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Takeout Time at The Ginger Man

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 10:00 AM by Kayla Mansour

Welcome back to town, The Ginger Man! Let's celebrate with a post all about this beloved watering hole in Las Colinas. If you frequent the Water Street district, you'll for sure be rejoicing that this lovely waterside dining establishment is back (with temporary hours). The patio sits right on Lake Carolyn offering great people-watching, sweet views of the Omni Las Colinas, and all water sports activities that float on by. You might have spent some time there enjoying an adult beverage, but let's talk about some food options that are takeout worthy. 

Say Cheese! It's National Queso Day

Sunday, September 20, 2020 2:00 PM by Chelsea Bilbia

Today is National Queso Day and yes I may have tears of joy right now! Hot, cheesy, and perfect topping for any chip, burrito, or TexMex favorite. If you’re looking to celebrate the greatest day of the year, Irving has a TON of great options for dine-in, patio seating, curbside, and delivery to enjoy at home.

20+ Mouth-Watering Cheeseburgers You've Got to Try

Friday, September 18, 2020 2:00 PM by Lori Sirmen

Ahhh, the cheeseburger... it’s essential at backyard barbecues and tailgate parties, and it’s the official sandwich in Paradise.  Plus, it celebrated with its own day. Personally, I’ve never met a cheeseburger I didn’t like. So please allow me to introduce you to some classics, local faves, the fancies, the dives and some hidden gems you’ll be delighted to discover as we celebrate National Cheeseburger Day in Irving. Let’s dive in! 

“Take Care of You” Month!

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 7:00 AM by Karen Cooperstein

With September winding down and fall nearly upon us, it’s not too late to get in some “self-care” during #NationalWellnessMonth.

Put yourself first and put your well-being at the top of your “to-do” list with some much-needed “me” (or “we”) time. Here are some ideas to help you just take a breath and relax, restore, and regenerate. 

Tuesday Tamales

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:00 AM by Kayla Mansour

Give Taco Tuesday a siesta and try Tamale Tuesday! Tacos get a lot of love, but what about their cousin... the TAMALE! If you're anything like me, you've probably purchased a tamale or even a dozen from a complete stranger. Yep, guilty! I'm still not opposed to that idea, but in case you're wondering who has amazing tamales around Irving, keep on reading. Feel free to add your favorites in the comments. #TakeoutTuesday

The Weekend Forecast Calls for Patio Dining

Friday, September 11, 2020 2:00 PM by Lori Sirmen


Sunny-ish skies, a slight breeze and cooler temps are the perfect conditions for an al fresco weekend. And Irving has the ideal attributes for your outdoor fun. You can hit the trails, take a stroll around Lake Carolyn, make a splash on the canals or pack a picnic for the parks. You can also eat and drink your way around town, and we have the perfect ingredients for that too.  Whether you’re an early riser or a late-nighter, brunch aficionado, day drinker or fine-diner, you’ll find your niche right here.  (Cover photo: @restfallen

Have your fruit & love it too

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 1:00 PM by Lori Sirmen

Is a Tuesday that feels like a Monday getting the best of ya? Cheers to a short week fueled by fruit drinks, smoothies, cups and bowls. These fun and colorful fruit concoctions will thrill the kiddos too. After-school snack AND adult pepper-uppers? Yaaaaaasssss! Here’s our top pick-me-ups to energize you through the week.

Labor de Derby Day

Friday, September 4, 2020 3:00 PM by Lori Sirmen


It's hard to name anything in American culture that's more steeped in tradition than the Kentucky Derby. 145 times...and then 2020 comes along and custom is getting a swift kick in the horse’s butt. The coronavirus pandemic has forced the 146th Derby to be bucked back to Labor Day weekend, the first time since 1945, and fans won’t be in the stands. Cinco de Derby is not a “thing” this year. But puhleez y’all, no neigh-sayers here. This Triple Crown event may be the "Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports," but right now we need a party that lasts a little longer. Irving has Kentucky Derby traditions - Texas-style - and that add up to food, drinks and fun this Labor de Derby Day Weekend!

Best Wine Happy Hour Spots

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 11:00 AM by Chelsea Bilbia

Happy Wine Wednesday, y’all! With the weather *hopefully* starting to cool off in North Texas, it’s time to start exploring the best happy hour spots in Irving to enjoy your vino and some great patio weather, Wednesdays and beyond! From Italian to seafood to steakhouses, here are some great spots with killer deals to sip your wine with friends, family, or loved ones. 

Crazy Good Sandwiches for #TakeoutTuesday

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 10:00 AM by Carol Stoddard


Let's face it, the hot dog days of summer are upon us and with these Texas temperatures, who wants to cook inside? It's Takeout Tuesday anyway so why not grab a hearty sandwich to go for lunch or dinner? You say you've had sandwiches all summer long? Well, these aren't just any 'ol ordinary meat and bread meals. We're talking innovative, satisfying works of art. So sammich on up to the counter and sink your teeth into one of these delectables.