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Our Favorite Holiday Film Food Scenes

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Christmastime is when all make merry, and certainly feast. There is hardly a Christmas film that doesn’t have at least one great dining scene. We have chosen a few of our favorites. Hope you enjoy. We included a few video clips for your enjoyment.

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Value Christmas Wines Bring Holiday Cheer

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With Christmas just weeks away, the 2015 holiday season is coming to a close. No holiday party would be complete without wine bottles with festive holiday wine labels. Here are our top wines for Christmas dinner, a holiday holiday party or simply to just to fill your wine glass! Whether your big celebration falls on Christmas Eve, Christmas day or anywhere in between, being around family and those who matter most to you is what it is all about. But, don’t forget to celebrate with some great tasting food and wine. Luckily there are some great Christmas themed bottles to make any table complete! We recommend a few fabulous bottles of wine and beer, as well as a traditional holiday cocktail recipe that are pure Christmas cheer.   Continue reading

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Sean Hayes Lip Syncs Jingle Bells for a Delicious Holiday Treat

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We  stumbled upon this delightful holiday video and wish to share. Of course this stars Sean Hayes of Will and Grace fame, Mr. Hank Humberfloob in Cat in the Hat, and did a marvelous Jerry Lewis in a made-for-television film Martin and Lewis.    Continue reading

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Eat Me: TJ’s Seafood Market Cocktail Shrimp

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There are these triggers that set off imagery of a holiday season past. These can vary from delicious scents such as your favorite Christmas pie, the wafting trail of a roasting pheasant or the blast of fragrance from the tiny pine cone found on your tree as you begin dressing it for the season.  There are musical triggers as well. Hearing the first Christmas tune when it actually becomes seasonal proper that lifts you with the spirit of the season can be powerful, as are the visualizations such as seeing the jolly man engaging a wide-eyed child filled with hope, and for us… a large platter of cocktail shrimp from TJ’s Seafood MarketContinue reading

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Truck Yard Holiday Festivities

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Truck Yard is making spirits bright early this year as everyone’s favorite Lowest Greenville bar celebrates the season on December 10th.  This means specialty hot cocktails, tacky sweaters, a toy drive and Dallas’ most popular miniature Santa.   Continue reading

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Experience These Pies From Unexpected Sources

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Have that special holiday party to check out and need to bring a sweet bite to share? We have a fine line-up of freshly made treats from places that you may not have thought of. There are some lovely bakeries in the Dallas area, like Pie Emporium (several locations now), Tart Bakery on Lovers Lane, Rush Patisserie in Oak Cliff, and the beloved Swiss Pastry Shop in Fort Worth all come quickly to mind. But how about a few alternative spots where you won’t necessarily be busted for bringing something purchased that won’t be recognized or even duplicated.   Continue reading

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Abel Gonzales The Fried Food King Gives Back For The Holidays

abel1by Steven Doyle   photos by Robert Bostick

You know Abel Gonzales from his annual stint at the Texas State Fair as the Fried Food King. In 2015 he cranked out a plethora of fried lobster with a side of champagne gravy. In 2004, he won with the fried peanut butter and jelly sandwich, in 2005 with Fried Coke, in 2006 with fried cookie dough, in 2008 with deep-fried butter, and in 2011 with Fried Jambalaya. He is also called the Fried Jesus.

We visited with Gonzales recently because we were tipped off about his extreme tamale and posole making. Come to find out that the chef has a kitchen on Ross Avenue where he has been catering weddings and a vast array of parties. The kitchen itself is massive and larger than many hotel kitchens I have seen. I was thinking he might be catering up Fried Jambalaya, but actually the man can cook like a maniac.

“We had this kitchen sitting idle for a year. We originally got the kitchen to cook out of for the fair, but needed to use this space for more culinary events. I have the culinary background, and haver been doing this all my life. I just needed to get away from the television and do it,” said Gonzales.   Continue reading

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