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Thanksgiving

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    How to Make a New Holiday Tradition at Jerry World

    Sometimes a lack of tradition can be a tradition unto itself. I think there are people in my life who feel bad about that, but having no obligations during the holidays brings the same wild sense of freedom as having a vacation day while the rest of the world works. The day is your own, the streets ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 28, 2013
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    November 26, 2013

    Your Guide to Thanksgiving Eve at Your Hometown Bar

    You're home for the the Holidays, and you start to get that restless feeling. It's perfectly natural. The evening's winding down, and the Thanksgiving spread is now a pile of dishes you don't want to wash. Maybe there were kids running around all day and you'd like some grown up time. Maybe your jud ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    11 Dark Bars to Hide in After You're Stuffed: The 2013 Guide

    OK, turkey revelers, it's about time for elastic pants, pie and plates of regret. But, before we get too deep in the holiday mood, let's pull back a little. Don't hit the season too hard. Walk in softly. After hours of being stuffed like a turkey in a small house with your bestest relatives, it's to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    Thanksgiving Cooking Tips from 18 of Dallas' Best Chefs

    My excitement runneth over. With the best holiday of the year just a few days away, it's about time to start getting prepped. But it's hard to know where to start. That in mind we asked some of Dallas' best chefs for some Thanksgiving cooking tips. Omar Flores, Driftwood "Thanksgiving for me is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2013

    How to Dallasize Your Thanksgiving, and We're Not Talking about a Signature Bridge

    Now that Meat Fight and the recaps of Meat Fight are over, all eyes can turn to the grandest of all food-centered holidays, Thanksgiving. Sure, lots of other holidays involve eating, but Thanksgiving is completely about the food. Supposedly there is a little in there about being thankful and glossin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2013

    Here's What You Need to Be Butterball's New Turkey Talk-Line Spokesman

    If you don't have plans for Thanksgiving, you might consider this job posting from Butterball. They are now taking entries for their first male Turkey Talk-Line spokesman. We're not sure exactly why the candidates have to be male, since plenty of men man the lines for all sorts of issues. Geesh, S ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 22, 2012
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    November 29, 2011

    So Is Mac and Cheese A Black Thing?

    Pat Robertson never ate mac and cheese at his Thanksgiving dinner, and after scratching my head deep in thought for the last three seconds, I'm pretty sure that I haven't either. But Robertson's question of the dish as a Thanksgiving staple ("Is that a black thing?") along with the commentator's r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    Parsing Thanksgiving Leftovers: What Are You Eating Today?

    The big dance may be over, but Thanksgiving lives on inside our refrigerators. Leftover turkey and sides revisit us for days after the holiday -- lingering in Tupperware, covered in foil and wrapped in plastic, until that 5-day-old turkey funk reaches out from our fridge to punch us in the nose. Th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 24, 2011
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    November 23, 2011

    Hey Thanksgiving, Let's Make Out.

    No, Thanksgiving/Footballsgiving/Foodsgiving/Fightsgiving/Shopsgiving/Bingegiving isn't a competition, but once I caught wind of the profession of love, adoration and profanity that Alice was going to publicly give my favorite American holiday, I realized I had to come forward with one of my own. S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Black Wednesday: I Really Want To Party Tonight, But I Don't Want To Jack Up My Bird

    I'm definitely too old for this, but it's hard to shake the temptation. While the phenomenon doesn't seem quite as prominent in Dallas, Black Wednesday has become a steadfast tradition across the country. It's easy to understand how it got started. College kids home for the holiday finally have a c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Be Thankful For These Live Recordings of Doug Burr in November and The Drams in 2006

    ​While I attempt to find someone at the city who hasn't already left for Thanksgiving, here's a little something I found just posted to the Live Music Archive: the great Doug Burr, with Glen Farris but of course, at the Church of the Incarnation on McKinney Avenue November 3. The show, which also ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader Ally Traylor on Pre-Game Meals and Favorite Dallas Restaurants

    Occasionally we identify interesting local folks who are as obsessed with food and restaurants as we are, and share some of their thoughts on Dallas' dining scene and food in general. This is one of those occasions. What food reminds you of your childhood? Soft pretzels! I'm originally from St. L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    I Fucking Love Thanksgiving

    Alright, I know that 103.7 has already become The Christmas Station and grocery stores are already selling candy canes, but can we just hold the motherfucking Christmas phone for a second and be excited for Thanksgiving? The Day of Giving Thanks (AKA The Best Food Holiday of The Year AKA Overeatsgiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    The Must-Have Thanksgiving Dishes of Dallas' Top Chefs

