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Posts from November 2020

Ho-Ho-Holiday Happenings in Irving

Saturday, November 21, 2020 3:00 PM by Karen Cooperstein

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Irving. Trees are getting decorated early this year, twinkling lights are making their way up and Santa is popping in here and there to see who has been naughty or nice. Make the most of this holiday season and get in the spirit with some of the fun activities coming to town.

It’s fall in Texas y’all and winter is slowly making its way south, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy outdoor food, drink and fun. First, well, it’s Texas, but when we do finally feel a chill in the air, Irving is home to lots of hot spots (pun intended) featuring outdoor spaces outfitted to keep us toasty.

Is there anything more romantic than falling in love against a firelight glow? Whether it's a crackling fireplace or an outdoor fire pit, there's just something about those flickering flames that gets you in the mood for romance, and

Thanksgiving Meals and Pies in Irving

Thursday, November 12, 2020 9:00 AM by Kayla Mansour

Foodies delight all year-round in Irving, but the holidays provide an easy excuse to enjoy seconds (okay, okay … and thirds) from top-ranked eateries. If your current Thanksgiving menu needs just a little something extra or even the whole turkey and pie combo, we've got you covered. Check out where you can order out, or even dine in to get your Thanksgiving fix in Irving!  

Celebrate Veterans Day In Irving

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 6:00 AM by Carol Stoddard

 

Americans love, respect, and honor our troops all year round. However, each November, we set aside a special time to honor the sacrifices our brave military veterans have made.  Originally called Armistice Day, Veterans Day falls on the anniversary of World War I. The holiday was renamed in 1954 to honor the service of all military members. 

 

Irving's salute to our men and women in uniform on this day culminates into a wide variety of celebrations and honors, beginning with just offering our deep appreciation for their service. Over the next several days be sure to thank a veteran, and be proud that you're an American. In addition, we've listed below several different ways to commemorate Veterans Day here in Irving.  As always, there are many more events going on this weekend, just take a peek at our full activity calendar at www.irvingtexas.com.

Six Sexy Spots for Date Night

Friday, November 6, 2020 2:00 PM by Lori Sirmen

If the big screen has taught us anything, it's that romantic meals can happen almost anywhere. Remember those two dogs sharing spaghetti in an alley? You don’t have to go all white tablecloth and pull out all the stops for a truly romantic evening. Romantic dinners can take place in intimate sushi dens, street cafes, and even hidden gems in strip malls. Whether celebrating an anniversary, enjoying a couple's staycation or venturing out for a non-virtual first date, the city is home to plenty of romantic spots with killer food and drinks.

Election Day Foods Everyone Can Agree On

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 2:00 PM by Lori Sirmen

There are plenty of habits that people have when they’re stressed. After a long election season, nerves are frayed and Election Day feels like a nail-biter. So what’s our anxiety-reducer? Food,Glorious Food! And though we often are taught to fight stress with healthy habits, sometimes soothing comfort food is just what we need.

In the spring, the Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce asked you to vote for the businesses and people who make Irving a great place to live, work, walk, play and visit. Your votes were tallied and the winners were