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pgwiz1 Mar 29, 2011 10:58 AM

Is there a food related something from Dallas or Texas (I'm thinking a certain kind of dessert or something) that would make for a good gift to give to someone living on the east coast? Even if it's a really good bakery or something like that. The item is something that shouldn't need refrigeration, since I'll have to take it on a 3 hour plane ride with me....

  1. amokscience Mar 29, 2011 01:22 PM

    I'd go with fried Twinkies or a pecan pie.

    1. LewisvilleHounder Mar 29, 2011 02:13 PM

      Would make the drive up to Kolache Haven in Denton and get some fruit filled ones or get some frozen ones.....also could stop by Ravelin Bakery also in Denton for one of the croissants.

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        shm9496 Mar 30, 2011 07:20 AM

        I've been musing on this very question, since I'm about to embark on a trip that will require a few host gifts. I had to eliminate many of the items that first occurred to me -- including kolaches and hot guts -- because they'd need to be eaten immediately or kept frozen. I ended up putting together baskets with pickled jalapenos, queso, corn chips (all bearing the Go Texan seal), Cowtown cookies, Hail Merry chili pecans (made in Dallas, although I'm not certain the pecans were grown in state), Dr Pepper beef jerky and Balcones Baby Blue corn whiskey. Good luck.

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          pgwiz1 Mar 30, 2011 12:31 PM

          Cute! Where did you find all these items?

          Need to give a host gift to my husband's clients, who I'll be staying with in a few weeks....

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            shm9496 Mar 30, 2011 12:47 PM

            I bought everything at Central Market except the jerky, which I picked up at a souvenir shop, and the liquor, which came from Goody Goody. Have fun!

        2. Barbara76137 Mar 30, 2011 05:37 PM

          Tito's vodka!

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            hankster Apr 1, 2011 02:34 PM

            I'll suggest Texas Olive Oil, It's good and the label is neat. They carry it at Central Market.

            http://texasoliveranch.com/

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              luniz Apr 2, 2011 10:43 AM

              I've given their raspberry balsamic or whatever it is as a gift. Also Austinnuts, stuff from Flavors From Afar (now with artizone), or check that new place, Duo or whatever it's called.

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                LewisvilleHounder Apr 2, 2011 08:21 PM

                I would suggest the Mesquite Olive Oil from Texas Olive Ranch. Can get it online or catch them at any of the Farmers Markets locally.

              2. air Apr 4, 2011 06:31 AM

                A bottle of Balcones Baby Blue Corn Whiskey. Been drinking a lotta this stuff lately:
                http://www.balconesdistilling.com/pro...

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                  pgwiz1 Apr 6, 2011 11:21 AM

                  Thanks everyone for your suggestions. Unfortunately I couldn't buy all the great "gels & liquids" because none of them were under 3oz and I have a strict no check bags policy (unless I am travelling for more than a week!). I was able to find some great dry rub bbq mixes, some of the cowtown cookies, and some texas chocolates with habineros, etc.

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