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SideDish Supper Club: On Sale Tomorrow

The menu has been approved and the wine pairings and cocktail pairings are almost done. Hopefully, we’ll go on sale Thursday. I will tell you this: this dinner is going to not only going to be fun, it will stretch your palate around the globe. Check back tomorrow for all of the details and reservation […]

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The Next SideDish Supper Club: Save the Date

The next SideDish Supper Club will take place on the evening of Sunday, December 6. The restaurant is usually closed on Sunday, but the space is so small they are going to open  for SDSC attendees only. The details are being finalized and will be announced soon. If you would like advanced notice, type your […]

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SideDish Supper Club: The Wine Recap

Andrew Chalk worked hard last night. He drank every wine. Below is his insightful look at Alfonso Cevola’s selections for the evening. You will have read elsewhere here about the fabulous five-course meal the SideDish Supper Club enjoyed at Nonna. As luck would have it, they also served some wine! In fact, you could choose […]

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SideDish Supper Club Report: Nonna Rocks My World

Yow. Zah. What a night the SideDish Supper Club had at Nonna: Two sold-out seatings, five fabulous Tuscan-inspired courses, 12 wines, and absolutely marvelous company. Detailed reports and pictures will follow throughout the day, but I wanted to thank the chef Julian Barsotti and the Nonna staff for putting on a flawless performance. The star […]

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Don’t Cook Tonight: Pig Out With Us

See Evan Grant? In the photo, he is literally pigging out on Italian pork products in a small restaurant in San Gusme, Italy. Tonight, Mr. Grant will also be pigging out on Italian pork products and more at Nonna. Those pork products, along with the pici pasta and stuffed squash blossoms pictured below, inspired execuchef […]

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SideDish Supper Club Set for Thursday at Nonna in Dallas

We still have six seats left for the 6:00 p.m. seating of the SideDish Supper Club this Thursday at Nonna. In case you missed the earlier announcement and details of the festivities, you can read them here. We will be celebrating the flavors of Tuscany on the plate and in the glass— chef Julian Barsotti […]

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What is the Worst Meal You Ever Ate in a Dallas Restaurant?

I am asked this question many times. My taste memory is alive and not-so-well with memories of malicious meals that I not only ate, I paid good money to “eat.” So far, the worst meal I have ever experienced was served to me at gone-and-hopefully-forgotten Traci’s: scorched lobster shepherd’s pie and a spinach salad covered […]

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SideDish Supper Club: On Sale Now

A few months ago, I wrote about my yearning for great Tuscan food in Dallas. Where does a girl go for wild boar and pici pasta?  I am not alone. Many locals return from feasting in Tuscany and go into gastronomic withdrawal upon return. On September 17, I will offer you the perfect cure. Nonna […]

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Update: SideDish Supper Club

The menu has been approved and the wine pairings (two levels) are almost done. Hopefully, we’ll get it together in time to release full details early next week. I will tell you this: you will never find a meal like this in Dallas ever again unless something drastic happens and one category of our dining […]

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Hey Jennifer, Why Did You Let Tom Colicchio Throw Me Under a Bus?

I was out of the office all day yesterday and returned to find an inbox with several notes from upset friends. The messages basically said “I can’t believe what Jennifer did to you in the Tom Colicchio interview” and “DallasFood.org said Tom Colicchio threw you under a bus!” So, I just sat down and read […]

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The Next SideDish Supper Club is Simmering

After the first SideDish Supper Club at the Mercury, a sometimes polite young man asked me how we were going to top the all sous vide menu. Frankly, the meal was so good, I didn’t think we could. Then came the over-the-top kaiseki dinner paired with sake presented by Kenichi.  I can still taste the […]

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SideDish Supper Club Kenichi: Dallasfood.org Review

Yesterday I was cruising around some of the local food blogs and came across this exquisite review of last week’s SDSC dinner on Dallasfood.org. The recap, with delicious photographs, was penned by Gavlist. While most of the crowd, including me, was busy learning about sake pairings and delighting in new flavors, Gavlist’s experienced palate allowed […]

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