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Teeny Tiny Tahini Cookies


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These simple, tasty cookies are adapted from a classic Armenian recipe. Dust them with powdered sugar or dip them in chocolate, these cookies go great with a glass of cold milk, hot tea or cappuccino, any time of day.

Piqui-Piqui Bronzini


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Dazzle at dinner with this roasted whole sea bass drizzled with a spicy pepper-infused oil and slivered garlic, which develops big flavors using unique ingredients. Also known as Mediterranean sea bass, the bronzini has a taste and texture that is similar to the red snapper. It is often served whole and filleted at tableside.

Pecan Praline Waffles with Peaches


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Let the heavenly scent of vanilla waffles waft through your kitchen and greet sleepy eyes with pure deliciousness.  This sumptuous treat will keep bellies satisfied and smiles on faces all day long!

Houston’s Holiday Headquarters


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Got a Phoodie on your gift list this year? Put down the ugly Christmas sweater. That’s exactly what they don’t want! Indulge the lover of food with a YUMMY! Gift Card or choose from our plethora of gourmet gifts.

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YUMMY! Gift Card
The perfect stocking stuffer, hostess gift or peace-offering for a meal-gone-wrong, the YUMMY! Gift Card is sure to put a big smile on any Phoodie’s face. Pick one up in any amount!

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Gourmet Gift Baskets
Designed with that special person in mind, our gift baskets are fun, festive and filled with favorites to fit any theme you select. For the hospitable hostess, favorite teacher or as a simple thank you, a gift basket of freshly-baked cookie creations or gourmet chocolates is sure to spread holiday cheer.

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Unique Housewares
Our impressive selection of quality cookware will inspire the creative juices of your favorite cook. One-of-a-kind ceramics from Bulgaria, Spain, Poland and beyond are perfect for anyone with a flair for innovative design and timeless functionality.

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Whether you need to find a fun sparkling for a holiday party, a perfect match of red or white for dinner, or a liqueur or dessert wine to cap the night off, you can find it at Phoenicia. For those who prefer hops to grapes, our coolers are filled with a healthy selection of brews that come from Texas to anywhere between Brazil, Spain, Russia and Japan.

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Za’atar Dusted Lamb & Sour Cherry Demi-Glace

Succulent lamb chops get a zesty punch with fragrant za’atar seasoning while pairing well with the sweet tartness of sour cherry demi-glace. Try it out here.

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Ginger Crème Brûlée

These rich and creamy gingery custards will make any food-lover sing. Break out the mini blowtorch for this one!

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Dry Sour Cherries

Yes, there is such a thing as a sour cherry tree! Although the true origins are unknown, the sour cherry is thought to have originated in Western or Eastern Europe. The tangy fruit is best when cooked or baked. P.S. Don’t forget to try our Zergut brand sour cherry in light syrup–a perfect complement to both sweet and savory dishes.

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Wonderfully aromatic, this Middle Eastern spice has its own house blend at Phoenicia. Look for Zohrab’s MidEast the next time you come in. It’s great for seasoning meats and vegetables, dipping with olive oil, and can be baked to produce a tasty herbed bread. Try it sprinkled on pita or toast drizzled with olive oil, too!

Phoenicia Lamb and Butcher Shop Meats

We pride ourselves on using the best meats in our butcher shop, and can guarantee they’re all-natural, hormone and antibiotic-free. Keep in mind that our butchers can prepare most any cut for you, so special orders are welcome!

Crystallized Ginger

Find crystallized ginger, saffron, vanilla and beyond when you wander into our extensive spice and baking goods sections. We promise sky-high value at down-to-earth prices!

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Citrus and Herb Roasted Turkey Breast
For a delicious twist on a traditional favorite, try this recipe for a moist, melt-in-your-mouth turkey that never fails to impress.

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Duchesse Pressed Cookies
If you’ve been searching for an easy and versatile cookie to add to your holiday baking this year, this is it!

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Phoenicia Turkey
Phoenicia prides itself on stocking all-natural, hormone and antibiotic-free halal turkeys that don’t contain animal byproducts.

Specialty Herbs and Spices
Just consider Phoenicia spice world! Come and explore our holiday budget-friendly extensive herb and spice section for all of your cooking and baking needs

Five Roses Flour
For the best baking results, our chef recommends Five Roses Flour. Find it stocked in the baking section.

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Baked Show Goat Brie Stuffed with Fig Jam & Walnuts

Start your holiday celebrations by delighting guests with this wonderful French appetizer, full of warm buttery goodness paired with crunchy, rich sweetness.

