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Author: Debora Manusama-Sinaga

Debora is a work-at-home mom who enjoys blogging, watching 90s sitcoms, and eating out with her family of three. Born and raised in Indonesia, she is now residing in Irving, Texas.  mozdeb.com | Twitter | InstagramFacebook | YouTube

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!

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. ;) 

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. 

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? ;)

5 Best Fried Chicken in Irving

Friday, July 6, 2018 1:00 PM by Debora Manusama-Sinaga

If you’ve been reading our blog for a while, you’d know that we love our food holidays here in Irving. Why? Because we have so many restaurants to celebrate them at! And today, in honor of the National Fried Chicken Day, we’re listing 5 of the best fried chicken places in town. So scroll down (+drool) and take notes!

Created to be the lighter, more cheerful alternative to Sunday dinner, brunch has been embraced by the American society for more than 70 years. How can we not embrace it? The buffet, the eggs, the pastries, and mimosas! Oh…we can hardly wait for Sunday! Well in the meantime, allow us to list down some of our favorite brunch spots in Irving to get you inspired. 

As classic as the era it was popularized in, which was the Roaring Twenties, Martinis are one of the most well-known cocktails in the world. Made with gin and vermouth (or vodka and vermouth, also known as vodka martinis), the cocktail has been known as an elegant drink that is made for the likings of James Bond. “Shaken, not stirred” – remember that iconic phrase? Well, in celebration of the National Martini Day, suit up, channel your inner Bond, and have a glass or two at some of our favorite spots in town! 

Happy National Donut Day! You know we love our foodie holidays here in Irving. Any reason to celebrate our favorite foods, right? Well today, we’re celebrating the country’s most beloved fried (or sometimes baked, ugh, okay we won’t judge) dough confection a.k.a donuts! Here are some of our favorite donut places in Irving. Take notes and get ready to stuff your face with these delicious concoctions of sugar, yeast, and magic! 

“Life is too short to eat basic food,” – y’all know that famous quote right? No? Oh, right, that’s because we just made it up! With so many bold flavors and daring combinations of food available around town, this quote is so relatable to us here in Irving. I mean y’all, we have everything from boozy milkshakes with a slice of pie on top, to a 46 ounce-steak that’s as big as our face! Scroll down and read more.