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Taste Test Thursday Wednesday: Champagne

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.

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SideDish Traffic: The Greatest Hits of 2014

Ever wonder which SideDish posts attract the most traffic? The answer is just a click away.

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Flashback Friday: 100 Bars! The Most Complete Dallas Nightlife Guide Ever

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.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Chocolate and Tamales

We’re turning the spotlight on food-centric gifts over the next 12 days leading up to Christmas. Fruit, coffee, cheese, kitchen gadgets, various cuts of meat, jellies, cakes, even specialty olive oils will be part of the mix. Whether you’re looking to enhance your holiday spread, or surprise your favorite uncle (who also happens to be a fantastic cook), we’ve got something to whet your appetite.

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