What To Drink Now: Margaritas

Tomorrow is National Margarita Day…yes, a day to celebrate the classic combination of tequila, Cointreau (if you are a traditionalist) and lime, served on the rocks or frozen, with salt or without, simple with the classic combination or with a plethora of additions, from blood orange liqueur or juice, to muddling in jalapeno, cilantro, basil or mint.

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Taste Test Thursday: Bread-and-Butter Pickles

A pickle taste test is a no-brainer. But what kind of pickle, to be exact? There’s Kosher, there’s brined, dill, lime, and now that godforsaken Kool-Aid kind. We decided to go with bread-and-butter pickles. These chips are sweeter than other variations, and they’re best eaten with burgers and sandwiches. Hence, the name. We did our best to find out which lovely pickle brand would make your turkey-and-swiss lunches taste like the best vinegar party you’ve ever had outside of a jar.

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Weather Food and Wine Pairing: McFarland Signature Cuisine in Dallas

Look outside your windows. See that Tiffany blue sky? It’s about to disappear and turn evil. Let’s plan a McFarland Signature Cuisine menu for the weekend.

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5 Shaved Ice and Snow Cone Shops to Help You Cool Down in the Summer Heat

Nothing beats a feathery and fluffy shaved ice (or even a snow cone) to make the summer heat more bearable. But let’s not waste any time waxing poetic about these cold treats. It’s 100-something degrees outside, and all of us are sweating our fannies off. Two intrepid D Magazine interns, Marley Dablo and Hayden Harrison, ran […]

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What To Drink Now: Happy Chardonnay Day!

Today marks one of the best reasons to celebrate – World Chardonnay Day….an entire day devoted to the luscious Burgundian grape that has transformed the way people drink wine throughout the world, as Chardonnay is the most popular white in the US and one of the most planted throughout the globe. Over 800 different types […]

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Nancy Nichols Shows Up in a Piggy Suit on D: The Broadcast

People ask me what Nancy looks like all the time. Usually I make sh*t up and hem and haw my way past that question until we start talking about the weather. Well, the truth is Nancy has pink skin, hooves for hands, and big cartoonish eyes. She’s got a tail that wags when she’s happy […]

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What To Drink Now: Derby Day/Cinco de Mayo – Get Ready For A Fun Weekend!

I like having an entire weekend to celebrate with Derby Day and Cinco de Mayo back to back..having them on the same day last year just about did me in, so this Saturday/Sunday combo allows for a little spacing out of your tequila and whiskey cocktails.  If you need a little inspiration consider one of […]

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DIFF, The Rangers and The Final Four Give Us Reasons To Toast this Weekend

In addition to all the wonderful things spring brings, it also brings the start of baseball season…joyous for this Ranger fan, with opening day at The Ballpark happening in just hours, along with the end of college basketball for the year.  If you can’t make it out to opening day, or had your basketball bracket […]

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What To Drink Now: Cocktails to Make Oscar Smile

Sunday night the biggest names and brightest Hollywood stars gather to celebrate Oscar and the 85th annual Academy Awards.  Oscar night is a big night in our house, as movies are one of the most loved and time honored past times in America.   Though there are already some upsets this year, especially in the Best […]

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Over 600 Million Chickens Die so You Can Eat Them During The Super Bowl

I have never understood the popularity of chicken wings. The majority of the ones I have tried are just masses of fried dough swimming in a hot or sweet sauce. Sometimes there is even a wad of what looks like chicken meat on the inside. This Sunday, Super Bowl watchers will consume 1.25 BILLION chicken […]

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What To Drink Now: Super Bowl Super Cocktails

As another season of football draws to a close, yet again without the Cowboy’s in the prime spot. This Super Bowl Sunday celebrate the tradition of the day along with the teams with a frosty beverages and tasty snacks that will make any party a hit.  Need a little inspiration?  Shake up one of these […]

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What To Drink Now: A Toast To National Pie Day

Happy National Pie Day!  To celebrate this sweet occasion, without indulging in flaky pastry and too much whipped cream, consider shaking one of these pie inspired cocktails to toast a day all about dessert. I love Blueberry Pie, especially in the summer when all the berries are super sweet and juicy.  Enjoy this cocktail all […]

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