Whether your Valentine’s Day involves you and your sweetheart sipping Champagne, you and your best friends sipping Cosmos and watching reruns of Sex In The City, or a large celebration with both, a good cocktail is in order for a very special night to show all that you love themFull Story
Romance is in the air, along with a bit of a chill, so if you need to warm your heart and that of your sweetie’s here are a few ideas to give this Valentine’s Day.Full Story
Valentine’s Day is one of the many holidays when calories shouldn’t and don’t count. At least that’s what I tell myself. Instead of doing your usual hearts-and-roses routine, change it up this year. We’ve got a list of 10 awesome desserts to get your valentine.Full Story
Every year, as soon as Chinese New Year rolls around, Asia shuts down. Chinese people take advantage of their two-week holiday to get outta town. If a loved one dies during the extended break? Well, you’re pretty much screwed. A lot of funeral homes aren’t open for business, either.
Here in America, Chinese New Year isn’t as widely celebrated for more than one obvious reason. Yet Asian-American households still take it seriously. Especially young kids. For them, it’s like a second Christmas. Per tradition, parents, relatives, and family friends give hong bao (red envelopes) filled with money to children and even young adults. Families gather to eat dumplings, noodles, new year cakes, and fish. It’s always the biggest and best meal of the year. And today all of the multi-day celebrations begin. 2014 is the year of the horse.
Chinese culinary traditions are naturally confusing, even if you grew up with them. But here are some of the foods you need to start the new year off right.Full Story
While you’re waiting for Super Bowl Sunday, here are some events to keep you occupied ’til then. It’s going to be a jam-packed weekend with Chinese New Year and football. But, lucky for you, you don’t have to choose. You can do it all.Full Story
Friends and neighbors—especially those with XY chromosomes—it’s time to get off your bean bag chair and start dialing the tellyphone.Full Story
In Texas, we heart Blue Bell just as much as Floridians love their Publix-brand ice cream. And for a V-Day grinch like me, a gal who has the pleasure of assembling a very long list of places to dine out on February 14, there’s really no joy in all this lovey-dovey frou frou.
But if Valentine’s inspires super-chocolate-desserts like Blue Bell’s newest flavor, I can definitely get on board. The ‘I ♥ Chocolate Ice Cream’ flavor is a game-changer.Full Story
According to the Chinese Zodiac calendar, The Year of the Horse embodies a sense of energy, intelligence, and ability. That being the case, Wolfgang Puck’s establishment, Five Sixty, atop Dallas’ renowned Reunion Tower, seems the appropriate venue to celebrate Chinese New Year, which starts on January 31 this year. Last night, executive chef Patton Robertson presented a picturesque, five-course prix fixe media dinner centered around the upcoming celebration. Admittedly, this is “Americanized” Asian cuisine, but the views of Dallas are the best I’ve ever seen.Full Story
Alright. It’s that time of the year again—when flowers, hearts, chocolates, and all that other ooey-gooey stuff that grinches like me try to pretend don’t exist. But it does.
So, without further ado, I’m presenting you the list of places to book your V-Day dinner. More menus will flood my inbox soon, so fret not. You’ll have plenty of options within the next two weeks. Start booking those places now, though. I hear The Mansion is already almost full. Dang. Better get on it. Lock it down, boys. Lock it down.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.
If you are like many in the city, the next two weeks will be filled with a lot of entertaining, pouring a great glasses of wine, and shaking and stirring tasty cocktails for your holiday guests. If you need a little inspiration, consider mixing one of these mistletoe and twinkle lights inspired drinks. A few […]Full Story
It’s the Thursday before Christmas, and you haven’t bought all your presents yet.
Worry not. We got you.Full Story
“Tamales are a magical thing,” a man named Gustavo Arellano once told the NYT.
In Dallas, these steamed beauties are as part of Christmas tradición as peppermint candies and hot chocolate. We buy them by the dozen, in bulk, and we hoard them in our freezers. We save them for cold weather days, when all you want to do is eat a couple tamales for dinner.Full Story
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
Are you still looking for the perfect gift for your best friend? I’ve got you covered. Change their life! Buy them a restaurant. Here are some great opportunities.Full Story
Good morning! Rise and shine! It’s time to stop putting off those Christmas brunch, lunch, and dinner reservations.Full Story
I recently made an unexpected trip to Portland, OR, and while there, took the opportunity to visit one of my favorite places just outside the city, Willamette Valley. Just in time for holiday planning I visited a few favorites and a new find, each making wine ideal for your Christmas dinner, especially if holiday ham, pork tenderloin, roast turkey or a “Feast of Seven Fishes” are on your menu. The wineries provided complimentary trade tastings.Full Story
There are two camps of people: the Eggnog People and the Eggnog Haters.
During the holidays, when this weird Christmas drink hits grocery shelves, the division becomes more apparent. We split into our two groups. We waggle our tongues at each other. We fight. We try to convince each other that our side is much better.Full Story