Taste Test Thursday: Texas Honey

One of my best friends in college was a guy named Oshri. As the beekeeper of the Duke Gardens, he had it something bad for those pointy little bugs.

During one of his honey-collecting trips, I suited up in a white space suit outfit and helped him bottle raw honey into a hundred plastic containers. Some containers had dead, crystallized ants in them. Others didn’t. I remember taking home a bottle with one of the dead bugs and feeling proud of it.

Raw, unfiltered honey is one of the best things we can enjoy. It helps with allergies, it has changed the economy of Sierra Leone, and it makes our world a better place. All the honeys we taste-tested this week were so different from each other, it’s kind of incredible.

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SideDish By The Numbers: The Greatest Hits of 2013

Here are the most-popular posts on SideDish in 2013. It’s a surprising list.

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The Best Blueberry Muffins in Dallas

Ever since I was a small child with an extra-large head, I’ve always loved muffins. In the chilly months of fall and winter, a fluffy muffin is a comforting accompaniment to a cup of coffee, hot tea, or a fresh, tall glass of orange juice. It’s filling, delicious, and makes the perfect sidekick to almost […]

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Giveaway: Nespresso Pixie Machine, Two Milk Frothers, 10 Dharkan Capsules, Pixie Intensity Kit, and Two Cappuccino Cups and Saucers

Happy Monday, everyone. Nespresso is about to make this gloomy weather day about a thousand kilowatts brighter. A few weeks ago, the leading brand of coffee machines sent us a Pixie machine + a bunch of other great stuff. Instead of hoarding it all (preferable), we’ve decided to give it away to two of you lucky […]

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DIFFA’s Burgers & Burgundy Hits Another Home Run, Again

As soon as I walked up to the entrance of Sunday’s Burgers and Burgundy event benefiting DIFFA/Dallas, the first thing I noticed was the sight of barbecue smoke rising into the air. That’s when I got excited. The Hunter Sullivan Band played sexy jazz on a stage surrounded by Greek pillars. Off in the distance, […]

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New Seat Cushions at Mot Hai Ba in Dallas

Have you been to Mot Hai Ba, the Vietnamese restaurant brought to you by Jeana Johnson and Colleen O’Hare? The Good 2 Go Taco gals are turning out some fine food inspired by their trips to North Vietnam. The intimate restaurant is designed like a typical roadside restaurant: low communal tables and backless stools. Until […]

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Chefs for Farmers to Host a Cocktail “Mix-Off” on September 15

One of the best events of the year, Chefs for Farmers, is starting its big hulabaloo off right by hosting a cocktail mix-off at the Standard Pour on Sunday, September 15. Chefs for Farmers, a grassroots organization that celebrates local farmers and great food, donates its profits to charitable causes. It’s all for the love […]

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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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Eat at Bread Winners Tonight and Help Kidd Kraddick’s Legacy Continue

If you’re not sure where to eat tonight, you should consider spending dinnertime at Bread Winners. Margaux Anbouba on Park Cities People has got all the juicy details: Today from 5 p.m. to close all four locations of Bread Winners will be donating 15% of sales to Kidd’s Kids, the namesake charity of the late radio host Kidd […]

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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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