2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Celebrate With Cheese Made in DFW

Every year on SideDish, we like to devote our energy to supporting small local food businesses that make DFW a better place to live. For the next consecutive twelve days, we’ll be highlighting jams, jellies, pies, classes, wines, coffees, teas, and basically any food product made locally on Dallas (or close to it) soil. Today […]

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Dallas Food Gift Guide: Celebrate the Holidays With Food Made in DFW

This holiday season I would like to devote some time and energy to supporting local small food businesses. This post is 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, casserole, wine opener, […]

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Somebody Help This Poor Girl: Recipe for “Real Texas” Pecan Pie

She’s not from Texas and wants to impress her husband’s family. Hi! I need some advice on what makes a pecan pie a real Texas pie. I’m from Newark and I married a Dallas boy. This is my first Christmas cooking for his family. They are fifth generation Texans. Feeling the pressure. Also do you […]

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My Go-To Holiday Pot-Luck Party Recipe: The Astro-Weenie Christmas Tree

Three years ago, I introduced you to Charles Phoenix, the “Ambassador of Americana.” More importantly, I introduced you to his “recipe” for the Astro-Weenie Christmas Tree. (I made several for the D Magazine holiday party in 2008.  Co-workers still stalk me for my secret herbal ingredient.) Well, thanks to SideDish, Phoenix’s  career and has catapulted […]

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16 Dallas Holiday Cocktails You Must Try Now

I spent the last week researching bars serving up holiday cocktails in Big D. Then photographer Matthew Shelley and I made our way around town to give them a look and a taste. Here’s our toast to our new favorite holiday-inspired cocktails. Cheers.

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International Holiday Festivals Taking Place in North Texas

This link will take you to the DFW International Community Alliance website. There you will find a list of international holiday celebrations taking place in the area. Choose a unique event or two and expand your horizons this season. Experience Venezuelan Christmas Carols or sample food at the Indonesian Christmas Celebration. Not Jewish? Take your […]

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Sparkling Tipples for The Holidays in Dallas

The holiday period (including New Year’s Eve!) is traditionally a time for celebrating with sparkling wine. While the first sparkling wine that comes to mind may be Champagne there are plenty of other types of sparkling wine. Some are produced by the same methods as Champagne but others are not and are worthy and less […]

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La Madeleine May Be Ubiquitous, But Come Dec. 23 That Might Make The Chain My Best Friend

OK, sure, they’re everywhere. But ubiquity doesn’t disqualify La Madeleine from easing my burden this holiday season. The chain’s patisserie (French bakery) is turning out a broad enough variety of Viennoisere (Viennese yummies) and assorted hostess/office/family-worthy gifts to solve every potential holiday dilemma I tend to encounter. jump to find out how…

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After the Wrapping Paper Stops Flying You’ll Be Hungry, Right? Make Sure You Have a Christmas Day Reservation in Place.

Fast & furious–that’s how we roll this time of year, especially when it comes to posting holiday menus. Earlier today we gave you Christmas Eve menus; you knew more Christmas Day menus wouldn’t be far behind. (As always, restaurants not listed are welcome to post their menus in the comments box.) jump for the Christmas […]

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