My family dined out for Thanksgiving, and we were all very grateful to succumb to a tryptophan-induced coma without having to bother with a sink full of dishes. Restaurants: an truly amazing invention. Some of them will be open to feed you and yours for Christmas. Jump for the list. Continue reading "Yes, Reservations: A Guide to Holiday Dining in Dallas and Fort Worth"7 Comments »
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 over hosting grade school field trips and roller skating parties to doing national TV spots with Martha Stewart and commenting on NPR. (Rawlins in drag?) I think it’s time to bring back the Astro-Weenie recipe. Remember, as they say in England, you can always make one suitable for vegetarians. Mind your head.
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 family to see A Chanukah Musical Story. You can drive around and look at Christmas lights any time.
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I live across the street from Neiman Marcus. So not only have I seen the unveiling of its 2010 Christmas Book, but I also have a fantastic view of the store as it preps for the holiday season. Nothing made me happier than seeing their Christmas trees outside the building lit up last night.
All this to say: I’m in the mood for the holidays. And I’m not the only one. We got a press release announcing that Nicola’s Ristorante Italiano and Culinary Connection are doing a $10,000 decadent dinner party. Not only will you get chef Sascia Marchesi’s fine cooking in your kitchen, you’ll also get to keep the tableware the dinner is served on (the dishes will even be loaded into the dishwasher at the end of the night). To see the menu and get more details, jump!