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101 Things to Eat (and Drink) in Dallas for Christmas

And Hanukkah, too.
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‘Tis the season to eat, and drink, and eat some more. Happy holidays, Dallas.


Christmas Eve brunch at Tacos and Tequila (aka TNT): Nosh on made-to-order omelets, homemade tortillas with barbecue pulled pork, eggs Benedict, and salads. Brunch is offered Saturday, December 24 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Salum Restaurant holiday feast: A holiday menu is available throughout the entire month of December. Specials include pan-seared scallops with purple cabbage and bacon sauté, and homemade pumpkin ravioli with sautéed shrimp and sage brown butter.

Party tables at Texas Spice in the Omni Dallas: Celebrate your holiday party with a family-style table filled with delicious grub. The menu features a Texas cheese and sausage board, black bean hummus, honey-and-orange-roasted chicken, spiced butternut squash, and more. Cost is $45 per person.

Eatzi’s Holiday menu: Choose from a variety of seasonal pre-cooked dishes. All Christmas meals must be pre-ordered by December 23.

Breakfast with Santa at La Duni: Weekly 9 a.m. breakfast and storytelling at this popular Latin restaurant. $25 for adults and $15 for kids. Click here for dates and to purchase tickets.

Christmas tamales at The Rustic: This popular Uptown restaurant and bar is serving up tamales by the dozen for the holidays. Call to place your order. Also, don’t forget to grab a peanut butter pie while you’re at it. You’ll be the toast of the holiday party.

Christmas at Campisi’s: The Christmas special includes two free salads with the purchase of a large pizza. Skip the holiday ham and opt for a classic cheese pizza.

Texican holiday tamales: Pre-order a selection of tamales for your holiday meal. Choose from brisket, green chile chicken, smoked pork, and turkey dressing with gimlet gravy. Order here.

Scardello: Choose from a variety of specialty gift boxes.

To-go meals at Highland Park Cafeteria:  Meals must be ordered by Wednesday, December 21.

Party platters at Central Market: Choose from a variety of meat and cheese party platters for your holiday shindig.

Christmas at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek: Dig into a traditional holiday feast from executive Chef Tom Parlo and a decadent dessert display created by pastry chef Nicolas Blouin. $125 per person, $55 for children 12 and younger.

Ten50 BBQ to-go meals: Bring home a “family package.” The selection of meats feeds eight to 10 people and can be ordered here.

Mozzarella Company: Choose from a selection of holiday cheeses. The Christmas cheese is a must.

TJ’s Seafood: The popular fish market and restaurant offers eight different party platters. Click here for more details and to order.

Check out the full list of Dallas holiday menus here.



What: Holiday Drink Specials
Where: Sevy’s Grill
$7 holiday cocktails every Wednesday in the bar or lounge.

Dec. 14: Chopin Potato Vodka Martini

Dec. 21: Peppermint Martini with Candy’s Candy Cane Liqueur

Dec. 28: Knob Creek Old Fashioned.

What: Peppermint Mocha
Where: The Old Monk
Ingredients: Coffee, chocolate, mocha liquor, Rumplemintz, and whipped cream

What: Campfire Cocktail
Where: The Standard Pour
Ingredients: High West Campfire, sweet vermouth, benedictine, root beer bitters, smoked applewood chips

What: Autumn Almanac
Where: The People’s Last Stand
Ingredients: Knob Creek rye, pumpkin allspice, simple, lemon, orange, Bols Yogurt Liqueur, and egg white

What: Bay of Pigs
Where: The People’s Last Stand
Ingredients: Pecan-almond-cigar-infused bourbon, spiced pear liqueur, maple, black walnut bitters

What: Spice Road
Where: Dragonfly Lounge at Hotel Zaza
Ingredients: Woodford Reserve, Ramazzotti Amaro, blackberry, lemon, mint, angostura

What: Irish Crack Coffee
Where: Mudhen Meat and Greens
Ingredients: Jameson, MCT oil, Oak Cliff Coffee roast, and Frangelico whipped cream

