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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Ticket Giveaway: A Pair of Tickets to Untapped Festival on September 8

I just got off the phone with Corey Pond, one of the organizers behind this whole Untapped Festival shebang that’s happening on Saturday, September 8 from 1 to 11 p.m. Not only is there going to be an incredible lineup of Indie rock bands (The Burning Hotels, David Dondero, The Eastern Sea, etc.) at Trinity […]

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Craft Cocktails Texas is Happening This Weekend: June 14-17

Dozens of guests sipped specialty cocktails from mainstream and artisan spirit sponsors last night at the Kick Off Party for the inaugural Craft Cocktails Texas festival on the penthouse floor of The Stoneleigh Hotel. While listening to melodies sung by crooner Ricki Derek, guests sipped on 18-year-old single malt from Balvenie & Glenfiddich, tiki punch […]

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Craft Cocktails Texas Brings Creative Concoctions and Artisan Spirits To Dallas

Over four days from June 14-June 17 a new spirits festival will take Dallas by storm, celebrating all things boozy and including some of the best mixologists in the city and the state, Craft Cocktails Texas.  The growing interest in high-end cocktails created with whimsy using quality spirits and fresh mixers inspired the event, sure […]

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Head South To the Punta Mita Gourmet and Golf Classic

Celebrity chefs, tasty tequila, great golf, five star resorts and plenty of sunshine….each is a perfectly good reason to journey south of the boarder to luxurious Punta Mita, Mexico.  Why not enjoy them all in a festival bringing each of these together in one fabulous weekend of food, wine, tequila and golf, playing Jack Nicklaus’s […]

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Chefs for Farmers Announce Mixin’ it up on the Boulevard Line-Up for May 6

If you ever wanted to see a burger showdown, it might behoove you to attend this outdoor foodie fest where chefs like John Tesar and Jack Perkins will be joining over thirty amazing chefs to celebrate the local farm movement. Chef Matt McCallister, Iris McCallister, and Christina LaBarba are organizing this showcase for May 6 […]

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ZestFest 2012: Spice Up Your Weekend

Anyone who appreciates sizzling flavors should head over to the 10th year of ZestFest, a food festival featuring some of the spiciest exhibitors and products from all over the country. Celebrity chefs like Jon Bonnell (Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine) and Lou Lambert (Lambert’s) will be answering those burning questions of yours during their cooking demonstrations. […]

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What to Drink Now: Flavor! Napa Valley

I just returned from the Thanksgiving holiday Napa Valley style.  I had traveled out to the picturesque Napa Valley on November 17th (on my own plane ticket) to start the holiday week at the inaugural Flavor! Napa Valley.  I was an invited guest of the festival, attending a few of the events throughout the weekend, […]

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Chefs for Farmers and Dallas Uncorked Present Mixin’ It Up On the Boulevard 2012

Last night the organizers for Mixin’ It Up On the Boulevard 2012, announced the details of their upcoming event. The outdoor food, wine, and spirits festival will feature an A-list of celebrity chefs, local farmers, and award-winning wine and spirits. The event, co-created by Dallas Uncorked and Chefs for Farmers, will take place at Lee […]

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Special Report: Media Gets a Preview of Taste of Greenville Avenue

D Magazine intern Jessica Melton attended a press preview of the food that will be featured at Taste of Greenville Avenue (TOGA) this weekend. We’ve all been there before. The age-old looping conversation of “I don’t know, what do you want to eat?” Every now and then we get a break from having to make […]

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