    We all have our favorite dish at Thanksgiving. Maybe it's sweet potato casserole, cheesy mashed potatoes, Jello salad or cornbread dressing. No matter that crazy great-aunt Melba came up with the recipe 47 years ago; if it's not on the table when the bird is served, then just call the whole thing of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Thanksgiving Rules for the 21st Century

    Oh, Thanksgiving. The holiday that recognizes that the only way we can stand to be around family is to emotionally eat ourselves into a tryptophan-induced state of apathy. Boundaries are pushed. Feelings are hurt. There's no clear-cut etiquette, no collective list of things that could be avoided to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Here's Hoping Grandma Doesn't Mind if I Dallas Up Her Stuffing Recipe

    Turkey Stuffing -- Vermont? ​Seven days. I've got seven days till the greatest holiday of all time commences, and I haven't done a thing to prepare. Once an avid home cook, I've prepared, no exaggeration, one meal since I moved here in July. A bowl of steel cut oatmeal, laced with sweet Texa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Sliced Beef, Texas Sausage and Tax Dollars Turned into TV: This Week In Dallas Grubbing

    Flickr​It's getting cold out -- cold enough to make Thanksgiving seem welcome, but maybe not cold enough for mulled wine on the stove -- yet. This week we checked out SWIG, a trendy bar-restaurant on Henderson with a cool bar and ho-hum food. I still think the place warrants a visit. You know ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 17, 2011
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    November 29, 2010

    So, What Exactly is a Sandwich, Anyway?

    Somehow, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, who gave his name to the food world, doesn't strike us as a chili-dog man.​I wasn't able to spend Thanksgiving with my family this year, but my brother made sure I didn't miss out on the heated squabbling that always accompanies the Millers' post-dinner board ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    Undaunted by the Darkness of Black Friday, Food Bloggers Keep On Blogging About the Holidays

    ​Listen, I love Thanksgiving. I love Christmas. I've never get more excited than I do during the holidays. It's just that I hate Black Friday. Last year I worked two jobs. 7 a.m. found me selling candles at Yankee Candle when there was no one there to buy them. Then at noon I switched over t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Stuffing -- Food of the Gods

    If you think this picture is revolting, try searching the Interent for "stuffing." (Someday we'll remember to turn on that safe search. Someday.) ​(Editors' note: Look, we warned you last week that we opened the door to poetry from City of Ate staffers who wanted to praise their Thanksgiving f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Hash Over: Stress-free Thanksgiving Dinners

    At the grocery store this weekend, we were stuck in a checkout line five deep. Seems that everyone but us decided to shop for their Butterballs days ahead of Thanksgiving. We aren't cooking this year because, well, we aren't keen on the idea of spending the entire day in the kitchen. Plus, how coul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Get on the Gravy Train...An Ode to Thanksgiving's Liquid Gold

    (We asked some of our City of Ate contributors to write paeans to their favorite Thanksgiving dishes. Jesse Hughey kicked us off with a...well, let's call it a "poem" honoring green bean casserole. Today, Andrew Marton writes about good gravy. Tomorrow? More CofA poetry. You've been warned.) ̴ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Genghis Grill a Last Bastion of Free Turkey Ritual

    ​For much of the last century, many workers who worried about which stuffing recipe to use and whether to serve Aunt Gertrude a second glass of wine didn't have to fret about buying a turkey, which came courtesy of the boss man. But the ritual of rewarding every worker with a Thanksgiving bir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    TJ's Announces Lobster Discount -- Promotion Unlikely to Draw Pilgrims

    It's odd. We find a ton of photos of babies dressed as food items, but very few recipes.​TJ's Fresh Seafood market is spinning its lobster promotion this weekend as an antidote to turkey, but it's almost certain Pilgrims wouldn't have taken advantage of the deal. Befitting the first Thanksgiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    5 Awesome Turkey Stuffing Ideas

    Stuffing these bad boys in a bird certainly can't make them any worse.​Looking for some fresh takes on Thanksgiving stuffing, we recently came across the concept of tamale stuffing. Basically, you crumble up a bunch of tamales, add some tomatoes, onion, garlic, cheese and seasoning, shove insi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    An Ode To (And Recipe For)
    The Humble Green Bean Casserole

    ​ (Editors's note: We asked some of our regular contributors to write odes to their favorite Thanksgiving dishes. "In verse," some asked. "If you like, sure. Why not?" Here's the first answer to that question.)Ode To The Humble Green Bean CasseroleTwo cans green beans, one cream o' mushroom soupWi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    The Week in Food: Things to be Thankful For -- And Others Not

