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8 Ways To Give Back This Holiday Season

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It has been a terrific year; a blessing to be sure. How do we give back this holiday season? We have a few options below that might pique your interest. What better way than to assemble the clan into the family truckster and make way to assist those less fortunate than us this year as the ultimate family feast in heartwarming acts of kindness with generous sides of valuable life lessons for the children, wrappings of great joy uncovered through lending a hand, and a bit of a treat knowing you made a difference in a life even if for only a day. be cautious because volunteerism is contagious! Continue reading

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First Chinese BBQ Roasted Duck For Christmas

by Steven Doyle

Through out Chinese history you will find notable recipes, poetry and even songs extolling the virtues of the tasty duck. The most popular treatment is by far the Peking Duck, one of Kissinger’s favorite and is said to have brought together our two countries during the 70’s Nixon visits.

Now considered a national dish, the Chinese roasted duck can be found almost everywhere. The best versions are most assuredly found where you may view the carcasses in their full splendor, and one of our very favorites can be tasted at First Chinese BBQ.   Continue reading

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Central Market Will Be Hatch Pepper Ground Zero This Season

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It’s time to gear up once again for one of our favorite times of the year, Hatch Chile Season. No one does Hatch Chile’s better in Dallas than Central Market with all the grandeur deserving the flavorful pepper.

For those that participated last season know it was a particularly spicy year with even the mild versions having an extra bit of kick. It will be interesting to see how the weather this year affects the peppers on the Scoville front. Continue reading

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The Fairmont in Dallas is your Holiday Destination

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The Fairmont Dallas, the luxury Dallas hotel destination in the exclusive Arts District, is excited to share several new developments, including its exclusive new signature holiday events, open to the public this holiday season.  Kids and adults alike can “Tea with Santa” and his elves while making gingerbread and sugar cookies on Dec. 8 and 15. Experience the big day in a big way with Christmas Brunch, designed by Executive Chef Jared Harms, in the International Ballroom or choose to take home your own Christmas meal with “Christmas Turkey (or Roast Beef) To Go.

Or plan to celebrate Hanukkah with a new specially designed executive kosher kitchen and curated kosher menu. And for hotel guests, the “Trees of Hope” package offers with discounted rooms, hotel credits and a $10 donation to the Autism Treatment Center of North Dallas. Continue reading

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Local Restaurants Gear Up For Toys For Tots Campaign

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North Texas-based Razzoo’s and Tricky Fish will be partnering with the U.S. Marine Corps and their Toys for Tots program by collecting new toys this holiday season.  The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.  Beginning on Monday, November 19, guests at all 21 Razzoo’s Cajun Café locations and at both Tricky Fish will be accepting new toys and gifts for Toys to Tots. Continue reading

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We Have Photos of Dallas Fish Market’s Feast of the Seven Fishes – Joy!

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We told you about chef Richard Triptow’s Feast of the Seven Fishes event he is hosting each night at Dallas Fish Market. This is a totally unique take on the event which would normally be a more Christmas Eve event. We expounded on the Seven Fishes here on Crave, go check this outContinue reading

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Winter Wonderland With Kent Rathbun and Tiffany Derry at Lava Cantina

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Looking for a holiday blast this weekend? Finding entertainment options for out of town guests can be dizzying at best. This event at Lava Cantina sounds like the perfect answer. Join Kent Rathbun and his friends at this fun holiday event.

There will be plenty of entertainment including DJ’s and Jaret Reddick from Bowling for Soup. I have seen Reddick do a show recently and the man is super entertaining with plenty of band stories during his sets and great tunes. Continue reading

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