Call For Local Foods

This holiday season we would like to support our local food businesses. Carol and I are compiling a Local Food Gift Guide for SideDish. The post will be dedicated to spotlighting those who make food-related items one can purchase for gifts or serve at a gathering. If you make jelly, jam, chocolate, aprons, coffee cake, ham, table linen, turkey, casseroles, wine openers, olive oil, […]

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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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SideDish Giveaway: $100 Theodent Toothpaste Made From Chocolate

This post is brought to you by SideDish, where we care about your dental hygiene. – Liz Johnstone Sometimes Jason, the Web Editor, gets weird packages. One time he received this horrible Monarch butterfly book that I’m sure he’s never read. Yesterday, in the mail, Jason received two tubes of (what he likes to call) […]

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What To Drink and Buy Now: Newton Vineyard and the Puzzle Tray

Last week, winemaker Chris Millard of Newton Vineyard visited Dallas with artists Stephanie Tharp and Bruce Tharp, PhD., the husband-and-wife team behind the stunning eco-chic Puzzle Tray (just introduced by the winery and currently sold at The Nest). The idea behind this piece, which is as functional as it is beautiful, came several years ago […]

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Where to Get a Taste of Mardi Gras in Dallas

Cajun food is soul food. There’s nothing better than chowing down on a bowl of gumbo or crawfish etouffee that makes your insides feel warm and gooey – which is exactly how I spent Mardi Gras in New Orleans last year. I ate fried oyster po’ boys and laughed at all the drunk people. I […]

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Nine Things To Know About Dallas’ Best Bartender, Danny Versfelt

When D named this year’s best bartender in Dallas, we didn’t judge based on who could mix up a drink the fastest or who amazed us with Tom Cruise in Cocktail style tricks. We said Danny Versfelt was the best in town because he’s the kind of guy who will get to know you, beyond […]

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Feed the Hungry While Spoiling Yourself Rotten

From now through next Friday (March 11) the North Texas Food Bank will be receiving 25 percent of purchases made with The A-List’s “Spoiled for Good” Program. In a fundraising partnership between the two entities, NTFB will receive a quarter of the proceeds when A-Listers purchase discounted gift certificates at foodie and spa citywide. Snatch […]

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Friday and Saturday are Wine-tastic at Dallas Whole Foods Markets

Kegging—it’s not just for beer anymore. Swing by Whole Foods’ wine bars this afternoon to sip Texas Hill Country’s Duchman Family Vermentino at $3 per glass (regularly $4.50) and Montepulciano at $5 per glass (regularly $7.50). The wines have been kegged (an eco-friendly process which keeps 26 bottles from being corked, packaged, labeled and transported) […]

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DUO Opens in Grand Style

You have to know when two of Dallas’ smart, successful and impecably stylish women come together to create an “all things culinary” concept that it is going to be good, especially when the names Fearing and Rathbun are behind it. Last night Tracy Rathbun and Lynea Fearing welcomed a chic gathering of Dallasites to their new […]

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Holiday Gifts Part 3 – Books….

Yes, hard cover books are still published, and though your eBook or Kindle may be trying to rule your book reading world, a beautiful hard cover wine and spirits book is still good for the coffee table, kitchen, bar or (for some) nightstand. I wish I had written the Art and Design of Contemporary Wine Labels.  I have so many friends that […]

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