    ​You might be stressed about cooking dinner next Thursday, but that's the kind of anxiety Dallas chefs breathe, sleep and eat for breakfast (slow-roasted and lavender-infused, naturally.) Some Dallas restaurants are closing for good, some are revamping their previously underwhelming menus, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Dallas Toques Give Thanks: Five Chefs Talk Turkey

    Hopefully, your turkey will turn out better than Clark Griswold's. ​Over the past week, City of Ate has caught up with Dallas-area chefs. We asked them about their Thanksgiving plans and what they're thankful for - because if we have to suffer the same cheesy fate at our families' Thanksgiving ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    This Year, Sandra Lee is Thankful
    For Jell-O Shots

    If we weren't so classy, we'd make some crack about canned milk here.​Thanksgiving is about spending time with the family. It's about giving thanks. And sure, eating turkey and stuffing is great, but Thanksgiving has always been missing that one key item that every epic party needs: Jell-O sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    Five Futuristic Movie Cooking Tools We Wish Were Real

    I'm thinking of a huge beer...​Cooking Thanksgiving dinner is tough enough without a food replicator. Since the birth of the science fiction genre, movie-technology has inspired creative invention in the real world. So, scientists and think tanks, let's put the Star Wars Strategic Defense-enhancem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Making a List: Who's Been Naughty
    Or Nice on the Web?

    Gosh, and we wonder why meat-eaters so often make fun of vegans.​As any web editor will tell you, the best way to up the "viewage" is a daily list. People love lists. Five Ways to Hack a McRib and Six Things to Do with Disturbing Halloween Candy proved this theory. My pitch for Top Five Sauces ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Hash Over: Screw Your Quiz, Go to Artopia
    And Cook with Dean

    Though Thanksgiving is still weeks away, stores are already stocking the shelves with holiday lights and Christmas ornaments. You could be like our neighbors and put out the inflatable snowman right now, or you could enjoy what little time you have left before it's all turkey talk and last-minute sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Quiz: What's Your Thanksgiving Age?

    Grandpa always naps after filling up on turkey, cranberry goo and Bruse.. Brussell... uh, tiny cabbages.​Thanksgiving's coming up, and that means a whole table full of traditional sides and desserts that only the adults at the table really seem to enjoy. It's true: Thanksgiving dinner is like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Girl Drink Drunk: Cowboy Chow

    ​In testing out the theories and recipes and perfect stomach liners for this column, I've realized (I actually always knew, but epiphanies are so much more on trend these days) that due to the "event" quality of a girl drink, we can drink fewer of them than just any ol' regular mixed drink or beer ... More >>

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    November 26, 2009
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    November 26, 2009
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    November 26, 2009
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    November 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Pairing Off: Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce

    Patrick Michels​>Each week, Pairing Off attempts to find just the right bottle of wine to go with ordinary food.Until recent years, when words like 'fresh,' 'local' and 'slow foods' crept into our vocabularies, we were all pretty well satisfied with canned cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    DC9 Live at El Sibil, Ep. 1: Air Review

    We'll close out our pre-Thanksgiving day with a feast for the eyes and ears, straight from our kitchen to yours: episode one of our new weekly video series, DC9 Live at El Sibil. Two weeks ago Pete mentioned that after 27 weeks of graciously hosting DC9 in SPACE, the closing of the Deep Ellum gall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    If Memory Serves: Thanksgiving Overseas

    ​If Memory Serves chronicles moments from my dining past, perhaps explaining why I'm so damn warped.Even in tough economic times, working Americans take fewer vacation days than any other people on earth--although I believe this oft-cited bit of information ignores farmers eking out a living on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Top 10 Thanksgiving Dinners in Movies (And TV)

    When it comes to movie holidays, Thanksgiving usually takes a back seat to that overplayed holiday in December. The one with the elves. The one that rhymes with "isthmus." (Sort of.) But why the second-class status, Thanksgiving? The holiday's got all the same potential for family chaos, waxing mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Veggie Guy: Thanksgiving

    ​I would've really liked to spend this Thanksgiving with my brother and sister-in-law in Northwest Spain. They throw an amazing bash each year for all of their American friends, then take it to the clubs for late-night dancing and drinks. Fun times, for sure! My recently retired mother, however ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 20, 2008

    Baby Wine

    Knock back some Beaujolaos Nouveau

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    Hash Over: Turkey, Tut and Nightgown Chic

    There’s been a lot to distract us from restaurant news lately, from the Cowboys nose dive to . . . to . . . what was that other big event recently? Anyway, this afternoon a call from the good folks—well, I can’t verify that ‘good’ applies to everyone—at Stove Top reminded me about Thank ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 10, 1998

    Pig in a poke

    With mostly tasty meat, Texas de Brazil stumbles over swine

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