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Pecan Praline Waffles with Peaches

Stuck on what to make the morning of? Let the heavenly scent of vanilla waffles waft through your kitchen and greet sleepy eyes with pure deliciousness. This sumptuous treat will keep bellies satisfied and smiles on faces all day long!

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Cortas Fig Jam

This exotic, aromatic spread is made by Cortas, a top-quality manufacturer of Middle Eastern food products based in Lebanon using in a centuries-old tradition. Figs of the Mediterranean and Middle East are considered some of the most flavorful in the world and that shows in this staple Phoenicia product. It is wonderful on our toasted pita and goes magnificently well with brie.

Show Goat Triple Cream Brie

We’re proud to be the first to carry Houston-based Show Goat Creamery‘s debut product, Triple Cream Brie. Sourced from pastoral Fairwoods Farm and top of the line Mill-King cows cream, its downy white exterior and buttery soft interior belies its simplicity of character. Clean and tangy, decadent and creamy, this cheese is the first Triple Cream Brie made in Texas and holds the flavors of this great state within its bloomy rind.

Phoenicia Packed Pecans

Many Phoenicia Phoodies fall in love when they gaze upon on our nuts section and often think we are “nuts” based on the quality offered for the value received. The pecans we carry are no different. Tis’ the season for pecan pie, homemade spiced pecans or candied pecans for winter salad topping!

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Piqui-Piqui Bronzini

Try this versatile fish for a holiday break from tradition. Unique recipe ingredients such as Aleppo pepper and the Syrian or Middle Eastern pepper pastes found at Phoenicia develop this dish into big flavors. The presentation is impressive and the taste is likely to become a family fave!

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts and Preserved Lemon

Nutty and lemony, the recipe for this side will have you viewing Brussels sprouts in a whole new light.

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Bronzini

Also known as Mediterranean sea bass, our bronzini is imported from Greece. Its mild, delicate flavor harmonizes well with a range of global cuisines featuring everything from spicy variations to more subtle flavors. Resembling the texture of red snapper, bronzini is a popular firm, white fish that holds up very well to a variety of cooking methods. Find it fresh at Phoenicia.

Chestnuts (Ponthier brand)

Convenient and high quality, these chestnuts taste like they came straight from the Italian countryside to be cooked by the loving hands of your Italian grandmother (aka Nonna).

Preserved Lemon

Common in Indian and North African cuisine, preserved lemon is a condiment containing whole lemons or sections that are pickled in a brine of water, lemon juice, and salt with  occasional spices included. The pulp of preserved lemon can be used in stews and sauces, but the peel (zest and pith together) is most valued. The flavor is mildly tart but intensely lemony, making dishes especially fragrant and lemon-scented. Phoenicia also carries a dry lemon omani that is used in other parts of the Middle East for the same culinary purpose of achieving a very fragrant dish.

Leprechaun Hard Cider Pairing Dinner


Posted in Events, MKT BAR, News

Join us on Wednesday, November 12 from 7-10PM for a tasty fall evening of artisan-crafted ciders and our chef’s creations.

Pairing Dinner Menu

Featured Ciders (22-ounce bottles)
Dry 9-
Golden 9-
Pomegranate 9-
Winter 10-

Tasting Flight 8-

Food Pairings
-Crab salad with celery leaves and apple gelee 12-
Suggested pairing: Pomegranate

-Artisan pizza with sliced golden potatoes, bacon, brie and roasted garlic 13-
Suggested pairing: Golden

-Duck leg confit with cider poached orange, potato and gorgonzola gratin 17-
Suggested pairing: Winter

-Apple galette tart with dry cider apple sauce and caramel 7-
Suggested pairing: Dry

 

“Fragmented Spaces” Art Exhibition by Gissette Padilla


Posted in Events, MKT BAR, News

Explore the painting, drawing, printmaking techniques and childhood images of artist Gissette Padilla as she constructs multi-layered images that evoke the experience of fragmented spaces. Her work addresses memory as a series of shifting views composed of the real, the distorted, and the perceived elements that make up a single recalled moment. She layers images and patterns to fill in the gaps of what is missing.

All artwork will be available for purchase. Exhibition organized by Megan Badger.

For more information on the artist, visit www.gissettepadilla.weebly.com

WHEN:
Opening Reception: Meet the artist on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 7-9PM
On View: November 10 – December 13, 2014

COST:
Free admission. Food, drinks and all artwork will be available for purchase.

Complimentary parking is available in the One Park Place garage on a first-come, first-served basis. Enter garage on McKinney.