Giveaway: Two Tickets to Central Market’s Cooking Class with Matt and Ted Lee on Tuesday, May 14

Everyone keeps telling me how cute and adorable the Lee brothers really are, so part of me wants to keep these two free tickets to Central Market’s cooking class for myself. Matt and Ted Lee, the hosts of The Cooking Channel’s Unique Eats, are also the authors of their new cookbook, The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen. Did […]

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Artizone, the Online Grocery Store, is Giving SideDish Readers $25 Off

There’s nothing I love more than grocery shopping, but online grocery shopping… now that’s a game changer. Artizone, the Dallas-based online gourmet store featuring local products and goodies, is doing something special for SideDish readers only. Now through May 15 at 11:59 p.m., any new register to Artizone.com receives $25 in their Artizone wallet to spend. […]

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Bits & Bites: Things to Do and Chew in Dallas This Weekend, April 12-14

Happy Friday evening from over here in Taiwan. I just had some of the best pineapple cakes in the world. Friday Fun Fact Time: Taiwanese pineapple cakes (they resemble Fig Newtons, sort of) actually contain very little pineapple. The paste is mostly made from winter melon. Cool, huh? If you’re in the mood for some […]

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Interview with Lark on the Park Chefs, Melody Bishop and Dennis Kelley

Shannon Wynne is busy, busy, busy these days. The restaurateur says that one of his current projects, baby Lark, should be open the first week of March. Pretty soon the good visitors of Klyde Warren Park will have a new place to eat right across the street. And Wynne has picked the best-looking couple, Melody […]

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Carnival Barker’s Ice Cream Will Open Retail Store Late May 2013 Inside Lower Greenville Food Truck Park

Remember when Teresa Gubbins broke the story on CultureMap about Lower Greenville’s new food truck park? Chef Jason Boso of Twisted Root is in charge of turning the vacant lot sitting across the street from a future Trader Joe’s into a buzzing new hotspot for truck foods.  Not only is he opening his own Philly […]

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We Wish You a Merry Christmas, and Have a Happy New Year

We’d sing the whole song for you, but I don’t think you’d want to hear us warble. Instead, we’ll just demand that you bring us some figgy pudding. Thanks in advance. P.S. Posting will be slow on SideDish until January 2. Nancy and I are lollygagging elsewhere. But don’t worry, we won’t leave you entirely. […]

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Donate a Coat to “Heat the Homeless,” Receive a Free Cup of Coffee at Bolsa Mercado

Not every 10-year-old girl wants to help homeless people. In fact, most of them just want their own iPhone. Ashton Bryson is different, though. Two years ago, she started worrying about homeless people getting too cold in the winter, so she began collecting coats and blankets for Heat the Homeless. Now the Rosemont Elementary School fifth-grader […]

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Shake-Up In Ownership at Acme F & B: Colleen O’Hare and Jeana Johnson are Out

Last week I heard there was trouble brewing at Acme F & B. My insider, Garganta Profunda de una Vaca, relayed intel: The four owners were in disagreement over the “meat allocation program and front of the house service system.” GPDUV said Acme  F&B c0-owners (Team Barcadia), Brooke Humphries and Brianna Larson, bought out co-owners […]

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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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Mesa’s Chef Raul Reyes Shows Off His Recycling Skills on CNN

  We love Mesa, and so, apparently, does CNN. Reporter Ed Lavandera visited our 2011′s Best New Restaurant and discovered what Nancy calls a “DIY dream,” as a result of owner/chef Raul Reyes’ “relentless dumpster diving.” From Nancy’s November 2011 review of Mesa comes this full description:   The interior is as stunning as the […]

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The Web Team Goes to East Hampton Sandwich Co.

One of my greatest achievements on Monday? Tuesday? was convincing the rest of the web team to eat at East Hampton Sandwich Co. during our weekly meeting time. To be fair, it didn’t take much convincing. Hunter Pond’s sandwich biz is, after all, a popular hangout spot in Snider Plaza these days. I propose that […]

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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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What to Eat Post-Wisdom Teeth Removal: Scrambled Eggs with Truffle Oil

If you saw my earlier post about caring for my husband post-wisdom teeth removal with a peach and bourbon ice cream recipe, you won’t be surprised to see another. Anyone who has had experience with this type of recovery knows that one batch of ice cream, no matter how delicious, is not enough to see […]

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When Mystery Donuts Appear on my Desk, I Question the Meaning of Life

I woke up this morning craving two things: donuts and a Big Breakfast from McDonald’s (don’t ask me why). The universe must really love me, because I walked into work this morning only to discover a big box of donuts sitting on my desk. It came with a mysterious note from Rinny & Joaquin Lewis: […]

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