by Alexandra Minton @sweetsweetdallas
The holidays are a magical time of year, and time to hit Deck the Hall Street! ✨ I adore the festivity and decor of the season! To me, December 1st officially kicks off the season so to get in the spirit, I hit up #deckthehallstreet at @fictioncoffeeshop ! For a month, Fiction Coffee transforms itself into a festive and cheerful Christmas themed wonderland with wreaths, lights, a tree and a fireplace with stockings. 🎄❄️⛄️ To boot, a custom mural painted by @allikdesign adorns the side of the building and festive coffee mugs in the shapes of Santa, reindeer and snowmen abound for customers dining in to enjoy their hot beverages. I enjoy the Fa La La Latte with cinnamon and lavender. There are other drinks like Peppermint Dreams and O Christmas Tea. There are also coffee free drinks like White Christmas Wassail and HoHoHot Cocoa!
I also have to point out that I will no longer be eating croissants. I’ve discovered Kouign amann and I’m never going back. It’s similar to a croissant but has a caramelized sugar bottom. The layers are flaky, buttery and sugary… a phenomenal combo with the crunch on the bottom. I can not recommend this pasty enough!! A++ for the Kouign amann!
Be sure to go visit this adorable shop for coffee and pastry (and @tacodeli tacos should you want a taco!) Dress warm if it’s cold out and grab a photo of your adorable holiday mug and the mural! It’ll be a new holiday tradition as it has become one for me!
Sweet Sweet Dallas visits Edith’s French Bistro in Plano, Texas!
by Alexandra Minton
I absolutely adore tea time, and with a group of friends I’ve found through the world of food blogging, I’ve had the opportunity to explore a number of teas in the Dallas area. The latest restaurant we hit was the new @edithsfrrenchbistro in Plano. They just introduced their High Tea which is served from 2p-5p on Saturdays and Sundays! Be sure to book a reservation, it gets crowded. [Read more…] about Sweet Sweet Dallas visits Edith’s French Bistro in Plano, Texas!
Watching your diet for the whole year and reversing all that hard work during the holidays is a reality for almost everyone. No matter how carefully you watch your weight, just a few holidays can put to waste all those moments of observing carefully what you eat. Holidays are conducive to gaining weight. For one, you aim to derive maximum pleasure from the few off-days that you have from work. This means that you intend to spend most of your time trying not to move much and stuffing your mouth with whatever you can. Moreover, though this sedentary lifestyle is punctured by some moments of you going out with your friends, that too involves going to all the famous eateries you did not find time to go. Even if one is not at home and is travelling to their favorite holiday destination, they would still find it difficult to keep their weight in check. After all, when you go to a new place, you want to experience it to the maximum, and that experience involves trying out food that is part of the culture of the place you are at. Hence, during the holidays, it becomes really difficult for one to maintain their weight. [Read more…] about 5 tips to avoid weight gain on your Holiday Getaway
My FAVORITE event of the year is the Texas State Fair! The @statefairoftx is my jam. Always has been, always will be. I’m such a die hard fan that I map out new foods and a route every year. 🤓The State Fair Of Texas is one of the largest seasonal events for Dallas with over 2 million visitors annually! With all the fried foods you can imagine, games, rides, shopping, concerts, light shows, parades and people watching, it’s sure to capture your attention!
The Arroz Con Leche (Sweet Crispy Rice) by The Garza Family was my favorite item this year! Cinnamon rice balls are battered, coated in crispy puffed rice cereal and fried. It’s topped with powdered vanilla and comes with vanilla ice cream! Then it’s drizzled with caramel sauce and cinnamon!
I’m also a huge fan of Fried Taste Of Autumn Pie (pictures), @fletcherscornydogs and Mexican Firecrackers. Enjoy the images of the 2018 Texas State Fair! Can’t wait for 2019!
by Alexandra Minton www.instagram.com/sweetsweetdallas
With the number of times I go to Austin each year, I like to include some amazing Austin spots here on Sweet Sweet Dallas! Austin is full of incredible spots to dine! I’ve had my eye on @junesallday for a bit and was thrilled to be able to get a table and at the perfect time too! 🙌🏻 (Check out the interior shot I’m currently swooning over!)
This place has a fantastic dessert menu and the Pear Financier happened to catch my eye immediately! It’s an almond cake with pears, drizzled with salted caramel with vanilla ice cream. It was absolutely delicious!! I highly recommend this one! You can taste the quality of these ingredients and the flavor combination is on point! Major bonus that the staff was friendly and service was wonderful!