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Beaujolais & Beyond Wine Festival Combines France and Texas Into Frexas

The Beaujalois and Beyond Wine Festival was an interesting mix of dressy, casual, and weird. The place was seriously bumping by the time I had made it inside. As soon as I walked in, my eyes were immediately drawn to the rosé table—mostly by the brightly-lit Eiffel Tower replica, adorned with a swathe of balloons. […]

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Bits & Bites: Things to Do and Chew in Dallas, Nov. 22-24

The weather is pretty gloomy today, isn’t it? I guess it’s fitting, considering the events that this date recalls. Most people focus on the sadness surrounding this day, but what we tend to forget is that Dallas was still an active city, even during those tough times. I’m sure they had plenty of things that […]

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Cacao Revival at the Dallas Chocolate Conference and Festival

On October 26, the fourth annual Dallas Chocolate Conference and Festival in Addison Conference Centre treated guests to sweet tastings. Pastry chefs and chocolatiers from around the country showcased their finest pieces of eatable art for all to see. “This is probably the most vendors we have had ever,” Sander Wolf, the organizer of the festival said. “The […]

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People We Love: Sander Wolf is Giving Away Two Tickets to His Chocolate Festival

In four full days, Dallas will be celebrating its fourth annual Chocolate Conference & Festival at the Addison Conference Center from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. This big one-day hullabaloo—which you’d think had a team of crazy, gung-ho chocolate people behind it—is actually the work of one man. Sander Wolf. During the day, he’s a computer […]

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The Texas Veggie Fair Had Us at the Corn Dawg

Hosted in Reverchon Park on Sunday, the fourth annual Texas Veggie Fair was a free, family-friendly event with vegan and vegetarian food and lifestyle items for sale. There was plenty of live music, a beer garden, speakers, chef demos, and lots of activities for two or four-legged little ones. As it turns out, there were […]

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Bits & Bites, Things to Do and Chew in Dallas, Oct. 18-20

There’s lots of stuff to do this weekend. More importantly—there’s lots of stuff to EAT this weekend. Whether you’re a sausage freak or a veg-head, there’s a place for you. Gather up the family (yes, even Fido), and enjoy a festival or two. There are more than plenty to choose from. FRIDAY The Bloomin’ Bluegrass […]

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Rain Couldn’t Can Canned, Dentonites Declare

The Canned Festival on Saturday was a bit of an adventure, but what else can be expected of the wonderful little town to the north? Over the past year and a half, Denton has seen a lot of expansion in the downtown area, specifically on Hickory Street, where places like Oak Street Drafthouse and East […]

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My Big Fat Greek Food Festival Experience

Yesterday was the last day of the Greek Food Festival at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. The parking was crazy. But it was a nice day and I could afford a stroll, so I didn’t think much of it. The church grounds were packed with hundreds of people. By the afternoon, it was tough […]

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Saturday’s BurgerFest in Deep Ellum was Well-Done

At Dallas’ first-ever BurgerFest on Saturday, the air was pungent with the smell of meat. To the left of Deep Ellum’s 2800 block down Main Street was a row of busy cooks, busting out burgers for the throngs of patty patrons. To the right, colored tents housed a variety of art and homemade items. Rich […]

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TacoCon Drinks Other Food Festivals Under the Table

Ask anyone and they’ll tell you that Friday’s TacoCon (Cerveza) was a roaring success. By the time I’d arrived, the trucks had already sprawled themselves across Four Corner Brewing Co.’s parking lot and were setting up for the madness that was about to go down. The delicious smells dancing across the lot highlighted my own […]

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The 4th Annual Texas State Veggie Fair Features Erykah Badu

For those of you who don’t have good longterm memories, the Texas Veggie Fair has always been a fun little shindig for fried-food-ists who don’t eat meat. This is its fourth year serving up vegetarian and vegan cuisine. But now this festival is getting big. REAL BIG. So big that Grammy Award-winning Erykah Badu will […]

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Bastille on Bishop 2013: Our Night in France

Wine, cigars, sausage, and long lines. Emphasis on the wine and long lines. That’s what you would’ve found if you attended Bastille on Bishop in the Bishop Arts District last night. The largest French festival in Dallas started at 6 p.m., but by the time I got there around 7:30 p.m., a couple food tents […]

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Bits & Bites: Things to Do and Chew in Dallas This Weekend, July 12

Lots of options for this weekend. There’s two I’ll highlight: Taste of Dallas all weekend and the French version of the Fourth of July on Sunday. Also, not SideDish related, but the John Mayer concert is Saturday (swoon). Here’s some music to accompany you while you read this post. Happy Friday! Friday First and foremost, […]

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Brews News: Untapped Festival, Pairing Dinners, Brewery Tours, and the New Denton Beer

Festival in Fort Worth: The biggest brews news surrounds this weekend’s Untapped Festival in Fort Worth. It’s a truly remarkable array of offerings from breweries around the world. They’ve brought out some seriously sexy guns for this shindig as well as some dope tunes. Is that the cool way to say it? Besides my totally […]

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What To Drink Now: Savor Dallas Reserve Tasting and International Grand Tasting

Each year Savor Dallas continues to grow, bringing residents from all over North Texas together for a weekend of wine and food celebration. This year, in its ninth, Savor added evening events at Trinity Groves, the Perot Museum, and a special evening at the Dallas Arboretum, bringing Dallas Blooms and wines from all over the […]

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Upcoming Opportunities To Taste

If you are in the mood to try some great wine the opportunities are endless the next few weeks in and around Dallas.  Here are some great upcoming opportunities to taste. Tonight Maguire’s Restaurant hosts Eric Titus, of Napa Valley’s incredible Titus Vineyards for a 5-course tasting dinner .  I am a huge fan of the […]

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The Booze and Music at Untapped Festival Made Our World Go ‘Round. Here’s Why.

Even with the Trinity Groves “entertainment destination” still unfinished, a sold-out crowd happily showed up promptly for the music, alcohol, and mercifully cool weather at Spune Productions’ Untapped Festival in WestDallas this past Saturday. Food truck supplies were already heavily depleted just past 4 pm and multiple craft breweries ran out of the most coveted […]

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