Our two favorite Cuban bakers, Rita and Sara Vazquez, of International Bakery Cuban Dulceria, are hosting Cuba Nostalgia, a journey back in time “for those who remember the island’s glamorous times.” Save the dates: May 17, 18, and 19 from 9:00AM to 5:00PM. The festivities will include Cuban art exhibits, vendors, and traditional food and music. More details below.
In celebration of our recent Texas Independence Day, Texas Flag Day and Sam Houston Day (all of which occurred last Friday, March 2) Sigel’s is holding a TexasFest with a Lone Star sized celebration of all things Texas including some of the state’s best beer, wine and spirits. This Saturday from 1pm-4pm at the Sigel’s-Elite on Fitzhugh 24 Texas beers, 20 Texas spirits and 8 Texas wines will be poured including beer from Deep Ellum Brewery, Rahr and Sons, St. Arnold, Real Ale and more, with spirits from Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka, Tito’s Vodka, Dripping Springs Vodka, Pecan Street Rum, Waterloo Gin, Rebecca Creek Whiskey, Balcones and more, and wine from Lone Oak including their San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition winning Viognier. What could be better than celebrating our Texas heritage with a few sips from some of Texas’ finest. Reserve your tasting passport giving you twelve sips of any of the above here.
“I’ve always wanted to move back to Dallas ever since (going to) SMU,” says Tully Lewis, owner of Tu-Lu’s Gluten-Free Bakery. Today, Lewis opens her first store in Dallas after enjoying success in New York City for the last two years. (For instance, the ladies and gents of Vogue loved her sweets so much, they admitted their latest obsession with gluten-free goods in this February article.)
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She’s having a birthday and wants what she can’t find.
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A few weeks ago, my boyfriend and I ate at Horne & Dekker. I ordered the braised short ribs with Gouda grits and buttery biscuits, which my boyfriend declared “the best meal in Dallas.” This Friday is his birthday, and I had originally planned to take him back there, but as you know, the restaurant has since closed. So, I’m looking for a great place that serves something similar (or the recipe from Horne & Dekker!).
Many of you use our weekly schedule to seek out the food trucks in Dallas/Fort Worth, and many of you have asked for an improved solution to find out the closest food truck to you. Right now.
Today we are happy to announce a collaboration with Beecon: an interactive map (above) showing you the current daily food truck locations. Beecon has both San Francisco and Dallas/Fort Worth locations. You can download their free itunes app, or just click on the cool “Food Truck Finder” logo at the top of the right sidebar anytime here on SideDish.
Beecon starts with our weekly feed to populate its database, and then has a dedicated employee to ensure that the location database is accurate. From now on, when we publish the schedule each Monday, you’ll get the Beecon map embedded in our blog post.
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I’m not at all ashamed to profess my love for donuts. Some may label these decadent morsels of fried dough a “guilty pleasure,” but when I sink my eager teeth into the perfect donut, I feel no guilt at all, simply a euphoric rush of gustatory satisfaction which no other breakfast pastry can provide. Last year, I presented my list of the Best Donuts in Dallas, but since that time, we’ve seen some notable changes on the Dallas donut frontier. The beloved Hypnotic Donuts traded in their inconspicuous habitation of a pizza joint in North Dallas for a vibrant new shop in East Dallas. Other donut shops, such as Pookie’s Donuts on Lemmon Ave, who donut bombed D Magazine a few weeks ago, and Denton Square Donuts who I visited previously, are also getting in on the donut love currently wafting through the air around Dallas.
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It was a packed house at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in Dallas last Thursday as the restaurant played its part in the simultaneous exclusive pre-release of 2009 Paraduxx Z Blend, Napa Valley Red Wine (a Duckhorn portfolio wine) at 81 US locations across the US. Z is a blend of predominantly Zinfandel. Also served were other wines from Duckhorn properties: 2010 Migration Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County; 2009 Goldeneye Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, Mendocino County and 2007 Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot “Three Palms Vineyard”, Napa Valley.
Ruth’s Chris chefs at each participating location prepared the same five course meal which delved into filet, lobster, lamb and white bean and chorizo soup. They even prepared a salad that was so light on the acids that it went harmoniously with the buttery Chardonnay. Amid five fabulous courses I put the lamb lollipops at the top of my own personal flavor favorites and rank the Merlot the best wine of the evening.3 Comments »