Blok

Special to the Star-Telegram

Nothing warms a body more during the winter months than a hot beverage enjoyed by the fire.

And with these five recipes for standout sippers (both alcoholic and nonalcoholic) from area chefs, bartenders and baristas, your go-to box of hot cocoa packets may sit untouched for a spell.

That’s right — break out the brandy snifters, demitasse cups and heavy glass mugs; we’re ready for one hot toast.

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Spiced Turkish coffee

Now we can get a taste of the Flying Carpet Cafe’s cozy, Old World ambiance in our own living rooms, thanks to chef sisters Callie and Devon Doyle’s recipe for spiced Turkish coffee. Sweeteners aren’t needed, as the hot milk, chocolate cocoa pieces and savory spices meld to create a smoothly satisfying kick of flavor. That bit of heat at the end is cayenne, a welcome component that warms our insides as winter’s frost sets in. Located in a restored 1909 house, the tiny cafe is part restaurant, part Turkish rug shop, and whether we’re relishing this toasty beverage there or at home, we feel a lingering sense of comfort.

Makes five 8-ounce cups

2 pints whole milk (may substitute skim milk if desired)

6 ounces ground Turkish coffee (See note)

4 discs 72 percent cocoa El Rey chocolate (available at Central Market)

3 cardamom seeds, crushed

3 whole cloves

3 small pinches cayenne pepper (or less, to taste, for less spicy coffee)

2 pinches Chinese five-spice seasoning

1. Place milk and coffee in a small saucepan. Add all remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and simmer briefly. Remove from stove. 2. Whisk ingredients together until thoroughly blended. Strain to remove sediment. Serve hot in small Turkish coffee cups, demitasse or espresso cups.

Note: Turkish coffee is available at Avoca Coffee, 1311 W. Magnolia Ave., Fort Worth, 682-233-0957; avocacoffee.com

Nutritional analysis per serving: 283 calories, 12 grams fat, 34 grams carbohydrates, 11 grams protein, 27 milligrams cholesterol, 110 milligrams sodium, trace dietary fiber, 37 percent of calories from fat.

— Flying Carpet Cafe, 1223 Washington Ave., Fort Worth, 817-877-1223, www.flyingcarpetcafe.com

Indulge Magazine

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Indulge Magazine

Get cozy by the fire with hot drinks

Excerpt from Indulge Magazine on Wednesday, Dec. 05, 2012

Freelance food news writer Celestina Blok

When the weather outside is frightful, there is nothing more deliciously delightful than a warm winter beverage enjoyed by the fire. And with these five recipes for standout sippers from area chefs, bartenders and baristas, your go-to box of hot cocoa packets may sit untouched for a spell. That’s right — break out the brandy snifters, demitasse cups and heavy glass mugs; we’re ready for one hot holiday toast.

Spiced Turkish Coffee

Now we can get a taste of the Flying Carpet Cafe’s cozy, Old World ambiance in our own living rooms, thanks to chef sisters Callie and Devon Doyle’s recipe for spiced Turkish coffee. Sweeteners aren’t needed, as the hot milk, chocolate cocoa pieces and savory spices meld to create a smoothly satisfying kick of flavor. That bit of heat at the end is cayenne, a welcome component that warms our insides as winter’s frost sets in. Located in a restored 1909 house, the tiny cafe is part-restaurant, part-Turkish rug shop, and whether we’re relishing this toasty beverage there or at home, we feel a lingering sense of comfort just the same.

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Pure Wow.

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Pure Wow.

Excerpt from Pure Wow on December 18, 2012

It seems Fort Worth’s Magnolia Avenue corridor offers endless permutations of enjoyable food experiences. If you’re not interested in eating at a high-end gastropub (Brewed) or a vaunted vegan venue (Spiral Diner), then wait just a moment for another promising entry for entrées.

Witness the Flying Carpet Turkish Cafe, a three-month-old restaurant that’s already garnering praise for its stuffed grape leaves, tabbouleh and falafel sandwiches.

But this isn’t your ordinary hummus-and-hookah standby. The restaurant has a retail component with more than 500 Turkish rugs, piled waist-high in some areas and draping from the walls in others, in this log-cabin-esque 1909 building.

Owners (and sisters) Callie and Devon Doyle have the food cred to complement the carpets (which range from $250 to $10,000). Chef Callie’s résumé reads like a who’s who of American kitchens, with stints at Thomas Keller’s Per Se and David Chang’s Momofuku in New York and, more recently, as sous chef at Oak Cliff’s Bolsa. Devon is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Austin and a former pastry chef at Cafe Modern.

At a recent lunch in the bright, inviting space we couldn’t get enough of the delectable Australian lamb shoulder sandwich with pickled radish, prune and olive jam, tzatziki sauce and toasted almonds ($10).

For the inventive renditions of Middle Eastern food alone, we’ll fly back in a hurry–even if our house is mostly carpeted already.

Flying Carpet Cafe, 1223 Washington Ave., Fort Worth; 817-877-1223 or flyingcarpetcafe.com

 

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