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Posts from July 2020

We’re dedicating this #ThrowbackThursday to some of the famous people who once called Irving home. Several of these superstars you know hailed from the Big I, but a few just might surprise you. As always, for the young and young-at-heart, we’ve included a Hidden Music activity and coloring page in honor of former Irvingites who – like the city itself – keep the beat going on. Click on the image at the bottom of the page to print the color page. Now, let's get started … 

Irving's Best for Cheese & Wine Wednesday

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:00 PM by Chelsea Bilbia

Cheese and wine truly are a perfect match, so it's natural to think of cheese when you think of Wine Wednesday. From champagne and brie to pinot noir and gruyère, here is a list of great restaurants in Irving to stock up on some great cheese or cheesy food to go with your Wine Wednesday.

Charcuterie Boards

From basic to elaborate, you can never go wrong with a charcuterie board and a bottle of wine. These boards give you a great opportunity to try several different kinds of cheese and Irving has no shortage of amazing charcuterie options.

 

The best way to celebrate National Lasagna Day on Wednesday, July 29, is to pick up an order of that delicious pasta dish at your favorite Italian restaurant. Unsurprisingly, many families create unique recipes that are passed down from generation to generation and vary from pasta size to sauce thickness to types of cheeses. These Yelp-favorite restaurants in Irving offer their own family recipes ready for takeout. It's piping hot, delicious and just waiting for you to take it home. 

Four hundred miles.

Since the virus was declared a pandemic and changed our lives. That’s how many miles I have either jogged or walked, just since mid-March. For me, what many close to me have called an obsession, started two years ago. My nutritionist encouraged me to start walking. This was early March, 2018. I did. At first it was a couple of miles. That led to three, then four, then five miles. Then I added jogging. Since then, I haven’t stopped.

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My initial goal was 50-55 miles a month or 400 miles in 2018. I exceeded that goal and

 

Ever since Charles Feltman, a German immigrant, opened the first hot dog stand on Coney Island in 1870, Americans have been in love with the hot dog. It's a perfect American summer staple and one that's worthy of its own holiday, like today! So whether you like it grilled, fried, with onions, smothered in relish, or just plain, here are the top 5 spots in Irving to get your hands around a hot dog. Enjoy!

Top 5 Picnic Spots in Irving and Las Colinas

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:00 PM 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! With July being #NationalPicnicMonth, there's no better time to grab some food from a nearby hot spot and explore our top five picks for picnicking in Irving and Las Colinas.

Puzzle Me This, Irving

Monday, July 20, 2020 1:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

 

Are you puzzled about the history behind some of Irving’s most popular landmarks? Are you missing some of your favorite Instagram spots? Or do you need a new on-line activity that’s both challenging and aesthetically pleasing? Look no further … now you can explore a photo album of exciting Irving attractions through our new virtual puzzles!

As we go deeper into the summer, any excuse makes a great excuse to savor the sweet, refreshing, and creamy deliciousness that is an ice cream. And you know what’s cool? The whole month of July happens to be National Ice Cream Month! So read along and get ready to stuff your face with some of the city’s best ice cream treats. Don’t worry, we won’t judge. Calories don’t count when you’re happy, right? ;)