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Posts from February 2019

Contrary to your possible immediate reaction when hearing its name for the first time, Original ChopShop is not a steakhouse. It is actually the home of some delicious “Chops” a.k.a salads as well as protein bowls and juices! The health-conscious eatery opened its first Texas location at 7300 N MacArthur Blvd #140, Irving, TX back in Spring of 2018. And since then, it’s been a local favorite. Let’s see why!

Best Places to Get Margaritas in Irving

Thursday, February 21, 2019 9:00 AM by Debora Manusama-Sinaga

Happy National Margarita Day!! The zesty lime juice, the bite from a good tequila, and a hint of sweetness from Grand Marnier or Agave nectar – Oh who doesn’t like a good glass of this classic Mexican cocktail? We know we do! And for that reason we are sharing some of the best places to get margaritas around Irving, today and any day!

Black History Month in Irving

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 3:00 PM by Roselle Pliego

Black History is celebrated in the month of February to honor the achievements of our African-American heroes. Irving's rich diversity and culture are great blessings to its residents and visitors.  Here is a list of great events to commemorate our special heritage during Black History Month. 

Whether you’re into the full-bodied reds, fruity whites, or sparkling Italian, we could all agree that there’s a subtle warmth that only a glass of wine could offer. It’s elegant, smooth, but also light and fun, and for the love of vino! We will not let this great foodie holiday go to waste. Not in our city! So scroll down, read along. Cheers to that. ;) 

A Love Letter to the Mandalay Canals

Monday, February 11, 2019 10:00 AM by Visit Irving

Dear Mandalay Canals,

Oh, how we cherish you. You bring a sparkling romance to the beautiful scenery here in Irving. You remind us of the swirling waters of Venice, with graceful gondolas drifting by.

We love the way you meander through Las Colinas, narrating the sounds of your slow moving water while we slowly stroll along your paths. You’ve given a home to the laid-back restaurants with waterfront patios that add delight and beauty to our town. There’s no better way to spend a gorgeous evening than indulging in the delectable tastes offered

One of the best things about living in America is the fact that we have so many “food holidays” throughout the calendar year, one of which is today, the National Pizza Pie Day! Deep Dish or New York Style, thin crust or stuffed crust – these glorious pies are a staple in the global culinary scene, including in Irving, the country’s most diverse city. Read along to find out about some of the best places to get delicious pizzas around town. 

Fun and Romantic Events in Irving this Weekend

Thursday, February 7, 2019 8:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

C'est la saison de l'amour . . . this is the season for love.  It's a time of year when the weather's all crazy, Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and people are falling in love.  What better way to show your affections than with a little romance? Or a lot! We've created this list of events this weekend to help you get a jump on Valentine's Day. Whether your passion is great food, live music or even a few laughs, Irving offers the ideal activities for you and your Valentine.