Sigel’s and Boisset Family Estates Taste for a Cause

I am always looking for an opportunity to drink superb wine and meet passionate wine professionals.  If a worthwhile charity is involved the process is so much tastier.  Happily, an occasion for all just came through from Sigel’s for a tasting at their Greenville Ave location on September 10th with Boisset Family Estates: Sigel’s and Boisset Family Estates (DeLoach […]

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Let’s Play on SideDish: Guessing Games and Prizes for Comments

Last week was a very slow news week. To spice things up, I played a few games like “Guess the Best Onion Rings Restaurant ” and “What is the Worst Meal You Ever Ate.” It was so fun that we spun off a game inside the game: “Uncle Nancy’s 67th Commenter.” If a person became […]

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Somebody Help This Poor Girl: Emergency Edition

I hate to overburden you people with work and I normally wouldn’t post two SHTPG items in one day, but this gal is in deep doodoo. Her tear-stained e-mail just arrived. She is miserable, help her off the ledge. O.M.G. you guys, I totally forgot my boyfriend’s birthday. He is the kindest, gentlest, most giving […]

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Where There is Fire, There Will be Smoke Restaurant at The Belmont Hotel

This announcement comes from the copy and paste press release department: Belmont Hotel Debuts New Restaurant “Smoke” Serving Hardwood Cooking From Scratch DALLAS, TEXAS (August 31, 2009) – A slow burn thick with Southern style arrives in Dallas this September with Smoke. Fresh from a renovation and concept overhaul, the Belmont Hotel’s restaurant reemerges as […]

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JW Foster of the Pyramid Restaurant at the Fairmont Hotel Wins Best Caesar Salad in Dallas Competition

When life gives JW Foster lemons, he (center) makes Caesar Salad.(Thanks to Lee Fuqua for the photo.) JW Foster of the Pyramid Restaurant and Bar at the Fairmont Hotel won the title of Best Caesar in Dallas at the 18th annual Caesar Salad Competition presented by those wacky and wonderful folks at the AIWF. Why […]

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Submarine Sandwiches: Jersey Mike’s in Dallas

Yesterday I was in a mad dash and multi-tasking to the point of being dangerous on the road. On top of it all, it was 2:30 p.m. and I hadn’t eaten all day. Speeding down Spring Valley, I noticed a “Grand Opening…Jersey Mike’s” sign. “Oh goodie, good copy,” I thought as I screeched into the […]

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2009 Texas Sommelier Conference: Eroica From Ste. Michelle

Recently at the 2009 TexSom Conference at Las Colinas, Andrew Chalk shot this short video on Eroica, a interesting Riesling produced by Chateau Ste. Michelle in Washington State. Chateau Ste. Michelle has been a pioneer in Riesling production in the U.S. In this short clip, Andrew has an informative chinwag with Joel Butler, the winery’s […]

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AIWF Folks Announce Winners of Best Restaurant Week Wine and Food Pairings

The members of the American Institute of Wine and Food’s DFW Chapter have been doing a lot of eating lately. They had to, in order to find who had the best wine and food pairings at restaurants participating in KRLD Restaurant Week (17–23). The winning chef and somm get a week’s stay at the Culinary […]

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Celebrating Texas Cheese With the Winners of the American Cheese Society Competition

In early August, I reported on the Dallas area cheesemakers who won big time national awards at the 25th Annual American Cheese Society Competition in Austin. I’ll wait while you read the post… …Okay, so now you know Latte Da, Lucky Layla, and Mozzarella Company made our region proud. In a follow-up post, I printed […]

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The Best Onion Rings in Dallas? Guess the Restaurant!

Diamonds in the rough. Eat these now. I love onion rings. I love them big and tall. I love them greasy and small. Recently I ordered onion rings at a restaurant in Dallas and I was shocked—these are the best rings I’ve had in Dallas in a long time. Since Restaurant Week basically kills the […]

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SideDish TableTalk: Three Jews, Zinsky’s Deli in Dallas, Six Opinions

We hope to start an occasional feature here on SideDish in which one of us adventurous eaters endeavors to discuss a restaurant experience with either some dinner companions or a couple of Dishers who might have expertise in the area. For the first installment of SideDish TableTalk, I knew just where to go to round […]

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Sneak Peek: Bailey’s Prime Plus Park Lane

Yes, somehow I am still getting invited to media lunches. And when there’s free food, I say, “bring it.” The latest one up is the oft-discussed Bailey’s Prime Plus Park Lane. The restaurant is enormous (12,000 square-feet). It is opening in September. It’s interior is different than the other location because it is more “female […]

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