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#FoodieFriday: Nom Noms for Moms

Friday, May 8, 2020 2:00 PM by Lori Sirmen

This year Mother’s Day will be one-of-a-kind no matter how you celebrate. Many moms are taking on the role of a parent, professional, teacher, partner, entertainment director, coach, therapist, chef, housekeeper and referee. Some have toddlers. And some are living with early-released college students, while older mothers and grandmothers may be completely separated from their children. No matter the unique situation you’re in, one thing’s for sure. You’ve got to show Mom some love… and appreciation. She needs this now more than ever.

Many moms

Allow me to introduce you to the stories behind many of our attractions and historic areas here in Irving, Texas. This week we'll look at an Irving attraction located in the heart of our Heritage District – the Whistle Stop Plaza and Clock Tower.  After the story, you can have fun with the Clock Tower activity and coloring page. Simply click on the page below to print it out. Now let's get started! 

Where To Find Help During Coronavirus

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 11:00 AM by Monty White

All of us are experiencing a lot of firsts; first shelter-in-place, first time to file for unemployment, first time to struggle with bills, first time to worry about our next meal. Nobody in our lifetime has experienced a global pandemic and since our only frame of reference occurred over a century ago, it’s difficult to know what to do. 

While we don’t yet know the full scale of the economic fallout, with over 30 million out of work, we know that many of us are experiencing the fallout right now. And with more than half of U.S. jobs at moderate to high risk, many more will soon find themselves faced with challenging circumstances. It can be difficult to ask for help, but there is no shame in seeking help - we’re all in this together. Below is a list of resources to help you get through these difficult times. 

Today, Cinco de Mayo meets Taco Tuesday! Ole! This year Cinco de Mayo celebrations can enjoy even more fanfare by capitalizing on Taco Tuesday mania. So, here's what we know and the celebratory specials we stumbled upon. Make a reservation at select restaurants if you want to dine-in or, as you know the drill, call ahead and order you some takeout and celebrate via Zoom with your pals. 

It’s officially National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) in Irving, a time when destinations across the country pause to celebrate the economic driver and vibrant sector known as travel and tourism. With the hospitality industry being one of the hardest hit by the COVID-19 crisis, this year, more than ever before, it’s important to recognize the beauty of what travel brings – an opportunity to see and learn new things, and an important revenue generator for most communities. 

Whether you’re together at home or gathering virtually, bring the restaurant to your beloved Mama or Nana for a joyous, delicious, extraordinary Mother’s Day celebration. These Irving tried-and-true family favorites are featuring to-go packages fitting for a top-notch Mother’s Day celebration. Be sure to elevate the ambiance of your dining experience by setting a beautiful table. And if you’re celebrating virtually, consider uploading a photo that places you right in the dining room of your favorite Irving restaurant.  

To help you best navigate dining out, we have updated our local restaurant list that will be serving patrons in their dining rooms. While dining rooms are now allowed to serve dine-in customers at 50% occupancy, please continue to order food for takeout/delivery or buy gift cards for future use. Thank you for eating locally and showing Irving restaurants some love!

Throwback Thursday - Land for Sale

Thursday, April 30, 2020 7:00 AM by Carol Stoddard

Allow me to introduce you to the stories behind many of our attractions and historic areas here in Irving, Texas. This week we'll look at how one of the first groups of people came to live in Irving. The story begins a very long time ago, way back in 1902. After the story, you can have fun putting a puzzle of the Lot Sale together. It's a painting by a Western artist named Guy Deel that gives us an idea of what the Irving "Lot Sale" could've been like. Simply click on the image of the painting below to solve the puzzle online. Now let's get

It's #TakeoutTuesday In Irving - April 28

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 10:00 AM by Kayla Mansour

We are fortunate there are so many restaurants to visit in Irving. #TakeoutTuesday has us heading north along 635 Hwy This foodie strip is quickly becoming known as a restaurant row serving extraordinary brunch items, hearty lunches, and mouth-watering dinners that will be a highlight of your day. Go for takeout and start planning to add these stops to your rotation.