Somebody Help This Poor Girl: Entertaining Out-of-Town Clients

She’s a busy gal and needs your help. We’re flying in our top clients in August for an event, and I’ve been tasked with finding a venue for after-dinner drinks. It’s a medium sized group, probably about 15 people, and we want something upscale and unique, and preferably private or semi-private. I was thinking something […]

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Screen Door—A Summer Menu Tasting in Pictures

Last evening, Chef David McMillan invited us down to One Arts Plaza to taste some of Screen Door‘s new summer dishes and cocktails. What follows is a visual journey through that tasting. jump for a visual journey through Screen Door’s new menu items…

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In Flight Advice: Save Your Socks and Air-Cushion Your Wine

‘Tis the season for bucolic forays into Napa, Sonoma, and Tuscany (who are we kidding, that kind of travel’s always in season). And while I don’t generally write about products, this one caught my eye. Even thought I employ Ziploc bags, bubble wrap, and a sophisticated layering of socks and brassieres, many’s the time I’ve […]

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So, Do We Really All Scream For Ice Cream?

Yeah, yeah, it’s scorching outside, which is why The Library‘s ice cream cocktails (available for the entire month of July to celebrate National Ice Cream Month) could seem like not just a good idea, but a necessary one. (Damn the extra-evil hangover from all that sugar; full steam ahead!) Here’s what they propose: Mint Chocolate […]

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Sacred Cellars is Closed. Sacred Cigars is Open.

Silly me, I just noticed Sacred Cellars is no longer a cellar. I contacted owner Rudy Ced and asked him what was happening. He said: I stopped ordering wine for my inventory around Oct 2010. In Nov 2010 I opened Sacred Cigars inside Snider Plaza. I sold all my wine in order to fund this new […]

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White Rock Lake Celebrates 100 Years With Chefs’ Picnic

On Sunday, new SideDish contributor Brooklynne Peters attended the Chef’s’ Picnic on White Rock Lake. Read on for her report in words and pictures… On Sunday afternoon, food lovers and chef groupies flocked to the Bath House Cultural Center at White Rock Lake for the Chefs’ Picnic on the Lake in honor of the park’s […]

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