A Thanksgiving Dinner with Jing Wang, Teiichi, and Bruno Davaillon From The Rosewood Mansion

Seats are almost sold out for Tei An‘s Thanksgiving dinner. If I were you, I’d pick up my phone right now (assuming, of course, you can afford the $150 per person ticket) and call to reserve a spot. Chefs Teiichi Sakurai and  Bruno Davaillon are both preparing a four course, Japanese and French-influenced Thanksgiving dinner […]

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2012 Thanksgiving Central: Where to Pre-Order a Turkey and Where to Dine in Dallas

Thanksgiving is a high blood pressure holiday. Not only do people expect a pretty good meal on the table, but there’s that uncle who – every year, without fail – asks why you’re not making enough money. You don’t have time to make a Martha Stewart-perfect Thanksgiving dinner. You work. You have three kids and […]

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What to Drink Now: A Non-traditional Thanksgiving

If cocktails are your thing and you prefer to celebrate the holiday with a spirited toast celebrating all the flavors of the holidays, withonly a portion of the calories, try mixing up one of the tasty treats.  They are guaranteed to put you in the festive spirit, just don’t have too many…just like turkey and dressing, everything […]

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If You’re Not Cooking, You’d Better Get Booking

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: procrastination (while cool and an incredibly effective use of time) is a runinator of the third magnitude (magnitudes one and two are things like interruptions in cable service and untimely name mix-ups, respectively, which, while sucky, don’t suck nearly as much as putting on […]

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What to Drink Now: Syrah, Zinfandel and Beaujolais for Thanksgiving

Perhaps the most common wine varietals for the Thanksgiving meal, outside of Pinot Noir, would be a Zinfandel, a Syrah/Shiraz and the ever popular Beaujolais Nouveau.  Zinfandel is such a fruit forward and spicy wine that it will pair well with big Thanksgiving flavors, without overwhelming them.  Whether you prefer a Syrah from the Rhone region or from […]

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Stuff it!

Jon over at TJ’s Fresh Seafood just let us know about two stuffings that have me counting the days until next Thursday. First he’s making an oyster stuffing, which is a simple affair with white & corn bread mixed with plump oysters and herbs and which he says he grew up eating back home in […]

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Do-Gooding Norma’s Does Good Again

This just in… Continuing its 23-year holiday tradition, Norma’s Cafe, the original Dallas comfort-food icon that has served Texas home cooking for 55 years, will again host its annual free Thanksgiving Feast on Nov. 24 from 11 am to 1 pm at its Oak Cliff location on 1123 W. Davis Street in Dallas. During the […]

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Thanksgiving Dinner 2011 (Minus the Misery)

Thanksgiving Day at the inlaws’ is not without its charms and challenges. You down a chardonnay in the shower to fortify your nerves, slip a few chestnuts into your mother-in-law’s Stovetop when she’s out of the room, and try your best to look not horrified compassionate when this year’s surprise guest (a kindly widower from […]

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