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Holiday Cocktail Party Ideas

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Holiday season is in full swing with parties abound. You will want to serve up some fine libations to set the mood and lift the spirits, making your holiday cheery and bright. We have collected three classic recipes, and we suggest that the egg nog would make a delicious gift for most everyone on your Christmas list. This weekend would make for an excellent test platform to get the recipes down just right for gift giving. Continue reading

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Tacodeli Opens 2nd Dallas Location – Monday, Dec 11 – Walnut Hill/75

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Tacodeli, the Austin-born taqueria by chef/founder Roberto Espinosa and partner Eric Wilkerson, will open its second Dallas location on Monday, December 11 at The Hill Shopping Center (corner of Walnut Hill Lane and Central Expressway).

The fast-casual neighborhood restaurant is open daily for breakfast and lunch, offering a menu of more than 40 made-from-scratch tacos with fresh ingredients – many of which are organic and locally sourced. Sourcing top-notch ingredients has been at the core of the brand since the beginning. Continue reading

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Feast of the Seven Fishes Offered at Dallas Fish Market Dec 18-23

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It seems the only time “fishes” is an acceptable word is on Christmas Eve, when Italians honor the tradition of the Feast of the Seven Fishes, or as they say in the old country, “Esta dei Sette Pesci.” Seafood lovers go crazy for the fish bonanza, but how did it all start, and why?

Legend has it that the tradition started in southern regions like Naples and Sicily but is little known in northern Italy. Though many facts surrounding the feast are unknown, there are two definite truths: It’s about seafood and family.  Continue reading

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The Hill, Announces Extensive Lineup of Unique Restaurants and Retail

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The Hill, a modern mixed-use development located in a historic shopping center at North Central Expressway and Walnut Hill Lane in Dallas, brings a multitude of unique restaurants and eclectic retail to North Dallas.
The Hill offers a creative enclave of distinctive restaurants, shops and gathering spaces in an unparalleled ambiance.  The Hill’s authentic, funky, and preservation-minded design is attributed to the developers maintaining the integrity of the unique 1970s architecture, and transforming the historic space into a walkable sequence of proprietor-driven shops and restaurants with a decidedly “un-mall” feel.

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Cocktails For The Holidays

Laphroaig_GingerManby Steven Doyle

As the holiday season continues we plan on posting recipes for a variety of cool party cocktails to entertain your guests with, and to hone those bartending skills. Today we have several recipes, one from Basil Hayden and the other from one of our favorite scotch whiskeys, Laphroaig.

The Laphroaig distillery is arguably the most famous distillery on Islay. The island itself is famous for its pungent, peaty malts.

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Dallas Chef Estevan Galindo Passed Today

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Sad news has shaken the local chef circle in the passing of an endearing, talented man, Estevan Galindo. Chef Galindo’s capabilities were always felt, and always present in the Dallas area, not only as executive chef at Hattie’s and C. Señor (both in Bishop Arts) where he worked for many years presenting authentic low-country cuisine, but with great heart giving to those in need. Continue reading

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Garrett Oliver to Common Table Beer Dinner at The Star Feb 5th

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Garrett Oliver is the author of the much acclaimed The Brewmaster’s Table and The Oxford Companion to Beer. He is also the brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewery, makers of such fine brews as the Brooklyn Weisse, Greenmarket Wheat, Cuvee La Boite and the Sorachi Ace.  Continue reading

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