He’s a lean, mean Cuban fighting machine. Hear him roar:
Hey Nancy. Two of my friends and were just relocated to Dallas from Miami. We will be working on a project here for two years. So far we haven’t found the Little Havana of Dallas. I found the bakery in Carrollton with Cuban sandwiches but we want a real Cuban restaurant. We live near Mockingbird and Greenville. Thanks.
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Hello Nancy!! I read your column where you help people find things. Please lead me to some good pimento cheese. Ever since I got pregnant I find myself with a box of Triscuits and a tub of pimento cheese from Tom Thumb. I tried making Paula Deen’s recipe and it’s good but I hate cleaning my food processor. Ideas?
Calling all private chefs. Gal looking for a party chef:
I am looking for a private party chef to cook for 10 –12 people. The party is November 9 or 10 in my house. I’d like upscale American cuisine with appetizers and desert for $80 to 100 bucks a head including gratuity.
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Some moms and kids are planning to invade Grapevine this weekend. They’ve placed a tall order. Help them fill it:
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I read your blog regularly and need your help and the help of your readers. I am going on a ‘stay-cation’ this weekend and need a few restaurant suggestions. We are a group of 19 (crazy I know) and we need suggestions in the Grapevine area where a group this big can go that won’t cause an hour + wait. We need a suggestion for Thursday lunch, Friday dinner and Saturday breakfast. All the other meals we will eat at the hotel. Any help you can give me would be much appreciated. (Moms and Kids 19 and counting.All kids are older than 10 so no kid meals needed.)
She’s a gay old gal and she’s got plenty of aches and pains. She asks for your help.
Nancy, I need to comfort my poor old bones. Can you tell me the best places to get soup. Not just a restaurant but maybe someplace that sells it in larger quantities? I’m no gourmet. I buy the crud from the deli at Tom Thumb and it’s so salty. Thanks.
Crud from Tom Thumb? Wow, a critic to boot. I could think of a few places to tell her but that is your job. Get to it.13 Comments »
We’re suckers for any press release that contains the following sentences:
It seems a couple well-intentioned entrepreneurs have teamed up with J&D’s Foods to create a little something they’re calling baconlube—the world’s first bacon-flavored, water-based, American-made, personal lubricant.
Billing itself as the “gold standard of meat-flavored massage oils” (natch) baconlube, they say, is like the McRib of sex: it’s delicious, makes men crazy, is here for a limited time, and is in short supply.
If you’re thinking “stocking stuffer!” (let’s stay on track here), we’re right behind you. But the boys only made 3,000 bottles of this pork-flavored nectar. It hit the interwebs yesterday at www.baconlube.com. How much, you ask, for a product that promises such a satisfying holiday season? Only $11.99.
you know you want more. jump for it… Continue reading "This Little Piggy Went Downtown"13 Comments »
While we spend a lot of time every year compiling our Thanksgiving menus into a list that contains several take-and-bake turkey options—we have yet to taste and rate every single one of the birds. So, be a pal and help Emily find the best in town:
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Has SideDish covered the best turkey to buy for Thanksgiving dinner? I can’t seem to find anything like that. I’m planning on cooking our meal from scratch, and just curious if SideDish has any input on where to buy the best fresh turkey… Have bought from Whole Foods before, and wonder if there were other/better options…
She’s young and wants to party. It’s her birthday. I’m sure y’all have a great idea for here. She whispers:
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Wanted to ask your advice on something. I enter the mid-20s in a couple of weeks and would like to celebrate my day of birth with several (maybe 15) friends in Dallas. See, I live in Arlington and don’t know Dallas very well. I’m looking at Knox-Henderson, Uptown, downtown — don’t really care where I go as long as it’s nice! And not too expensive: like mid-price range (15 bucks or a little more for an entrée and drinks that are no more than 10 bucks).
This just landed in my inbox:
We host an a dinner club. Each month, our guests take turns selecting an ethnic restaurant that is one of those hole-in-the-wall, behind-a-gas-station type of joints.
Well, this month, it’s my turn and I have an insatiable craving for dirty southern soul food. I lived in Memphis for four years and ate my fill of greasy pork ribs, chitlins, and peach cobbler, but where can I find those wonderful foods here in DFW? I need to get back to my dirty southern roots!
Help a sister out!
Love it! Let’s send her to our favorite holes in our favorite walls…3 Comments »
This time, it’s personal. I need your help. I’m going to San Francisco this weekend. (This is my first time. I’ve already learned that it’s not cool to say San Fran.) I’m planning on running the Nike Women’s Marathon on Sunday. But I’m going to need some fuel. Where do you all suggest I go for some carbo-loading Saturday night? I posed the question on Twitter, and SFTravel suggested Acquerello, Pasta Pomodoro, or Firenze by Night. But I’m picky and don’t want a chain, nor do I want to spend a lot of money. I really just need a great plate of pasta. Any suggestions?18 Comments »
Rosh Hashanah, the traditional Jewish New Year celebration, occurs from sunset on September 28 to nightfall September 30. One loyal Disher is looking for a place to observe the holiday in fine style.
Need some help…we need a place for dinner for a group of 14-16 people for the second night of Rosh Hashanah which this year falls on a Thursday  in September. We are looking for a nice restaurant with at least some of the entrees under $30, and where the atmosphere allows for good conversation.
L’shanah tovah! Let’s put our heads together.7 Comments »
A Monday-morning reader asks:
Hey, y’all! My sister’s coming in town from Chicago. Our family has this tradition where, on each visit, we pick one nationality and eat everything that city has to offer. Last time she came to town it was Vietnamese. The time before that we did French. This time she wants to do Greek. I need some help making a list (and a schedule) of all the decent places to get Greek food. We’ll go as far North as Frisco if we must.Also, what are some things on a Greek menu that we should try but might not know about?
A worthy task. Let’s help him out.26 Comments »
A Disher with a head for PR and a bod for PR writes:
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Taking kids to sea world this weekend and staying at La Cantera. Do you guys have any great restaurants you would suggest we not miss while there??? I would like to take advantage of not sticking with summer diet this weekend.
This just in from a perplexed reader:
Help! My 76 year-old mother is coming to visit next week and she doesn’t like spicy food. I mean REALLY doesn’t like it. At all. She won’t eat salsa—she even thinks sausage on pizza is too spicy—but she loves to go out to eat. We’ve tried taking her to our favorite Indian or Mexican restaurants and asking them to prepare the food mild, but it never comes out truly mild. It’s harder than I thought to come up with non-spicy food that’s not bland or generic. I need suggestions of where to take her. Please don’t say burgers or Applebee’s; there’s got to be something better out there. Something not spicy, but not lowbrow either.
Dishers? Dish!26 Comments »
This just in:
We are going to the fireworks at Fair Park and want to go somewhere for dinner first. Any thoughts on what restaurants in Lakewood, Lower Greenville, Deep Ellum or Henderson that might be open for dinner on the 4th? I tried three, none of which will be open.
An excellent question. As they have not specified a type of food, I’d say anything’s “Fair” game (see what I did there?).7 Comments »
This letter just popped up in my inbox:
My husband would never write this letter so I’m jumping in for him. He’s been invited to a new friend’s ranch for a guy’s weekend. The theme of the weekend is Big Game meaning that they’re going to eat some game and shoot some skeet. The friend is hosting the whole thing, he only asks that the guests bring what they consider to be an item of game to cook on Saturday night and the alcohol they think would pair best with it. (Wild turkey & Wild Turkey is already taken, thank you very much.) We are at a loss. Hopefully you can post this on the forum and your readers can send some clever suggestions.
OK, folks. Help a sister out in the comments section.12 Comments »