What: Crimson & Clove
Where: Lark on the Park
Ingredients: rum, apple cider, cranberry, ginger, and allspice

What: Bourbon Melt and “Hog and Nog” Happy Hour. Enjoy adult eggnog and roasted pig on the patio Monday through Friday though Dec. 23.
Where: The Rustic
Ingredients: Basil Hayden’s bourbon, brandy, eggnog, topped with nutmeg

What: Boozy Cocoa Toddy
Where: Victor Tangos
Ingredients: cocoa and cinnamon syrup with brown sugar, rum, topped with hot water and salted whipped cream

What: Cosmic Burst
Where: Victor Tangos
Ingredients: Egg white sour cocktail with gin and fresh blackberries and mulled wine syrup, lemon juice, and pine liquor

What: Midnight in Paris
Where: The Woolworth
Ingredients: Bastille French Whisky, cognac, Averna, and the restaurant’s autumn simple syrup (which includes nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, clove, ginger, maple syrup, and apple cider vinegar); served on an ice sphere and garnished with caramelized sweet potato

What: Irish Orchard
Where: The Woolworth
Ingredients: Irish whiskey, Apple Crisp Moonshine, Pear liqueur and aromatic bitters; topped with an apple crisp foam and garnished with apple chips

What: Agave and Cane
Where: The Woolworth
Ingredients: Reposado tequila, silver rum, orgeat, lemon juice, and chai-infused orange curacao, served on ice and floated with angostura garnished with orange zest and candied orange

What: Backwoods Cider
Where: The Theodore
Ingredients: House-made cider with Stillhouse Red Hot Moonshine and Lairds Apple Jack Brandy; garnished with a candied apple

What: Apple Cross
Where: Asador
Ingredients: Jamaican rum, sweet vermouth, Apple Jack Daniel’s, and Angostura bitters

What: Cinnamon spice cappuccino
Where: Houndstooth Coffee
Description: This sweet coffee syrup is a blend of cinnamon extract and anise. The syrup is blended with espresso and milk foam for a seasonal elixir.



Celebrity Café and Bakery: Snack on sweet, holiday-themed “famous iced cookies” and other customized baked goods.

Empire Baking Co.: Enjoy a wide selection of gourmet breads and holiday sweets.

Shake Shack: So many holiday goodies to choose from at this popular burger joint including the brownie batter hot chocolate, Christmas cookie milkshake, Chocolate peppermint milkshake, and pumpkin pie milkshake.

Nothing Bundt Cakes: Cream cheese frosting “Tis the Season,” “Holy Jolly,” and “Happy Hanukkah” cakes.

Dallas By Chocolate Tours: Celebrate the month of December with a chocolate tour. View the full selection here.

Kate Weiser Chocolate: Many sweet treats to choose from including Carl the Snowman hot chocolate, holiday ornament dark chocolate, dreidel filled with chocolate coins, chocolate-covered toffee bits, and a variety of holiday chocolate boxes.

Society Bakery: Festive cupcakes, spice cupcakes, decorative cookies.

Village Baking Co.: Too many holiday treats to choose from. Gingersnap cookies, lemon drops, lemon pecan cookies, pear tarts, pumpkin tarts, pies, and more. Orders must be placed 48 hours prior to pickup.

Howdy Homemade Ice Cream: Pumpkin pie ice cream. Need we say more?

Steel City Pops: Holiday flavors include wassail, sweet potato pecan, butter pecan, chocolate mint, peppermint, eggnog, rum raisin, and gingerbread cream cheese cookie.

Kessler Pie Co.: Dig a fork into holiday pies such as apple, cranberry apple, and pecan moonshine.

Bisous-Bisous Pâtisserie: Indulge in a selection of gourmet holiday treats.

Emporium Pies: Make sure to pre-order your pie. Holiday favorites include The Snowball, Merry Berry, Father Christmas, and Buttermilk Blitzen.

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