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2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Celebrate With Drinkables From DFW

Every year on SideDish, we like to devote our energy to supporting small local food businesses here in DFW. For the 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 is Drinkables Day. If you’ve got a product that you want included, send me an email with your information and a picture. This list will often be updated, so don’t fret about deadlines. We’re here to serve you guys.

Noble Coyote Coffee

Coffeemaker Kevin Sprague makes top notch roasts in East Dallas. His Noble Coyote Coffee (David Hopkins expounds upon Sprague’s process in this Edible DFW piece, pgs. 24-25) is well balanced and fresh, and all the flavors are made from fair trade beans grown from using sustainable methods. Sprague also says he’s going to do something special for all you guys, because it is, you know, almost Christmas. He will:

  1. Give away an 8 oz. bag of coffee to one random person who tweets out the link to this post (include @DSideDish and @noblecoyote so we can see it). We’ll reply to you if you’re the lucky tweeter.
  2. Deliver for free to zip codes 75214, 75218, 75223, and 75228. ONLY these zip codes can get free delivery. Also, if people would like their coffee to be delivered in a gift bag it will be an additional $5.00.

Garden District Bloody Marys

The lovely Stephanie Sanoja, inventor of this ready-to-serve Bloody Mary mix, has a special holiday label, so it’s ready to gift, as well. She writes: “Garden District Bloody Marys are available at all kinds of local spots like Kindred spirits, Talulah Belle, Pogos, Bolsa Mercado and will soon grace the shelves of biggies like Specs.”  The gift tag lets you write in a name and recipient, so it’s a perfect hostess gift.

Oak Cliff Cellars

Oak Cliff Cellars has holiday gift packs available in two, three, and four bottle samplers. Ship packs directly to whoever you desire, but make sure you order before December 10 if you want the pack to arrive before Christmas! Check out all the offerings right here.


The 12 Days of Food Gifts

Day One: Cheese

Day Two: Candy

Day Three: Tamales

Day Four: Baked Goods

Day Five: Drinkables

Day Six: Cook Books

Day Seven: Cooking Classes

Day Eight: Jams and Pickles

Day Nine: Gift Cards and Gift Boxes

Day Ten: Meats

Day Eleven: Gifts That Give Back

Day Twelve: Juice Cleanses

Need more gift ideas? See Raya’s guide on ShopTalk.