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I know you get tired of reading information we’ve received from a PR agencies, but press releases are a necessary evil in the news business. I’m not asking for sympathy, but if you think we regurgitate a lot of info, you should see some of the crap we delete. I thought I would share one that just came my way.
News: How a Woman’s Hormones can Make Family Holiday Get-Togethers Better
Women who have upcoming family holiday gatherings to attend can make them more enjoyable (and avoid the usual holiday headaches) when they know how their hormones will be impacting their mood, energy, patience and everything else that affects how smoothly family get-togethers go.
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Remember our sweet SideDish reporter Kellyn Curtis? She’s now over at The Feast. A little while ago, Kellyn posted an interview she conducted with Sharon Hage. In case you’ve been drinking kava on a deserted island in Fiji, you already know that Hage closed her popular Dallas restaurant York Street last Friday.
Obviously the closing of York Street was big news in Dallas. When Teresa Gubbins broke the story, it was picked up by every blogger and tweeter in town. DMN critic, Leslie Brenner wrote a page 1A “appreciation” story for the paper. (Hmm, I can’t seem to remember Ms. Brenner writing about a meal she ate at York Street.) However, she writes that she had reservations for 10PM on Saturday night–which was supposed to be the last night–but she was shut out when Hage ran out of ingredients and decided to close the restaurant on early.
I hate it that York Street closed; but I love the way Hage handled it. Running out of ingredients and shutting the door was like letting the restaurant die of natural causes. Classy act, Sharon Hage. Get some rest.17 Comments »
My mom and I have decided to go wild and cook outside of our zone for Thanksgiving. By outside of the zone I mean we are changing the side dishes of our usual family dinner: twice-baked potatoes, creamed onions, stuffing (wet and dry), some kind of green vegetable (yes, sometimes we whip up the green bean casserole), and baked squash. So I am looking for a bitchin’ corn recipe. Soufflé? Casserole? Pudding? Anything. I’m in the mood to cook all day.13 Comments »
Last Friday, the French American Chamber of Commerce held its 27th Annual Beaujolais Wine Festival. The rationale for the party is ostensibly to celebrate the release of the new vintage of Beaujolais Nouveau wine but many of the 2,000 attendees didn’t seem to need the new wine as an excuse to party. Wines served this year came from regions broader than Beaujolais with booths serving wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhone region, and Texas.
Food was provided by Cadot Restaurant, Eddie Deen, Hotel St. Germain, La Duni Latin Café, La Madeleine, Lavendou Bistro Provençal, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Mozzarella Company & Empire Baking Co, Paciugo Gelato, Parigi, Salum Restaurant, Sambuca Uptown, Scardello Artisan Cheese, Y.O. Ranch Restaurant, Capriccio Ristorante, and Delice Chocolatier Selection.
Other attractions included a fashion show by Texas Next Top Designers Darian Thomas and an appearance by Miss Texas, Ashley Melnick.
Wines were supplied by Goody Goody Wine and Spirits and sponsorship came from major French companies and American companies doing business in France.