Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Best New Years Eve Parties in Dallas

I am so happy that the world didn’t end on December 21, 2012. This gives New Years a whole new meaning this year. It truly is a new beginning!!  Whether you want an elegant, upscale evening out or a wild, throw-down party with the masses – Dallas has no shortage of party options to help you ring in a New Year:

Check out Sambuca* in Uptown. They are offering a 4-course dinner with seatings at 7 or 9:30. Diners will enjoy dancing a live music by Blue Finger Disco

The Hilton Anatole will be the venue for this year’s annual “98.7 KLUV’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Party”. Attendees will party and dance the night away to the “Greatest Hits of the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s” in the hotel’s famed Chantilly Ballroom. Your ticket price will include tickets to the party, refreshments, heavy hors d’oeuvres, party favors; DJ, music and dancing; a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight along with complimentary event self-parking. Room packages are also available if you want to spend the night and enjoy breakfast at the hotel the next day.

Join Ocho Kitchen and Cocktails this NYE for a 3-course meal that includes champagne and complimentary access to 8bar and be a part of the launch of the dynamic duo Kristi and Scot Redman of D StyleStreet, for their legendary DJ debut.

In Plano, Sambuca360* will serve dinner at 7 and 9 with live music from Chinatown.

If you love reality TV/competition cooking shows, you have lots of options to rub shoulders with your favorite celebrity chef:

Top Chef star, Tiffany Derry will host a 5-course dinner at Private Social. Guests will enjoy live music from a 4-piece jazz band led by Brett Laquercia

The Food Network’s Lisa Garza will be holding court at Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar with a “Bottle and Bucket” evening featuring a bucket of Sissy’s fried chicken and bottle of Mo√ęt. A six-course tasting menu will also be available with wine pairings. Specialty cocktails will be poured at the bar, and a complimentary champagne toast will be offered at midnight

Top Chef All-Star Tre Wilcox is planning a “Red Hot” New Years Eve at Village Marquee Grill in Highland Park Village. Partake in a 5-course dinner and groove to the sounds of DJ Soul Jah

If you can’t get to New York City and you want to recreate a Times Square experience, then head Downtown to Victory Plaza for the 6th Annual Big D NYE. Last year over 35,000 people enjoyed Big D NYE 2012 from inside the gated venue, with thousands more celebrating from surrounding areas. This free celebration will be hosted by my good friend, Good Morning Texas hostess with the mostess, Amy Vanderoef, and include food and beverage trucks, continuous live entertainment, and a Fireworks Spectacular at midnight. WFAA-TV Channel 8 will provide live coverage of the event beginning at 10:30 p.m. There will be multiple parking facilities located throughout the Victory Park area as well as adjacent lots within walking distance to Victory Plaza. DART is the recommended mode of transportation. Take the Green Line to Victory Station.

I also want to tell you about a couple of great New Years Day options to help you recoup. Bread Winners Cafe & Bakery** will serve their amazing brunch menu all day long. Stop by any of their 4 locations in Uptown, Inwood Village, Plano or NorthPark Center from 9am to 9pm. Urban Taco** will celebrate the New Year with $10 bottomless margaritas, mimosas and Bloody Mary’s.  Receive a complimentary cup of the traditional Mexican hangover cure called Birria, a Jalisco-style beef stew. They will serve their regular menu and in Uptown, you'll be able to get brunch all day.

This information originally aired on Perspectives with Ashley Berges.  Join me every Sunday on 570AM/KLIF around 8:30 PM to hear my highlights on all the best events for the upcoming week!  Click here to see additional options for events, shows, galas, exhibitions and more.

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