Sparkling wine is fine for celebrating everyday occasions, but we at SideDish feel there’s something special about ringing in the new year with a proper glass of champagne. For this week’s taste test, with some help from a wine expert, I selected five bottles of champagne that cost less than $50 a piece. Some were dry, others juicy, but only one reigned supreme. Here’s what we thought.Full Story
Sporting one of the coolest ‘80s covers that I’ve come across in the archives, this flashback teases “The most complete Dallas nightlife guide ever.” The 1981 issue steers readers to 100 of Dallas’ most noteworthy watering holes. From the still up-and-running Stoneleigh P to the recently razed Club Schmitz, this comprehensive offering is like a time machine to Dallas barhopping of yesteryear.Full Story
Looking to ring in the new year with a delicious meal? These restaurants have got you covered.Full Story
Here are the most-popular posts on SideDish in 2013. It’s a surprising list.Full Story
Tomorrow we celebrate the end of 2013 and a start to 2014, so do it in style with incredible bubbly from all over the world. If you are out buying a few sparklers for tomorrow just about every store in town, from Sigel’s, Spec’s and Total Wine to Central Market and World Market, have Champagne […]Full Story
Now that you’re fat and full of Christmas happiness, it’s time to make those New Year’s reservations. And resolutions.
But, first and foremost, pick up the phone and dial those tellynumbers. Because New Year’s Eve means celebrating, which means eating out. And having a good time. And all that good stuff.
As 2013 quickly escapes from us, it’s time to start thinking about 2014.
If your New Year’s resolution is to eat better meals, then start with this list down below. We’ve gathered restaurant menus, prices, and all those other goodies for your 2014 celebration. Ring in the new year with a fantastic dinner before you go into full-throttle work-out mode.Full Story
Still looking for inspiration for tonight’s libations for your New Year’s Eve celebration? Here are a few innovative and delicious cocktails to the rescue – mix up a batch of any of these ahead of time so all you have to do is add ice while enjoying your party. Bubbly is the norm on New […]Full Story
As you bid farewell to 2012 and raise a glass to the excitement and unknown adventures sure to come in lucky 2013, do so with a tasty bubbly that will elevate your celebration on New Years or any day throughout the year. If you are still looking for the ideal bottle to celebrate with on […]Full Story
Still need a place to dine on Christmas or New Year’s? Allow me to cheat the whole point of this post by telling you a little secret: Chinese restaurants are open on Christmas Day. If you don’t mind eating Chinese food on baby Jesus’ birthday (which I do every year), go for it. Skip the […]Full Story
I know. I’m also hyperventilating, too. Pretty soon it’ll be Christmas, then New Year’s, then back to work on the second. Time is flying way too fast. This means you’ve got to start making your reservations pronto before you get put on a waiting list. Rub your hands and start calling. Here’s a list of […]Full Story
The go to drink on Saturday night will be bubbly, as it is the drink of celebrations, to toast special occasions and, for many like me, an ideal option for starting and ending any night. If you are looking for a few great bottles to ring in 2012 in style consider one of these ranging […]Full Story
Look for a place to celebrate the end of 2011? Or perhaps you’re more optimistic and plan to ring in 2012. Either way, we’ve got an alphabetical list to help you plan your merry way. They’re all down below. See you there. Ed. Note 12.28.11: Check out our updated list.Full Story
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, […]Full Story
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 […]Full Story
Okay @DSideDish TwEATers, are you lining up for the parade. Tweet details of food and drink, or any other details, to @DSideDish and we will retweet. Have fun.Full Story
It’s New Year’s Eve! Here are a couple of sparkling wine recommendations. Mumm Napa, the California branch of the G.H. Mumm Champagne house, has three good options. As a general observation, Mumm’s winemaking objective seems to be to exploit the abundant fruit in California grape harvests when they develop their house style. This is in […]Full Story
Just got my weekly mailer from Central Market and all wine is on sale this week for 20% off 6-12 bottles, 25% off 13 bottles or more! (mixed or the same.) I love wine sales. If you shop their prepared chef’s case and spend $15 or more it is 25% off also. We used some of their […]Full Story
The latest version of our New Year’s Eve list. Book while there’s still time. (As always, restaurants are welcome to post their menu in the comments section.) jump here for the New Year’s Eve menus…Full Story
New Year’s Day—the day of turning over new leaves and making promises we never intend to keep. Good times. Get 2011 off to a good (albeit potentially bleary) start with brunch. The following folks are offering special deals and menus. Admittedly, the list is a little slim right now, but we’ll post more as they […]Full Story