Bubble Soccer at the Social House’s BackYard Space Starts This Friday

The Social House in Uptown’s BackYard space soft opened March 6, and it’s essentially a big play pen for adults. Giant-size beer pongs, giant Jenga, Twister, and hula hoops make this the best non-kiddie playground in town. 100 taps + games? Yeah, we’re pretty much down.

This weekend, though, the fun gets a thousand times better with the addition of bubble soccer. If you haven’t heard of bubble soccer, you should really watch Jimmy Fallon play it with Colin Farrell, Chris Pratt, and Frank Knuckles in the video above.

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Cute Puppy Video Alert! Help Parigi Name its New Mascot and Win a Free Dinner

  Oh man. I’m still melting from the cuteness of those furry balls of fluff. I have nothing else to say, except… Can I please puppysit? Please?! Parigi, where chick chef Janice Provost rules the kitchenland, is extending its little family. A year ago, Chad Houser said goodbye to co-cheffing at Parigi to manage Cafe […]

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First Look: Waldron Lodge in Bishop Arts

Waldron Lodge, the newest restaurant in Bishop Arts, screams meat, meat, and more meat. About a week and a half ago, Rick Lopez reported its opening and told us about the 1930s residence-turned-restaurant that looks like the inside of a hunting cabin. It’s all wooden floors, wooden tables, wooden bar (made from what looks like […]

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BYOB Bingo Nights at Hypnotic Donuts are Rated R. I Wonder What That Means…

Get your B-I-N-G-O gear ready, Dallas. Hypnotic Donuts is hosting Bingo nights every other Wednesday night, starting May 29. “Hypnotic is doing this because it is fun- that simple. We will have Bingo on Wednesday nights because it will be something to look forward to during the middle of the week,” says James St. Peter. He’s the same brilliant man […]

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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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A Casting Call for MasterChef is Happening Tomorrow in Dallas. Bring Your A-Game.

Tomorrow, master restaurateur, Joe Bastianich will be holding a casting call to see if anyone in Dallas has what it takes to be a master chef. Co-host of Fox’s hit series, MasterChef, Bastianich has been dubbed the “Simon Cowell of the Food Industry” so aspiring master chefs might want to bring their A-game and some thick […]

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Go Ahead and Ask: Anthony Bourdain Might Answer Your Question

Mr. Bourdain, as you all know, will be in town on November 9 to shower us with his witty presence. His good friend Eric Ripert will also be joining him inside Bass Hall in Fort Worth to work the crowd. Lucky for all you SideDish readers, the nice people of the Travel Channel have scheduled […]

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The Fearless Eater Competition: Enter to Win Tommy’s! Salsas and Spices

I just came back from Taiwan where, for 10 days, I ate things like pigs feet, fish heads (yes, including the eye balls), and other animal organ parts I probably shouldn’t mention this early in the morning. I’m no Andrew Zimmerman and there’s no way I could ever swallow the contents of a bile sac, […]

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Teiichi Sakurai Will Open a Fresh Fish Market at Sylvan | Thirty

Nancy’s about to quit SideDish. She just wrote me an email that’s too funny not to post. “HOLY S@#$. HOLY S@#$  Save me a space I’m coming to work at S30 HOLY S@#$.” It’s true. I’m fixin’ to move to West Dallas too. Teiichi “Teach” Sakurai is not only about to celebrate the four-year anniversary of […]

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Guess the Name of This Dallas Restaurant

We had so much fun the first time we played this game. Let’s play it again. Can you guess the name of this restaurant?

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The Perfect Procrastination: How To Boil an Egg

As you can tell from the headline, I am deep in the process of procrastinating. While my real job calls for thousands of words about dining, I am convinced it is far more important that I drop what I am supposed to be doing and answer a question sent to me by PR boy toy […]

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It Is Wild Game Week at Mignon in Plano

When a restaurant has something worth shouting about it hosts a dinner for the media. Mignon realized that they had something worth screaming to the ceiling about when they announced Chef James Sleeth’s new Game Week Menu. The press dinner took place last week. I was fortunate enough to be invited and I came away […]

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Learn How to be a Winemaker, or at Least Play One

Wines of Chile, an organization dedicated to promoting Chilean wine throughout the world and made up of 93 Chilean wineries, just announced the creation of their first virtual game for Facebook – Terroir Hunter.  Through their Facebook page participants can virtually run their own winery, including harvesting grapes, bottling, selling, exporting and eventually have their […]

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