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FT33 and Chef Matt McCallister will welcome Chef Randy Rucker of Houston, for a guest chef dinner and a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Rucker, winner of the 2011 Houston Rising Star award will bring his classical Southern perspective infused with modern techniques to McCallister’s season-inspired modern cuisine for a one-night-only culinary event. The evening will highlight bounty from both McCallister and Rucker’s foraging expeditions throughout the Texas woods in an innovative 14-course small plates menu. The dinner is Monday, January 14 at 6PM. $125 per person; $150 with wine pairings (plus tax and gratuity), 214-741-2629. (photos by Kevin Marple)
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 Everything-That-Comes-In-A-Jar 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.
If you haven’t tried Kathy’s jellies, jams, and butters, your life is incomplete. I say this with perfect seriousness. My favorite is the toasted pecan pepper jam. You should get that one.
Kathy has a little reminder for you guys: “In addition to individual jars of jam and gift packs (3 jars, any mix of flavors, for $25), we have a gift crate which sells for $35 (photo attached), and we do custom gift baskets (a sample photo attached – contents vary by order).”4 Comments »
This year, all I want for Christmas is a billionaire husband. Somebody make that happen.
If you’re looking forward to the holidays as much as I am (which is a lot, by the way), the both of us are probably working our squirrel tails off to get everything squared away before so we can turn into couch potatoes. Couch potatoes do not cook. Couch potatoes do not move a finger in the kitchen. Here’s a list of places to wine and dine on Christmas Eve and Day for all you fellow potato people. I’ll keep updating the list, so check back often.
Canary by Gorji
Ferre Ristorante e Bar
Grand Lux Cafe
Highland Park Cafeteria
Mesa Veracruz Coastal Cuisine
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
The Second Floor
Village Marquee Grill
What an appropriate day for this gal with a head for watching reality TV and a bod for storing food to ask about refrigerators. She writes:
Hey, Nancy. Long time no see. My fridge died yesterday. Lucky I could just put everything outside last night but I’ve got to buy a new one today. What kind of fridge do you have or do you recommend? I cook a lot and like to freeze things, but I’m sick of having a side-by-side model. Maybe I’ll get one with freezer on the bottom. Maybe you’re readers have some thoughts.
I’m sick of my side-by-side but it sure beats digging through a bunch of frozen leftovers. Thoughts smart people?
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Looking for a few unique gifts for the person on your list who has everything? Consider one of these beautiful ideas that will please even the most finicky friends.
Earlier this year famed photographer Annie Leibovitz lent her talents to The Macallan’s Masters of Photography Series to create unique, limited production single cask whiskies now being released by The Macallan. There are four photographs capturing Scottish actor Kevin McKidd sips The Macallan, probably thoughtfully remembering his time as a young man when he worked at the distillery. 1000 bottles will be sold through December, costing about $2500 a bottle, a beautiful gift for the scotch lover and collector in your life. Continue reading "What To Drink and Buy Now: Gifts for the Wine, Food, and Spirits Lover"
December 10-12: Click here and enter to win a $250 Central Market gift card!