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Speaking of beer and The Flying Saucer, all sorts of holiday merriment will be going on at Dallas’ Meddlesome Moth come Christmas Eve through New Year’s Eve!

If you’ve never dabbled in all things Moth-like, here’s your chance to spend some of the scrilla Santa may be stuffing your stocking with:

CHRISTMAS EVE:
On Friday, Dec. 24, the Moth will be open regular hours of 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Rare beer tappings will include Austin’s 512 Double Pecan Bourbon Barrel aged cask-conditioned ale and Sierra Nevada’s 30th Anniversary series Grand Cru. The chef will prepare some chalkboard specials to pair with these fine ales.

CHRISTMAS DAY:
The Moth will reopen at 5 p.m., and guests are encouraged to arrive early for the tapping of a rare cask of Jester King Commercial Suicide aged in George Dickel Tennessee Whiskey barrels. The Jester King is a Texas brew and is extremely limited in quantity.

SUNDAY, DEC. 26:
Guests and their families are invited to enjoy the Moth’s new Sunday brunch menu, served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., which features flavorful, interesting food selections and specialty beers, including Eggs Creole (poached eggs, crawfish, cayenne hollandaise and lyonnaise potatoes. Ask about the Meddlesome Margarita, you’ll love it! Reservations are recommended.

NEW YEAR’S EVE:
New Year’s Eve will feature a prix fixe menu option, prepared by Chef Chad Kelley, accompanied by a handpicked selection of beers specifically chosen to pair well with each course. Wine lovers should not feel left out, as there will be wine pairing options, too. The Moth will open at 11 a.m., and celebration seating will begin at 10 p.m. The three menu options will include Coffee-Cured Duck Confit with Pistachio, Mache and Coco Nibs, and New Bedford Scallops with Sweet and Sour Golden Raisins and Parsnip Puree. Reservations are strongly recommended. For those guests who would like to reserve a table without dinner, the Moth is also taking reservations to celebrate and ring in the New Year with a special beer toast.

For more information about the holiday schedule or to make a reservation for any of the holiday events, please call (214) 628-7900.

Holiday hours for the Meddlesome Moth are as follows: Friday, Dec. 24, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Saturday, Dec. 25, 5 p.m. to close; Sunday, Dec. 26, 11 a.m. to midnight; and Friday, Dec. 31, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Chocolate, parade floats and lights galore are what guests will catch sight of upon arriving at this jolly spectacular. Hillsboro, the close-knit and lively Texas town, invites those near and far to come enjoy its annual Holiday on the Square celebration in downtown Hillsboro on Saturday, December 11th, with proceeds benefiting Christmas for Kids and Food for Families.

This year, Holiday on the Square has acquired a ‘Victorian Chocolate’ theme with each participating store opening its doors at 10 a.m. to offer a different type of chocolate treat to customers as they shop. In addition to these sweet giveaways, patrons are invited to vote for their favorite chocolaty delight in a competition among Hillsboro’s vendors.

Those in the competitive spirit themselves can enter this year’s parade float competition by donating $10, toys or canned goods. Interested contestants must submit their float by Thursday, December 9, and can contact Chelsea Davis of the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce at 254-582-2481 for additional information. The parade will begin at Hillsboro Junior High at 10 a.m. and end in a celebration on Hillsboro’s town square. Money and toys will be donated to underprivileged children at Christmas for Kids sponsored by Hillsboro Optimist Club and 1560 KHBR-AM, a local classic country radio station. Canned goods are to benefit Food for Families, which provides meals to families in need during the holiday season.

If free chocolate, a parade and a way to help those who need it most are not enough reasons to come down to Hillsboro, the entire town will be dressed in lights and decorations to fit the holiday theme for guests to enjoy. This includes Hillsboro’s famous landmark, The Hill County Courthouse.

With so much contributing to the Holiday on the Square jubilee, it would be a shame not to venture out to Hillsboro’s enchanting winter atmosphere December 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This month, the Belmont – the best little boutique hotel in Dallas – hits a full-forced five years old! To celebrate, they’ve given themselves a new website makeover and during the month of November, book any of their standard rooms for one night only, for $50.00

Sound too good to be true? It’s not, but there is a bit of a catch:
When calling to book, you must sing the happy birthday song. A little patio-time with friends at BarBelmont and a $50.00 standard room makes for a pretty good birthday celebration if you ask me.

This is only good through November 30, so book soon! Call 866-870-8010 to book…and show off your mad singing skills.

Here’s some upcoming holiday specials, too:

Holiday Special – 3rd Night Free
Not enough room in your house for the relatives? Or do you just want to make it a mini vacation when you attend the Cowboy’s game on Thanksgiving Day? From November 15 through December 30, enjoy your third night for free when booking three consecutive nights. See complete details and call 866-870-8010 to book.

Celebrate Thanksgiving with SMOKE
If the holiday special isn’t incentive enough for you to spend your Thanksgiving with us, maybe Smoke’s delicious Thanksgiving Day menu will do the trick. Forget about the hours of cooking and the piles of dishes left to clean up at your place, just come to ours! See the lip-smacking menu and call 214-393-4141 to make your reservation.

Bring on Holiday-Party Season
Does your annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party need a change of pace this year? Whether you’re bringing together friends or organizing the annual office holiday party, the Belmont has spaces suited for 15 to 100 guests. We’ve got the drinks and catering covered for you as well. Contact us at 866-870-8010 for more information on booking. Dates fill up quickly, so call soon! Don’t forget to ask about group rates for all those who want to make a night of it while you’re at it.

Art with a View presents Michael Cross
Make sure to stop by the Belmont to view our newest installation. Artist and gallery owner Michael Cross will be sharing a series of his abstract paintings.
Opening reception at BarBelmont:
November 10, 2010 6-9pm
Will remain on view November 10 – December 14

Stay fit for the holidays at Clairevista
All Fit Solution classes include:
• 12 total body workouts with a Clairevista Vitality Coach ($900 Value)
• Crash course nutritional seminar; learn how to finally eat to lose weight and keep it off ($37 Value)
• 2 month membership to Clairevista Vitality Club ($100 Value)
• Weekly articles, recipes and tips for how to enjoy the holidays without putting on weight (priceless)
• Unlimited email support to help you overcome any obstacles to looking and feeling your very best! (definitely priceless)
• LIMITED ENROLLMENT – You must register by Nov. 12. Call 214-744-5400 or email info@clairevista.com