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Urban Acres is Building a Farmstead in Oak Cliff

Everybody and their mother is using Kickstarter these days to get their businesses up, but sometimes the cause is so worthy I have to put it up on SideDish. Like this one. Urban Acres, your source for local, organic food, is expanding on its “co-op style” produce program and trying to impact the Dallas community […]

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Taco Bueno in Mesquite Gets a Brand New Look, Thanks to Plan B Group

The same guys who brought you Bolsa, Velvet Taco, Whiskey Cake, and East Hampton Sandwich Co. have just completed another project. This time, Plan B Group remodeled the Taco Bueno at 1723 West Scyene Rd. in Mesquite to make it look even spiffier. Tomorrow, at 9 a.m., the store is celebrating its official re-opening with […]

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The Big Read Dallas Kick Off: Win Special Editions of Fahrenheit 451

During the month of April, the Dallas Public Library, D Magazine, and D Academy have partnered up for something called The Big Read, a month-long program to get the entire city of Dallas to read Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 together. This morning, a bunch of volunteers handed out free special edition copies of Fahrenheit 451 at […]

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Giveaway: A Pair of Tickets to Savor the Arboretum This Sunday, March 17

Alright, folks. Savor Dallas is happening this weekend (Thursday through Sunday) and the lineup/schedule/whatever you call it looks ahhhmazing. This year, they’ve added a few new events: Savor Trinity Groves, Wine Stroll at the Perot, and Savor the Arboretum. This is, of course, in addition to the usual Wine Panel Tasting Seminar, Global Wine and […]

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Ticket Giveaway: A Pair of Tickets to Thursday’s Sip ‘N Savor with Chef Sharon Hage and Master Sommelier Barbara Werley

A nice, generous person sent me an email this morning, offering to give away a pair of tickets valued at $200. If you wish to attend the YW’s  Sip ‘N Savor event on Thursday, February 28, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with busybee chef Sharon Hage and wine-a**-kicker Barbara Werley, you should tell me why […]

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Game Time: Guess Which Dallas Restaurant Makes This Pasta

It’s cold outside, and nobody wants to go out. Let’s play a game, shall we? The person who correctly guesses where this pasta dish comes from will win a surprise prize, picked by yours truly. (Update: The restaurant has offered to give away a gift certificate.) At the end of the week (Friday at noon), […]

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Director of George W. Bush Presidential Library to Speak at Highland Park Cafeteria

Okay, friends. Two important things: 1. Alan C. Lowe, director of the new George W. Bush Presidential Library, is presenting his mission and plans for the biblioteca at Highland Park Cafeteria. He’ll have tips on how the public can get involved and give a preview of the opening events for the library. This, libraryophiles, should […]

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Giveaway: A Pair of Tickets to the Beaujolais & Beyond Wine Festival on November 30

Happy Back-To-Work Day for all of you! To alleviate your sadness, we’re giving away two pairs of tickets to the 29th annual Beaujolais & Beyond Wine Festival on November 30, which takes place inside the Irving Convention Center at 7 p.m. It’s a festival celebrating French and American vintages with cancans, caricatures, French music, and […]

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Giveaway: A Pair of Tickets to the Dallas Travel & Adventure Show

Every year, the Dallas Travel & Adventure Show blows by at the Dallas Convention Center, bringing you a taste of foreign and exotic places to visit. It’s probably one of the most torturous expos for people with very few vacation days left in 2012, but fun for those who have time to spare. Last year, […]

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