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Posts from April 2015

Top 5 Picnic Spots in Irving and Las Colinas

Thursday, April 23, 2015 6:00 AM by Kayla Mansour

Irving has something for everyone when it comes to being outdoors, including— picnicking, hiking/biking trails, sports of all kinds, fishing, swimming, recreation centers, canoeing and boating. Sometimes the kid in us just needs to get outdoors and soak up some sunshine. To that we say, YES go for it! Pack a picnic or grab some food from a nearby hot spot and explore our top five picks for picnicking in Irving and Las Colinas.

Today is April 13 and you should be happy. It’s National Peach Cobbler Day!

We hear there’s a big debate in dessert land, so we want you to tell us where you stand. Are pies more superior or do cobblers rock your world?  Pie dates back to the Middle Ages, but cobblers were invented by early settlers in the American Colonies, who cooked them in pots over open fires. Sounds like cobbler might be the ultimate American treat. But hey, we’ll celebrate both – how about that?

Irving has a barbecue joint and it’s giving Dallas’ well known spots a run for their money. Meet FM Smokehouse. Tucked away on Highway 114 with side roads that can make it a little hard to get to is a brisket making, Texas craft beer slinging down home yummy factory. Meat lovers will rejoice over this great find and everyone will enjoy their focus on made from scratch menu items using quality ingredients.

Irving, Texas…a place to meet and eat! A city proud to be literally in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Yep, pretty much smack dab in the middle.