Rodeo Goat Ice House Opens in Fort Worth

Here’s another reason to venture out to Fort Worth: Rodeo Goat Ice House. Sam Wynne (whose father, Shannon Wynne, is behind the Lark on the Park) is the owner of this casual gourmet burgers-and-cold beer joint at 2836 Bledsoe Street, near Fort Worth’s Cultural District. It’s apparently “not upscale, not pretentious, no cute food.” Good. Because […]

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What To Drink Now: It’s The Holidays…Have a Cocktail

Thanksgiving has past…Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, and if you managed to get through the eating and the start of the shopping, you are surely in store for a great holiday season.  Toast your survival and the season with a festive cocktail made with some of your favorite spirits.  Need some inspiration, consider […]

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2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Celebrate With Cheese Made in DFW

Every year on SideDish, we like to devote our energy to supporting small local food businesses that make DFW a better place to live. For the next consecutive twelve days, we’ll be highlighting jams, jellies, pies, classes, wines, coffees, teas, and basically any food product made locally on Dallas (or close to it) soil. Today […]

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Bits & Bites: Things to Do and Chew in Dallas This Weekend, Nov 30 – Dec 2

Friday Gina Gottlich is leading a food and wine pairing demonstration at The Second Floor Bistro at 7 p.m. Get ready to taste wines like Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc, Cakebread Chardonnay, Laetitia Pinot Noir, Estancia Cabernet Sauvignon and Château La Freynelle Bordeaux. Execuchef Joel Harloff will also be preparing a wild mushroom soup and rib eye with […]

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Drink This Now: Seasonal Smash Made With Hum at FT33

Last night I fell in love with HumBotanical, a sexy 70 proof herbaceous liqueur made with organic rum, fair trade hibiscus, organic ginger, green cardamom and kaffir lime.   The drink was featured as the Seasonal Smash at FT33. If it isn’t on the ever-changing cocktail list when you go, ask them to make you one. It’s a gorgeous concoction of  Ketel […]

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Q&A With Tyler Florence, Host of the Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race

Tyler Florence, in all his culinary glory, will be at NorthPark’s Williams-Sonoma at noon on December 10 to sign copies of his new book, Fresh, which he says reflects where he is as a person right now. I’m predicting one heck of a line. You probably know him from his 16 years on the Food […]

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Into Shelley’s Belly: The Bottle Shop

What a shame. I feel defeated by my missing motivation – most certainly a result of the brain cloud that is left over from the beer. My disillusionment comes from the brimming glasses of beer at The Bottle Shop I drank for all of you. I am glad you’re willing to accept most of the blame for what […]

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Donate a Coat to “Heat the Homeless,” Receive a Free Cup of Coffee at Bolsa Mercado

Not every 10-year-old girl wants to help homeless people. In fact, most of them just want their own iPhone. Ashton Bryson is different, though. Two years ago, she started worrying about homeless people getting too cold in the winter, so she began collecting coats and blankets for Heat the Homeless. Now the Rosemont Elementary School fifth-grader […]

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Gina’s Organic Kitchen Delivers Healthy Food Right to Your Door

About nine years ago, Gina Paterno Villalobos was diagnosed with high-risk breast cancer. To combat the disease, she completely changed her diet and turned to organic whole foods. She witnessed amazing results. After training at the Kushi Institute Center for Natural Healing and getting certified at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Food & Health, Villalobos is […]

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Look What I Made: Root Veggie Chips

It’s an awkward week for recipe bloggists — big holiday last week, Christmas isn’t for a month. Sigh. There’s nothin’ to do, man*! What am I gonna talk about, cheeky uses for Thanksgiving leftovers? You know years in advance the kinds of depraved things you’re going to do with your leftovers; you don’t need me […]

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Bake Your Way to Fame: CBS’ New Baking Show Holds Open Casting Call in Dallas

CBS is looking for amateur bakers with great whipping abilities (in the kitchen). Its new baking series (no name yet) “follows the trials and tribulations of the competitors – young, old, from every background and every corner of the United States – as they attempt to prove their baking prowess.” The producers tell me that […]

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Good Asian Grub: Ramen Tatsu-Ya in Austin

Before Lucky Peach, a food quarterly by Momofuku’s David Chang, exploded into our consciousness with its first issue – one wholly dedicated to ramen – most food enthusiasts on the east and west coasts were already keenly aware of the growing noodle situation happening in the United States. But somewhere between our immigration patterns and our […]

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Food News and Booze

Chef Jeffery Hobbs will be the executive chef at American F+B, the new comfort restaurant in Fort Worth opening in 2013. Teresa Gubbins is all over it. She says that Hobbs will not be opening his own restaurant, like he promised us after he left Sissy’s back in September. My dreams of a potential restaurant called […]

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Road Construction Can Kill a Restaurant: Mattito’s in Uptown Fears For Its Life

Most restaurants run on tight margins. They take a chance every time they place an order for supplies. Today comes word from Jeff Frankel, owner of Mattito’s. The city has basically shut down Routh St. between Cedar Springs and Carlisle, leaving Mattito’s customers wondering how they get to his restaurant. They have place a “road […]

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Buy Tickets to the Brunch of the Sugar Plum Fairy on Saturday, December 1

The Nutcracker has landed at the Ritz-Carlton. Dallas’ 2nd annual Brunch of the Sugar Plum Fairy, scheduled for 10 a.m. on December 1, will feature a buffet with gifts for all children and a performance by dancers from the Texas Ballet Theater School. Cookie-decorating stations with candles, sprinkles and tubes of icing will probably put […]

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Call For Local Foods

This holiday season we would like to support our local food businesses. Carol and I are compiling a Local Food Gift Guide for SideDish. The post will be dedicated to spotlighting those who make food-related items one can purchase for gifts or serve at a gathering. If you make jelly, jam, chocolate, aprons, coffee cake, ham, table linen, turkey, casseroles, wine openers, olive oil, […]

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